Academic Integrity Office Tips for Students: Procrastination

Academic Integrity Tips for Students

Procrastination is one of the leading causes of academic integrity violations in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. When you put things off and don’t properly plan ahead, you run the risk of getting into a very high-stress situation.

High-stress situations leave us vulnerable and often result in the student rationalizing a bad decision that can ultimately get them into trouble. Use these tips to help prevent procrastination.

  • Create a calendar planning system that includes blocks of time to complete projects well before the deadline date. When creating your calendar take the following items into consideration:
    • Prioritize your daily activities to ensure that course work is scheduled with the appropriate level of importance.
    • Schedule your course work the same way each week so that you can make studying each day a habit.
  • Break up larger assignments into smaller and more reasonable tasks and complete them one by one.
  • Get plenty of sleep so you maintain the proper motivation to study each day.
  • If you still end up procrastinating, accept that you may do poorly on the assignment and learn from your mistake by creating ample time to study next time.

For more information, check out the Academic Integrity Office website and the Fulton Schools Resources page.

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