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Academic Procastrination

#1  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 12, 2012 7:08 pm

Anyone else suffering from Academic procastrination, that is to say having to study/writing an essay yet doing everything and anything to avoid actually working on your paper/exam? :oops:
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#2  Postby Animavore » Jul 12, 2012 7:10 pm

Why are you online posting here when you should be studying :naughty:


Not that I could ever study for damn.
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#3  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 12, 2012 7:12 pm

Animavore wrote:Why are you online posting here when you should be studying :naughty:


Not that I could ever study for damn.

Because I've given up at this point. The exam's tomorrow morning, so I need to get some sleep soon anyway or I'll fall a sleep during the ordeal.
Hoping to study some in the morning and on the train to Uni.
Good news is I only need to score a 4.7, bad news is I'm not to sure I'll manage that.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#4  Postby Animavore » Jul 12, 2012 7:15 pm

They should make studying into a computer game. I would've stood a better chance of becoming a particle physicist.
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#5  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 12, 2012 7:18 pm

The worst result of my postponing behaviour has already come to pass: I failed to finish my bachelor thesis in time, which means I cannot get my degree until Februari.
Add to that the bright idea of the former government to impose a fine on students who fail to get their degree in the allotted time +1 year and you'll know how happy I am. :(
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#6  Postby Sityl » Jul 12, 2012 8:51 pm

I think you don't have enough eustress to urge you to be productive (studying), or too much negative stress that is drowning out the eustress.

That, or you want to have sex with your mother.

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Re: Academic Procastrination

#7  Postby JoeB » Jul 13, 2012 7:39 am

Thomas Eshuis wrote:The worst result of my postponing behaviour has already come to pass: I failed to finish my bachelor thesis in time, which means I cannot get my degree until Februari.
Add to that the bright idea of the former government to impose a fine on students who fail to get their degree in the allotted time +1 year and you'll know how happy I am. :(

Lol you lazy bum, you deserve that fine! :lol: ;)


What study is it btw?
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#8  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 13, 2012 8:47 pm

JoeB wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:The worst result of my postponing behaviour has already come to pass: I failed to finish my bachelor thesis in time, which means I cannot get my degree until Februari.
Add to that the bright idea of the former government to impose a fine on students who fail to get their degree in the allotted time +1 year and you'll know how happy I am. :(

Lol you lazy bum, you deserve that fine! :lol: ;)


What study is it btw?

It's history.
Let me fill you in on the finer points of this fine.
It's a fine of 3000 euros, that's 200% of the average anual tuition fee. It also applies to anyone who has stwichted studies and people who have already got a degree in the past, up till '91 I believe.
So it doens't just affect people like me, who should have put in more effort, it also affects people who made a bad study choice, who were sick for a year and people with a prior academic or college education. This isn't a fine, it's a tax measure.
More-over it violates the 'equality principle' which states that new laws cannot be enacted against people already in a certain processs. For example if a law were to be set now that would fine everyone who buys a dog, it cannot be retro-actively be applied to people who bought a dog in the past. In the same way this fine should only affect people starting a higher education study this year and onwards.
Finally it appears a majority of the parties is now in favour of repealing this law. Sadly this won't be done until after the next elections by which time it will be to late for me and others who already have to pay the fine for the upcoming year.

*Edit. This fine comes from a government who claims to want to make the Netherlands a knowledge economy.... :crazy:
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#9  Postby General Heinz » Jul 22, 2012 1:19 am

I have terrible study habits. I always got away with it through high school because the subject matter was unbearably simplistic but now that I've gotten to college and my assignments aren't all stupid fill-in-the-blank shit I often find myself in the same conundrum. Granted, I still have two years to go and I'm not in any danger of not graduating on time, but just from the standpoint of having no idea what to do about tomorrow morning's exam, I completely relate.

I think it's a pretty wide-spread problem though, at least in the US. Most college students I know, at least the ones that are just at university to drink for four years and for the promise of "ONE MILLION DOLLARS MORE OVER A LIFETIME" (baloney), virtually never study, take a bunch of adderall the night before the exam, study all night without sleeping, then pull like a 65% on it come 7am. I might procrastinate, but I don't think I have it that bad.

On another note, that fine sounds like horseshit. I'm pretty sure most college students in the US take five, six years to graduate (mostly for the aforementioned reasons).
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#10  Postby Onyx8 » Jul 22, 2012 1:34 am

Thomas, I am taking valuable time off from doing paperwork that enables me to feed my family and pay the rent to tell you that you have to focus on what is important. Learn this lesson from an older person who has been down that road...










In fact is still on that fucking road.
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#11  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 29, 2012 8:32 am

General Heinz wrote:I have terrible study habits. I always got away with it through high school because the subject matter was unbearably simplistic but now that I've gotten to college and my assignments aren't all stupid fill-in-the-blank shit I often find myself in the same conundrum.

My situation is exactly the same.
General Heinz wrote:Granted, I still have two years to go and I'm not in any danger of not graduating on time, but just from the standpoint of having no idea what to do about tomorrow morning's exam, I completely relate.

I hope you'll be able to finish on time.

General Heinz wrote:I think it's a pretty wide-spread problem though, at least in the US. Most college students I know, at least the ones that are just at university to drink for four years and for the promise of "ONE MILLION DOLLARS MORE OVER A LIFETIME" (baloney), virtually never study, take a bunch of adderall the night before the exam, study all night without sleeping, then pull like a 65% on it come 7am. I might procrastinate, but I don't think I have it that bad.

I'm not really the going out person myself, but there are many students like that in the Netherlands as well, although this has also led to the stereotype that all students waste their time drinking and clubbing.

General Heinz wrote:On another note, that fine sounds like horseshit. I'm pretty sure most college students in the US take five, six years to graduate (mostly for the aforementioned reasons).

The funny thing is the ministers and prime minister that created this law each took respectively 7 and 11 years to get their degrees for studies that should have took 5-6 years to finish. :naughty:
And I recently heard that we now have a majority in favor or repealing the law, the only problem being that it won't happen until after the elections: 12th of septemeber, meaning 12 days after I will have payed the fine. :(
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#12  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 29, 2012 8:34 am

Onyx8 wrote:Thomas, I am taking valuable time off from doing paperwork that enables me to feed my family and pay the rent to tell you that you have to focus on what is important. Learn this lesson from an older person who has been down that road...










In fact is still on that fucking road.

Thank you for taking your time of such valuable things and for putting my priorities straight. ;)
And thanks for the sympathy. :cheers:
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#13  Postby Varangian » Jul 29, 2012 8:46 am

I'm happy that I didn't need to study for long, as I'm terrible at it. Last minute cramming, sleepless nights to finish papers... yeah, that's me.
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Re: Academic Procastrination

#14  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jul 30, 2012 7:01 pm

Varangian wrote:I'm happy that I didn't need to study for long, as I'm terrible at it. Last minute cramming, sleepless nights to finish papers... yeah, that's me.

At least 2,5 half years more for me...
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