The Problem of ProcrastinationEdit
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before the deadline.
The pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination; one may prefer to avoid negative emotions, and to delay stressful tasks. The belief that one works best under pressure provides an additional incentive to the postponement of tasks. Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.
Student Procrastination is Ameliorated by Assinging Frequent DeadlinesEdit
The content form for the deadline can take many forms but typically is a short essay, handritten homework or notes or an in-class quiz or some combination.
Characteristics of effective frequent deadline application:
- Frequent - Ideally once or twice per week.
- Graded but of Low consequence.
- Cumulative to reinforce spaced repetition
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