New Assignments Due: The Anxiety of Online Learning

Our society has been thrown for a loop by the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines that once started out as temporary measures have now become our reality for the foreseeable future, and online education is no exception.

Our society has been thrown for a loop by the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines that once started out as temporary measures have now become our reality for the foreseeable future, and online education is no exception. The positives and disadvantages of online learning are still being assessed by a majority of students.

In our fast-phased internet culture, we face the challenge of becoming deadline-oriented. This alarming issue not only makes putting off a task until its deadline create stress, but also have adverse effects on the overall well-being of an individual. Worse, it generates a vicious feedback loop that makes a person as reliant on tensions from deadline notifications. 

Moreover, procrastinating to meet a deadline sets up an additional cycle that generates more frustration that one avoids the requirement until they have to complete it. It’s more than voluntary delaying. Self-awareness is a key part of why procrastinating makes us feel guilty. When we procrastinate, we not only become aware that we avoid tasks, but we still choose to not make those activities anyway.

The fast-paced student society has evolved to be deadline-oriented. Will it continue to engrave itself to the student culture? Or will students find a way to overcome it?

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