So What Is Student Syndrome
Putting off starting because it's not due for ages. It is used to refer to students because many are given projects that are not due for several weeks, in order to allow them to research or read particular books. But because it is not due for weeks, the research is not done, nor the books read until panic starts to set in about writing and presenting the project.
This is also known as procrastination - putting off until tomorrow what should be done today! Comes from the Latin - Pro = For, cras = tomorrow.
Not Only Students
Problem is, I still suffer from this, even though I left my students days behind long ago. One of my granddaughters lives with me. She has been away on holiday for a week and I wanted to tidy her room. She is due back today and I left a lot of the tidying to be done today.
Last night we had a lot of wind and rain and it brought down a lot of our apples, which of course, then needed to be picked up and shared with neighbours. So although I don't have a deadline to present a paper, I am now behind on doing the tidying I had left until today, instead of doing bits of it earlier in the week.
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