Topics: Management, Academia, Homework Pages: 2 (477 words) Published: October 27, 2013
Procrastination and Self-Motivation
While taking On Course this semester I used the “CORE” strategy to overcome both procrastination and to become more self-motivated. Before On Course I would wait until the last minute to get important tasks done. Whether the task was school work, home life, or work projects. I always managed to make myself overwhelmed with the amount of work to do and the little time to finish it.

Not only was my academic ability off course my life was as well. I always felt like I was not achieving goals that needed to get done. While reading further into the On Course book. Chapter four highlights “CORE” collect, organize, rehearse, evaluate. These strategies will help overcome disaster.

The collection step of core was something I was not use to using. Although my life and job requires me to collect important information. I would just throw it all together and hope for the best.
The organization step is something that I am very laid back about. Nothing I do is ever organized. I never know where things are and for academics I never knew what a priority was.
The rehearse step was just a word to me. Something I can laugh off. I’ve never rehearsed a thing. Not even important presentations at work.
The evaluate step I would do but in my own way. A quick glance over and done. These steps if followed carefully can change not only academics, but life and work. I have been using “CORE” through the rest of the semester. I have brought my grades up and my stress level has diminished.

I use the collection step and gather all the information I can to support what the task is. Using the organization tool I prefer to use the concept map. Putting everything I know in one spot and figuring what should come next. Rehearsing is still a struggle for me I do rehearse flash cards and presentation’s, review questions for studying but I still struggle with speaking out loud and too myself. Evaluating all task has made me more aware of the mistakes...
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