Saturday, April 16, 2011

Students are Lazy

When I was in university (for a total of 6 years), I never missed a test or exam & I only ever handed in 2 assignments late. The 1st paper because the due date was Eid day, so I got my prof to delay the due date by a day. And the second was because the late penalty was only 1% per day (and if you ask me, any prof who makes the late penalty 1% is just asking for late papers - it felt wrong to hand it in on time).

My point is, when I observe the university students around me, I find that they're handing in papers late, asking for extensions, missing exams and forging doctor's notes. As if they can't gather the threads of their lives together long enough to do anything on time. And I just don't get it. Sure, it was always a struggle to do things on time, sure I'd pull painful all-nighters and perhaps neglect other things in life that weren't school related...but it got the job done, and it got it done on time.

Why is everyone so lazy these days? If something causes hardship, apparently it's not worth doing anymore - or it's worth faking an illness.

(I wish I was rocking back and forth in a rocking chair as I said this:)


Wants to be done the term said...

Great post Asma! You know I am back in school and I also feel very unmotivated and lazy these days. I'm not sure what is causing it. I live away from home so there's no 'outside force' to make me do anything which means that the apartment is a total mess and there's a lot of school work that needs to be done. What do you think is the matter with me? I'm seriously concerned. It's like I don't want to do anything at all. Hmm...suggestions from the great Asmaa?

I thought I was burned out so I took some time off but nothing still.

Asmaa said...

Although I disagree with being called the "great" Asmaa (unless it was done in a tongue-in-cheek manner), I guess I'll answer: just stick with it. Don't let yourself out of the room until you're done a certain amount. Disconnect your computer from the internet. Whatever it takes, do.