May 12, 2010

Confession Wednesday: FINALS

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I don't have any dramatic stories about finals. I managed to take all my finals on time and, for the most part, did pretty well on them.

I did, however, have a bit of a scare when it came to my Adolescent Development class. I was taking the class my last semester of school. In lieu of an exam, my professor had us write a 20 or so page paper on any topic relating to adolescence. Usually, I was so on the ball when it came to writing papers. I was always starting them fairly early on and giving myself plenty of time to complete them before the due date. I didn't do this because I was an exceptional student, but rather a worry wart.

For some reason, I put off my adolescent paper to the last minute. And, by last minute I mean I only had a week to complete it. I was so freaked out about it, but I decided I would live in the library until it was done. Everyday, after class, I made my way to the library and spent at least 8 hours there researching and writing my paper.

By the time the paper was due, I wasn't thrilled with it. I felt like I could've done better. But, I couldn't do anything about it, so I turned it in and called it good.

Looking back, I'm glad I procrastinated my paper (and the only reason I can say is because I got an A). Part of the college experience is staying up all night and cramming for exams or freaking about finals, right?


  1. I wrote a 20-page paper in one night. And got an A- on it. All I could think was that if I had only started it one day sooner, I might have gotten an A.

    I practically lived on Dr. Pepper and Mt. Dew that semester.

  2. And yes. That IS part of the college experience!

  3. I always procrastinated papers. ALWAYS. And a week would've been way early for me to start a paper. I once wrote a 15 page paper about antibiotics and domestic animals in two days, research included. I got an A on it. But only because I know how to "play the game", not because I'm really smart.

    I had a final in a music class where I had to write a song. And then perform it. It was absolutely and utterly terrifying. TERRIFYING.

    And I once had an Econ 200 class that I never went to. I knew I was doing terrible in it so I just didn't go to the final. Yeah. I got an F in that class.

    Talk about confessions...


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