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How to Stop Procrastinating and Take Back Control. Are you procrastinating?

How to Stop Procrastinating and Take Back Control

Is there an essay or a blog post you just can’t seem to get done? We could suggest: Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Though, it won’t likely help. Why not? What Is Procrastination? Though we all have experience with putting things off, that doesn’t mean we necessarily understand it. Procrastination is a state in which one is delaying work on or completion of a task or project. It’s important to note, however, that there is good procrastination and bad procrastination.

Why Do People Procrastinate? It may be useful for you to think for a few minutes about why you are postponing a given task. Feeling overwhelmedconfusionboredomlack of motivationdistraction When writing, for example, procrastination normally comes from confusion or feeling overwhelmed. We’ll address methods of dealing with confusion, feeling overwhelmed, being bored, lacking motivation, and being distracted. 21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done. You may think that you don’t have time to organize your office, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

21 Tips to Organize Your Office and Get More Done

Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time. The Knitted Cast On. The knitted cast on or two needle cast on is a great method to learn when you are learning how to knit because there's a little bonus when you learn it.

The Knitted Cast On

Conversations that Matter! Index Translationum - World Bibliography of Translation. The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States between 1979 and 2009 and totals more than 2.000.000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth.

Index Translationum - World Bibliography of Translation

Search the online database The references registered before 1979 can be found in the printed editions of the Index Translationum, available in all National depository libraries and at the UNESCO library in Paris. What academic writing advice books are helping you? 7 Ways to Look Good on Your Webcam. Posted on Feb 25th, 2013 | 5 Comments Have you been on Skype lately?

7 Ways to Look Good on Your Webcam

Had a meeting via Google+ hangout? Done any video-blogging? These days more of us are communicating via video rather than just voice or the written word — and I highly recommend it. {Day 27} To Do List Printables - Scattered Squirrel. How to Get Yourself to Do Things. I have a special sympathy for sufferers of a particular human problem, and I get more emails about it than just about any other topic.

How to Get Yourself to Do Things

There are normal people, who get overwhelmed on those occasions when they have more obligations to fulfill than time in which to fulfill them. Then there are us procrastinators, who are constantly overwhelmed, because even when we do have time, we don’t make use of it until we no longer have enough of it. Procrastinators are familiar with the perverse feeling of watching oneself create trouble out of nothing, essentially volunteering for penalties, embarrassment and regret. We’re kind of like those people who are so predictably, stupidly late for everything that the rest of us learn to tell them to arrive at seven o’clock for what is actually an eight o’clock appointment. The difference is that the appointments we miss are with ourselves, which means there are no social consequences to limit the scope of our delinquency. Ignore your stuff.

Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator. Workbook Forms. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success Wendy Laura Belcher The workbook requires you to write information and answers in various boxes and forms in the book.

Workbook Forms

A few of those forms have been attached as pdfs below to enable you to use them repeatedly. To buy the workbook for your friends, go here! To sign up for the newsletter, go here! All forms are in pdf unless otherwise noted. Introduction Two-person group commitment form Multiple-person group commitment form Week 1: Designing Your Plan for Writing Twelve-week writing work plan calendar Weekly writing work plan calendar Twelve-week writing work plan calendar (MS Word) Weekly writing work plan calendar (MS Word) Week 4: Selecting a Journal Journal review worksheet Article submission log Week 5: Reviewing the Related Literature Analyzing the number and type of your citations Week 9: Giving, Getting, and Using Others' Feedback. Belcher_Weekly_Calendar.pdf. Hourly Planners. Pearson Proves PARCC Stinks. When I was in tenth grade, I took a course called Biological Sciences Curriculum Studies (BSCS).

Pearson Proves PARCC Stinks

It was a course known for its rigor and for its exceedingly tough tests. The security on these tests? Absolutely zero. We took them as take-home tests. We had test-taking parties. Did people fail these zero-security take home tests? I often think of those tests these days, because they were everything that modern standardized test manufacturers claim their tests are. Test manufacturers and their proxies tell us repeatedly that their tests require critical thinking, rigorous mental application, answering questions with more than just rote knowledge.

They are lying. They prove they are lying with their relentless emphasis on test security. This shows a number of things, not the least of which is what everyone should already have know-- Pearson puts its own business interests ahead of anything and everything. But it also tells us something about the test. Authentic assessment is no surprise at all. Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern. Dropped and Found Wrap Free Knit Pattern Easy Skill Level Designed by Jessie Rayot Dropped and Found is a warm wrap that is much simpler to make than it looks.

Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern

It uses dropped stitches woven back together in larger stitches to create texture and an interesting detail. I love bringing mine to movies or Girl Scout meetings ~ as both those places are always a bit cooler than I like. The wrap in this photo was made by my tester, Kristin Mickelson. How to Fix a Broken Electrical Cord / Wire. Noisli - background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Things You Should Know About Introverts.