Assignment Period: The difference between your first and last essay . . .


So, the thing about stress at uni is that you will pour over and perfect the first essay in the assignment period. You will take make everyone you know read it and demand they tell you how to make it better. You will badger your lecturer, visit the Student Learning Centre, and you will read half the library in attempt to enrich your essay with all this research. You will structure your essay so it is rational and pleasant to read. Your ideas will flow in a logical order, and your conclusion will bolster the points of the essay.


However, a week and half later in your fourth/fifth/sixth assignment, you will throw a bunch of words together, your paragraphs will be clunky and won't quite make the point your going for and you've only read half your readings. You won't really know what your talking about, but continue to blather on in attempt to make things 'fit'.


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That is where I am at now, at the last essay in this assignment period. And I'm ready to hand it in, badly written ideas and references be damned.