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21 Lies You Tell Yourself When You’ve Left Your Essay To The Last Minute

We’ve all left an essay or two to the last minute, and we’ve all told ourselves the following lies about it.

1. “OK. No need to panic. It’s not that many words.”

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2. “I can probably get this done faster than I think I can.”

3. “Who needs a plan anyway, right? Fuck it. I can do this.”

4. “The words will just come to me. I’m sure they will.”

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5. “I don’t need to turn my phone off. I won’t let it distract me. At all.”

6. “Having said that, what harm is a little scroll through Facebook going to do really?”

7. “I don’t regret my decision to not start sooner one little bit.”

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8. “In fact, I work better under pressure. It forces me to think faster.”

9. “There’s no reason why I can’t throw this together and be 100% happy with it.”

10. “It doesn’t matter that all the books related to this topic have been taken out of the library. I don’t need them.”

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11. “I’ll be able to find everything online. Everything.”

12. “I’m not stressed. If anything, I’m much calmer than usual!”

13. “Considering how little time there is left, I think I’m handling this rather well.”

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14. “I am perfectly confident that I understand what I’m writing about.”

15. “I’m using this paragraph-long reference because it’s relevant, not because it takes up loads of words.”

16. “This definitely all makes sense. I’m not just stringing poorly researched ideas together.”

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17. “I’m sure the tutor will know what I mean anyway.”

18. “I still don’t wish I’d started sooner. This is probably what I would’ve written anyway.”

19. “Let’s be honest, if I do get a bad mark, it’s likely I would’ve got one no matter how early I started.”

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20. “Oh well. What will be will be. I don’t care what happens any more.”

21. “I’m not worried I’ve just ruined my chances of getting a good degree. “

21. “I’ll never do this again.”

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