Unfortunately, for us poor souls who go to school in the North finals are among us. And while exams and presentations are absolutely horrible, let's not forget about the third menace in the end-of-semester death trifecta: term papers. And the only thing worse than the eight-page research paper due for your stupid, pointless core class is the eight-page research paper due for your stupid, pointless core class that you left until the night before it's due. But, wait! Before you run off in search of transfer paperwork or the first flight home, check out these 10 steps to getting your paper done all in one night.
1. Cry a little bit.
Then get a coffee and settle in for a long night.
2. Look at the assignment details and split everything up into steps.
3. Make a plan of attack.
4. Take a short break to stress-cry.
The operative word here is "short."
5. Get started writing.
6. Keep writing.
7. Cry one last time.
You deserve it! You've been working hard.
8. Finish up writing.
You're in the homestretch, now.
9. Check everything.
10. Print/submit and go to sleep.
Get yourself in bed and rest up! If you're anything like me, you'll wind up doing the same thing again tomorrow.