Overcoming Procrastination

Everyone's Problem
Daniel Livesay, College Senior
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Procrastination is a huge part of my college life. I live from test to test. I only study when vitally nessacary, and when you are a math major these habits can tend to catch up with you from time to time. As I read the reasons why students procratinate, almost every reason I could easily relate to myself and my own situation.

THis article was very helpful because I understand now that I do need some sort of discipline for myself when I get nothing done and procrastinate constantly. I realize that i do possibly have some self-defeating problems, and that also I don't try to identify my own strengths and weaknesses. From now on, I am going to find an area that is free of distractions and try to focus on my studies in a more timely manner.

Excellent advice
Lee Barrett
Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC

This article helps those of us (including myself) with the epidemic commonly known as procrastination. It provides excellent pointers on how to deal with procrastination and what we can do to reduce, if not eliminate it. Various examples are included in this article to give us ideas on how to overcome procrastination.

Jennifer Moore, College Junior
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

I often find the hardest part of writing a paper is getting yourself to start writing it. Often once you get the ideas flowing, the paper becomes far less daunting.

When I feel the urge to procrastinate, I start on the preliminaries. Making an outline of what you want your paper to say will help you decide what you're going to write, and how to organize it. An annotated bibliography will summarize the information from your sources that you will include, so you don't have to spend time later figuring out what papers to cite. These steps will help clarify your paper, so once you start writing, you know what to write.

Everyone Procrastinates!
Lisa Torres, College Freshman
Canada College, Redwood City, CA

I really found this article very interesting. I know I have procrastinated, but didn't know how to deal with it. Procrastination will get in the way of someone trying to achieve their goals in life. People should get a better handle on their procrastination, because it could cost them their future. And now from the tips from this article, I now have a better understanding on what to do if I feel the urge to procrastinate.

I dont think so
Amanda Ortega
Intercost, West Covina, Ca

i think there are a lot more then 25% of college students who procrastinate.

dont do it!
Daniel Templin, College Junior
Intercoast College, West Covina, Ca

The easiest way to overcome this is to just not do it! How hard is that? Just do what has to be done, so that you do not have to do it later. Simple. Don't want to do it? Do it anyway. That should be even more of a motivation to get in done in the first place.

Favorite tip
Amanda Harper
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

I really like the tip to modify your environment. It really should be the first tip on list. I noticed that when I tried to study at home, I would use every excuse possible to avoid doing my assignment: I would watch TV, do chores, cook meals, etc. But once I started meeting with others at the library to do assignments, I noticed that with all of those excuses gone I could just focus and get so much more done. I recommend giving that tip a lot of thought if you find yourself getting distracted a lot in certain places.

Hard to get started
Chemeketa Communty college, Yamhill, OR

I feel that procrastination is my weakest when it comes to long harder tasks. I have a hard time starting, but once I do it's easy. That maybe because I don't think that I'm smart enough or I feel it needs to be perfect, instead of just knowing that nobody is perfect and everyone is different and leave it at that. This information has helped me understand that I may have too many distractions and need to be a little more confident in my learning. Which sounds easier to accomplish with some tools, such as the ones given.

Review of Procrastination
Rachel Inman, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College , Salem Oregon

This was helpful to me because it tells you ways to overcome your procrastination and be successful. Recognize your fears, anxiety. Identify your own goals, strengths and what you need to get done and what it's importance to you. Don't dwell on failure ,instead think of the success you have had.

I sometimes think of my failure and it stresses me out, by not doing that I will be able to concentrate better and will be able to get my work done.

overcoming procrastination
Outon Chetnouphone
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,Or

i feel like this one is very useful. Everyone procrastinates. I often procrastinate when I am overwhelmed with personal issues. What I have learned is to take frequent breaks and to take little steps in big projects or tasks and to organize my daily tasks by priority.

Moving Forward
Jeffrey Riley-Loy, College Freshman
Chemeketa Comunity College, Stayton, OR

Procrastination is something found in many students, It's a problem many people must learn to defeat in order to move through their lives. This article serves as a nicely written guide to the many signs of procrastination, and what you can do to help curb your dawdling tendencies. I would recommend this to anyone having trouble with their schoolwork due to their tendency to postpone studying.

Overcoming procrastination
Anna Torres, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I love that this site gives you the exact definition of procrastination-Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished-. I also like that the site tells me why I procrastinate and how to overcome it. I learned some really good strategies that I can use.

Me and procrastination
Michael King II, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Procrastination is something that I live with and something that comes easy for me. For me to find time to study that is on task is not an easy thing. This web site gave some helpful pointers on how to deal with procrastination. It also stated some tips that can help to reduce procrastination and in some cases it could help to eliminate it. Eliminating procrastination is something that I did not think was possible and with the help of the web sites various examples are included gave me some ideas on how to overcome procrastination. This web site takes something that is hard to get under control and makes it so that the examples are easy to follow and to put into effect.

Overcoming Procastination Review
Maribel Barocio
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The Overcoming Procastination article on the State University of New York is a great source of information. The fact that they provide research results and include information from people that have a degree on this is great. It provides information on why students procastinate and ways to overcome it. The best part of this site is that they provide the reader with information of places that provide them with help overcoming this problem.

Jessica Ficek, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

I really feel that everything I read on this site was well said and will be very helpful in battling time management. I feel procrastination is another downfall that is holding me back. I know school is a top priority, but I am also raising a family and it is hard to juggle both and get a set time management strategy going on. I believe this information will definitely help me along my way to achieving my goals. Thanks!

Overcoming Procrastination
Jose Macias, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I believe that everyone has procrastination problems, especially when it comes down to doing things we are bored by or just don't like to do, like homework or studying. I am a big time procrastinator, always finding the littlest excuses not to do things. I know it is a really bad habit but I still continue to do it, because I don't really know how to deal with it and sometimes it is just easier not to do things. But now that I have read this website and all the great examples and tips it provides, it has helped me understand how procrastinators work, and how to overcome this important and difficult obstacle. That's why i recommend to all those who have procrastinating problems to read this website. It is a very useful website that covers how to overcome procrastination, how to identify your own goals, your strengths and weaknesses, how to use time wisely, and modify your working environment to eliminate distractions and stay focused.

Umair Ali, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Are you a college student and do you procrastinate? You are doing very poorly in college because you procrastination? You do not need to worry about your this habit anymore, because now you can get over this problem.

The article "Overcoming Procrastination" is really good way to find your solutions. This article tells you why students procrastinate and how to overcome the procrastination. Read the article now and get rid of this costly habit once and for all.

Overcoming Procrastination
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

Ah, a topic I know well. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. This article covers why people do it and how to overcome. It lists many reasons someone might practice procrastination. It relates to time management, concentration, fear, beliefs, personal issues, attentiveness, expectations and, uh, more fear. The more interesting part of this article covers how to overcome these deficiencies and progress toward better goal management. To help deal with procrastination, you should take an inventory of yourself. Recognize any self-defeating ideas that you may have about yourself and evaluate your priorities. Create realistic goals that align with those ideas and stick to them. Find a way to motivate yourself, such as changing your study area and focusing on successes. Finally, reward yourself by taking regular breaks and recognizing a completed goals. Creating reasonable goals, short and long term. Stick to them and reward yourself when a task is completed. This will keep you motivated and help prevent procrastination.

Great advice for everyone
Liberty, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I had never thought why i procrastinate. But all the examples given I can apply to why I procrastinate. I think unrealistic expectations and perfectionism are my major ones.

Courtney Nunes, College Freshman
Creighton University, Omaha NE

I really enjoyed reading this article. I liked that they identified common characteristics of a procrastinator, their behaviors and then suggested some types to stop it. I personally am a big procrastinator so this was very helpful to me! It gave me insight on how to be more aware of my behaviors when studying and which ones are going to help me most successful.

I learned
Charity Araujo, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

Procrastination is a huge problem for me. After visiting your site I found the information very easy to understand. Your outline of topics made it easy for me to read through and get to the point quickly. Some of the sites I visited are a bit difficult for me to get to the point of what I am trying to learn. Thank you for having your site easy to learn from.

Overcoming Procrastination
Kevin Jewell, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

"Overcoming Procrastination", had some good information on what procrastination was. It had many definitions and explanations, but not all of them apply to me. The ones that do are mainly, poor time management and inability to concentrate. I love playing video games and do not love work. Ialways somehow manage to start the homework I have last minute and it's not healthy.

The site tells me the first step to fixing this is recognizing the problem which i have done no i just need to be able to fix it. one way i should be able to do that is to set times on when and how long i work and play. also to be able to think of my goals so i may be able to stay on task long enough to get something done. very helpful.

Overcoming Procrastination
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I really enjoyed reading this article because it identified different types of procrastinators and how overcome procrastination. The steps to overcome procrastination were short and easy to understand.

When I was reading what types there was, I was finding out which one I was because to be honest I have procrastinated one to many too many times. So this article did help me understand more about procrastination and how to deal with it in a better manner.

Overcoming procrastination
Kati Caldwell, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The purpose of the website is to help overcome procrastination. It offers an explanation on why students procrastinate and what exactly procrastination is. Then it talks about how you can overcome procrastination.

One thing that stood out to me was when it suggested that you study in small blocks and not long periods of time. Then is says that you need to reward yourself after you finish. I think this is a good study strategy because sometimes when you study too long you get overwhelmed or you just can't think or concentrate anymore because of all the thinking your brain has been doing. Overall I think this site is very helpful, because it explains what procrastination is, why it happens to people, and how to solve the problem.

Great Formative & Informative Too!!
Dana Rodriguez, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

The areas covered are: 1. The definition of procrastination 2. Why students procrastinate 3. How to overcome procrastination

I really liked how it started with an introduction that included a couple of scientific facts on the subject.The site was arranged very neatly with the title in a larger font and each section bolded. The use of bullets made each individual piece of information easily discernible from the previous.

I would recommend this site since it is easy to read and includes valuable information.

Overcoming Procrastination
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This site provides great information on study skills, not only just how to overcome Procrastination, but why we procrastinate. To not be a procrastinator or become a procrastinator you have to recognize self defeating problems, identify your own goals/strengths/weaknesses/values, be able to compare your actions with your values, study in small blocks, motivate yourself, always set realistic goals, and always try to modify your environment: eliminate noise and distractions. Procrastination can lead to serious problems when you?re in school and also personal success. Learning the skills to overcome Procrastination is very important. This site is clear, organized and very easy to navigate through. Great information if you feel that you are starting to avoid tasks and setting unrealistic schedules.

College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I am guilty. I am a procrastinator. I found many of the reasons listed in this article sounded like it was written about me.

I appreciate the examples of "overcoming procrastination" and will be working on this. Modifying the environment is one tip that I will be working on after reading this article; being a mother of 2 young kids, it's difficult to find a calm environment.


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