I only got a 2:2 on my latest essay, the first assessed one of the year. I know, I know, 2:2 isn't that bad, but I'm a perfectionist. No, I'm not a perfectionist. I don't care if I get a First or not, but a 2:1 would be nice...
Right. Pep talk to myself is in order.
It was one percent off a 2:1. I can make that up later, easily.
I have three other assessed essays yet to do for that course alone, and at least five essays and an exam for the other courses. I can and I (probably) will get a 2:1.
I know these things.
So why do I feel like I might as well just drop out now?