Procrastination on Doing Academic Assignments

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Procrastination on Doing Academic Assignments
Andi Nur Chalishah (AG 1)
Have you ever been in a situation where you are overwhelmed by assignments? One of the possible reasons of why you could be in that situation is because sometimes you tend to postpone what is necessary, and instead you do activities that are more fun but less necessary. This situation is referred as procrastination. Procrastination seems to make a student’s life more pleasant but it adds several bad effects such as anxiety, stress, and even bad grades on their academic assignments.
When you are doing an assignment on the very last minute of the deadline, sometimes you feel anxious because you are afraid if you will not have enough time to finish it. Nevertheless, you do not realize anxiety arises from your procrastination habit. Sometimes you tend to stop finishing your assignments to do other fun activities because you think you could do it later. Students who procrastinate on doing assignment think they are waiting for the right moment to do it when the fact is they are just waiting for the high level of anxiety to force them to do it. Realizing that you still have a bunch of unfinished assignments brings you stress. It causes a big possibility of losing focus on doing assignments and the worst part is it will lead you to failure on doing your assignments.
Procrastination truly gives bad effects for college students on doing their assignments. Procrastinating to do other fun activities surely gives you pleasure but it is only temporary and after that it will leave you attached with stress and anxiety. You might get better result and score on your assignments if you do not procrastinate, that is why you do not have to wait until the last minute of the deadline to do it
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Andi Nur Chalishah (AG 1) A. Thesis Statement : Procrastination seems to make a student’s life more pleasant…...

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