Here is my application of Allison’s three models to my paper due tomorrow, which has nothing to do with that.

Writing a Senate Campaign 2004 Proposal for Senate Candidate Congressman Richard Burr (R, NC, 5th):

Rational: I want to graduate. To graduate I require 15 Core credits, 12 Concentration credits and 15 Elective credits. Right now, I have 15 Core credits, 10 Concentration credits, and 15 Elective credits. I have to pass 2 of the 4 classes I am taking this quarter, and if I want to go to grad school, I have to do well in all 4. Therefore, I have to wirte this proposal, and do so well. (Sidenote: it’s due at 13:30 27 Oct 2003.)

Political: If I want a good grade in this class, and to pass, I have to convince my professor that I deserve a good mark. Furthermore, I have to write this proposal in order to show him that I am qualified to receive a passing grade. He has the power to pass me or fail me, and I have minimal power because all I can do is my best. (Sidenote: I am doing everything for this paper today; I have done minimal work for it up to now – which may be why I am now going nuts, but still typing in the blog.)

Organizational: I am a procrastinator. That’s why I haven’t done much until now, and why 18hrs:21min from the deadline I am not even started writing. That is just the way I always do things, with the exception of last week and the week before (but that was due to the sour cream episode). I just need the stress to do my best; of course, that probably means that I will die young.

Now, if Margolis could see this, I am sure he’d be proud. However, what are the chances. I think that you can apply Allison’s models to that probability as well. But I am not going to try… right now.