Are You a Procrastinator?

Pro·cras·it·na·tion [proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn] – the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. (

Click on the image to view twenty pixel’s humorous Field Guide to Procrastination.

Read below for tips on how to overcome some types of procrastination.


Work, family, chores, and school? Most of us procrastinate sometimes, but some of us let procrastination determine our lives. With the semester underway and midterms approaching, procrastination could put you behind or worse, you could end up with a failing grade.

Do you have trouble getting started?

  • Start with a small step.
  • Stick to a schedule.
  • Use a mentor.
  • Reward yourself!

Are you a perfectionist or afraid of failure?

  • Don’t go solo (work with others).
  • Set small goals.
  • Make time for success.

But I work best under pressure!

  • Set your own deadlines.
  • Stick to your schedule.
  • Leave time for review.

Are you too busy?

  • Determine how many credit you can handle before registering for classes.
  • Include your classes/assignments in your daily calendar.
  • Use a to-do list.

For more explanation on these tips and some basic time management skills, view our tutorial: Time Management for Students.

One thought on “Are You a Procrastinator?

  1. That’s a great chart– and at any given time, I’ll bet we’re all one of those types! Good tips for when you find yourself about to fall into the procrastination trap!

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