October 12, 2011

How we procrastinate

Although putting off one’s work tends to be viewed poorly, many students find they produce their best work under pressure. Freshman Erik Stephenson explained how “the motivation just isn’t there when you know you have time and know you’ll do fine based on your previous performance … then when the deadline’s there I become this god of the English language and pull some amazing, intelligent things out of my a–.”
Although for many students this may be the case, freshman Adrita Deb Burman still feels “guilty and awful” when she puts things off to the last minute.
Regardless of how awful or accomplished one may feel about the act of procrastinating, it doesn’t appear to be something that will go away any time soon. Freshman Stephen Ford explained. “It’s inevitable, yet we get our work done. Sometimes other things may be more important than our studies but we’ll still graduate.”
In the meantime, enjoy TKS’ list of ways to procrastinate and drink lots of coffee.
Note: In the true spirit of procrastination, this information was all compiled within four hours of the deadline.

How do you put off work?
-Make Rage Comics
-Do laundry
-Work out
-Stare at the ceiling
-Have a fast food fiesta
-Write haiku
-Join a political protest
-Have a tea party
-Climb a tree
-Go to Jazz Night
-Watch “My Little Pony”
-Walk like a dinosaur
-Do other, less important homework
-Have a TV marathon
-Listen to music
-Go to parties even on weeknights
-Take a nap
-Go on a date
-Play ultimate frisbee
-Take another nap

Camille Brown
Camille Brown is a junior majoring in English literature and double minoring in educational policy and journalism. Previously, she served as editor-in-chief of her high school paper and a reporter for TKS. She spent the summer of 2012 freelancing for The Peninsula Gateway and is currently pursuing an independent study concerning the media’s influence on education.

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