Vol 14 No 1 (2023)

Handing It In: A Poem for Students

Anika C Allan
Athabasca University

Published 2023-01-28

How to Cite

Allan, A. C. (2023). Handing It In: A Poem for Students. Journal of Integrated Studies, 14(1). Retrieved from https://jis.athabascau.ca/index.php/jis/article/view/354


One experience many students share is a moment of anxiety when handing in an assignment. When handing in an assignment online, there is an extra step involving a little window popping up that says something like, 'are you sure you wish to submit?' This window is intended to ensure that submissions are not made accidentally but it can also have an unintended effect of causing students to reconsider whether they are ready to hand in an assignment. This poem is an attempt to capture the extended moment of anxiety when this window pops up in the submission process. The author hopes that current and former students will recognize a semblance of their own experiences with handing in assignments and that educators might empathize with this aspect of the student struggle.