What would you do if you lost everything?
Studies have found that about 1 in 5 of us never backup our home computers, and over a third fail to backup data from mobile devices.
But against device theft, viruses and hardware failures, as well as losing those all important 'fish gape' selfies you spent precious minutes practising, you might lose something even more important.
Let's see what'll happen when you're having to rewrite that essay the night before it's due, all because you didn't back it up.
You check every document on your laptop and emails dating as far back as 2013, only to realise all hope is lost. You now have 16 hours to write 2000 words AND reference.
That's only 143 words an hour with 2 hours to spare. YOU CAN DO THIS!
- Source struggles
Writing the intro and first section while filing through 7 books of research sources is proving a challenge. You're forced into a breakdown to the only housemate about- coincidentally the one you never speak to...
Must. Pull. Self. Together.
- The sad realisation
After a calming cuppa you return to your desk to finish what you started. But reading through your completed sections you find your essay makes little sense and is basically repeating itself.
I need help.
- Time to regroup
You bullet point the arguments you're trying to make before re-editing (Sparknotes is a Godsend), and finally you have a half-decent, half-essay to hand in.
Andddd it's 3am- time for a Redbull *queue the dreaded headache*
- Looking for a friend
"Somebody else must be in this position!?" You log into Facebook chat to find that everyone on your course is offline, clearly in bed and clearly finished.
*Log back out* Yep, just me then.
- 6am = the end is nigh
You've reached your word count (-allowed 10%), but your work is lacking secondary sources. *Opens source books and picks out a handful of quotes*.
One last read, you're so tired you aren't sure it makes sense but at least you have something to submit.
- Bad karma
Now for a run to library because your printer breaks down an hour before hand in. All of your housemates are, of course, at lectures so you can't use theirs. GREAT.
Head's pounding, teeth haven't been brushed in a good 20 hours and heading into uni in my pjs is a definite new low...
- 'Nap' time
You make hand in at 11.58am, then trudge home to bed for a straight 20 hours sleep
...and you'll still be tired for 9ams for the rest of the week.