Anonymous User wrote:Turned in some work product that was admittedly not so good today. I got attacked by a bunch of other assignments right when I had planned to sit down and crank it out, but couldn't push back the deadline because it was assigned a good bit ago. Ended up cranking it out undergrad paper style right up until the deadline, and what I turned in was meh quality. What should I do? I feel like I've done well on everything else, but then this happened today.
It's a little late now, but here's what you do next time this happens: if you really don't have time to do an adequate job on something because of competing demands, call the person who assigned you the task and explain the situation. They'll probably tell you that you can turn it in later. If they instead tell you it's a hard deadline, explain the state of your research and say that you're not going to be able to produce a comprehensive memo--ask if there is something particularly important to focus on.
The key thing is to avoid turning in shitty work product. There are basically two ways to get no offered: (1) massive social awkwardness/inappropriateness, or (2) really bad writing. If your other assignments are of decent quality, you're probably fine, but don't let (2) happen again.