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#1 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:55 PM

Okay, here's the deal... I have to do a speech on procrastination, and I need your point of view/basic knowledge on the topic. What you can do for me is answer these questions as accurately as possible, and off the top of your head (no googling for more info). Thanks!

1.  Do you know specifically what 'procrastinate' means?

2.  Do you procrastinate?
	- If yes, do you tend to procrastinate on any particular subject(s)?
		- What are they?
	-If yes, what do you do instead of working on what you're supposed to be doing?
	-If no, do you ever have the urge to procrastinate?
		-If so, what types of situations press it?

3.  Have you ever experienced, either first or secondhand, the effects of procrastination?
	-If so, was it/were they generally negative?
	-If so, did it make you less likely to procrastinate in the future?

4.  Do you think people tend to procrastinate more on certain things than others?
	-If yes, then what?

5.  Can you guess the general percentage of the population that has procrastinated at least once?


That's all, your answers will help me with my speech as far as what most people don't know, and what they do so I can spend more time telling them new stuff.
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 04:04 AM

1. Isn't it like avoiding work for as long as possible?

2. yes
- yes
- English, science, history
-Read, play video games, be lazy
-If no, do you ever have the urge to procrastinate?
-If so, what types of situations press it?

3. Yes, firsthand
-Yes, I lost lots of sleep and/or got in trouble
-I told myself I would stop but it didn't work

4. Yes
-projects or if someone doesn't like the subject then they are more likely to procrastinate

5. I would say at least 80 percent of the population has procrastinated at least once
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 10:15 PM

1. Do you know specifically what 'procrastinate' means?
In my own words, I think procrastination means the process of putting things off until the absolute last minute. It can also mean going past the deadline and barely making the grade. It also involves sucking up to teachers, supervisors, bosses, etc. with words, gifts, bribes.

i.e.
"Nikki, this is bad; I'm procrastinating so much on our 12 page report that I don't know how I can finish it. Maybe I can give our teacher some cookies to make up for it?"
"Kel, it's not gonna work."
"...thanks for your support."
"Because it won't work for me too."

2. Do you procrastinate?
- If yes, do you tend to procrastinate on any particular subject(s)?
High school was mainly math and the AP classes. Currently it's online English.
- What are they?
In high school I used to procrastinate a lot on Discrete Math because the work seemed so overwhelming to me. I have to admit that I procrastinated in my AP classes, especially for US History and British Literature with my semesterly 12 page reports. xD Now in college, I tend to procrastinate on English 100 being that it's an online class and the requirements are to meet only once to twice a week.
-If yes, what do you do instead of working on what you're supposed to be doing?
When it comes to English 100, I read something else other than the required readings. With the high school experiences, I concentrated on other things other than what I was supposed to be doing.
-If no, do you ever have the urge to procrastinate?
If it was on things that I like doing or I want to do, there's little chance of procrastination because I'm interested in something that won't easily deviate from the original plan.
-If so, what types of situations press it?
If so? Peer pressure seems to be the best bet on this sort of thing.

3. Have you ever experienced, either first or secondhand, the effects of procrastination?
Yep, sure did. @[email protected]
-If so, was it/were they generally negative?
Generally speaking it was a negative feeling,
-If so, did it make you less likely to procrastinate in the future?
It's similar to a drug; you say you won't do it once you procrastinate but you still do it without thinking.

4. Do you think people tend to procrastinate more on certain things than others?
Yes
-If yes, then what?
I think it is because they don't like certain things that they procrastinate on it. For instance, if a person didn't like to do English homework, they would try their hardest to put it off until the last minute.

5. Can you guess the general percentage of the population that has procrastinated at least once?
90%
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:37 AM

1. Do you know specifically what 'procrastinate' means?
Not Specificly, I've got a general understanding of procrastination, insofar that when one procrastinates, they keep putting something off as much as possible.

2. Do you procrastinate?
- If yes, do you tend to procrastinate on any particular subject(s)?
- Anything that I find is utterly boaring and basic. For Instance, one of the courses I did at TAFE included a Maths class. I did as mucha s I could whilst my intrest was in it, then after that initial intrest was gone, I just stopped doing it, always saying I'd do it tommorrow.
-If yes, what do you do instead of working on what you're supposed to be doing?

Usually I go on the computer and surf, or play my DS, or listen to music, leaning back in my chair.
-If no, do you ever have the urge to procrastinate?
-If so, what types of situations press it?

3. Have you ever experienced, either first or secondhand, the effects of procrastination?

yes, first hand and second hand, although secondhand it was more a mere annoyance than anything else.
-If so, was it/were they generally negative?
Yes
-If so, did it make you less likely to procrastinate in the future?
hah hah hah, not a chance in hell!
4. Do you think people tend to procrastinate more on certain things than others?
-If yes, then what?
Anything that bores them to death in the acedemic relm. Or an office job.

5. Can you guess the general percentage of the population that has procrastinated at least once?
I dare say that 99.99% of the Adult population has procrastinated at least once in their lives.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:31 AM

Thanks guys, my speech is this Thursday... thanks for your help! I have a bit more idea on what to talk about in general. :)

Who isn't surprised that I procrastinated on my speech script? : >
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:38 AM

I'm not surprised :P but GOOD LUCK!!!!!! glad I could help ya out some ^^
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:36 PM

Haha, very nice. Yes you did procrastinate but it was _bad_ procrastination. You planned this ahead of time :P
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