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Helping College Students Succeed by Glenn Hirsch

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CHAPTER

Don’t Put Off Helping Students Who Procrastinate

Knowledge can only be obtained by sacrifice.

—Babylonian Torah

Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.

—Chinese proverb

My mother said, “You ‘ll never amount to anything because you always procrastinate!” I said, “Just wait!”

—Judy Tenuta

Warren:  I’ve got to stop procrastinating! I’m just not doing the studying I have to do. I need to be more disciplined!

Counselor:  What keeps you from being more disciplined?

Warren:  I don’t know. Whenever I need to study I just don’t. I’ll do anything but study. My grades are really showing it too!

Counselor:  Yes, grades usually do get hurt by procrastination. But tell me. What is rewarding about your procrastination? ...

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