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Procrastination: The Leading College Student Epidemic

by Allison Soliman, Editor

With exam season hitting us all like a ton of bricks, I, and many other students, seem to be clinging to Netflix to get us through these tough times. You get sucked up by the latest show you’re binge-watching and there goes all that study-time. Wikipedia defines procrastination as “the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished [by] doing more pleasurable things in the place of less pleasurable ones.” Understandably, many students would rather watch Parks and Recreation again or learn a new language rather than write that English paper that was due yesterday. But why do students procrastinate so badly? Why would so many of us prefer to watch that new season of Sense8 rather than cram for that upcoming History exam?

According to a study conducted at the University of Calgary, “15-20% of the general population are procrastinators.” It’s harder to avoid temptations and, when studying, everything is more tempting than the task at hand. I mean, YouTube is much more fascinating than Math. Unfortunately, we have to do the mundane tasks in order to get to the futures we’re striving for.

With summer quickly approaching, student motivation is going down the toilet. As students, we have to remember that procrastination and low-motivation will not help us in the future. It won’t be easy, but we can do it. Just remember to take study breaks in between, and try to keep yourself interested by studying with friends.

Please take care of yourselves this exam season. I know, brewing your coffee with Red Bull is very tempting right now, but the semester will be over soon enough and it’s better that you get some sleep instead of “seeing sounds”.

Good luck on your finals, everyone!

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