Get it Done! Youll be Glad You Did.

Don’t wait until the eleventh hour to start your research paper. A DePaul University professor explains procrastination behavior “as a self-constructed mental trap that people can escape the same way smokers can kick the habit.” Here are some suggestions to keep you on task:

Review your syllabus or assignment to make sure you understand your teacher’s instructions or requirements.

  • Assess your goals.
  • Examine your values.
  • Prioritize tasks.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • Think about the consequences of your procrastination.
  • Break large tasks into smaller tasks.
  • Force yourself to work for a period of time.
  • Tell others you are going to complete a task.
  • Reward yourself for not procrastinating.
  • Get help if the task is too difficult.
  • Talk to someone about any fears.
  • Find a good influence for a study partner.
  • Get rid of distractions.

Try a free citation generator to help with citing MLA or APA references. A few of the more popular ones include:

A word of caution – citation generators do not always produce perfect results. Be sure to double check your citations in a style manual such as Diane Hacker’s Research and Documentation Online,

For more information or help with your research call the library at 609 343-4951 (Mays Landing), 609 343-4833 (Atlantic City), 609 463-4774 (Cape May). We will do our best to assist you! You may also email your question at


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