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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Student Procrastination

Seize the Day and Get More Work Done

ISBN 9781137312457
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Student to Student

Provides research based advice and practical suggestions to help students beat procrastination and perform better at university or college. Written by a recent graduate, the author gives students a chance to explore the root causes of procrastination and some of the best ways of eliminating it. With a combination of theory, practice, and case study stories and tips from other students, this book will help students seize the date and get more work done.

Michael Tefula is a former student of the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of How to Get a First: Insights and Advice From a First-Class Graduate.

1. Introduction
2. What is Procrastination?
3. Probability of Payoff
4. Pursuit of Pleasure
5. Prevention of Pain
6. Postponement of Punishment (Or Payoff)
7. Competent and Confident
8. Motivation
9. Willpower
10. Focus and Attention
11. Goals and Planning
12. Counterintuitive Strategies
13. Conclusion
Appendix 1: Student Tips Montage
Appendix 2: Infographic – The Four Ps of Procrastination
Bibliography and Further Reading


"I have already mentioned this book to several students and academics that are very excited about it. I think the subject is something that needs to be addressed from a student stand point and this publication does just that." - Andy Gibson, Student at Kingston University, UK
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