keg411 wrote:traehekat wrote:keg411 wrote:dailygrind wrote:I thought at the beginning of the semester that writing a paper would be a good idea. Maybe if I were really interested, I could polish it and get it published in a secondary journal somewhere. Maybe if I were really gungho, I could get it done early and cruise through finals period. If nothing else, it would force me to write quality work, something which never happens when I take exams.
I was so foolish.
I did the same thing. Planned to write my seminar paper over Spring Break. Did some research but didn't even come close and then changed my topic two weeks ago. Due at the same time as the rest of my exams and what I write will end up being a major epic fail... if I ever actually start writing .
On the plus side, I'm pretty sure no one actually gets "B" grades in seminars... at least that's what I'm going to tell myself....
Thought the same thing as you guys last semester. What resulted was 3 1/2 months devoid of any effort in my seminar class, an absolute joke of a "paper," and a B+ (considering this is NU's curve we are talking about, this is tantamount to an F basically).
This gives me motivation to start my paper tomorrow... for the sake of my GPA. I really really really need the grade considering my exams are going to be a disaster.
The only class I actually did well in last semester was the only class I took that was a curved, substantive course with an exam, and so I figured I'll just take ALL substantive courses with exams this semester and my GPA should skyrocket. As it turns out, this probably wasn't a good idea either.