It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.
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Graphing Calculator, we couldn’t use this technique during Highschool in test. The math teachers actually check your graphing “graphics” calculator to see if you haven’t gotten any note in there. You sometimes couldn’t even bring one in. You would have to use a different calculator.
Okay, my sophomore year I had a TERRIBLE Chem teacher, and myself and all of my friends were failing. So, I came up with the idea to write notes on a piece of paper which you cut into the size of the cover of your graphing calculator, and you then tape it onto the inside of the cover. When you open the calculator and slide the cover onto the back, no one can see your notes. You inch the cover up if you need to check notes. This is how all of my friends passed Chem, and I still do it today, in fact, I passed my College Algebra final today with this. I have never once had a teacher have an inkling of suspicion when doing this. Try it, it works!!
Write on a small piece of paper and put it under your thighs….write on the inside of your calculator …write on your desk and cover it with your arm . works everyyy time
how do I reach these kids
I’ve done all of those things. Works like a charm.