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Unfriending procrastination presentation helps students

Cam’ron Hardy

Procrastination is a common problem amongst college students.

Presenter Elizabeth Froemling, a graduate assistant studying communications disorders and an academic coach, from the Academic Support Center spoke to a group of college students about “Unfriending Procrastination.” 

While it may seem harmless at first, procrastination can have serious consequences. It can lead to poor grades, missed deadlines and increased stress and anxiety.

One of the main reasons why college students procrastinate is because they feel overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do. They may also lack the motivation or confidence to get started. 

However, procrastination only makes things worse. The longer they put off a task, the more difficult and stressful it becomes.

To overcome procrastination, college students should develop good time management skills. This includes creating a schedule or to-do list, setting goals, breaking tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps, and prioritizing tasks based on their importance and deadline. 

“Start with SMART Goals, you don’t need long term goals, but these goals will help you stay focused with school” Froemling said.

Another effective strategy is to hold oneself accountable. This can be done by sharing goals and progress with a peer or mentor, or by setting up a reward system for meeting deadlines or completing tasks.  

Additionally, college students should seek help when they need it. This includes reaching out to professors, tutors, or counseling services for academic or emotional support.

Procrastination is a common problem among college students that can have serious consequences. However, with good time management, skills, accountability, and support, it is possible to overcome procrastination and achieve academic success.

“Make use of all resources provided for you, everyone is here to help you succeed in college” Froemling, Grad Assistant and Academic Coach

Payton Liggins can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]


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Payton Liggins, Reporter
Payton Liggins is a freshman sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.
Cam’ron Hardy, News Editor
Cam'ron is a junior journalism major. He previously served news editor and campus editor at The News. 

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