The Consequences And Effects Of Procrastination In College

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Throughout, this essay I will explain the consequences of students procrastinating in college. The consequences discussed will be how procrastinating affects students grades, as well as students who do not procrastinate on a regular basis. Later on, solutions to reduce procrastination in college that can also be applied to your life in general. Holding students accountable for submitting work on time and holding instructors accountable for enforcing these standards will also be discussed. How colleges can help students quit procrastinating by ensuring students understand the course material and by organizing group study halls for students we need additional help. To make this paper credible, information from several articles and websites was …show more content…
“Stanford philosopher John Perry, author of the book The Art of Procrastination, has argued that people can dawdle to their advantage by restructuring their to-do lists so that they’re always accomplishing something of value.” (By Eric Jaffe) Initially there would appear to be some benefits to procrastination but this benefits are all short term, lower levels of stress likely do to putting off work, and perusing an activity that you enjoy doing. In the end, however, the costs of procrastination far outweighs the temporary benefits. Procrastinators will earn lower grades than other students and will become more stressed later due to dissatisfaction of not getting the grades they wanted. True procrastinators don’t just finish their work later, the quality of their work suffers, and in the end their well-being to will suffer. Procrastination is probably the biggest form of sabotage in the life of a college student and in the adult life period. I plan to solve this problem by taking steps towards my goals instead of running straight for them. First, I will prioritize my goals giving myself deadlines to complete them before there actually do, but most importantly I will schedule relaxing times for myself. Also in this step I will find a location in my house or on campus that allows me to do my work with no interruptions. Secondly, I will align myself around some form of positive reinforcement this is the best way to build self-confidence, whether it’s a positive affirmation that I can repeat daily or notes I leave around the house to read. The last and most important step is commitment, in order to come to terms with studying in college students need to stay committed. Before, it’s all said and done without commitment you will never finish college. There will be times

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