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05/09/2017
Procrastination can hinder a student´s ability to do well in school. The following tips and advice can help students get started on the right path to a more productive academic life.

How to Help Students Become More Successful by Helping Them Avoid Procrastination

Leading a successful academic life is not an easy. It takes hard work, diligence, and the right habits and learning skills. There are a lot of obstacles and bad habits that can get in the way of a student's full potential. That is why it is important to discuss how to deal with these factors so that students can be more successful and do better in school. Today we want to focus on procrastination and how to help students deal with this so that they can be more efficient with their school work.

5 Tips to Help Students Avoid Procrastination and Do Better in School

  1. Write down what needs to get done.  Students usually have a lot of things going on, including homework assignments, projects, exams, and pending academic tasks. Having so much to do can become overwhelming and can cause students to not want to think about everything that they have to do. Instead, they procrastinate. However, the best thing to do is to deal with one thing at a time and get started right away. As soon as you know there is a homework assignment due or a test coming up, write it down. Some students benefit more from a to-do list while others benefit more from a calendar where they input what needs to get done along with due dates. Both are great ways to keep track of what needs to get done. It also helps to have a visual reminder that facilitates completing such assignments so that the student can refer to it on a daily basis and complete things ahead of time instead of at the last minute.
  2. Get help and support. Procrastination is not an easy habit to get rid of, but with the right help and support, students can learn to be more efficient and diligent with their school work and academic tasks. Tutoring can provide students with the help and support they need to learn better study skills and habits. These can help them complete school work more efficiently and facilitates their learning so that they can improve their academic performance. At The Tutoring Center, Parsippany NJ, they have the best tutors and most efficient study skills enhancement program for students. Contact them today at  (973) 884-3100.
  3. Identify and avoid distractors. Procrastination isn't just leaving things to the last moment. It can also be delaying a task that you are currently working on. An example of this is when you are trying to focus on doing homework or studying for a test, and you receive a text message or have the urgency to check Facebook.  You may think it only takes a few seconds, but before you know it an hour passed by and you are still scrolling down someone's Facebook profile instead of getting homework done. Identify what distracts you the most and then limit your time on these activities. Make sure you turn off notifications if necessary when getting work done and only check social media after you have completed the tasks that are most important. If necessary, set an alarm every time you check social media or other distractors. This is a great way to remind yourself that you need to move onto a more productive task.
  4. Start with getting used to doing small tasks right away. Many students think that big projects are the only things they need to work on, but everything counts. Getting small assignments done is important as well. This means that even studying for tests and reviewing worksheets should get done as soon as possible. Completing smaller, shorter tasks is an easy way for students to start getting a sense of accomplishment and feel more encouraged to continue doing this.
  5. Encouragement and motivation. Postpone less important but more enjoyable tasks as an incentive to get what needs to get done first. For example, tell yourself that you will not watch your favorite television show until you are done with your 5 page essay. This is more encouraging and motivating than just looking at the deadline. You can also post motivational quotes around your desk, play music that you enjoy, or even treat yourself to something if you finish your assignment a day before the actual due date. Eventually, you will see the benefits of getting things done right away and that will be enough motivation on its own. In the meantime, try additional incentives, motivation, and encouragement. For more advice on dealing with procrastination, you can find some helpful tips on the Unstuck website.

Reduced Procrastination and Increased Academic Performance with Tutoring in Morris County

Tutoring is not just for specific school subjects like math or reading, it can also help students learn how to be more efficient with their school work. At The Tutoring Center, Parsippany NJ, students can benefit from their Study Skills Enhancement Program that teaches them to excel in an academic environment. Contact them today by dialing  (973) 884-3100 or by filling out the form on the About Us page.

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