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You have an assignment due tomorrow. It's important, but not going to ensure a pass or fail. You are very tired and want to sleep, but you want a decent grade. What would you decide to do? 

51%
75 deviants said Stay up (possibly all night) and get a B or A.
49%
72 deviants said Settle for a C grade and get some sleep.

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ElectricFangs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I often stay up all night to finish some assignment, but I'd never bother if it's just for a better grade.
I don't really see what impact grades have (at this level, high school was another matter), besides getting scholarships? Then again, I'm not studying art nor in the USA.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I would, it really depends on the class. I hate to think a teacher would think I'm lazy or ignoring their class. and also I agree, if it is for scholarships, it's a little different. I'm not on any though. e__e
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DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
If I haven't got it done by that point it is unlikely to get sufficiently better in one night :shrug:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm, depends, one night can be a lot of hours.
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DeviBrigard Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Depends what you need to do, I suppose.
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Ike9899 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm that kind of guy that things either work out, or they blow up catastrophically in my face and i deal with the blowout. Regardless of the class or assignment, i would just say "screw it" and settle for something poorly done. Whatever the consequence, in the grand scheme of life, the universe, and EVERYTHING, it really doesn't matter.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
it can matter, especially if you are in scholarships, where even the slightest point in gpa drop can affect it. Luckily I'm not on that limitation, but I worry about teachers seeing me as lazy or not understanding. I just need sleep. XD
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Ike9899 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I see your point, but i suffer from the "Lazy Bones" philosophy. I believe that something is going to happen no matter what you do, so why bother trying to change it? I go with what interests me at the time, and for some reason, things work out. I do, however, have the feeling that my luck's going to run out, but eh...
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That seems rather pessimist, but it's good things still work out.
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Ike9899 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
indeed it is ^.^
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Sammylovesyoulots Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Writer
Staying up all night would mean the next day I'm done and I'd probably miss my class. So I'd rather get a good portion done that night, sleep, and get up a little early to finish it. That way I'm not completely drained.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I find it harder though to get up after a small amount of sleep.
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InTheStarlightGarden Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's really situational. If I didn't care about the class much then I would just hand in whatever I had, minimal effort. But if it's something I want to get a really good grade in then I would either stay up or hand it in late. I think I get 5% deduction for each day it's late at my uni but if I can change my mark from 50% to 80% in a day then that 5% penalty is worth it (40% is a pass here). I was in this situation last year when I stayed up for a solid 30 hours working on an assignment but I got a good grade in the end. xD
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CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I get myself into that situation is get started so I know where I'm going, then go to sleep and set my alarm for *crazy* early (usually 04:00 depending on when my class is) and do the assignment then.  I find I'm much more focused after a "nap."  I struggle through the day but at least the assignment is done well.  Also, I wont try to say that it's easy getting up after that amount of sleep either.  XD
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always stayed up to get things done no matter what. My best work tends to be at night, even when I'm tired. As long as I was in school I was able to muster the strength to do it, and I found ways of keeping it from stressing me out. I like good grades XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I used to be like that, but I need some sleep. ;-; I usually go  2-3 days with only an hour or so of sleep and it's becoming too much for me. So I was curious how others handled it.
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeeah I couldn't do several days in a row. Usually I could just do one all-nighter a week and it'd keep my head above water with homework.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I feel like I do them somuch . ;-;
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was also wary in college of getting low grades on anything, because whereas in grade school teachers notice 'improvement' and will grade you likewise in later projects, a bad grade on an assignment usually was a black mark on your rep with a professor in college, and it'd be harder to get better grades later on.

At least, that was my observation. 
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay up e.e I rather prefer a B than a C.
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SpetsnazKaz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A heaping majority of the time, I would only stay up half the night and settle for the C, but with a twist. Provided the class is later in the day, I'd use my time wisely and struggle to get it done. It has happened many times before and I have passed with a good grade. Because I get the sleep I need plus some time in the day to do it.

But if the situation were more like the one you mentioned, and the class was early in the morning, I do settle for the C grade, as sleep is pretty important to me. Sometimes, I write a great draft and change a few things about it overnight, and it lands me a better grade. A good prayer is needed in order for this to happen. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
For me is depends, I can't sleepfo r like 3-4 hours and get up easily. It's very hard for me to get up early and work on something. ;-; Most of my classes are after 12pm, so I can sleep at 2-3 and wake up at 7-8 and still have a few hours to work.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
To be honest, I would say get some sleep and work on it tomorrow.

I've had a similar senario just recenty. I handed in my grant proposal a day late... but the thing is, because I was so tired and rushing to finish it, be luck to get around a C, however hand it in late though, finished properly with a fresh head, and though Im penalised for a day late, teh quality in the hand in is better, so Ill still probably get around a C, but have a chance at a B if I did well enough. Well thats my reasoning anyway. ^^;
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of my assignments I'm not allowed to hand in late. I'd get a zero instead. Though sometimes I'm allowed to redo them for better grades later, but most teachers don't do that. Usually we get penalized for a day late as well, 10% usually.

I normally would stay up and do my best, however after reading a lot of these answers it seems better to take what you can get and not sacrifice yourself physically or mentally for it if it won't hurt that much grade wise.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fair enough different units and different teachers would have different processes with assignments. Have you tried talking to the teacher? Ask for an extension even for just a day?

And fair enough, I think you need some serious rest anyway <-<
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Unless you had a medical or family emergency, they likely will not.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
similar here, though somtimes you get good teachers/ lecturers who can understand and give some leway :/ Sorry yours was so hard pressed. :(
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I would stay up just a few minutes and get a start on it to boost my confidence, then if possible, do more in the morning while waiting for my first class to start.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That works ift hey are small projects you can do in a few minutes. XD In my case, most of my assigments take 3-4 hours each, minimum.
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay up an hour, put extra work in. Set 3 alarms to wake up earlier than usual, work some more on it
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
UGH, no, not waking up early. -cries-
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EerieWolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks, I know
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Virensere Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sleep overcomes grades for me, so yeah.
I've never really done an "all nighter" for anything school related, in my whole life
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, really? I do it all the time. ;-;
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Virensere Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I tend to stay awake late, but that's not from school or anything xD
I dislike feeling tired, since that makes it harder for me to focus on anything x)
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Staying up all night won't gaurantee a better grade.  You'll be fighting sleep and will possibly make mistakes that will take away from a better grade.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very true and something I tend for forget! I very good and important point to make.
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If it doesn't affect passing or failing, C grade is totally acceptable.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very true.
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PrismatDragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad that we are in agreement.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I'd settle for the C, since I have done both things, and staying up all night to add to it doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a better grade. Besides, there have been a few times that I very nearly didn't get my assignments handed in because I stayed up so late that I fell asleep at my screen
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Others have pointed that out too, that better grade isn't always going to happen. XD Ihav e fallen asleep at my screen many times.
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