The Oberlin Review

An Obie Recommends: How to Avoid Procrastination

Casey Troost, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

 It’s that time of the semester again: I’ve just finished midterms and used fall break to get a jump start on upcoming projects for my classes. There’s a foggy idea forming in my mind about the amount of work piled on my plate, an unending academic grind in the weeks ahead. Any day now I expect the specter of academic foreboding to come knocking at my door, whispering to me to put off my finals and internship applications in favor of readings, homework, and student organizations. My procrastination is gathering on the horizon, and once I start slipping, it’s hard to overcome.  Fortunately for me, though, procrastination works like sleep debt. With a large enough disaster, I’ll find the motivation to av...

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