10 Ways All Students Procrastinate, All The Time, At All Colleges

10 Ways All Students Procrastinate, All The Time, At All Colleges

Describe yourself in one sentence: "I'll do it tomorrow."

Unfortunately, procrastination is almost like a hobby to some of us, even a skill, especially for students who rather stare at a blank wall than learn about physics. Some of us have given in to procrastination so frequently that the phrase "I'll do it tomorrow" becomes our motto or catchphrase, but you're not alone.

Everyone procrastinates, maybe not as much as I do, but I'm sure it happens. Though everyone is unique in their own way, our techniques of procrastination is usually fairly similar. Here are some of the most popular I have discovered since beginning school.

Me after five hours of trying to write an essay.^

1. Eating even though you're not hungry at all

And since you're a broke college student, you probably just go back and forth from your refrigerator to your pantry, opening and closing them hoping you'll eventually find something good.

2. Constantly checking social media

Most of us are guilty to failing into endless cycle of checking Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Insta, and maybe even your 6th Myspace page.

3. Napping

^ How I sleep even though I have three exams, two papers and a quiz tomorrow.

4. Online shopping

How I look after shopping online for three hours, just to put everything in my shopping bag and buy nothing because I have $2.78 in my bank account.

5. Netflix and procrastinate

Actual footage of me binge-watching "Stranger Things" instead of studying for my History exam. I'm fixing to score an 11 on this exam. Sorry, I'm corny.

6. Watching old Vines

Realizing Vine is dead.

But it's OK, because they're still on Youtube for your procrastination needs.

7. Cleaning

I swear, the only time I ever get the urge to clean is when I should be studying, and then it's like I'm Niles from the Nanny all of a sudden.

8. Pinterest

Though this kind of falls under the social media category, I feel as if Pinterest should have its own category because of all the hours I have wasted on it. From its nearly impossible DIY ideas to its limitless categories of pinning, this app is the all-time procrastination center. But it is also amazing and I love it.

9. Panicking

When it hits you just HOW much information you have to study and your brain goes into full panic mode. I never related to Spongebob as much as I do now.

10. Doing anything at all that's not studying

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Every Time I See A College Tour Group Walk By I Just Want to Scream 'It's a TRAAAPP!'

The tour guide is good - they're just a liar.

It's officially that time of year - anywhere you walk on campus, there's bound to be a gaggle of parents and befuddled high school students winding their way through building after building. In front of them stands an overenthusiastic tour guide, spouting off statistics about the school so fast they'll make your head spin.

Unfortunately, what the tour guide says doesn't exactly line up with what goes on at the school. Oh, the things we students wish we could shout out to the parents as they pass by.

1. "You'll get sick of the dining!"

It may look like there's something new to eat every single day, but by the end of the semester, you'll be sick of everything except the things closest at home.

2. "I'm only here for the free t-shirts!"


3. "IT'S A TRAP!"

Seriously, part two. You get two of three things: a social life, sleep, or good grades. Whoever said you could have all three is lying.

4. "Welcome to the real world, suckers!"

It's got confrontation, taking care of yourself, and formal emails. (Which, of course, your professor will respond with 'k thnx bai' sent from their iPhone.)

5. "Say goodbye to sleep!"

There are three types of people on campus: tea drinkers, coffee drinkers, and people with energy drinks running through their veins.


Check all of your housing options before you move in. The dorm they're showing you might be the worst housing area on campus.


You're getting squat. Free tuition? Try the tune of $13k a year. Or more. Depending.

8. "The library is NOT the best study place."

Depending on your major, there are several places for you to study that aren't the library.

9. "The health center sucks!"

True fact: word through the grapevine is that someone once got antibiotics for a sprained ankle.You may as well sell that leg on the black market to cover the costs.

10. "Believe the roommate horror stories!"

All random roommates are horrible unless proven otherwise. (But be wary of everyone.)

11. "SI (student instructor) sessions are useless."

You will learn nothing . Chances are you'll end up correcting the instructor.

12. "The freshman fifteen is optional."

Some people don't gain it at all, and some people really gain it. It's up to you.

13. "You'll need a car!!"

If, for some reason you can't pay for the overpriced parking pass, find a friend who can.

14. "Hookup culture is real!"

But it's not for everyone. Just because everyone is doing it doesn't mean you have to.

15. "Campus jobs are a myth!"

Campus job? What's a campus job? Do you have work-study? No? No job for you. Have you tried the local coffee shop?

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