Procrastination: a habit that is hard to kick

By Staff Writer
November 21, 2002

Chris Jones

There’s a little more than a week left of school before Thanksgiving break. So if you knew me, you would know that I’ve been packing my bags since the middle of October.

I should be floating through these last days with no worries – just relishing the thought of the hours of sleep I’d catch up on and the good times that I’d definitely have with family and friends.

No, I’m sitting in front of my computer, blanking out on how I’m supposed to explain how a character from a book is a pariah of society when I have a multitude of computer, math and political science assignments to complete, needless to say start on.

I know I’m not the only procrastinator on campus so I guess a lot of people can relate when I say I feel swamped with all this backed up work.

The study experts, or whatever they’re called, say that as long as you are familiar with your study habits, and that you get things done, you’re just fine. But what if you’re not okay with how you do things?!

Every time that I have a major paper or project to do, I sort of “forget” the day that it’s due, so all the research and writing has to be done in the crucial weekend before it needs to be handed in.

I find this absolute torture every time that I have to stay up until the early hours of the morning, agonizing at the thought that I was annoying my roommate with my typing sounds and fighting the heaviness of my eyelids and pounding migraine.

Being the moron that I am, I made a contract to myself saying that I won’t leave everything to the last minute for the next paper. Have I followed my own advice? Heh. I’ll let the reader answer that.

So, I’m telling you that I’m sorry ahead of time, roomie. I’ll be typing away frantically until the day before I leave for Thanksgiving break.

Staff Writer

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