Procrastination: Why students wait

A student plays a car game on his laptop during class. Many students misuse laptops in class for gaming purposes.

Brittney Palik

Procrastination is something almost everyone has struggled with at some point in their lives, and the students at David City High School are no exception.

Most students have multiple assignments due on the same day and don’t know where to start, so the solution? Just don’t do it.

“I just have better things to do, or I just forget to do it,” sophomore Madison Masek said when asked why she procrastinates.

Freshman Nancy Howlett feels the same way.

“You know, when you’re really tired, and you know you should do it but you just don’t,” Howlett said.

Students also often procrastinate on assignments that tend to be more time consuming, such as math work, reading a chapter, or doing a project.

“I usually procrastinate on biology, or if the chapter in English is really long I won’t want to read it,” Masek explained.

Procrastination doesn’t only affect students, but teachers also admit to procrastinating on their responsibilities as well. Social studies teacher Amp Ferg admits to procrastinating as well.

“Yes, I’m awesome at it,” Ferg says on account of his procrastination habits. “I know I can get things done in a short amount of time. I typically only do it on my college classes, not for teaching. For assignments, it is just a matter of taking time out. Not for teaching, I like to be prepared.”

Masek has one final piece of advice for those who procrastinate: “Don’t do it, but if you got to do it, then do it.”