Students at just about every level can relate to the collective dread felt when the instructor assigns an essay. While the overall benefit is collecting your thoughts and research in place, the process can be emotional and soul-draining.
1. Groaning when you hear the topic.
Could the professor pick a more dull subject? (Oh he definitely could, he's just saving it for the midterm project.)
2. Feeling your soul promptly leave your body upon hearing how long the assignment actually is.
How many pages?!
3. You plan to do a little each day.
Because you're so responsible and will definitely take advantage of the two weeks you have to do it.
4. Lol siiiike.
Yeah, you know you're gonna blow it off until it's about 3 (or maybe even 2) hours before the midnight deadline.
5. The inevitable round of self-loathing.
You're probably crying a little bit too. No shame in that.
6. Buckling down and pounding out the assignment.
Call me the Little Engine That Could!
7. Laughing like a crazy person when you finish.
8. Internally (or externally) screaming when the instructor decides to give the class an extension.
All the while thinking something along the lines of "Take this paper or I swear to God..."