I have felt the pressure of an upcoming due date; the stirring in the pit of my stomach, the swift kick in the side for not completing an assignment, forcing its way back up, screaming, “I know you didn’t forget about me!”. It was not until this year that I have decided to take action in how I manage my time. For most people, they will look for brain-boosting drugs to curve the consequences of procrastination.
I have always been a particularly musical person. When I was younger, I wanted to become a singer when I grew up, but upon joining the choir in elementary I realized I did not have the talent for singing that I thought I had. Continually singing off key and never sounding as good as my peers did, I decided to confine myself to singing at home where only my family could hear me. Despite this revelation that I was, in fact, a terrible singer, I still wanted to participate in some type of musical performance and decided to join the band in middle school. After trying out various different instruments, I settled on the flute and quickly fell in love.
Perfectionism has been in my blood since I was a young kid always lining up my toy tractors against the wall in order of size or color. I have always had this burning passion in me that I need to do more; achieve more. Looking at the long list of activities and causes I dedicate my time to has been an eye opener. I am the busiest person I know but it doesn’t always appear that way to me. Being so involved has taught me unteachable lessons in how to manage time properly; something I will use the rest of my life.
Why do I want to attend college? College is an honorary achievement and it separates the determined from the undetermined. Owning a college to degree is an honor and an ecstatic feeling. Through college, that job is that much closer in the grasp. Through college, a person can perform at an elite level and really push themselves for greatness. I wish to attend college to further enhance my education, to be a first generation college student, and to become a better version of myself.
Noelle Albert wrote an essay called, “Multitasking: A Poor Study Habit”. Noelle is insisting to readers to stop multitasking while studying. Her main idea of this essay is to inform the reader of poor study habits, and why they should not tend to multiple things at once, while studying. The thesis is stated clearly in the last sentence in the first paragraph. “Multitasking between studies and recreational technology is not an effective way to study” (231) . Noelle gives reason and evidence to support her claims, throughout the entire essay. It will take you more time to switch from one task to another, than just following through. Firstly, supporting her main idea with a finding from professor David Meyer, at the University of Michigan, found that when you switch to a new task, parts of the brain that are no longer being used “start shutting things down-like neural
Before I made the transition to go back to school, I procrastinated by making up all types of excuses. First I said, I don’t have the money to go to school. Then someone told me to apply for a government grant. The government gave me a grant, so that took the money excuse away. My next excuse was I am too old to go back to school, college is for young people, and my mind doesn’t work like it uses to. I didn’t think I could keep up with the school work. To sum it all up, I was walking in fear. I prayed and fasted before taking the GRE. God really past the GRE through me. I’m not lying. I barely knew anything on the test. I would say yes Lord and I would here the answers is a the answers is b, and so on. Passing the GRE was the first
Defeating my bad habits will take time, so, keeping a daily planner will help (which I have, but I have a difficult time remembering to write my daily work on it). I’ll need to put the daily planner somewhere I can see it when I’m doing my schoolwork.
The way that you think is not always the same as the way that you speak or write. The way that people do things are different from others that are around them. I would classify myself as a planner as well as procrastinator. When it comes to doing things I always take my time and wait until the last minute to get it out of the way. Sometimes I think of myself as backwards simply since I always plan before time but then wait until the day before something is due to complete it. I always do certain things because I be wanting to get things out of the way, but then it begins to backfire on me.
At home procrastination is the leading struggle I have academically. I am Auttiana Rackley and I attend Akron Early College High School. Being here, it feels like neverending homework. During my classes, I am very focused and I complete school work with no complaints. When study hauls is in action, I use ALL of my time wisely. Coming to this school I am challenged to my fullest potential, and yet living the life of a college student.
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy is a book for crammed professionals to help others stop procrastinating and get stuff done. I chose the book because throughout my collegiate career I have been used to procrastinating, getting things done at the last minute, during high stress situation. I hoped to learn the best ways to manage my time, my priorities, and my personal life.
Imagine you having this big test coming up. You plan to divide the studying over some days. But then you rather watch that movie, or hang with your friends thinking “but I still have the weekend”. But on the weekend you want to do other things. As a result of this, when there’s only one day left you panic and have to study everything in one day and sit up the whole night. So then it never goes as you planned? a
Have you ever had much time to do an assignment but you decided to do it at the last minute? Is it helping you achieve your academic goals? Many college students have become accustomed to doing their academic tasks at the last moment because they usually say, "I work best under pressure" to justify their behavior in college. This practice has led to the procrastination, the tendency to postpone what is necessary to reach a goal, has become a chronic disease affecting a large segment of the university population. In some countries, it is estimated that over 70% of students exhibit this behavior (Schouwenburg quoted in Knezevic). Consequently, procrastination leads to an increase in feelings such as anxiety and panic as well, as a reduction in the grades of courses that students take. Therefore, it is crucial for students and universities, notably the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Guanacaste campus, work together to tackle this problem and improve students ' study habits.