Procrastination

Watching the classroom clock is a popular past-time for high school students.

Ms. Lawson

Watching the classroom clock is a popular past-time for high school students.

Savannah Snipe, J1 Reporter

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Procrastinating is the act of chronically avoiding tasks and deliberately looking for distractions. People who procrastinate are seemed to have self-control problems and researchers have said that people who fall subject to procrastination are “self-handicap.” I asked two seniors who know too well about procrastination a series of questions about their relationship with procrastination and how they cope with it.  

Seniors, Genesis Rosado and Lindzie Rodriguez-Corpuz, are both avid procrastinators, but their answers to my questions were not too similar. Genesis Rosado said that her reason for procrastination is because she simply doesn’t “motivate herself enough,” lack of motivation is a common reason for procrastination, with no motivation, you’ll have no drive to complete your work. Lindzie Rodriguez says “she gets distracted too easily.” Distractions are a very common reason for procrastination, especially if you don’t know how to eliminate them from the environment around you.  

Genesis believes that procrastination negatively affects her school work, when doing her work under a time pressure she isn’t thinking of the quality of her work, she’s just trying to get it done. But she does have some techniques of cope with it, “listening to music and putting myself in a work state of mind will usually do the trick,” says Genesis. Lindzie, on the other hand, says she does nothing to prevent her procrastination because she “works good under pressure.” I was also curious as to what classes they procrastinate the most in and they both gave me the same answers English and DE Speech, we tend to procrastinate more in our classes that are more detrimental to our GPAs and guide our track to graduation.

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