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Controlling Procrastination

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Procrastination is putting off or avoiding doing something that you must do. Excessive procrastination can result in guilt feelings about not doing the task that should be done, and anxiety since the task still must be done. It can cause poor performance if you hurriedly try to complete a task with little time remaining. Here are twenty things you can do to control procrastination.    
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Study Skills Curriculum
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- Grades 9-12
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A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that denotes a certain object or idea is applied to another word or phrase to imply some similarity between them. For example, in the statement 'the inside of the car was a refrigerator,' the word 'refrigerator' is used as a metaphor to suggest that the inside of the car was very cold. Read on to learn about why to use metaphors, 15 examples of metaphors, and a strategy for using metaphors.  
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Temperature Scales

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Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
- Contains 122 activities
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Temperature is the level of heat in a gas, liquid, or solid. Three scales are commonly used for measuring temperature. The Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are the most commonly used scales. The Kelvin scale is primarily used in scientific experiments. Read on to learn about each of these scales and how to convert temperature from one to the other.  
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Free Study Tip Never let anyone distract you from your schoolwork - boyfriend, best friend, siblings, even parents, etc. If you do, then you will never get anything accomplished. Always put your schoolwork first, no matter what. Your friends won't get you into a good college so you can make good money, but your education will. I'm not saying don't have friends. It's good to have them. Just make sure your schoolwork and education is at the top of your list.
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West Memphis, Arkansas, USA
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A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Make up a memorable song to help you remember information. Also try using mind maps. Don't forget to take regular study breaks and get at least 10 hours of sleep the night before a test. On the day of the test avoid eating sugary things or drinking caffeine as it slows down your brain.
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