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The Art Of Procrastination Essay

Procrastination Essay

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Procrastination is the act or habits of putting things off till the end out of laziness. Almost every student knows this dreaded word. They know if it becomes a habit, disaster happens with a sharp decline in school grades. But what they don’t realize is that procrastinating can actually benefit you in school. It can make you work harder, faster, and more efficiently on school assignments. Even life skills in the real world can be created from procrastinating.

Procrastination can actually help you work harder, faster, and more efficiently. It sounds like an impossible thing, however if you’re like me or any other person that wants a fairly good mark on the next assignment, procrastinating can help you. While your…show more content…

It actually helps you, because it gives that need of drive to actually still maintain a good mark on it. Efficiency comes in when you have your daily homework piled on to your assignment, the need to get the assignment done kicks in. You will feel less of a need to do other things that you normally do, and cut down on the breaks, including the old rest up and watch TV, one.
Also essential life skills in the real world become developed through procrastinating. In the busy world of work, everyone knows that that boss of yours will always set impossible deadlines. The knowing of having to get it done perfectly and fast is always on the employer’s mind. When already experienced through procrastinating, you will already know the field of trying to cram a lot of work into a very little time frame.

Procrastination can honestly boast you to higher levels of achievement. It makes you nervous and deadlines will be hanging from your head. It helps set a planning stage for you, and makes you aware of all the other tasks that is needed to be completed. The management of time will also be used. Time managing of what to do first and last including dividing the assignment into steps, or knowing what to do to get the best result within a smaller amount of time is very handy in the feature.

This habit is not so dreaded at all. I feel that procrastinating isn’t all that bad, and actually benefits you. Like I said, it gives

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Other books, recent and less recent, by John Perry

Reference and Reflexivity, 2nd enlarged edition (CSLI Publications)

Korta & Perry Critical Pragmatics (Cambridge University Press)

Liu and Perry (eds) Consciousness and the Self (Cambridge University Press)

John Perry (ed.) Personal Identity (University of California Press)

Identity, Personal Identity and the Self (Hackett Publications)

Knowledge, Possibility and Consciousness (MIT Press)

Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett Publications)

Dialogue on Good, Evil and the Existence of God (Hackett Publications)

The Problem of the Essential Indexical and other Essays, 2nd edition (CSLI Publications)

Jon Barwise and John Perry Situations and Attitudes, 2nd edition (CSLI Publications)

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Michael O’Rourke and Corey Washington (eds.) Situating Semantics: Essays on the Philosophy of John Perry (MIT Press)

Albert Newen and Raphael Van Riell (eds.) Identity, Language and Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of John Perry. (CSLI Publications/University of Chicago Press)


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Structured Procrastination and other light essays

The Philosophy Talk Website

Structured Procrastination in Psychology Today

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Interview with JP


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