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Suggestions from an Expert on how to Stop Procrastinating Homework

Pretty much every student has had that moment when it seems far better to put off homework instead of just getting I done. Procrastination is a very real problem for a large part of the world’s population, particularly students. There are a number of reasons for this because every person is slightly different. Some people have a chronic procrastination problem while others are trying to avoid a particular assignment. Others still have other things on their mind and choose to push the homework to the back of the line of things to think about. Here is some advice and helpful tips and tricks for beating homework procrastination.

Identifying the Problem

The first step to stopping procrastination is determining exactly where the problem lies. Is the project a difficult one? Is the teacher a stickler for specifics? Are there other matters pressing on your mind more than the homework? There are many reasons why someone procrastinate and each person must determine what is stopping them from being productive. Once the problem has been determined, it is easier to find a solution. Now the question is, how does one determine what the problem is? Well, in some cases, the individual already knows, but for all other times, here are some tips. Sit down and make a pros and cons list for why you should get the assignment finished. The cons section will tell you a great deal about the problem. Don’t hold back when making this list, be brutally honest.

The Solution

There is no one simple answer that will help every person suffering from procrastination. However, anyone can try some basic tricks and tips to beat the problem. With any luck, the problem will be solved after only a short time. The first place to start is by listing out all problems that will arise from NOT getting the project done. Bad grades, failing a class, dropping grade point average (which some students must keep up in order to maintain a scholarship), scholarship status, and so many other possibilities. Next, make a list of all the things that you will accomplish by avoiding the assignment. This will be a very short, it even existent list. Try doing the project in small pieces to make the whole easier to accomplish. Make a specific plan for each day with time allotted for nothing other than working on the project. With a plan in place it will be easier to get things done.