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Ah...you have a lot to learn, young Kowchi.

First of all, there is no such thing as stress. Stress is merely a scapegoat of your mind created to divert your attention from the actual problem. You must solve your work using your mental strength, inner power, only. Above all, do not let your desire for progress or grades interfere with your gaining of knowledge.

Therefore, I have arranged for you a list of hints that may help you achieve wisdom:

1.Always sign your name in extravagant cursive. Add plenty of middle initials to make yourself look sophisticated. Preferably, also tag your name with a label that says “Man of Mystery” or “Future Billionaire”. It will impress your professors. If they are young and female, it is advisable to put “Future Porn Star” instead.
2. You know that girl who always asks personal questions to the professor? Listen to them. They are always right.
3. There will come a time when you will be too lazy to do your homework assignment. Do not argue, it will happen. When the prof asks you in class why you did not finish it, reply that you were busy with other things. When they ask what, simply raise your eyebrows and give them a mysterious smile. They will not question you again.
4. You have an exam tomorrow, yet you do not have enough time to study. What do you do? Simply place the textbook under your roommate’s pillow as they sleep and whisper random passages from the book into their ear. When they wake up, Voila!, they have it all memorized. Voodoo magic? I do not know, but it works every time.
5. If you have a question, ask the girl who always talks about her personal life with the professor. She is always right.
6. Citing your work for research projects can be difficult. Therefore, just make up bullshit citations containing lots of fancy names and “.edu” for websites. (Hint: the article/book is always published in New York). It is rumored that having a quote from MTF gives you an extra 10 points.
7. When writing essays, the title should always be named after your eldest aunt. Furthermore, the text should always be triple-spaced and the font should be Wingdings. When your professor will inevitably blow up over the “nonsensical craps students come up with”, chide him by saying “We’re in the 21st century bro. It’s not my fault I’m more hi-tech than you!”
8. Above all, keep in mind that your inner thirst for knowledge is a stronger force than your outer feelings about grades. Try your best to learn, and you can achieve anything.

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I've been trying to finish an essay since this afternoon

It's due tomorrow
No one fulfilled my order for motivation and I didn't finish the essay. I hope you're happy
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Ah...you have a lot to learn, young Kowchi.

First of all, there is no such thing as stress. Stress is merely a scapegoat of your mind created to divert your attention from the actual problem. You must solve your work using your mental strength, inner power, only. Above all, do not let your desire for progress or grades interfere with your gaining of knowledge.

Therefore, I have arranged for you a list of hints that may help you achieve wisdom:

1.Always sign your name in extravagant cursive. Add plenty of middle initials to make yourself look sophisticated. Preferably, also tag your name with a label that says “Man of Mystery” or “Future Billionaire”. It will impress your professors. If they are young and female, it is advisable to put “Future Porn Star” instead.
2. You know that girl who always asks personal questions to the professor? Listen to them. They are always right.
3. There will come a time when you will be too lazy to do your homework assignment. Do not argue, it will happen. When the prof asks you in class why you did not finish it, reply that you were busy with other things. When they ask what, simply raise your eyebrows and give them a mysterious smile. They will not question you again.
4. You have an exam tomorrow, yet you do not have enough time to study. What do you do? Simply place the textbook under your roommate’s pillow as they sleep and whisper random passages from the book into their ear. When they wake up, Voila!, they have it all memorized. Voodoo magic? I do not know, but it works every time.
5. If you have a question, ask the girl who always talks about her personal life with the professor. She is always right.
6. Citing your work for research projects can be difficult. Therefore, just make up bullshit citations containing lots of fancy names and “.edu” for websites. (Hint: the article/book is always published in New York). It is rumored that having a quote from MTF gives you an extra 10 points.
7. When writing essays, the title should always be named after your eldest aunt. Furthermore, the text should always be triple-spaced and the font should be Wingdings. When your professor will inevitably blow up over the “nonsensical craps students come up with”, chide him by saying “We’re in the 21st century bro. It’s not my fault I’m more hi-tech than you!”
8. Above all, keep in mind that your inner thirst for knowledge is a stronger force than your outer feelings about grades. Try your best to learn, and you can achieve anything.


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Thankfully, college is long over for me, but this is a great list.
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This needs a bump. Been on a hiatus from MTF for school. Today is a 12hour day for school. Wish me luck *salute* :]

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Got a minor exam tomorrow [worth 3% of a module lawl]. Not a single fuk was given about it, gotta conserve that energy for the summer exams when chit gets real 'nomsaiyin?

Strategy worked very well for me last year

brb getting 20% in January exams which are only worth 5% of the year
brb getting 40% for the coursework [which we received every week of the year] which was worth 5% of the year
brb absolutely destroying the summer exams and getting 90% which count for 90% of the year
brb playing my cards right.
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i have finals next week and 2 papers!!

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Got a minor exam tomorrow [worth 3% of a module lawl]. Not a single fuk was given about it, gotta conserve that energy for the summer exams when chit gets real 'nomsaiyin?

Strategy worked very well for me last year

brb getting 20% in January exams which are only worth 5% of the year
brb getting 40% for the coursework [which we received every week of the year] which was worth 5% of the year
brb absolutely destroying the summer exams and getting 90% which count for 90% of the year
brb playing my cards right.
What about doing essays that DON'T EVEN COUNT AT ALL?

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What about doing essays that DON'T EVEN COUNT AT ALL?
Half arse it even more lol.

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I have less than 48 hours to complete 6 hours' worth of work which I haven't started yet. I got given the assignment over two months ago, but I've waited to the last minute as always.
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What about doing essays that DON'T EVEN COUNT AT ALL?
Yeah some courses are annoying like that. I have a course on Linear Programming where we have homework twice a week and if you do it all, you can get 5% extra to the grade . Exam is 75% and two project works are 25% (which are about solving linear programming problems using different software, such as Matlab, by writing the proper code). Fortunately they are not mandatory but it's very demotivating . Especially when the homework has excercises like this:

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And that one is one of the easier ones, once you get how to think of it it becomes obvious... Might take a while to get it though

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Half arse it even more lol.

Conserve your energy for the real deal and don't waste all your fuel on something which is worthless [learnt this the hard way ]
They're meant to be for practice. I half-arsed 3 out of 3 so far but I feel really guilty about it. And I'm really nervous to see how badly I did, especially for my favourite course.

What's the point of having exams that count for only 5% though?

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I have less than 48 hours to complete 6 hours' worth of work which I haven't started yet. I got given the assignment over two months ago, but I've waited to the last minute as always.
Why are you still on MTF? Go do your homework.

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Yeah some courses are annoying like that. I have a course on Linear Programming where we have homework twice a week and if you do it all, you can get 5% extra to the grade . Exam is 75% and two project works are 25% (which are about solving linear programming problems using different softare, such as Matlab, by writing the proper code). Fortunately they are not mandatory but it's very demotivating . Especially when the homework has excercises like this:



And that one is one of the easier ones, once you get how to think of it it becomes obvious... Might take a while to get it though
Oh my god what the hell is that? My brain, it hurts. I would work for the extra 5% if I were you though...I'm Asian like that.

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Oh my god what the hell is that? My brain, it hurts. I would work for the extra 5% if I were you though...I'm Asian like that.
Yeah I get that . We have a few Asians like that in our school . Us Finns are different, most of us skip all lectures unless they offer real value and really weigh effort/reward tradeoffs

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Why are you still on MTF? Go do your homework.
I will just do it all tomorrow. No point starting now.
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Tomorrow is my last final.

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