Looking through this thread so far, pretty much last as usual thanks to my writing style, I was surprised to see there are no fellow procrastinators in the class. This is a stark contrast from my recently departed high school class. We would all get rubrics and prompts at least a week in advance and we would all begin our assignments on the same day: the day before the assignment is due. Sometimes it was utter chaos in the library in the morning of or the lunch period right before. Sometimes others would forgo the whole early or late ordeal and have no paper to turn in at all. We were young, we were wild, we were all so very stupid. But then again this is college, this is a different animal, and many have seen the error of their ways and chosen
Soon, I discovered a method to avoid the potential of feeling insubstantial, if only for a few more hours or days. Thus, allow me to introduce you to an old friend, procrastination. My way of thinking soon became, “If I’m not going to get an A, then why even put the effort in?” and consequently, innumerable assignments were put off until five in the morning where it would be due in two hours or it would never reach my teacher’s hands at all. I’m sure most teachers believed the cause to be laziness or a lack of ambition, however I strongly believe that if they’d known the constant stress, self-doubt, and exhaustion that I
So staying to true form after facing the two big issues causing my procrastination I immediately began procrastinating my solving procrastination. However after two days I realized that this really was a problem that needed solving right here and now. So I began to brainstorm how I could solve my problem. The next week of the class couldn’t have come at a better time since we focused mainly on procrastination. After reviewing my notes from that class and looking to the textbook for advice, I found the solutions to my first problem to-do lists, calendars, timers, and specific study and work times with
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In order to fix this habit, I will look ahead into the course syllabus and begin working on my assignments ahead of time. That way, if I have any questions on the assignment, I can ask them ahead of time and have a clear understanding of the assignment before I get to the deadline. In the past, I’ve had problems with staying ahead on my assignments and end up swamped at the end of the deadline staying up all night finishing an assignment or having questions of how to complete the assignment and not being able to make the best piece of work that I’m capable of. I will start ahead of time even if
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What I didn't realize at the time was that procrastinating on my assignments not only made me feel more stressed as time went on, but it also caused me to rush through the writing process, resulting in sloppy workmanship.
One of the biggest causes for the poor time management among students is the tendency to procrastinate until the last possible moment. There may be multiple reasons for procrastination, but it ultimately results in intense work for long stretches to meet the necessary deadlines. It is often argued that the majority of the students work better under pressure of deadlines, and therefore tend to procrastinate (The McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning). However, it can also lead to the problems
I had always been a procrastinator, leaving everything to the last minute because I knew I could still finish in time. However, I could never put in a 100% effort because I never gave myself the necessary time. I don’t know why I did procrastinate; it would just happen for almost every assignment and I never stopped to question why I shouldn’t do it. Gradually, it became a habit, a norm, for me and the more I indulged in it, the more accustomed I got to it. I didn’t stop to think how my academics, social life, and health would be negatively affected.
The problem of procrastination starts when a student waits until minutes before a class to study for a class. This may seem like a solution for students who are pressed for time; however, this doesn’t allow time for the information to be solidified and vital information can be lost. These behaviors form because students have found that in the past they were able to successfully pass the class by doing their homework literally hours before the projects deadline. This reckless learning may help pass the class, but doesn’t give the information the time needed to be solidified into memory. This reckless learning also produces effects within projects that are often below the students’ academic level and can cause
Personally, I knew I was a procrastinator but I’ve learned that I’m not just a procrastinator. I’m a huge procrastinator. I set goals to complete different parts of the assignment in a time frame but when the time came, I put it off. I would say things like, “Oh I have a whole month left.” or “This part should be easy. I can finish it when it's time to do the next part.” i was really procrastinating when it came time to complete this essay. Now i’m sitting here racking my brain trying not to panic about hitting mind blocks because I have other things I need to get done today. However, I know i’ll eventually get it done.
But it is proven that lots of procrastinators are also perfectionists. Therefore, the reason behind procrastination could be to avoid failing. As a perfectionist, you will think that only perfection would be good enough, and often you cannot live up to your own expectations, thus you just avoid trying – at least for as long as possible. You may even argue that you perform better under pressure, which I personally believe is a lie. But if you are a perfectionist then no matter how early you begin your assignment, you will always feel like it is not good enough, and you can do better. Because of this, you will be wondering how to make the assignment better, right until you reach the deadline of the assignment, and thinking about this constantly might make you stressed out. But if you wait up until the last minute to begin writing you will not have the time to wonder how to do better. Of course, you might still be stressed because of it, but therefore, as a perfectionist, procrastinating it might actually seem like a much better idea, rather than to begin early.
There are all always two types of students in this small world, first, the students that come ready to class with a three to five-page essay all proofread, nice and stapled with three transition sentences highlighted turned. Second, there are those students who come to class with not even half of a paper written out, unstapled, not a single transitional sentence highlighted and may have plenty of errors due to not proofreading the essay. Those second group of students are procrastinators, which are people who delay an assignment to do the task right before the deadline. Now, why do most of all 99.99% of school boys and girls procrastinate? Well, most people might have problems with lack of focus, or the person might be lazy and decide to