The 2019-2020 school year experienced an unexpected interruption in early March. Due to COVID-19, students were moved from learning on campus to their own homes. With this new adjustment, drastic changes to students’ schedules and plans were made as well. 

Rather than procrastinating, some keep the same flow as if school was still in session on campus. 

“When I start my work, I won’t stop until it’s done,” freshman Kamal Chatta said. “I just think to myself that if I don’t do it now, I have to do it later. Everything works out in the end because I have no more work.”

In some classes, assignments are open for students to access and get done early. With the work done, there are extra hours of free time for exercise and playing time for student-athletes, or just relaxation for those who are more laid-back. 

“To do my school work at home, a helpful app that I used was Quizlet,” freshman Maryanna Cianfero said.

Quizlet is an app to create flashcards, mini tests, and games to help study any subject. This is not a form of cheating as it is solely used for review, and mostly focuses on vocabulary. Duolingo is also popular and is used to study a variety of languages. These apps are free and helpful to use for students who are stuck inside during quarantine. 

“Procrastination is a trap for everyone, especially now,” sophomore Christian Hendricks said. 

In order to prevent procrastination, students can construct a daily schedule.

“During the week, I get up around 9:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. to start doing my school work for the day,” Cianfero said.

The end of the school year is coming fast, so students are rushing to finish all their assignments before the deadline. For some, this can be a challenge, but others have already made a head start for themselves. Students who used this technique have had an early start to their summer break.

“I am productive by doing assignments ahead of time before they are due, so I am never behind,” freshman Jasmine Martin said.

When speaking on the issue of procrastination, Hendrick recited Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote: “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”