So as many of you know, this semester I am doing my Senior Seminar, which basically just means I have to write a huge paper and do a presentation on it. Well, with only a few weeks to go until it’s due I took a huge risk- I changed my thesis statement and started over. Completely over. As in I have to write a whole other paper. Honestly, I didn’t have that much done for the other paper because I was finding it difficult to write and I’ve also been working more, so it’s not that bad, but I’m still taking a risk in changing my thesis and starting over so close to the due date. I’ve already had to sacrifice doing something I love in order to put more time into this paper and I’m just hoping I won’t have to do that again because my best friend’s wedding is coming up in May and there’s the usual stuff to do before it, so hopefully I won’t have to miss out on any of that stuff!
So everyone, please give me some words of encouragement and confidence that I can get this paper done in time because with having to start over and everything else I have going in, it’s probably going to be a finish-by-the-skin-of-teeth situation! I’m off to work on my paper some more before heading into work!
My question for all of you is- Have you ever changed a paper topic or restarted a piece of writing close to a deadline? If you did, how did it turn out? And if you haven’t, what advice would you give someone to not panic over time? Have a great week everyone!