Planning will lead to a stress-free semester (image credit: City of Evanston)

At first, handling a college workload can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be.

Procrastination is one of the most common issues that can hinder a student’s work ethic. An assignment that at first seemed straightforward now comes across as convoluted due to anxiety. This in return makes the assignment seem harder than it really is. However, procrastination can be cured with one simple action: Planning.

Planning assignments ahead of time will go a long way in making college life easier. For example, typing a couple paragraphs or even a page a day for that essay due at the end of the month will add more time for revisions to make the best paper possible. This will help decrease the amount of time spent screaming at the computer screen the night before the assignment is due. College should be a challenge that you enjoy, not dread.

Long term thinking towards assignments will also let you know ahead of time whether you need some help or not. Pride sometimes fools people into thinking asking for help is a weakness when it is a strength. On campus resources like the Learning Center provide tutoring in a variety of subjects so do not hesitate to walk up to the second floor of the library when the road ahead appears to be blocked.

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