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#1 lightsout

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:53 PM

I'm in a tight spot. My procrastination, coupled with going home this past weekend for Easter break, has got me in panic mode. I have 2 papers due tomorrow, along with a presentation in my 8 o'clock class. I have a weird habit of over-sleeping if I don't get around 7 hours of sleep or so, but it isn't an every time thing, it is very sporadic.

I have two options, the way I see it:

1) Write the papers tonight and get to bed whenever I get to bed.
2) Stay up all night, no sleep, and write the papers so I do not over-sleep and miss my first class and my presentation.

The first option will put me in bed well after midnight, but I don't know exactly how late it will be. The second option will have me dragging ass all day, but I don't have anything to do since Wednesday is the last day of classes before finals, and I haven't got anything to really do because of this (all tests are done, so only some notes).

What do you guys think? Pull the all-nighter and fill in the free time after I get done writing with playing Xbox or pound out the papers and take my chances with over-sleeping?

#2 Wither

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:56 PM

Stay up.




And calm down. Jesus.

#3 PantherFan52

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:01 PM

Yeah, stressing out doesn't do too much. I'm a sophomore this year and have been through this plenty of times. choose the second one.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

Yeah, I was leaning more towards staying up, I just hate doing it ever since I did it a couple years ago and got sick (I drank a lot of soda rather than water all night and I ended up crashing all day and getting a stomach ache).

I try not to stress about it, but it is tough. Especially considering my summer break starts a week from Wednesday and I just want it to be over.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:19 PM

I faced this challenge during my college years, and I'm still on this earth and doing fine. Relax, you'll live through it.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:28 PM

Posting on a messageboard does not a paper write.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

You don't have an alarm clock?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

You don't have an alarm clock?


I do, but I'm a heavy sleeper. If I get to bed at a decent hour, I hear it. If I don't get around 7 solid hours (which is really closer to 9 hours total) then I don't hear it at all. It kicks my ass.

As far as writing the paper, I'm committed to staying up at this point. I'm just going to put it off a little longer so I don't have a lot of time to kill after I'm done before class.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

and dimbee with the zingers! haha

seriously I hate to sound rude but with a name like lights out.....sack up man, finish the papers, go to class and then go to sleep

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

when i was in college, i pulled an all nighter one time. i felt like absolute garbage for the entire next day. i never did that again. even if it was 3-4 hours of sleep.

also i didnt stress about school. def not worth it.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:14 AM

Being in the same situation as you (multiple times actually), I'd just go ahead and stay up all night and get it done. Might as well knock both papers on out the way.

I've had plenty of all-nighters (probably 3-4 this semester alone) and I think my procrastination problems will make yours seem like good planning.

That, coupled with the fact that you'll live and you have all summer to sleep and be a lazy ass, and i'll think you'll be fine.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:40 AM

big fan of the all nighters....puts the pressure on you to get it done.
always hated the works cited page.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:08 AM

It was a long night, and I probably had 6 bottles of water on top of a few sodas, but I made it. Showering got me a little more awake. Hopefully I can at least make it to the end of classes so I can nap.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:51 AM

I am in Grad school and I spent my weekend making beer instead of writing papers.

I win. :)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:05 AM

Ive got 2 weeks left, plan on sleeping roughly 6 hours a night if that. Its the last hurtle just grind through it.


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