Procrastination And Its Effects On College Students Essay

2012 Words May 5th, 2016 9 Pages
In the beginning, it can seem like the right choice to make for the individual. He or she can live such a carefree life filled without worry; however, it can easily manipulate him or her until it eventually gets out of control and takes over his or her life. It is only a short matter of time before the individual discovers that his or her “perfect life” is crumbling down, but by then it is too late. Procrastination becomes a part of a routine- a habit. An individual can prevent it once he or she puts his or her mind to it and desires to change. More specifically, college students develop this pattern of putting assignments off to the side until the very last minute. There are numerous reasons as to why students procrastinate, but there are also ways to be more productive and avoid it. Although it may seem like procrastination is more satisfying and more convenient in the moment, it is more rewarding in the end to not let it happen and students should approach various steps to reduce it including: setting goals, scheduling out the day, breaking work down into smaller steps, asking for help, staying away from distractions, and being surrounded by people that encourages students to work.
According to research, “up to 46% college students report to procrastinate on specific academic tasks and that about 10% of adults in the general population indicate to be chronic procrastinators” (Kroese, Ridder, Evers, and Adriaanse). This high percentage of college student procrastinators…

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