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Lack of Concentration - April 5th 2015, 04:28 PM

I have an assignment due in on Tuesday. I have already been given a two week extension for it. It is the first time in my life I have ever had to request for an extension, and the first time ever that I cannot complete my work. I have spent all weekend staring at this shitty piece of work but I just cant seem to do it! my concentration is just so bad right now, I don't know why I cant do this. I feel like such a failure; whats going to happen if I don't submit it? will they kick me off the course or not? I don't know what to do


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Re: Lack of Concentration - April 6th 2015, 05:17 PM

Depending on how much the paper is worth, I guess you could fail the course. I had papers in university worth 25% to 40% of my grade, so the struggle was real if I didn't do it. It helps me to feel pressure I guess, if I have 2 weeks to do someting I am like "meh... Later, I'd rather do this other thing right now since I have time". Then I'll start it around 4-5 days before. I feel like if I was writing a major research project for a masters, I'd probably care a little more about working well, well ahead.

What helps me is that I will set an alarm for 20 minutes, take a 5 minute break, set an alarm for 30 minutes, take a short break, and so on, so that I am forcing myself to do work for X amount of time, and then I get a break for a bit.

I don't think they'll kick you out for not doing one paper, unless you're at some kind of weirdo school with ridiculous standards.




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