Three weeks ago, as a LL.M student at GW Law, I took a writing under extreme time pressure exam, which requires me to finish reading around 20-page materials and drafting a memo advising the client for several issues therein within 45 minutes. Unsurprisingly, from my own perspective, I did a bad job. Why was that? Time management issues. After spending almost one year in a U.S. law school, I suppose language was not the biggest problem for anymore. Wrong. It turned out my reading and typing speed disapprove my though. While I did understand almost all of the issues and manage to draft advice on them, I could not perfectly finish it. Why was that? Time management.
From the last weeks, I’ve been too busy to think about other works I need to finish for my own business. I have been holding my breath just on the purpose of never relaxing myself. But still, it turned out I couldn’t even finish a draft of my banking law research paper. Why is that? Time management. I would spend hours and hours in reading useless news from the Internet rather than simply typing one sentence in my paper. That’s weird and an paradox for me. Why? I have no idea yet. I guess I simply need to calm down and think about it.
Yes. While writing this small post, I am thinking about it. I guess I need to focus on, concentrate on my paper and think nothing but the paper until I finish it. Terminate all unnecessary application in my computer, cut off Internet connection when writing and stop receiving emails.
Come on! I gotta finish this 25-page banking law research paper by March 24. God bless me please!