The average college student starts the morning by hitting the snooze button and occasionally skipping class. They end it watching late night TV or chatting on Facebook instead of doing homework. Dilettantes in the ways of laziness during high school, most students are experts in the field by the time they reach college. Last-minute rushes to the Johnson Center Library to print out a paper or trying to scout out an available computer on campus are just some of the consequences of putting off work until the last second. However, there are many helpful tips to fend off temptation and avoid getting sucked into the downward spiral that is procrastination.
1. Start your homework by doing the least-daunting task. The piece of work that you’re looking forward to the most will be the one that will get your mind focused the fastest.

2. Write out four to five tasks that you want to complete for each day of the week, and reward yourself if you meet a day’s worth of tasks.

3. Designate a relaxation day. You’ll start to work harder throughout the week in anticipation of your “chill day.”

4. Regularly switch between subjects when studying so you don’t get burned out or tired of one specific topic. It’ll keep you alert and attentive.

5. Instead of having the “I’ll do it later” mindset, aim to complete tasks as soon as possible so they’re out of the way and you don’t have to stress over them.

6. Set Internet time limits on social networking sites or other entertainment websites so that you won’t be browsing while you’re actually supposed to be studying. This will increase productivity and decrease distraction.

By following these tips and tricks in addition to making promises to yourself, you’ll be able to organize your assignments and academic engagements in a way that will be totally devoid of procrastination. Productivity will be maximized so that you can enjoy all of your time without any stress.