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Advice from a former procrastinator

| Alison Wagener

It's Monday, and you just got home from a long day of classes. You check your syllabus and notice that you have a big essay due on Friday. What do you do?

  1. Nothing? — you lost your syllabus weeks ago.
  2. Pull out your researched and well-organized outline and start writing!
  3. Think about it for 5 minutes and decide you can do it all Thursday night.
  4. Cry.

If you were freshman me, you chose 3. (Okay let's be honest it was probably 1 … or 4.)

But since then, I've slowly been working toward being a real adult and consistently picking 2, choosing to handle my responsibilities as soon as they arise.

Here's her advice