The Reluctant Researcher
January 18, 2012
Many of us will admit to being procrastinators. We put off doing an assignment or project until the last minute, and then finally, we put the effort in and wrap it up in a flurry of activity. It’s estimated that 80-95% of college students procrastinate, and 75% of them actually consider themselves procrastinators. They devote weeks to gathering information but are unable to finish their paper because they didn’t leave enough time for actually writing the paper. "Student Syndrome" is the term used when a student only begins to apply themselves immediately before the deadline. I’m sure many of us recognize ourselves in this definition!
As with a lot of other things, I’ve found that the more organized and prepared I am, the less I procrastinate. That’s why I hope students of all ages will attend Tips for the Reluctant Researcher. On Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m., the North Independence Branch will be offering tips and suggestions on how to improve your ability to produce a good research paper. Maybe one of our ideas will be just what you need to get started on your best paper yet!
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