As students, we are all quite busy in our life. It could be because of our acads, org, family, or love life. Oh wait, scratch the last one out, UP students don’t have that. But anyway, there are times when we find it very difficult to manage our time and we don’t know what to prioritize. With so many things vying for our attention, from a good novel to thick readings, what are we supposed to pick first? It even gets to the point where we have to do some things, or sometimes everything, at the last minute because we just didn’t have the time. Yeah, right
Well, that’s how I’d put it nicely. But let’s be honest. Sometimes, we just can’t push ourselves to work unless we only have two hours left until the deadline. If we can hold off from doing it, we will. Before I started writing this, I was already using my laptop for two hours. What was I doing? Watching Buzzfeed videos. If there’s something else that can entertain us besides our acads, we shall gladly let ourselves be entertained. And because we’re already so used to cramming, we do it again and again because we know we can.
If so far you’re able to relate with what I’m saying, then you should also know that this is our favorite line: “We just can’t work well if we’re not under pressure.” Perhaps it’s true, or maybe we’ve been cramming for so long that it has become a lifestyle and we no longer know how not to cram feels like. If we think that we can do it late, then we will. Clutch gaming is our forte. Malapit na deadline? Ah sige, simulan ko maya-maya…..
We have two hours left for a three page paper? Easy! But how do we do it?Most of the time, we just type what’s on top of our head and hit that keyboard like a raging monster.
Proofreading? Sorry, no time for that. Bes, nung binasa ko uli after kong ipasa, nastress ako gurl!
Since we’re in a hurry, it’s either we keep it short and simple, or we explain things in a roundabout way just so we can meet that minimum number of words. We type in unnecessary things and for very desperate times, we use “do not” for don’t and other ways to up that word count. Or you know, gawing white yung font color ehehehehe
Cramming is nothing new to us, but we still feel the rush and the nervousness every single time. It’s like driving a car way past the speed limit and not knowing whether you’re going to crash this time around or not. And somehow it’s also addicting. When we’re able to meet the deadline, passing just a few minutes or seconds earlier than it, the feeling of success that we get from it cannot be easily explained. We always promise ourselves never to cram again, but we already know that we’ll do it again. And so the cycle continues. Fun fact: 10 minutes before the deadline ko ‘to natapos HAHAHAHA
P.S. If you have nothing better to do, you can highlight the whole text 🙂