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OpenMinde
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DudeStop
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Procrastination

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DudeStop
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/18/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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OpenMinde

Pro

I am Pro-Procrastination i believe it helps an individual preform faster and with better quality
DudeStop

Con

I accept. Definition of procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something.

You have the burden of proof.

Procrastination is obviously bad. Waiting to do an assignment 10 minutes before it is due makes the user rush and therefor create sloppier work and have half answered questions. A student who spends more time on an assignment is more likely to get an A than the student who does it before class. (Meaning they sit down and try to do it before the class will start)! I

Proof that it IS bad: http://gmadventure2010.blogspot.com...
Debate Round No. 1
OpenMinde

Pro

Granted that is possibly true, but delaying something to the day before it is due will only motivate you to focus harder and drive you to get it done in time. Procrastination is the best underutilized tool to prepare high schoolers for jobs who demand a lot in a very short amount of time and you have to "make the grade" in that short period of time or you could get fired. It also prepares you to be under pressure and to be able to handle the pressure with out cracking.
DudeStop

Con

"delaying something to the day before it is due will only motivate you to focus harder and drive you to get it done in time." No, It causes sloppiness in a panic to get the assignment done in time.

"Procrastination is the best underutilized tool to prepare high schoolers for jobs who demand a lot in a very short amount of time and you have to "make the grade" in that short period of time or you could get fired"

No one wants to hire someone who procrastinates, because they will do a worse job than one who takes time to carefully check work, perhaps even double check the problem. If you are in a hurry you are more than likely to not have time to get it done, and will come up with answers that may not even earn you points. Your theory that people do better work when they are in a rush is false, and you have no evidence to back it up. Yes absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but if it can be proven without evidence it may be dismissed without it as well.

Evidence that it causes sloppiness: http://researchnews.osu.edu...

A study was done that proves procrastinators poor grades...
Debate Round No. 2
OpenMinde

Pro

OpenMinde forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to con because of the forfeit. Con also had arguments backed by sources.