Beat Procrastination and Make the Grade: The Six Styles of Procrastination and how Students Can Overcome Them

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Peguin Books, 1999 - Psychology - 256 pages
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According to a recent study, only 40% of students complete their bachelor's degree in four years. Why? Because they fail to assess priorities, finish projects, and handle distractions. In other words, they procrastinate!

Dr. Linda Sapadin comes to the rescue of students at all levels, from high school to graduate school, with her no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. She has identified six types of procrastinators -- perfectionists, dreamers, worriers, defiers, crisismakers, and overdoers -- and for each has developed a specific program designed to help students unlearn self-destructive behavior and realize their full academic potential. Through quizzes and case studies, she shows students how to:
-- identify and change bad work patterns
-- prioritize effectively
-- develop effective study habits
-- cope with newfound freedom and responsibility

Beat Procrastination and Make the Grade will show students how to get more done faster and better, with time left over to enjoy their school experience. Teachers, parents, counselors, and anyone who knows or works with students will find this book to be an essential tool.

Beat Procrastination should be required reading on every course syllabus. So don't procrastinate -- order now for the back-to-school season!

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Contents

BUT its not perfect
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The Dreamer Procrastinator
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The Worrier Procrastinator
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About the author (1999)

LINDA SAPADIN, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice who specializes in helping people overcome self-defeating patterns of living. The author of It's About Time: The Six Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them, she has appeared on the Today show and Good Morning America and has presented educational programs for the Smithsonian Institution, the American Psychological Association, and many other business, health, and educational organizations.

Jack Maguire was born in Denison, Texas and attended both the University of Texas a Denton and the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Society of Professional Journalists Award as the "Outstanding Graduate in Journalism" for his writing in the Daily Texan. Maguire was the Executive Director of the University of Texas Institute of Texas Culture from 1976-1986. He has written two textbooks on Texan history and developed a Texas Trivia Game that is used in the classroom. Maguire has written over 1600 columns, more than 500 articles, and nine books. His column, Talk of Texas, is the longest running in the history of Texas.

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