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How much do you Procrastinate?
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Posted 9/29/14
Well, let's see it's Tuesday morning. 1:01 A.M. to be exact.
Just started studying for a World Geography test I have in 6 hours.
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Lol, I feel my best work is done when I only have a certain amount of time left to complete it. Panic is a pretty good motivator.
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Posted 9/30/14
On a daily basis.

...*Gross sobbing*
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Posted 9/30/14
I was gonna give a long answer but its been pushed off
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Posted 9/30/14
I don't feel like answering this right now. I'll tell you later.
Posted 9/30/14
Oh would you look at that... I happen to be procrastinating right now.
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Posted 9/30/14
I'm procrastinating so much this semester I think I've only done like 3 homework assignments out of the like 10 I've gotten.
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I'm a terrible procrastinator. I was given three months to write my honours thesis (a 40-something page research paper). As the procrastinate-but-excel-anyway type, I wasn't used to having to do these strange things called "drafts", and because of that, I'd intended to actually write the paper starting about a week from the deadline. A couple weeks before that, I was informed by email by the prof overseeing my paper that I no longer had enough time to complete it, since she had to see my draft and give me feedback on what to change.

I was told that I could get an extension on the paper - basically, I'd work on it for another term. I resolved to myself that this time, I wouldn't leave it off 'til the last minute. Having done a fair bit of research in the library, but deciding I could use some more material, I immediately went to Amazon and ordered a collection of periodicals on my subject (the library didn't have a whole lot of info on H.P. Lovecraft, turns out. :P). And that was my justification for doing nothing for the first couple weeks. After that, I actually did do a bunch of research and piece together a sort of "essay plan" to go by when I started writing it, but still didn't actually sit down and open up a word processor.

Fast-forward to a month or so before the deadline. I'm under considerable stress. I've been putting off my thesis (again), telling myself each day that tomorrow is the day I'm going to start. I'm afraid to check my email, because I'm certain my prof will have sent an email or two to chew me out for being so lazy as to still have nothing done. One day, I finally work up the courage to check my email, and I see one new message there from my prof, sent about a week ago. I can feel the irritation oozing out of the message (though it's mostly implicit), but what catches me off-guard is that she's given me a deadline for the first draft, and it's just a couple days from now.

I'm terrified (but heaving a gigantic sigh of relief that I decided to check my email), and spend an hour or so just kind of lying down in a daze, and only after that do I sit down at my computer, open up Open Office, and get to work. I pull an all-nigher or two (since I've also got work on some of the days before the deadline, so I really don't have any time to goof off), and miraculously, I complete my first draft the night before the deadline, email it out, and promptly pass out for twelve-ish hours (lucky for me, my bed is only a couple feet away from my desk.).

The rest of my thesis went pretty smoothly. There wasn't a whole lot that she wanted me to edit, so I went back and fixed up those things, and added in a couple new paragraphs procrastination-free (it takes me far longer than it should to get to work, but once I start, I'm a machine until I'm done.) I clear the new stuff with her, and have a shiny honours thesis ready to hand in by the official final draft deadline.

And that's the story of how I completed my BA, after having spent an extra year or two working on it because I got distracted by interesting-looking electives, and completing over the course of about seven months a final paper that most aspiring honours students do in three (while juggling normal courses on top of that).

Of course, even though I now had all the necessary credits I needed for my degree, it would still be a full year before I finally motivated myself to fill out the five-minute form necessary to actually receive it.
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Lets say my best work comes out when im on a time crunch. Give me an essay that is due in 1 month ill waste as much time as possible and when the due day arrives . and lets say i gotta turn it in at 8:00am, i wake up at 5:00am and have that 16 page essay done. i get better scores on these papers than if i take my time to do it. i hate doing it but my creativity just freakin goes over flow when im on a time crunch, i cant help it why must procrastination be so fun.
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That was a pretty interested story, I usually get into one of those situations ones in a while

-Mastergold

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In my senior year of high school, my procrastination reached to an all time high. I finished essays the period before they were due. I was also in AP Art during my senior year so I would stay up until 6 to finish one piece for my portfolio. Still managed to get by with As and Bs.

Now that I'm in college, I finally broke out of my awful procrastination habit. I'm actually finishing essays weeks before they're due and focusing more on reading assignments.
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Posted 9/30/14
If I feel it can wait, it will. I'm King of ProcrastiNation.
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Posted 9/30/14 , edited 9/30/14
Too much. Heck, it's because of procrastination that I failed my A Levels, and I still procrastinate. More fool me, eh?
Posted 9/30/14
All the time. I wish I didn't because I usually just cause more stress for myself. I need to get better at this
Posted 9/30/14
i was going to post here earlier but i just kinda put it off
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