Watch this video before you read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDGpMx61y74

A presentation about Procrastination(What is procrastination?)

http://www.slideshare.net/yadyokassistant/the-procrastination-doom-loop

The Procrastination Doom Loop

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-procrastination-loop-and-how-to-break-it/379142/

Watch this video after you read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvcx7Y4caQE
Write a problem solution essay after reading it and watching the last video: “How to stop procrastination?”

Questions

1)      The difference between procrastion and reasonable delay is that

  1. a) The former has less to do with emotion
  2. b) The former  involves action in the right circumstances
  3. c) The former  has less to do with time
  4. d) The latter involves delay due to emotional reasons
  5. e) B and D

2)      The writer makes an association between a chronic procrastinator and ………………………………….  in order to illustrate how hard it is to do something at that moment for a procastinator.

3)      The negative feelings brought about by the procrastination doom loop damage ……………………………………………………….. which are requirements of being productive.

4)      Why should scheduling reminders as late as possible be preferred over scheduling reminders before the deadline?

5)      What does “this” refer to in the phrase “But this strategy often backfires”?

6)      If procastinators are persuaded that it is actual work; then, they ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

7)      Although each group was given six months to open a saving account, the group whose deadline was ……………………………………………….  was more likely to postpone it than the group whose deadline was in  …………………………………..

 

Answer Key

1)      C   (The procrastination has less to do with time than emotion.)

2)      a clinically depressed person

3)      the emotional and cognitive energy

4)      scheduling reminders as late as possible  breaks the doom loop and shock you into action, but also it won’t give you time to put off—and, potentially, forget about—the task.

5)      People often schedule reminders to complete a project significantly before the deadline.

6)      Are less likely to complete a piece of work.

7)      İn January, İn December.

Prepared by Sevim Ay Keleş

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