Procrastination In College

Yes, I Procrastinate On Every Assignment And Yes, I Still Do Well On Them

I continue to procrastinate because I still do well when I do.

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When you have an assignment due at the end of the semester, and you can't start it until you know exactly what you want to do for this assignment. Put it off until last minute where you absolutely have to get it done like saving your GPA depends on it. In fact, when I started this article I was procrastinating on an assignment.

I love the college stereotype about putting assignments off until the last minute. I also support that stereotype. People call it lazy but I would describe it as deadline oriented. I enjoy working under pressure and give my best work when I do. I would not say this works for everyone but it does work for a lot of people.

College is not easy and it is not the place to not hand in your work or turn it in late because you're paying a lot of money to be here. However, maybe you're like me and you aren't the person who has to get everything done right away. Maybe you like the idea of having a whole week before something is due. It doesn't mean people who procrastinate are unmotivated and it doesn't mean that you don't give it your best effort when it comes down to the wire and your assignment is due the same day you started it.

I think it shows someone who works well under pressure. In the real world, as adults like to call it, deadlines can be shorter than the month given for an assignment that makes no sense. Deadlines can be shorter than a week. People who procrastinate and that do well on these assignments are setting themselves up for dealing with stress with grace. I believe that is an admirable quality as opposed to someone who takes longer amounts of time to get stuff done and snaps at someone when stressed.

So, if you're reading this and you're procrastinating on an assignment, then get to it, you still need to do your best. And to the person who has to get everything done in advance. Well, don't be so judgemental of the person next to you who said they did not start yet. Someone is always able to give their best work when they want to.

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10 Ways College Is 100% NOTHING Like High School

Once-a-day showers go to dry shampoo for four days straight.

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As a college freshman well into their second semester, it has officially occurred to me just how different, and often times better, college is compared to its predecessor, high school.

Here are just 10 ways the two could not be MORE different:

1. How you sleep

You'll go from waking up three hours before school to three minutes before class

2. How you hygiene

Once-a-day showers develop into dry shampoo for four days straight.

3. How you eat

Pizza goes from a once-in-a-while treat to an everyday food group.

4. How you socialize

You'll go from being nice to everyone to disliking people for no reason.

5. How much effort you put into your appearance

High school contour was on fleek and now there's somehow mascara on your forehead.

6. How you nap

Naps go from two hours to 10 minutes.

7. How you operate heavy machinery

Driving goes from 10 and 2 with perfectly lined up mirrors to driving with your knees and eating a taco.

8. Your classmates

High school classes are with all of your friends and college classes have strangers in them almost every day.

9. The people teaching you things

High school teachers are scary and mean, while college professors become your friends.

10. Textbooks

High school textbooks are provided where college textbooks need to be bought with another student loan.

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5 Reasons Why Staying At College For The Summer Is The Ultimate Power Move

No school, no rules, summer vacation at the best place on Earth, also known as college.

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As summer begins, it brings in the joy of no more school but for most what summer really brings is the sad realization that we have to leave our favorite place and go back to our boring home town with none of our new best friends. Although some have decided to stay at college for the summer and they will soon realize why this will be the best choice that they will be making all summer.

1. NO PARENTS 

What's better than no school, warm weather, and most importantly no one to say, "Are you just going to sleep till 2:30 p.m. every day this summer?"

1. It's like the weekend, but every day

Do you know what weekends felt like during the school year when you didn't have anything to do? No? You never had any free weekends? Wow, I'm so sorry. Well, imagine a weekend that you didn't have to do anything. Now multiply that one weekend by seven and you get seven Saturday like days where you do not have a single care in the world.

3. No "Go cut the grass!"

For the sons, you know that annoying time every week when your dad is going to say, "Go cut the grass." There is nothing you can do to get out of it. Well, staying at school for the summer means no more nagging. You get to choose what you do now.

4. The bond of friendship

The friends you make when you stay at college for the summer are different than any other bond. Mostly because you all don't have a care in the world since it's summer in your favorite place. It's a right of passage to call someone your summer college best friends. These are best friends that words wouldn't do justice.

5. The townies

Everybody always wonders what happens to a college town when all the college kids go home. Well, the townies come back in full swing and take their town back. If you stay at your college, you get to experience what most can't even describe in words. To the one mid-40s guy trying to relive his glory days. To the old men hitting on the college girls at the local pub. To the weird towny creatures that make you shiver with fright as you drive past them. Have fun townies, you only have three months.

That dream of "I wish I could just stay here at college with all these people but have no responsibilities" is finally coming true.

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