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2.12: Hurdles

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    Is procrastination always bad? Or is it a necessary part of your writing process? 

    What is it? What does it look like for you? For some people, having a writing assignment suddenly stirs a desire to clean, go for a walk, catch up on chores—do anything other than write. That’s procrastination. Vacuuming CAN be the same as taking time to think about your topic or assignment unless you never get to the actual writing. 


    If you know that you have a tendency to procrastinate, you can analyze your habits to find a way to get back to productive work. If you just have difficulty getting the words onto the page, you might try some techniques that don’t feel like writing but produce results. Try some of these: 

    Asking for and Getting Help\(^{53}\)




    \(^{52}\)The Word on College Reading and Writing by Carol Burnell, Jaime Wood, Monique Babin, Susan Pesznecker, and Nicole Rosevear is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. 

    \(^{53}\) “Writing Better University Essays/Common essay problems.” Wikibooks, The Free Textbook Project. 9 Apr 2015, 08:11 UTC. 11 May 2016, 16:20 <>. Licensed CC-BY-SA.

    This page titled 2.12: Hurdles is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Sybil Priebe (Independent Published) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.