Deadlines…Can You Beat Them?



Chelsea Nnebedum and Editor: Stacey Alexis

According to Google, a deadline is the latest time or date by which something should be completed. In my own terms, a deadline is a certain time in which something, in most cases work, must be submitted. Personally, I don’t like deadlines because I think people should be able to work at their own pace and it adds extra stress to one’s life, but I understand why they are put in place and why they are needed. Students, including myself, will sometimes take advantage of the fact that the work isn’t due immediately and will wait until the very last minute to turn in the work, which makes the grading for teachers a lot more difficult. Dhirubhai Ambani once said, “Meeting the deadlines is not good enough beating the deadlines is the expectation.” Meeting the deadline is being average, but beating it makes you better.