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Doing Assignments at The Last Minute – Reasons You Shouldn’t!

Ever found yourself pulling an all-nighter, right before your assignment submission date? Relatable, isn’t it?

Though this is the most common way of finishing assignments, it is not good for you. Assignments are made for a special purpose. They are meant to be a process, where a student is able to learn about a topic. A student is supposed to research and write what he/she finds.

If a student tries to finish the assignment in one night. He/she tends to lose out on the learning process. If the learning process is skipped. Knowledge does not last more than a day.

“Assignment Equals Knowledge”

In special cases, maybe a few days, but not more than that. The reason being, assignment helps the student focus on the subject with more depth than usual. The student has to research and read a lot, which helps the brain gain more knowledge. This knowledge stays because the student gives more time to read about the subject.

There are a few more reasons why doing your assignments at the last minute will do more harm than good. These reasons are:

  • Missed Words – When you try doing your assignments at the last minute, your brain rushes. You will write more, but with the chance of errors. Since your brain is rushing, your hands are too. There is less sync between your hands and your brain. You will miss many words while writing your assignment. The sentences you write will be incomplete, will miss important words, will have the same word more than once. This is because of the rush.
  • Missed Errors – When you are trying to finish your assignment in a short period of time. You try to move as fast as possible. This speed is dangerous. When you normally read, your brain doesn’t pick up each word. Instead, your brain makes assumptions of the word that you are about to read. It assumed the next word and that is how you read it. So, just imagine, if this is how your brain works at normal speed. What would happen if you read through the assignment at a higher speed? You’ll miss more words than normal. That means you’ll have more errors in your assignment.
  • Wrong Information – 10 references in your assignments. If you have time, you can read the 10 references thoroughly. But if you are rushing through them as well. You are not going to read the whole page. You’ll just read it a bit. What if the page talks about something else? You just read a few lines from the top and assume the whole page is something. But the page isn’t that something, but something else. You’ll just mention the wrong information. This will result in you getting a bad grade.

There are many more ways a quickly made project could go wrong.

It is advised that assignments should not be done at the last minute. But it should be done slowly. A student should utilize the time that is provided. The best assignment is made that way.

So, if you were planning to do your assignments at the last minute. Now you know.

Posted on December 17, 2016 by NAH
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