For Freshman Orientation courses where addressing Procrastination is part of the program. Hoffman, Your Guide to Procrastination, will provide the basic strategies for acknowledging, addressing, and ultimately overcoming procrastination to ensure one's success in college and beyond. Part of our Student Orientation Series (S.O.S.) which consists of various short booklets on special interest topics-an excellent resource for when assignments or the course focus takes you beyond the standard coverage. Available as a stand alone supplement or for only $2.00 when packaged with any of our texts. TECHNOLOGY OFFERING: MyStudentSuccessLab is available with this book upon request. It is an online solution designed to help students 'Start strong, Finish stronger' by building skills for ongoing personal and professional development. Go to www.mystudentsuccesslab.com/coming for a Point and Click DEMO of the Time Management module.Table of Contents
PART 1 -- THE WHAT, WHY, AND WHERE OF PROCRASTINATION
What is Procrastination?
Where Does Procrastination Occur?
Why Do Students Procrastinate? Seven Styles of Procrastination
PART 2 -- 10 SIMPLE STPES IN ELEMINATING PROCRASTINGATION YOU CAN BE S-U-C-C-E-S-S-F-U-L!
Stay Focused: What First Needs to be Done?
Clarifying Your Goals: What Needs to be Done First?
Create Contracts For Yourself
Educating Yourself: Managing Complex Tasks
Support Systems - Take Advantage of Resources
Stay Simple - Know Your Boundaries: Avoid Peer Pressure
Finding Your Strengths: In What Do You Excel In
Understanding How to Work with Deadlines: Make Time Work for You--Not Against You
Look to the Future: Enjoying Your Life without Procrastination
Future Tips: Preventing Procrastination Relapse
August John Hoffman is currently a professor of psychology at California State University Northridge and El Camino College -- Compton Center. He earned his B.A. from UC Santa Barbara, M.A. from Radford University in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Sport Psychology), and Ph.D. from UCLA in educational psychology. As a professor of psychology at Compton College, CSU Northridge, and Pepperdine University, he has assisted students from various backgrounds in accomplishing their goals. He began and developed a highly successful gardening program at Compton College in an effort to help students improve their campus and community. Current research interests include community service work and student mentoring as effective methods to reduce ethnic conflict and improve self-efficacy among community college students. For the last five years Dr. Hoffman has conducted research on the Compton campus with outdoor gardening work with community college students and CSUN mentors, and the results have been very positive. We have seen significant increases in the transition to higher education directly as a result of our community service and gardening work. Additionally, Dr. Hoffman has taught several psychology courses including Motivation and Sport Psychology, which include an applied approach to creating healthy lifestyles for his students. He has published several books and academic research articles, including the texts, Positive Psychology: An Applied Approach; Understanding Sport Psychology and Human Behavior; and, 29,051 Ways to Survive the College Experience. He enjoys gardening in his time off with his family -- Nancy his wife, and two children A.J. and Sara.