Procrastination is a widespread problem among students—and, in reality, a fairly widespread problem across North America. But with students, it's a behavior that compromises learning in a number of different ways. Students end up not having enough time to deeply interact with the material, so they learn it less well. They end up submitting assignments that aren't their best work, which encourages satisfaction with lower goals and less accomplishment. Students also become convinced that they don't need to get started early because they do their best work under pressure, but that's not true for most learners.