Any editing and advice would be much appreciated
to keep my pace
I was scolded by my American literature teacher for the 3rd time this semester. He had told me countless times to keep my pace when completing the reading assignments and literary projects, but I just couldn't help myself. This habit flourished in the 7th grade, when my language teacher had assigned us a book essay that would be due in a month. While others simply dismissed the assignment, scrambling around on the last day to complete it, I had finished my Tangerine review by the second day. It started out as a logical viewpoint for finishing school tasks, then it quickly developed into a habit. In my early years of high school, we were given projects, article reviews, essays, and presentations every month, and I would be told my teachers to take my time, again and again. I couldn't help it, I had reinforced the behavior so frequently, that assignments began pounding on my mind as time passed by. Once, only 5 hours after the assignment had been given, I spent the entire Tuesday evening researching why the "V" formation was crucial to the migration of birds. So it was ironic when the teacher decided to cancel the assignment and give us an in-class essay instead. Using the knowledge I had obtained the night prior, I focused my essay on the aerodynamics of flying in a "V" formation and got the second highest score in my class! I understand that it is not wise to distribute my time like this, but I reasonably utilize my time to meet more urgent matters before attending to long-term tasks right away. I intend to continue this trend of completing lengthy tasks swiftly but cautiously in college, so I can be productive with time and as a means to combat such taxing stress.