Speech Against Procrastination Humorous
Uploaded by Melania on Oct 02, 2008
The Five Syllables of Despair
What do SpongeBob Squarepants, Joey Tribbiani, my theatre teacher, high school students, and many parents have in common? No, it’s not that they all have Golgi bodies and retinas. Let me give you a hint. They put off ‘till tomorrow what they should do today... get my drift? About right now, Joey is late for an audition, Spongebob is writing an essay due in five minutes, my theatre teacher is dilly dallying on who to cast for the upcoming show, high school students are too tired to do anything and parents are putting off their morning meetings until the afternoon! And do you know what causes all this chaos? Just five syllables: PROCRASTINATION. From the ‘I’ll do it later’ excuse to the ‘Aw man, I can’t believe I put this until the last minute!’ worrying, procrastination is ruining our lives! We have all procrastinated in our lifetime whether it may be delaying to take the dog out or finishing a major school project like writing a persuasive speech that includes antithesis, ethos, pathos, logos, similes, metaphors, anecdotes, and other things that I haven’t mentioned that are hopefully in this speech. I know I did not procrastinate on this speech about procrastination because that would be just wrong. But what about you guys, the sleep deprived high school students? Do you usually put off things until the last minute? This issue is becoming a bad habit and Ted Fishman, writer in the USA Today, states that, ‘Procrastination is now a topic right up there with race, class and the salaries of university presidents.’ It’s affecting high school students in negative ways such as sleep deprivation, laziness, and even depression.
Distractions are one of the leading causes of procrastination. Let’s say your dream job is to be an orthopedic surgeon a.k.a. a doctor who breaks bones for a living. You’re in your senior year and you are struggling in Anatomy and Physiology class and the only chance to get a B average on your final report card is to ace the upcoming final exam and get an A on a ten page anatomy essay. Your teacher assigned the work on the first day of fourth quarter and now there are only two weeks until school ends. You just realized this and...