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1. Intro There is something that all of us do or at least have done at some point. No matter how hard we try to avoid it or beat it, it usually gets the best of us. And although it seems like such a simple entity to defeat, we all seem to give in to it, at least on occasion. I am referring to procrastination, which looks something like this ( display visual of swamped worker ). I know it is something that I do on a regular basis, and because of this, I have conducted in depth research on the topic, in order to truly determine what type of impact procrastination is having on my life. Now I am here today to share my findings with you. My presentation is threefold. First, I am going to define procrastination and show why many of us do it. Next, I am going to lay before you the variety of negative effects that procrastination has on all of our lives, both physically and psychologically. And finally, I am going to inform you of the myriad of benefits of ridding yourself of the procrastination habit, and the means of doing so. Through doing so, I hope to have convinced you that procrastinating is not a good thing. I also hope to motivate all of you to take action against procrastination in your own lives. Take a few steps. Procrastination has a variety of definitions, and is experienced by the majority of college students, for one reason or another. According to, which was accessed on April 9 th , 2007, and is an online dictionary available to all internet users, procrastination is to defer action and to delay; moreover, it is to put off doing something merely out of habit. It is also commonly referred to as postponing needlessly. Now procrastination seems like a completely unnecessary and avoidable thing in life, but it always seems to find a way to creep up on you, as it does me. But you are not alone. In fact, procrastination is so prevalent that around 95% of all college students procrastinate on academic tasks. And I think that all of you will agree with Irene Tham and her paper entitled Procrastination, published in the Journal of Young Investigators in 1999, where she states that “procrastination is a behavior that most, if not all college students fall prey to."
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Tham went on to describe the numerous and most popular reasons for students to procrastinate. For one, putting off work prevents a student from receiving accurate feedback regarding their performance on the
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