The Importance Of Procrastination In College Students

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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. Procrastination increases anxiety, panic and the chance of contracting certain diseases. At the beginning of each university semester, students receive a course syllabus in which all activities of each course, with their tasks and deadlines, are established. However, a large segment of university students postpones their assignments until the last possible minute because, according to Knezevic, students are predisposed put off until tomorrow what they should do today. Nevertheless, this practice is

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