Are Most Students Night Owls When Deadlines Are Looming?

Finishing an essay at 3am when it’s going to be submitted at 11am. Sound familiar? That was a usual occurrence during my Bachelor’s degree and I know many different students who are the same now. We have busy lives with the different things both inside and off campus, and researching and writing an essay takes an awful amount of time – time that we sometimes don’t have.

I’m really not sure of the psychology of writing against an impending deadline, but I’m sure there is something to it. Remembering back to my undergrad, I spent a lot of time wondering why I achieved much better grades (sometimes 20 percentage points more) for an essay that I wrote in the middle of the night and didn’t take much time to perfect, compared to one that I wrote over a week. I’m not saying that this is the best way to do it, and I could have probably left university with a much higher classification if I’d have enlisted the help of an academic proofreader throughout my course (instead of just for the dissertation), but I didn’t.

Deadlines loom and completing your paper before it is due will be beneficial. Of course, I’m going to lead you to the route of submitting the essay paper to be proofread by us. But, I’m also pretty sure that the notion of completing your class assignments before the deadline, and getting a proofreader to check over them, will result in you seeing a positive improvement in your grades.

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