Procrastination Among College Students

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I’ve have been putting off writing this introduction for awhile now and tonight I had great intentions of sitting down to finally write it. Instead, I have found myself sucked into Ace of Cakes because I had no idea where to start. Procrastination is like a contagious disease that many students fall victim to. When school work starts to pile up and school becomes increasingly more stressful students tend to resort to other activities to avoid their responsibilities. Many students struggle with meeting the expectations of their classes and tend to fall into the rotation of putting off assignment until last minute. A few common types of procrastination seen among college students are social media, competing obligations, over-lenient deadlines, …show more content…
The only thing more stressful than exams is when a student has multiple assignments do at the same time for all of their classes. When classes become demanding students can have a difficult time keeping up and some might even succumb to the pressure. When the stress becomes too much for the student to handle, they will seek out ways to avoid their schoolwork, such as going out with friends or picking up an extra shift at their job. College students often think they can add a part-time job into the mix of trying to balance school and a social life. More often than not, students have a hard time balancing it all. When it becomes too much to handle, work usually becomes the student’s first priority. Money usually begins to outweigh their schoolwork because they can benefit from the money. They see school as a large expense that is taking all their money, and that is how students rationalize cutting back on classes or dropping out. In other situations work is seen as a distraction because students use the time as another way to socialize instead of focusing on school. Lastly, sports are another diversion from schoolwork because instead putting more time into studying they are putting more time in at practice every night. If an athlete knows people are relying on them to win an upcoming game, all their focus is going to be on practice, not their assignments. How they perform in …show more content…
After enough times of receiving mediocre grades from avoiding assignments until last minute, students will eventually gain a sense of time management and learn ways to stay on track. All it takes for a student to be successful at breaking the cycle is a little determination and focus. By completing their assignments early students will be able to enjoy guilt free activities because they don’t have the stress of a paper being due as they usually would. If they kick this habit early on and learn better time management skills, students will lead a more successful academic

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