I tried so so so hard to not procrastinate this time. The consecutive all-nighters induced by Mod1 did not make me a happy camper. At the same time, I had just kind of accepted that it was my own fault for not starting it earlier -- I got what was coming for me. So, a full week and a day before the Mod2 deadline, Tara, Krystal, and I decided that this time, everything would be different. Ahead of us was a week with a 7.05 pset, a 20.310 exam, and most dauntingly, the Mod2 report, but this time, we would be prepared to take everything in stride.
- When I have an exam, it's hard not to spend at least the night before and day of obsessing over it, regardless of how prepared or how purportedly 'easy' the exam might be. This makes it difficult to achieve much else on those days.
- The changing nature of feedback of the course. I attended office hours on Monday to see how I could restructure my introduction and check that off the list. I even went to BE communications lab on Tuesday to polish it even more! But then after asking some more questions on Thursday revealed that my current vision for the report was unfeasible by Friday = rewriting the whole section = sad Katherine. Even though finishing the introduction was slated for completion by Monday, it was not in a state even resembling the final draft until Sunday, and definitely not because I didn't try hard enough.
- CPW. Well, this did not really hinder my ability to complete assignments or anything, but it was definitely a lot harder to concentrate on studying for my exam when a gaggle of prefrosh decided to march into the same area and gossip about college. Also, interacting with prefrosh and telling them about how much I loved my major when I was in a state of mind of really not loving my major wasn't that great either.