The 12 Types of Procrastinators and Kittens
What kind of procrastinator am I?
The Cleaner - definitely - my house could always use a good scrubbing before I actually start grading papers or writing. Although, lots of thinking gets done as my bathroom starts to shine (that's justification on top of procrastination).
The Sidetracker - yes, sometimes writing about comics is a lot more fun than grading papers (no offense).
The Social Sharer - my Facebook page is always open AND thank goodness I have never really figured out how to twitter.
The Internet Researcher - but it is legitimate research. After all, I teach short film.
A friend once said, "You can get a lot of procrastinating done in twenty minutes." It took me twenty minutes to figure out what he meant.
Here's the kitten part of this post. In these postmodern days of new fangled apps there are all kinds of ways to boost productivity including Written? Kitten! which Mashable says "isn't a plugin or extension, but rather a helpful tool if you respond well to positive reinforcement. Each time you reach a goal (for example, you hit 500 words in your essay), the site rewards you with an adorable picture of a kitten, generated from Flickr. Meowww."
How do you avoid procrastination? Do you have every social media window open while you try to do homework?