2005-09-14

How to handle assignments

Have two assignments to turn up tom morning. Am yet to start reading the material required to write our Management of Organization essay. Haven't yet thought about reading material / google information required to do valuations for google inc. In the context, could not find a better post to put here than the below one. this is usually what happens when we have assignments. this happens at almost all b-schools where assignments are packed into a few days, not because b-school guys are a differnt breed. because, it is human nature. below post is courtesy one of our class mates.

How to write assignments

1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lit place in front of your computer.

2. Log onto MSN and ICQ (be sure to go on away!). Check your email.

3. Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.

4. Walk down to the vending machines and buy some chocolate to help you concentrate.

5. Check your email.

6. Call up a friend and ask if he/she wants to go to grab a coffee. Just to get settled down and ready to work.

7. When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lit place.

8. Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain you understand it.

9. Check your email.

10. You know, you haven't written to that kid you met at camp since fourth grade. You'd better write that letter now and get it out of the way so you can concentrate.

11. Look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.

12. Grab some mp3z off of kazaa.

13. Check your email.

14. MSN chat with one of your friends about the future. (ie summer plans).

15. Check your email.

16. Listen to your new mp3z and download some more.

17. Phone your friend on the other floor and ask if she's started writing yet. Exchange derogatory emarks about your prof, the
course, the college, the world at large.

18. Walk to the store and buy a pack of gum. You've probably run out.

19. While you've got the gum you may as well buy a magazine and read it.

20. Check your email.

21. Check the newspaper listings to make sure you aren't missing something truly worthwhile on TV.

22. Play some solitare (or age of legends!).

23. Check out bored.com.

24. Wash your hands.

25. Call up a friend to see how much they have done, probably haven't started either.

26. Look through your housemate's book of pictures from home. Ask who everyone is.

27. Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future.

28. Check to see if bored.com has been updated yet.

29. Check your email and listen to your new mp3z.

30. You should be rebooting by now, assuming that windows is crashing on schedule.

31. Read over the assignment one more time, just for heck of it.

32. Scoot your chair across the room to the window and watch the sunrise.

33. Lie face down on the floor and moan.

34. Punch the wall and break something.

35. Check your email.

36. Mumble obscenities.

37. 5am - start hacking on the paper without stopping. 6am -paper is finished.

38. Complain to everyone that you didn't get any sleep because you had to write that stupid paper.

39. Go to class, hand in paper, and leave right away so you can take a nap

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, had been fllwing ur blog for quite sometime and u sure have the guts to spit that out

~Good luck
:)

Dinesh said...

So true, no exaggeration - that's exactly how my assignments used to get done while at the University!!

Anon 555 said...

How true! Many a times, the amount of time it takes to get over the inertia and start a task exceeds the actual time spent in completing the task.

sobee said...

Hi vijay,

looks like you were near me yesterday while I was writing my assignment. hmm... very good one.

itheabsolute said...

hi all

good to know that this is a universal phenomenon.

thanks for reassuring.

cheers

2005-09-14

How to handle assignments

Have two assignments to turn up tom morning. Am yet to start reading the material required to write our Management of Organization essay. Haven't yet thought about reading material / google information required to do valuations for google inc. In the context, could not find a better post to put here than the below one. this is usually what happens when we have assignments. this happens at almost all b-schools where assignments are packed into a few days, not because b-school guys are a differnt breed. because, it is human nature. below post is courtesy one of our class mates.

How to write assignments

1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lit place in front of your computer.

2. Log onto MSN and ICQ (be sure to go on away!). Check your email.

3. Read over the assignment carefully, to make certain you understand it.

4. Walk down to the vending machines and buy some chocolate to help you concentrate.

5. Check your email.

6. Call up a friend and ask if he/she wants to go to grab a coffee. Just to get settled down and ready to work.

7. When you get back to your room, sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a clean, well lit place.

8. Read over the assignment again to make absolutely certain you understand it.

9. Check your email.

10. You know, you haven't written to that kid you met at camp since fourth grade. You'd better write that letter now and get it out of the way so you can concentrate.

11. Look at your teeth in the bathroom mirror.

12. Grab some mp3z off of kazaa.

13. Check your email.

14. MSN chat with one of your friends about the future. (ie summer plans).

15. Check your email.

16. Listen to your new mp3z and download some more.

17. Phone your friend on the other floor and ask if she's started writing yet. Exchange derogatory emarks about your prof, the
course, the college, the world at large.

18. Walk to the store and buy a pack of gum. You've probably run out.

19. While you've got the gum you may as well buy a magazine and read it.

20. Check your email.

21. Check the newspaper listings to make sure you aren't missing something truly worthwhile on TV.

22. Play some solitare (or age of legends!).

23. Check out bored.com.

24. Wash your hands.

25. Call up a friend to see how much they have done, probably haven't started either.

26. Look through your housemate's book of pictures from home. Ask who everyone is.

27. Sit down and do some serious thinking about your plans for the future.

28. Check to see if bored.com has been updated yet.

29. Check your email and listen to your new mp3z.

30. You should be rebooting by now, assuming that windows is crashing on schedule.

31. Read over the assignment one more time, just for heck of it.

32. Scoot your chair across the room to the window and watch the sunrise.

33. Lie face down on the floor and moan.

34. Punch the wall and break something.

35. Check your email.

36. Mumble obscenities.

37. 5am - start hacking on the paper without stopping. 6am -paper is finished.

38. Complain to everyone that you didn't get any sleep because you had to write that stupid paper.

39. Go to class, hand in paper, and leave right away so you can take a nap

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, had been fllwing ur blog for quite sometime and u sure have the guts to spit that out

~Good luck
:)

Dinesh said...

So true, no exaggeration - that's exactly how my assignments used to get done while at the University!!

Anon 555 said...

How true! Many a times, the amount of time it takes to get over the inertia and start a task exceeds the actual time spent in completing the task.

sobee said...

Hi vijay,

looks like you were near me yesterday while I was writing my assignment. hmm... very good one.

itheabsolute said...

hi all

good to know that this is a universal phenomenon.

thanks for reassuring.

cheers