I Be procrastinating


Julia Klepko

Junior Anne Karyo avoids procrastination by working on her process portfolio

Julia Klepko, Reporter

Students struggle with the procrastination relating to schoolwork.

“Don’t procrastinate” – famous words that many have received entering this school. However, many tend to not follow such advice and pay the sacrifice. Procrastination itself is defined as “the action of delaying or postponing something.” This can be out of pure laziness. However, many students can struggle with the completion of assignments due to outside clubs, sporting events, and personal things to take care of; time available to sacrifice for studying or completing assignments can be minimal.

Our school implements an A/B block schedule, allowing for 4 classes to alternate every other day instead of having every single class occur on every weekday. The intentions of this were to probably lighten the workload, and if necessary give an extra day for students to complete their work or to ask the teacher any questions that they might have. However, when these days are unbalanced, they can cause more harm than good.

“My B days are harder [and] this leads to more procrastination due to more work [being due] all at once,” sophomore Tony Anderson said.

However, there are many actions that one can take to try and stay organized and on top of things. Common advice that many receive is to do one’s A day homework on A day, and B day homework on B day.

“However, that doesn’t always work for everyone, so just plan things to fit your own schedule and work ethic,” junior Ava Deason, said.

It’s important to truly find what works best for one’s own personal things. Some may do more work on weekends, some on weekdays, but a common trait is to have some form of organization to stay on top of things.

“[You can] make a to do list, and in points of time where you have nothing to do and ‘you’re forgetting something’ and then look at your list, see what you have to do. If you have spare time, spend your time on relaxing or big projects,” Anderson said.

However, if someone is truly struggling overall and can’t get back on track, it is recommended to reach out to a teacher.

“Talk to your teachers, talk to them about how you are unbalanced and how you are trying to get on track. Ask them for help to set up a plan that makes it manageable for you to catch up and stick to it,” teacher Zachariah Crossen said.