Back at Uni

At the beginning of every semester I tell myself that this semester will be different.  That I will finish all my reading before class, that I will start my assignments more than a week ahead of time, that I will keep up with the online reading, and that I will get the most out of my education.

Then every semester I end up barely browsing the material before the first assignment is due,  I rarely read the online material, I start the assignments as late as possible and do a pretty half-assed job.

I’m doing this masters degree because I genuinely want to learn.  Each course is applicable to my job and jobs I may take on in the future, so I want to make sure I get the most out of it.  Plus, it’s costing far more than my wedding so I should try and derive some sort of benefit from it.  Why then, do I not give it my all?

I’m sure my ADD has something to do with it, and the fact that I’m fairly lazy.  Even when I make a concerted effort to study, I get distracted waaaaay too easily.   Also, I’m the queen of procrastination.  Case in point: last night I finished about 3/4 of the readings, then gave up to watch DVD’s with the fiance.  Now when I should be finishing the remainder of the reading before class tonight, I’m blogging.

FYI: my first assignment is due towards the end of April.  Expect to see a multitude of blog posts then. 

Advertisements

One response to “Back at Uni

  1. Benny Greenberg

    Procrastination – Time to burn your card as a member of Procrasti-NATION.

    Here is a link to a blog I have been developing on procrastination:

    http://yattitude.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/ya-ttitude-procrasti-nation/

    And if you want to burn that card:

    http://yattitude.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/procrasti-nation-id-card-and-more/

    As well – the answer to all those “studying issues” lay in the fact you do not have a plan. Make a decision; write the plan, and follow it and work it every day!

    Ben
    yattitude.wordpress.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s