Do Not Procrastinate.
Last week was reading week, and I went to Belgium. Belgium was wonderful; I loved the culture, and the history and overall it was a lot of fun. There will be another post exclusively about Belgium though. This post is about the week before reading week. I had two essays due, one on Thursday, and one for Friday. The one that was due Thursday was easy, and I knew exactly what I wanted to say, so it was all okay. However, the one for Friday was a little more stressful. For starters, I had done all the research before hand, and knew exactly what I wanted to say, I just need to construct the essay. On Thursday night, after having no sleep Wednesday night, I planned on having a short nap, but I ended up sleeping until 6am Friday morning. I was a little panic-y waking up with a full essay to write by 2pm that day, but I picked up some confidence and optimism and started writing. I also had class at 11am, which is usually a travelling and walking around London class, but luckily that day was a seminar class in the lecture room. By class time, I was almost done, about 300 words under. In class, we were all on our computers and I was half paying attention to the video we were watching, and taking notes on that, and half concentrating on my essay. Class finished at 1pm, and I headed over to the department of archaeology, as my essay was for my Ancient Egypt in London Collections class. I logged on to a computer in the lab, and finished my essay. I did two rounds of proofreading, and the bibliography in about forty minutes. Then, I printed everything. The printing at UCL is a little different than what I’m used to. My ID is connected to a printing account just for me, and when I print papers from a UCL computer, it goes to my print account from my log-on. Then, I can go to any printer on campus and swipe my ID, and it will show me the pages that I sent for printing and I can pick what I want to print. The first printer I went to was broken. The second one worked, and I printed out the eight page essay, and bibliography. Then, I realised that I need a second copy for the second reader of the essay – again something they do differently here. I made the second copy, and it was 1:52pm. I ran downstairs one floor to get a cover sheet, then ran to the front desk to fill out the cover sheet and staple it all together. I submitted my essay in the box at 1:58pm, gave a high five to the front desk secretary and waltzed on out! Although I ended up being okay, do not procrastinate. Procrastination is bad, and stressful.
Have a good day! And look out for a few more posts this week – I’m playing catch up.