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Great One, Professor.

:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a college student. My Philosophy professor gave me a syllabus at the beginning of the semester (on Jan. 10). On this syllabus was a tentative schedule of the semester. He has listed an assignment that is due this Tuesday (Jan. 22) that requires material from the library to be used as reference. The library is closed Monday (Jan. 21).

I have e-mailed this professor explaining that I am swamped in other required courses and have already been writing papers left and right. Since the schedule he issued is tentative I actually expected him to change the due date of this paper. It seems as though he just wants to be an ass, because his reason for not changing the due date is, "I want to see how you are going to handle this situation. :{D"

I hate this. :B
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's where time management/organisational skills come in, I guess.. it's what employees are looking for. :shrug:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will manage. :) thanks for the input.
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Crazie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
"I am required to use physical resources from the library. To go into more detail, there is a check-out log for the material he's reserved for me (and my classmates) to use. If our names aren't on the check-out log for all of the material, we won't get full credit (as we obviously didn't use the required material as reference)."
soo go on the internetz be resourceful, and do the paper. If the library opens before your class go sign the check-out log thingy before the class and pretend that you used it.
Alternatively if you have time before you need to hand the assignment in go to the library, get the resources, write the assignment paper in the morning and hand it is in the afternoon.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems legit. Thanks for the input. I will manage somehow.
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
You should have gotten the library materials at the beginning THEN procrastinated. :la:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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:icon290pika:
290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hey, it would have totally worked in your favor.
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:iconcabledrive:
CableDrive Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
go out and buy the book if you have too. If you got the syllabus on the 10th you should have been more prepared and gotten the book ahead of time.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should have. I will manage somehow.
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:iconwolfclaw97:
wolfclaw97 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think he'll be changing the due date anytime soon.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neither do I. Oh we'll, I will manage.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What I do when I get my course outlines I write out all the details of assignments (class: date: time: topic: type:) on palm cards as well the names of the months. I then organize them in vertical rows, in order of date. IE

February March
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5


etc etc etc



First semester last year I had about 9 assignments due in 3 weeks.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds handy.
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:iconmikepav:
mikepav Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
break into the library
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall do this. :B
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:icontacosteev:
tacosteev Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
You had almost 2 weeks to do this paper and it's the professor's fault that he won't extend the deadline because you're lazy. Good luck with life :lol:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never said it was his fault, lol. But thanks for the luck. :p
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:iconpenhuin:
Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time management! :la:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. I needs it.
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:icontruesoprano:
TrueSoprano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't start school until Tuesday! :lol:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lucky. Lol.
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:icondeviant-garde:
deviant-garde Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Me neither. :dance:
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:iconmitoma:
Mitoma Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I know the being swamped thing. I was doing five classes: three on campus, two online (one required weekly papers, the other big chunks of weekly textbook work), and also working 30+ hours each week for over a month. I had to ask for extensions so much that at one point I'm pretty sure my instructors were just ignoring me. :saddummy: I ended up barely keeping a GPA that wouldn't cost me scholarships.

It's not a pretty situation; you're kind of screwed. :stare: You may have to end up doing a bit of Sophie's Choice with your assignments. Story of my fall semester. Good luck. Though since it's early in the semester you probably won't be so deep in that you can fix yourself afterwards.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Someone is going to learn the hard way the perils of procrastination, it looks like. :lol:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not procrastinating if you're busy with tons of other shit. :lol:
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:shrug: Still, you could have multitasked and found a way to get the materials checked out before the library closed up for the holiday.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably could have somewhere along the line. :lol:
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed. Hindsight is twenty/twenty, isn't it?
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, lol.
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
" I actually expected him to change the due date of this paper."

:lmao:

Everyone is swamped with papers. It's what college is all about.
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:iconpiratesadventure:
PiratesAdventure Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
And that's... the ugly truth! :iconrimshotplz:
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:iconlaspinplz:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only expected it because my professor for english last semester actually helped me out when I was swamped with other work. She would just tell me to turn it in a day late or whatever and it would be fine.
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You can't expect flexibility just because one prof decides to be kind, you'll end up shooting yourself in the foot. Learn to manage your time more efficiently, and that involves knowing your limits. :shrug:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, I suppose not. After all, college is a plethora of moody professors, right? :lol:
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
My favorite teacher in college was a complete asshole. He was an angry, grumpy, bitter old man.

But he taught me how to handle angry, grumpy, bitter people. Which is a skill I've needed more than anything his actual class taught me.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds useful. :o
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:iconedarlin:
edarlin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Just go wikipedia whatever subject the assignment is and use their footnotes for your reference.
There were probably quite a few days between the 10th and the 22nd where the library was open, right? So suck it up, be resourceful this time, and procrastinate less next time.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, allow me to explain again. I am required to use physical resources from the library. To go into more detail, there is a check-out log for the material he's reserved for me (and my classmates) to use. If our names aren't on the check-out log for all of the material, we won't get full credit (as we obviously didn't use the required material as reference).
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:iconedarlin:
edarlin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Welp, that sucks. God, I'm glad I'm done with college.
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I haven't been assigned a single piece of homework ever since the spring semester has started. You might THINK it sounds great, but the fact is, I keep having small panic attacks that I may have forgotten to do some homework, when in fact there is no homework to do. Goddammit brain.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! I had those feelings all last semester. ;)  Show Images
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you got nearly a two weeks notice for a paper, and your excuse is that you can't do it because the library is closed the day before the paper is due? :slow:
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps you missed the part I listed about being swamped in other papers as well. I'm also enrolled in an English course which has me writing a paper just about every week.
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:icondivine--apathia:
divine--apathia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I take 5 classes a semester and I have never asked for a different due date, and I have depression..
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Overachiever. :lol:
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darkanddefiant Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
i'd hate to see you in the business world then. bosses hate excuses, especially when they hand you that amount of time on a silver platter and the words "i had other things more important than this project" roll from your tongue.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh. I'm just a freshman. People understand beginning pressure.
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't matter :lol: Your excuse is that the library is closed, yet you've had since the 10th to get there and get your materials.
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:iconmiloticscale:
MiloticScale Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh. :shrug: I'll manage somehow.
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