As the end of the school year approaches, many students find themselves inundated with research papers, projects and large-scale essays. Although these culminating assignments may be good methods for assessing progress, they can present many challenges, particularly for students who struggle with time management. A deadline that is several weeks away is an enticing invitation to procrastinate. Teenagers are especially prone to the feeling of having plenty of time ahead of them and often do not recognize the need to start early. However, long-term assignments can be time consuming, taxing and unpredictable endeavors. Often, at least one part of the process will take longer than planned, or require a different approach than originally envisioned.
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