by Megan Cantwell
No matter how easy the work is, there are still people out there who just want to push it aside. This is procrastination, something many students do. About 87 percent of students consider themselves procrastinators, according to the PR Newswire.
Freshman students Jared Nguyen, Alicia Johnson and Bela Ryan are all guilty of being procrastinators.
”For me putting off the work is easier than actually doing it,” Nguyen said.
The school work in high school is overwhelming, and it’s the last thing students want to think about. With the pressure of having to get good grades and participate in activities and clubs, it gets difficult to fit that all into one schedule.
With so many projects, essays and worksheets being given to students, it tends to be a lot of work. But students would rather focus on something they find entertaining or fun, rather than having to actually sit down and give their full attention to something they find boring.
“It’s not by choice,” Ryan said about her procrastination.“It just happens, and I wish it didn’t.”
With a busy schedule, it all gets time-consuming.
“I start my [school] work around 7 p.m.,” Nguyen said. “As a procrastinator, in total it takes six hours to do my work.”
For Johnson, she starts at 9 or 10 p.m. It depends on the day, but normally it takes her two hours to do her work.
“Sometimes I fall asleep and don’t even get to finish it,” Johnson said.
There are many cons to being a procrastinator.
“It definitely affects my grades,” Ryan said. “My parents tend to get mad at me.”
In the end, the work still has to get done, and this can mean making some last-minute sacrifices, especially when it comes to sleep.
“It keeps me up at night,” Nguyen said.