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  1. Oct 24, 2005 #1
    This is what I do to avoid doing my Sociology assignment. So far I have the first paragraph down. Another page and a half or so to do, and about....4 hours to do it in... wasting time wasting time wasting time. It's not even a really bad assignment, I'm just not in a worky mood right now.
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  3. Oct 24, 2005 #2
    I know the feeling....

    I need to get banned. Is there any way to request a banning?
  4. Oct 24, 2005 #3
    Speaking of which. When are you going to respond to my democracy thread? You're past the due date.
  5. Oct 24, 2005 #4
    Okay, starting the third paragraph.
  6. Oct 24, 2005 #5
    Fourth paragraph....
  7. Oct 24, 2005 #6
    So how much of your essay is just BS so far?
  8. Oct 24, 2005 #7
    Yeah it would be nice if I, and many of us, were banned from PF. I have been trying to lately, but MB has yet to even give me a warning, just two pm's. I almost feel like I will need to directly attack MB just to get a warning :surprised
  9. Oct 24, 2005 #8
    About four paragraphs, why?
  10. Oct 24, 2005 #9
    Perhaps someone should start a thread and take a poll (I do not know how, and do not 'want' to know how) on PF to determine who believes they are "addicted" to PF.

  11. Oct 24, 2005 #10
    still on the fourth paragraph...
  12. Oct 24, 2005 #11
    I have a three page paper I should be writing right now, but... screw it.
  13. Oct 24, 2005 #12
    Power To The Slackers!!
  14. Oct 24, 2005 #13
    I have a unit project to do for history :(

    I need to start it!
  15. Oct 24, 2005 #14
    is it due tomorrow?
  16. Oct 24, 2005 #15
    Yup, and it was assigned two weeks ago.... I should start on it.
  17. Oct 24, 2005 #16
    Yeah, you should. Technically I started this yesterday when I read the article and chose my subject. (nevermind the fact that I changed my mind this afternoon and did a different article).

    It's due tomorrow.
  18. Oct 24, 2005 #17
    Will some body please just ban me!!!!!

    For the love of all that is good....I can't stay away from GD! I have even tried to hide my wireless card so I cannot access the internet....

    Hello my name is Townsend and I'm a PFaholic.
  19. Oct 24, 2005 #18
    I think I should run for PF Mentorship. My platform will be based around "Will ban PFaholics to break addictions"

    there seems to be quite a demand for it.
  20. Oct 24, 2005 #19
    I too know how you guys feel....in the past 2 weeks I have left 2 1500 word essays to the night before. One of them I didn't finish, handed in 3 days late...and then other i finished at 2:30 in the morning. Then my physics lab is due tomorrow and I am doing that right now....almost done.....god i hate how i end up doing this!
  21. Oct 24, 2005 #20
    really? I love it. I only work when I'm pressured for time. I have never (ever) been able to do an assignment before the night before.
  22. Oct 24, 2005 #21
    I remember this assignment we had in history, which we had a month to do.... When the teacher asked how many people pulled all nighters to get it done, half the class raised their hands. I dont understand how someone could have started earlier.
  23. Oct 24, 2005 #22
    The problem I always had in college, was that I thought 'working on an assignment' meant starting at the beginning ... and plugging through it linearly. So, I never wanted to start that process ahead of time.

    But that isn't the way to do it anyway. What you do, is sketch out a quick (i mean like 5 minutes worth) outline ahead of time, like within a day or two of it being assigned. Then a day or so later, you make referential notes for each section of your outline, do that over the next few days - like finding paragraphs in your textbook, articles, whatever, to compose/back up your final piece. If your assignment involves including accessory materials, (busywork) you can do that during these days as well.

    Then a day or so after you finish that, you're in a position (with the outline and accesory materials already taken care of) to hash out an easy B - grade paper. It's not going to follow the outline exactly, but no sweat, you have a general plan laid out and even if you go in a different direction you'll end up coming back to your outline by the end of the paper.

    Remember that now.

    Also, get your grammar, spelling, punctuation right. And even though the prof may say that hand written is OK, for God's sake use a word processor if you can. Our eyesight is *terrible.*

    Here's a link I give my students for their papers. I doubt this is news to anyone, but in case it is, it'll be useful:

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005
  24. Oct 24, 2005 #23
    The link failed. I had it saved to a word file:

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2005
  25. Oct 24, 2005 #24
    yeah............ no
  26. Oct 24, 2005 #25
    Pardon me?
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