Reducing Procrastination by High School Students

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As I sit at my desk attempting to start this very paper, I hit a wall; I have no idea what I want to write about. It’s not that I can’t think of a reason although that is what I tell myself. I haven’t even tried to, so I just sit here staring at my blank screen. “Well, maybe I can do it over the weekend I have Sunday free, yes, that will work out perfectly,” I think to myself. “What harm could it do, after all it’s just one day, not that big of a deal.” Then I thought back to not even two weeks prior, I had a lab report due in chemistry; I had been sitting at home on a Sunday night and had every intention of doing my report but then, as soon as I got my computer out, I lost all motivation to type it. Before, writing my lab-report had sounded like a great idea, you know, to get ahead and all but now all, I wondered was, “do I have time later this week, and what game is on?”
When Monday rolled around and the Friday deadline one step closer I got home from a difficult practice, sat down, ate, and realized, “I have practice tomorrow morning. I’m tired. I’m going to bed. It can wait. Then came Tuesday and Wednesday all with the same story. By the time it was Thursday night I hadn’t even looked at the lab results, I decided I finally had to type it. When I looked at the blank document in front of me, I had no idea what to write about. The lab was over a week ago and I really didn’t remember it all that well. Finally, I started to write. It got progressively easier as I went on. In about an hour I was done. As I read through the calculations I would have to complete, I noticed there would also need to be graphs with this report but I was tired so I figure, there’s always the morning and went to bed.
I worked on the report every spare se...

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