101 Tips For Avoiding Procrastination
Tip # 33 Break that huge term paper into small parts
Students dread term papers. They take forever to finish and you hate
footnoting. You’re not alone. Term paper phobia is as common as a
fear of heights.
If you tend to put doing term papers, one way of avoiding
procrastination is to divide the project into small parts. When you’ve
set up the outline, pick out the sections you think are the most difficult
and begin your research. You can leave the easy parts for later.
Breaking a job into tinier segments is an effective way of taking
immediate action instead of postponing it for later.
Tip # 34 Turn that cell phone off
Your parents bought you a cell phone so you can call if you find
yourself in a bind or need a lift or simply need to let them know if
you’ll be late for dinner.
It’s a good idea to keep the cell phone with you especially on those
nights when you have to stay in the library till late at night. But don’t
use it to keep you from doing what you’re supposed to do.
If you talk too much on your cellular, you’re not only using air time,
you’re using it to procrastinate from attending to that pressing
academic project. Allocate 30 minutes during the day to stay in touch
with friends, but try not to go beyond that time.