Overcoming Procrastination Students who procrastinate have bad academic performances, grades and a “whatever” attitude when it comes to doing their school work. This is a bad habit many students have. They can break this bad habit by changing their habits and staying more focused and organized. There are different types of procrastinations students perform. According to Lauren Rosetti (2011), author of Procrastination behaviors in college students, “Procrastination is defined as the act of postponing an activity or task until another point in time which can result in not having enough time to complete the work.
Then you will actually try to do your task because you won’t be afraid of failure. Since procrastinators tend to say that the tasks are boring you can have a twist, and try to play a game to see how many of the task you can get done in such amount of time. It’s a good method for those who say the task are boring and they lack motive. Stop thinking about other things and focus on what needs to be done. Keeping track of the assignments that are due, and knowing which ones you have to finish first, and working along the way to get all of them done.
College is hard, though not because we lack creature comforts or struggle to keep our bellies full. No, college is hard because it's so often an artificial environment. After four short years of learning, when reality intrudes on our life, we'll be left shaking cobwebs out of heads bleary from months of mind-numbing lectures and multiple choice exams. Personally, the end of college scares me. As a sophomore, I have a couple of years before having to face that beastly post-college cliche, real life!
Most students attend college or schools because they want to be successful in life, but there are lots of times they end up dropping the academic career because they are only good at making plans and they actually aren’t capable enough to take action to make it happen. Timothy Pychyl says, “Planning is one thing; action is another.” He believes people mostly procrastinate on tasks that lack structure because they do not know how to get started. Pychyl also believes to make our task concrete it is important to eliminate the distractions and get started. Waiting until the due date just by telling yourself that you do not know how to begin will not help you to get a good outcome. Making a plan and taking action on time will help students fix procrastinating
Knowing what and how to prioritise certain things makes a difference otherwise things can easily spiral out of control and the essence of time management is lost. • Makes you more effective: Being in control of time makes one think clearly and able to make good decision which allows one to be more productive. • Reduces Stress: Many are stressed as a result of too much to do in very little time and become so overwhelmed mentally to the point of even becoming physically ill but with good time management skill, you know what to do and how long to do it for. Optional tasks not completed same day can be moved next day task list. • Makes you disciplined: Good time management practice makes you disciplined.
Active procrastination is “make intentional decisions to procrastinate, thus applying strong motivation under time pressure, they are able to complete tasks before deadlines and achieve satisfactory outcomes.” (Choi & Chu) While passive procrastinators are “traditional procrastinators who postpone their tasks until the last minute with feelings of guilt and depression and are more likely to fail to complete tasks.” (Choi & Chu) In their research, they found that differences among the two procrastinators can be cognitive, affective and behavioral dimensions. They go on to list other things that differ such as; stress, depression, test anxiety, misuse of time, self-efficacy, time management, organization, and among other things. What causes procrastination? In most cases in can be a derivative fro... ... middle of paper ... ...ty that I did not know existed. Might be a field I take interest in and hopefully shed some light on how to beat the Resistance.
In college the workload tends to get tough. The key to success is time management. For me, when the workload gets tough I just think why I am here at college and what I came here to achieve. I always take time out of each day for studying because why come to college and not go to class? It pointless and a waste of time and money.
College professors have been complaining about students who are unmotivated and uninterested; who therefor resist efforts to be educated. Students show this mindset in a few ways: not talking in class discussions, not reading assigned homework, complaining about to much work, missing class, and many more. Motivated and engaged college students cannot learn to their full potential; most students ridicule and look down on students who try hard in college universities. A sophomore at Duke University complains, "If you try to discuss something that happened in class, or something from your reading for class, they 'll ridicule you. People want to be able to turn off the academic switch the minute they get out of class" (Willimon 30).
Although the student will be successful the students will have already forgotten about his family. With the load of homework and complex material students are learning; close minded parents are having a hard time connecting with their children. This just goes on to prove Gregg Andrew correct when he states, “Every bit of learning takes you further from your parents” (Lubrano 581). It is a shock that college will corrupt families, since it is seen as the tool to be a successful family person. When in reality it will make a person successful, but as far the family goes it will have to be post aside.
I knew that procrastination can sometimes be hard because if you need to work on a paper, you may need to stay up really late, or skip events that are important to you. I thought that procrastination may not be all bad though, it may help your brain think faster if you know you need to get something done by a deadline. However, when someone procrastinates, they might rush through a task, making mistakes or messing things up. I wanted to know about what procrastination does to mental health. I wondered if procrastination is harmful or helpful to living a balanced life, and if it is a problem that people need help solving.