An allotting or an appointment to a particular person
or use; or for a particular time, as of a cause or causes in court.
A chance to practice the art of plagiarism.
Something that is relatively important, but you will still leave it till the last minute and complete it the night before its due in, armed with dangerous amounts of caffeine and sweets, in a major panic. However, you will still feel cheated if you dont get an awesome grade, although you may pretend to be fine with it.
They usually have word limits, which are a total bitch to adhere to - if it isnt too short itll be miles too long.
They will produce much bitching and complaining and procrastinating (bubbleshooter.net is a particularly good tool for this).
The one positive thing about them perhaps, is the sheer feeling of relief that occurs when the last word is typed and all word counts are adhered to. Who cares if it makes sense or answers the question?! Its finished. The only feeling quite like it is that wonderful feeling that occurs when you finally go to the toilet after being desperate for ages.
A piece of work you cannot be botherd to do
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