CU 1010 Journal Spring 2017

1/31/17: What time management strategies did you use last semester? How well did they work?

Last semester I had terrible time management. There were multiple times where I ended up procrastinating to the point where I had to sit up all night in the library or study lounge typing a paper or completing a project. There were also times were I would forget to do an assignment and have to turn it in late or even completely forget to finish the assignment. I slept when I was tired and then just do my work around a nap or something else I was doing rather than completing my work first. I also never really started on assignments early. I also never really studied on my own aside from going to tutoring sessions.

Procrastination occurs usually when we're not comfortable. Reflect on what makes you uncomfortable, how procrastination has impacted your life, and what and why you prefer process over product.

Being in a non-productive environment such as my room or somewhere that isn't the library makes me uncomfortable when I'm actually trying to get work done because there are way too many distractions. I can begin watching TV or get a quick game of madden in or even climb in my bed or take a nap. Also, being tired makes me uncomfortable which in turn means I must take a nap before I can be productive which wastes more time that I don't have. Procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to complete assignments has a very bad impact on your grades as it forces you to turn in sub-par, or late work, or not even turn in your work at all. That is why I attempt, sometimes unsuccessfully, to plan out what I'm gonna do before hand and follow a process to make sure I complete the assignment.

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