DID YA EVER have the paper? You know the paper? The one that seems impossible to write and even harder of which to grasp the focus ?
I had one of those recently. I did all the research and put together a decent paper, it just felt like the hardest thing I ever had to do -- all the way up until the end.
It might be the topic, or the lack of clear directions, or, it might just be me. Sometimes I am not going to "get it." And, you know, sometimes it's okay to "not figure it out." That is hard for me. I am the type of person who wants to understand entire processes. I am often "on a need to know" mission. And, it often bites me in the posterior!
So, I did the task for task's sake (that's my new motto, BTW: Do the task for the task's sake) and when I got to class, guess what? My professor, who had clearly been assaulted by requests and questions from my classmates, proclaimed: "You can hand it in today as one of two parts (the initial assignment), or you can hand it in next week as one paper with two parts."
UGH. Grrr ... there are no words.
I shall finish this task for task's sake and be very glad when it's over!
--Ms. T. J.
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