10 Strategies for Combating Procrastination

Procrastinators Anonymous
College Freshman
Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, California

This is a really good guide for procrastinators such as myself. It is short and sweet. Very direct. That's what some procrastinators need. Something short. I do so hate working for long amounts of time. And sometimes it's even better to not follow all of the tips.

'Try a few. Don't try to take it all on. Try it little by little. If a tip is too hard to do because of where you are, then don't do it. Follow what tips you can. I'm a fan of the 10 minute rule, really. I don't have to work for hours on end. Just 10 minutes at a time and it's done before my eyes. I found that the 10 minute rule helped me complete my homework for the past week.

Amanda Ortega
Intercost, West Covina, Ca

I find this to be very interesting. I know more about myself after reading the article.

Great Tips!
HS Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The tips for beating procrastination given to us by the fine people at OSU seem to be very effective. i have used many of these techniques before and have seen success with them. The format of the website was very concise and dense with information. It made it very easy to quickly read through the bulleted tips and receive a vast wealth of knowledge.

Quick tips
Cathy Pratt, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, Oregon

Quick and easy to read and print out! This is a great check list to get you started in the right direction. I have regularly done more than 5 of these tips.


Definitely Helpful Advice for Procrastinators!
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

These ten strategies are great for anyone who puts things off! They are easy to do and that's important for anyone who loses focus easily and therefore procrastinates. The less complicated, the better!

The 10 minute rule really works, especially when you find you have an assignment that is boring or you are just being lazy. After trying it today, I really feel it could help to do this as a first step.

Brooklynn Hersey
Chemketa Community College, Salem, Or

Out of these ten strategies for combating procraastination I only do one, which is a to do list. I think I'm going to try some of these other strategies out and hopefully they help me with my procrastination.

Amy Yeaple, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

I am guilty of procrastination. The article 10 Strategies for Combating Procrastination had some very helpful ideas about how I can avoid putting things off until the last minute. I particularly liked: self-bribery - give yourself rewards. I can watch TV for a half an hour once I finish reading these 10 pages.

Procrastination solutions
Michael Pace, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I especially liked this site for tips on procrastination because it looked at procrastination as an expected problem and tried to find solutions, like using an umbrella. What the site didnt do was point fingers and blame the student for procrastinating. Which is nice, I feel many students despite hard efforts often fall victim to procrastination, and yeah they are partially to blame, but in today's world, it is so easy to stay preoccupied that it was nice to see a site that offered small wins to be acceptable.

Cure the bug
Richard Henley, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This website really helped me realize a few new ways to help myself with my procrastination. I'd never have thought about self bribery to help me get over my chronic procrastination.

Stop Procrastinating!
Dallas Gentemann
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

If you are a procrastinator, this is the article for you. I have such a problem with procrastination, and found this site to be filled with helpful tips. It gives you tips and tricks, and even breaks some down, to combat procrastination.

I find the 10 minute rule to be very useful. I have never heard of that one before. Also, the divide and conquer. Breaking a big task down into little tasks. All these tips and tricks will help the procrastinator in you!

Procrastination Solutions
Chemeketa community College, Salem, OR

These 10 strategies were very helpful to me when I was preparing to do a very long and tedious Reading assignment as I was given the assignment I didn't want to do it and wanted to put it off as long as possible. I decided to make a to-do list which was recommended on this site. This helps tremendously since there were over ten big steps I needed to do to complete this assignment. I never knew that making a simple to-do list can help that much with procrastination!

All the right stuff
William Whitney, College Freshman
Chemeketa, Salem,Oregon

I preferred this website for its lack of clutter. I liked the fact that it named what could be the top 10 reasons to avoid procrastination. I liked the fact that the website wasn't full of advertisements. I also liked the color scheme which is important to me, if a page is easy to read. Also OSU is a great college which inspired my decision slightly. Great Job. Go Beav's.

Casey Childress, College Fc. Write a question you still have about what you read. reshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

a. List three things I learned from reading this text. 1. Took the strategy quiz to find what I can do to help not procrastinate. 2. Using the Setting Goals Guided Worksheet to help write out goals. 3.Found more motivational thinking pages to help with motivation.

b. List two things I found interesting in the text. 1. Self-bribery to stay on task. 2. Carrying flashcards around to study during open time.


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