3 Effective Techniques to Overcome Procrastination for College Students

1. The KANBAN Technique:

They developed 'KANBAN' in the 1940s for the brand Toyota to improve its overall performance. It’s the simple and best technique to measure your progress. Being a college student, it’s important to monitor your progress to overcome procrastination.

The KANBAN Technique has 4 Quadrants:

Q1: Backlog

Define all the tasks you have. The topics you want to cover, assignment works, the progress of your projects, materials to gather, stages of your research work, subjects to study, and all other activities you have.

Q2: To-Do

From the Backlog Quadrant, move important/essential tasks to be done ‘Today’ and tasks you will ‘Work on now’. Start doing them.

Q3: In Progress

Mention the progress of your task. Also, mention the tasks you are currently working on.

Q4: Done

Update/Move the tasks from Q3 to Q4 after completing it. The Q4 will now have the list of tasks you have completed so far.

Moving tasks from Q1 to Q 4 will be a motivation for you. It helps you monitor your progress and see where you are lagging. If you are a college student, this KANBAN technique will be an operative way to beat procrastination.


  1. You can use this KANBAN separately for your assignments, research, and projects works.
  2. You can prepare a separate KANBAN quadrant for studies.
  3. You can use it for everyday planning.
  4. Monitoring progress will be easy.
  5. It acts as a reminder to you.

2. POMODORO Technique:

Exam time procrastination will be high. Try the POMODORO method for your studies.

3. NO Last Minute:

Have a regular study time. Assign a few hours of your convenience with zero-distraction for it. The last-minute seems fun with friends. But, when the deadline comes, you will surely feel about “I could have done it even better”.