Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

I need an explanation for this English question to help me study.

How many of us procrastinate or view ourselves as master procrastinators? I know I do. Most of my life as an undergrad student I must say was spent focused under the crunch time, right up against a deadline.

After watching the following very humorous TED Talk by Tim Urban, please answer the following questions:

  1. What does Urban claim about procrastinators? Why does he think people really procrastinate?
  2. What does Urban think we should do about procrastination? Does he offer any solutions?
  3. Could you identify with what Urban says here? How often do you procrastinate? Why do you think you do it? Why can’t you break the habit?
  4. Pick two of the big three rhetorical strategies (ethos, pathos, logos) and discuss: Does Urban effectively appeal to his audience?
  5. What was your biggest takeaway or AHA moment from this Talk?

“Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” | Tim Urban


  • Your initial response should be about 150-300 words per question.
  • Your response to at least one classmate should be about 150-200 words long and be more than “I agree” or “I like what you said.” Engage in conversation!

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