Keeping up with the assignments
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing very well and ready for the spring/summer seasons.
Even though Easter holidays are right around the corner, some of us still have a good deal of assignments and deadlines before our break. It is a well-known fact that a master’s degree is very intensive. The BBBM master’s is a demanding degree with loads of assignments and group work apart from lectures and study materials to go through. The second semester has been especially taxing with the business management modules that were completely new to me. Here are some things that I have found very important to abide by to ensure submission on time:
- Start the assignments early
Usually, the deadline for submission of the post-module assignment is 20-30 days after the module has ended, which seems like a long time initially until you sit down and work on the assignment. It is best to start as early as possible while the information from the lectures is still fresh in your head because modules run one at a time for BBBM and the work from the next module would have already started. It is imperative to start early in order to avoid bottle-neck situations at the end.
- Applying for mitigating circumstances
This allows you to extend an assignment deadline by 5 university working days. You can do this twice on self-certification and the deadline would be pushed. After two times, self-certification won’t work and there needs to be a genuine reason and proof for applying for mitigating circumstances. In my opinion, these should only be used under genuine circumstances when you feel you absolutely cannot submit an assignment on the given deadline.
- Being productive during lockdown
It can be particularly hard to get work done when everything is online. You might find yourself unmotivated and directionless when the workload is overwhelming. In such situations what I find best is to note down all you work and upcoming deadlines by date and start working on them on a priority basis. To feel more motivated, I feel studying in the PG hubs really helps a lot because it provides an environment where everyone is doing their work and that drives you to finish up your work and assignments.
- Take a break
This of course sounds very obvious and redundant but if you are someone who finds it hard to take breaks when the workload is high, you need to teach yourself to relax in intervals. With BBBM, there is a lot of essay writing which requires research and a fair amount of creativity to put things together. High workload requires productivity which cannot come from a tired mind. I sometimes find myself under a mental block and then I know it is time to keep the laptop away and take a tea break or go for a stroll to rejuvenate.
That is all from my side. Hope this either motivates you or gives you the slight push you might have needed. We are all in this together 😀
Bye everyone 😊