University Deadlines are approaching:So help me God|Studenting

When I first entered University, I was a bit disappointed in myself when a deadline was approaching and I was not even halfway done with the work. After speaking to many other students about my struggles, I felt a strange sense of peace knowing I wasn’t the only one is this predicament. I was really really ecstatic about it.

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Coming from a country with a unique and ‘difficult’ educational system,I would study to pass not to understand. So It was strange for me to adjust to a system where my success in the assessments was based on my level of understanding.

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This was me at some point.

This brings me to today’s topic. My deadlines are approaching and I feel anxious about it. One thing I have come to realize being in university is that I actually dislike the uncertainty that comes with writing essays.

Imagine writing a 2000 word essay only to find out that your understanding of the question and the answer the teacher was expecting were totally different…so you end up failing.

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it’s funny but it’s not.

So I have an idea .

I want to carry out a research, asking students if they prefer essays or exams or course work and why. I think this would be a great idea because *cue flashback*

I felt a strange sense of peace knowing I wasn’t the only one is this predicament. – Ebitimi Creates

Also , it would give better insights to the assessment style students prefer. Personally, I am leaning towards exam but at the same time the procrastinator in me thrives off essays.

Overall I do think, Universities should consider students who fall under these different categories because students that struggle with a particular assessment style may never get to see their true learning potential.


Do you prefer essays ,course work or exams and why? Also, vote if you would be willing to partake in the research!

3 thoughts on “University Deadlines are approaching:So help me God|Studenting

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  1. the strange thing for me currently as a soon to graduate student Is that i still study to pass than study to understand, cus I honestly haven’t found the subject I’m fully ready to understand or i really enjoy learning. but i still think the process is ok for as long my result pleases my parents and I’m able to graduate: )

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    1. Same Maria, I’ve struggled with this and I’ve accepted that this process is okay for me to graduate without failing 🙃. I wish you the best in all your assignments 💜


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