<h2>This is from Kaplan's though I think I also saw this exact same test in the BB... maybe. Anyway, I wanted to try posting my essay on the CC out since from what I've seen, most others who did this got some really critiqued posts on their essay. So if you read my post and critiqued it with a grade, thanks! (Kinda funny how my handwriting improved as I continued haha).</h2>
<p>Topic: "Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action." -Aaron Burr.
Do you agree with Aaron Burr that it's wisest to put things off if you can?</p>
<pre><code> "In a society where time is of supreme essence, we all can acknowledge that there isvery little time in our lives and very few hours in a day. It is common for people to complain that "there are only 24 hours in a day" as they scramble to get things done. As astudent, I can testify that yes, sometimes there just isn't enough hours in a day to do what I need and what I want. Other people, whether they be doctors, moms, or students, can also relate to this. But this sense of being overwhelmed and burdened by the activities in your to-do list is the result of a laziness that has crept up in the global community particularly among the younger generations. For as you will soon see, it is not that we have so few hours in a day, but rather we waste precious time performing activities that do not get things done.
As a rising junior, I have a number of experiences where I can vividly remember the overwhelming feeling of being burdened by a massive essay or project. There were times I felt like giving up because of the overwhelming obstacles that impeded me from finishing my assignment: time, magnitude of project, complexity of essay, or just simple "brain-dead" moments that many people experience once in a while. Unless my teacher was extremely cruel and made the paper due a day after he or she assigned it, you can most likely infer that I procrastinated in my responsibilities as a student. Why? Because, today, procrastination remains as an infamous, integral aspect of teenage-hood. It is absolutely common that there are other kids who also wait until 10:00 that night to finish a 15 page research paper due the next day. How do we procrastinate so much and so often? It is because we are being continually distracted by the more attractive and more fun activities such as sports, video games, books, and food. As a result of us wasting that one to four hours on, let's say, video games, when you calculate the amount of time wasted and the amoutn of time most projects are due, we are actually losing up to dozens of the valuable time we need when we're staying up 'till 2:00 AM to complete the assignment.
As you can see, procrastination can result in negative consequences such as getting a bad grade on an assignment to feeling over burdened and depressed by life, a sense that no high schooler- who is just stepping into the real, adult life- should feel. If we were to do things at a constant rhythm and using those hours to do our work, we'd be saving ourselves a lot of negative consequences that can be prevented. Now I am not perfect; there are times where I "accidentally" procrastinate on assignments. But from my experience, I am happier and more confident in not only my paper but also myself when I do things in their right time."
<p>Aggh! So many mistakes! If I have typos, I didn't make any when I wrote my essay in pen. So what do you think?</p>