Student procrastination takes many forms, but in the first part of the book we homed in on the four underlying categories of factors that frequently lead to the habit. For ease of memory these were described as the Four Ps of Procrastination. In essence, we procrastinate for one of the following reasons: 1Probability of Payoff — Uncertainty about success.2Pursuit of Pleasure — Giving in to tempting disruptions.3Prevention of Pain — Avoiding work because it is tough or cumbersome.4Postponement of Punishment (or Payoff) — Delayed consequences kill urgency.
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