Leaving things to the last minute/working under pressure

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i_can_has
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Are you the kind of person who leaves thigs to the last minute, or can only work under pressure?

No matter what it is, essays, assignments, exams I always tend to leave things to the last minute. I kinda hope I don't take this attitude to university with me it really worries me.

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I'm the exact same. For example, I've waited 4 days to do 2 homeworks which are in for tomorrow. Everyday I think to myself that I'll do it the next day, and obviously I don't. So today I have no chance but to do them. This means I get much less work done because instead of doing something earlier, I do nothing so in the end I waste a lot of valuable time
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Yup, I procrastinate until the very last minute. The annoying thing is I don't actually do anything in the time I could be doing revision/homework.

As a result I have a report, 3 essays and a past paper to do for tomorrow
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Same here. Essay and past papers due tomorrow, starting now. :p:

We'll all learn our lessons eventually, but as long as you get the grades, who actually cares?
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(Original post by jayshah31)
Same here. Essay and past papers due tomorrow, starting now. :p:

We'll all learn our lessons eventually, but as long as you get the grades, who actually cares?
You're right, it all comes down to the grades, but I just envy those with an actual work ethic. There are a few people in my history class who get the assignment for the next week and finish it within the following two days. But then again, I find that weirdly scary lol.
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o my dog SAME!

but it's not coz i think i have so much time..it's coz i run away from it..
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(Original post by i_can_has)
You're right, it all comes down to the grades, but I just envy those with an actual work ethic. There are a few people in my history class who get the assignment for the next week and finish it within the following two days. But then again, I find that weirdly scary lol.
Totally agree. I think there's a whole one peice of work that I've actually finished before a deadline, got a decent mark too. Still haven't learned from that, thought, so I'm still scraping the deadlines. I actually find people who finish everything on the day it's set mildly irritating :mad:
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I work better under pressure, so yea I do.
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Most teens do it tbh.
I find making myself go down the library, forces me to do work and not leave till last min.
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I leave absolutely everything to the last minute; I'm a serial procrastinator.

In fact, I have a seminar at 4 today and a deadline for the work I'm supposedly doing now is at 5, yet here I am, pissing about.
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Yeah, this has just got worse for me since uni.

First exam in just over a week, and here i am: on TSR, considering what tv i'm gonna watch today, safe in the knowledge that i don't know any of the topics...
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I'm a postgrad, and I'm the same. Worry not.
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that's awesome but how do any of you do it? care to share? I am an undergrad psychology student who almost wants to give up. I couldn't follow deadlines. I have an inquisitive mind but it is not bound by time. If I learn about a new topic that interest me, I could spend half a day just 'getting to know' it. My last minute assignments didn't really work out well.
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It's a horribly bad habit to get into, but I've been the same all my life.

e.g. GCSE Geography course work. Started around 11pm night before submission deadline. All nighter, on caffeine, adrenaline, and pure panic. Pulled of an A-. But that kinda work ethic was standard. Leave everything till the last possible moment, then ride the tiger of insane adrenaline chaos. Body takes a big hit for it.

But, thinking back, I've always subconsciously done all the the prep-work, the ground work, before hand. I just needed the trigger to dig what I'd already produced in my subconsciousness to the surface and articulate it.
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Thank you for your reply @303Pharma. I agree on the subconscious preparation part. It is the only reason I (maybe some others too) managed to submit the assignment eventually. Undeniably, the quality of work might be better given more time. However, the effort of articulation into forms of words seems to tedious and impossible till the minute 'time is up' - partly the reason of procrastination.
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Whenever I leave things to the last minute, I just remember that : Pressure Makes Diamonds.
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