WAYS COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN AVOID PROCRASTINATION
You’re working on your paper and you know you have a deadline looming, but, instead of doing your work, you’re doing other things such as playing games on your phone, checking email, and surfing the Web. Sound familiar? Every College student is familiar with procrastination and delaying assignments which can lead to stress and poor grades.
Block Out Distractions
To block out distractions when studying students should be in an environment free from loud noises such as your bedroom, library, book stores, and community centers. Students should also put away and turn off all electronics such as video games, cell phones, tablets, and mp3 players and place them at the other end of the room out of reach.
The lack of motivation is one of the main reason why college students procrastinate. It’s frustrating for students to complete assignments if there are no clearly defined goals. Students should make a list of their goals and keep them in sight. Students can also hang motivational posters or pictures around their house to remind them to stay motivated. Students should also reward themselves for small accomplishments and keep in mind the end result of reaching their goals.
The University of Chicago: Student Counseling Services
Princeton University: The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
The University of Maine: The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center
MindTools: Overcoming Procrastination Manage Your Time. Get It All Done