Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Survival Tips: Homework

How To Survive When Your College Algebra Professor Assigns 90 Minutes of Homework Due The Next Day: the blog post I never thought I would write. The very idea sounds horrendous and inconceivable.

Trust me. It happens. Most professors are great about not pulling stuff like that, but sometimes it happens. In that case, here're a few tips and tricks for surviving the night.

Step 1: CHINESE FOOD. I think I heard something about everybody freaking out about "cultural appropriation" and stuff, but I'm not even kidding here. All respect to the Chinese people for coming up with the perfect homework food. My personal favorite is sweet and spicy chicken, and my friend Syl never fails to deliver. He knows me so well that I walked in, explained the situation, and the first thing he said was, "Well then you'd better grab a coffee out of the cooler." ALWAYS TAKE HIS ADVICE.

Step 2: get the foods home. That could be tricky, if you're an utter klutz like me. But it's okay. You can do it.

Step 3: ditch those work duds. They won't help you here. What you need is a solid Gilmore Girls T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants.

This is one of my favorites, and it comes from Kindred Handicrafts on Etsy.

Step 4: If you're like me, your room is basically a mess from January to December. If you're like me, messy rooms stress the ever-living-daylights out of you (paradox much?). So before we get cracking, we have to make sure that the stress level is lower. Don't clean it, just cover it. Out of sight, out of mind.
See that big blanket pile? That's covering up about nine days of dirty laundry (don't judge). I'm not dealing with it, I'm just hiding it.

Step 5: COFFEECOFFEECOFFEE. Start that coffee pot, even though you've got the coffee with your Chinese food. You'll need it. Trust me.


Step 6: While that's doing it's thing, pull out your laptop and get that set up. You're also going to want headphones and a good YouTube playlist.

As you can see, it's also crucial that your headphones match your laptop. Nothing works otherwise.

Step 7: You'll need all your homework books. All of them. Not just the problem child of the night. Keep them all on hand because you might need a distraction for a few minutes.

Now you're ready.
Get cracking!

**Note: I still stayed up till eleven thirty working. Coffee was important. I told you so.