Procrastination (part 1)

Brandon Gaille reports, that “85-95% of students have problems associated with procrastination” (Gaille, 2013). Procrastination is the huge problem of modern days generation, since young people prefer to waste their time on nothing instead of using it properly. Procrastination makes an impact on the whole life of a person, since it influences his work activity, family relations, social activity and health. It causes many difficulties, as procrastinator puts himself into stressful situations. His/her school or university grades, physical and mental health, relationships with family and friends, and self-esteem change to the worse. Due to the problems that procrastination results, students should take certain measures.
“In a 1997 survey, University of Denver School of Education professor Kathy Green, PhD, found that procrastination was one of the top reasons doctoral students failed to complete their dissertations” (as cited in Novotney, 2015, para.3). Procrastinators make their life unbearable, because they cannot or they do not want to manage their time. Firstly, unable to do work in time, student or labor tries to work as fast as he/she can, which leads to many mistakes. Secondly, due to stress, procrastinating person cannot do the given task thoroughly, and his effectiveness decreases. Thirdly, his relations with people change to the worse. The effect of all listed above is that man loses his/her self-esteem.
One of the possible solutions for the issue is wise time management. As the main problem of procrastinators is time wasted on useless things, it would be very clever to plan the next day or the whole week. Firstly, all student needs is some time. Secodnly, student may take control over his schedule, correcting it when it is needed. Thirdly, the strict limitations on some certain activities help to make character stronger and they discipline mind of a person.
The second possible solution for this problem is strong motivation. If student is motivated by the parents or friends example, or if he/she wants to maintain goal, he/she will probably do anything. Firstly, supported by the close people, student may stop wasting his time and start doing work due deadline. Secondly, he may need help of other students, which means that his communication skills would get better. Thirdly, his parents would be proud of him, and his self-esteem would increase.
The procrastination problem is familiar to everyone. It takes free time and energy, and brings many difficulties to people. Procrastination has negative effects on different life sides, it may harm student’s relations with the closest people, it causes low grades and health problems, and it may result depression and anxiety. There are at least two possible solutions of the issue; procrastinators themselves are responsible for them. The first solution is time managing, and the second is good motivation. Both have negative and positive sides, but the best solution is to combine those two.

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Why readers prefer online Media over print

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Borrowed from https://region1onlinejourn.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/online-journalism-a-threat-to-print-media/

With the invention of internet Mass Media started to slowly move from real world to online, and that causes prind periodicals to fade away. It may be relevant to the conflict of generations, as the author of “Tutorial: The Transition To Digital Journalism” (https://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/digital-transform/) suggests, because old people more like to read print newspapers than online ones, and young people conversely read web articles much more often than print. In order to stick with the time and to save clients, many news organizations created their own websites with the freelance journalists posting articles online. Another solution for the issue is to set up a continuous news desk with “round-the-clock breaking news for the web”, for example, New York Times.

Even though online and classic journalism have many things in common, they are very different from each other at some points. Jason Steele, an author of the article “6 Ways Digital Journalism is Very Different from Print Journalism”, recognizs six of them: hooks, length, sourcing, accountability, pitching and pay. When the article is posted on the Web there are many other differen links to the articles are being attached to the main one, and that helps to attract attention of the public – that is the first difference of online journalism. The second difference is the legth of the article: on the Web they are mostly short. Sourcing and accountability are related in online journalism, because the author of the article doesn’t have to prove his or her words by citing authority, and yet every online journalist has to be ready for different types of commments (unlike the worker of the print Media, where the readers communicate directly with editors. The fifth one is pitching: in online periodicals journalists are expected to put quantity higher than quality. The last one is pay, and web journalists make money every day, while in print Media they have to wait till the end of the month. http://contently.net/2015/03/20/resources/6-ways-digital-journalism-different-print-journalism/

When it comes to advantages that online journalists have, there are eight of them, according to “8 key advantages web journalism has over print” (http://www.easymedia.in/8-key-advantages-web-journalism-print/). Web journalism is search based, it can be easily accessed any time, websites can be updated any time, they have no limits in space, “media site can go beyond news”, it provides many-to-many type of communocation, it can mix videos and text in one article.  Continue reading “Why readers prefer online Media over print”