Archive for October 1st, 2010

Student statement of the day:

“This is a great day!  I should stay sober more often!”


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While I have an issue with chronic procrastination myself, this does not prevent me from encouraging my students to avoid procrastination in their own lives.  The result has been an effort to find metaphors that will encourage them to consider what would happen if they applied their academic work ethic to other areas of their lives.  (I am pretty sure that I borrowed the metaphor below from somebody else.)

Imagine that you have an infection and go to a doctor for treatment.  The doctor prescribes a daily medication and tells you to return in four weeks for reassessment.  Do you take the medication daily or wait until three weeks and six days have passed before downing the entire bottle of medication?

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