Procrastination, Flash Cards, and Cramming

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I recently received an email from one of my students with several great questions. I thought these issues, and their answers, might benefit everyone. Hi Cody, Some study issues that I have noticed that I have is not in how I study but when I study.  I have a horrible habit of procrastinating and onlyContinue reading “Procrastination, Flash Cards, and Cramming”

Still More Motivation Tricks For Sluggish Students

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Remember, getting to work when we don’t want to is a learned skill. We have to train ourselves to get motivated on command. Here are the final three motivation busters. Make sure to check out the first two articles in the series if you haven’t already. Blow up the little problems – Sometimes a littleContinue reading “Still More Motivation Tricks For Sluggish Students”

Some Great Methods for Conquering Procrastination

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[hidepost]Procrastination – Understanding & Overcoming it By Linda Dessau Whenever I’ve worked on ‘de-cluttering’ my living or working space, I’ve always found that it’s the unfinished project – whatever I’m procrastinating about – that takes up the most room. Physically, it’s a constant reminder of something I tell myself I SHOULD be doing. Mentally, itContinue reading “Some Great Methods for Conquering Procrastination”

Procrastinate to Stop Procrastination

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The next time you catch yourself casting about for something (anything) to do to avoid that looming project or research paper try this little activity.  Take out a blank sheet of paper and a pencil and start listing all the possible negative consequences of not working on whatever-it-is-you’re-avoiding.  Go for at least seven and don’tContinue reading “Procrastinate to Stop Procrastination”

What’s the Best Way to Study When I Have Several Tests In The Same Week?

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Mid-terms and finals are the bane of most college students’ existence.  One final exam would be bad enough, but at the end of the semester we often have to take two or three exams in a single day!  It’s enough to make even the most studious among us pine for the life of a beachContinue reading “What’s the Best Way to Study When I Have Several Tests In The Same Week?”