Josh’s procrastination


A prime example of Josh wasting away the time when he could be writing his missing Newspaper stories.

Kevin Madley, Staff Writer

Josh Pigozzo is a wonderful young man. He is an elite athlete on the baseball field. He is a great skimboarder. He has a bright future. That is if he can get his work done.  Josh has encountered a serious problem in his learnings; he just can’t seem to get his work done. He procrastinates for so long that he forgets what he is forgetting to do. He says that it “takes time to create good stories” when asked why he doesn’t turn in work in Newspaper class.  However, he is given time to work, he just doesn’t.

I’m no expert on turning work in on time. I’m doing this assignment the day its due. I understand that this is an issue, but I do not let it harm my grades. Josh, on the other hand, has let his procrastination get the best of him. He struggles in classes that he should not struggle in. This really makes his classmates and teachers feel bad for him because they know that he not tapping into his full potential. If he only focused a few hours a day, who knows where his future could take him.

Josh’s procrastination has become a disease that will continue to harm him in the future if he doesn’t make a change. It has gotten progressively worse throughout the year. He pushes assignments back until he is drowning. This is shown in newspaper class when he finds himself multiple stories behind. He doesn’t even know that he is hindering himself for no reason. The first step to getting better is identifying and accepting that you have an issue. Josh is not yet there. He says he “has a plan” and “it’s not a big deal” when asked about his disorder. This is extremely concerning.

In conclusion, our good friend, Josh Pigozzo has a big-time problem. This problem is known as procrastination. It eats up hours of his day. He struggles to do anything besides nothing. His peers have become concerned for his grades and well-being. We hope that he can take a long, hard look in the mirror to see what we see.