Procrastination is a widely-spread problem which affects many people. Therefore, the target audience for criticism of “Coping with Procrastination” will be as broad as the problem is. In this respect, Moore, Baker, and Packers should also pay a lot of attention to their target audience because the problem of procrastination affects many people and it is not always possible to find solution, which is effective for all people.
In this regard, the authors of the essay should take into consideration the scope of the problem and individual peculiarities of each individual suffering from procrastination (Fiore, 2006). This is why criticism of the essay should also focus on the broad audience but take into consideration individual specificities (Schraw, Wadkins, & Olafson, 2007). In fact, this will be a very strong point in criticism of the essay because each individual should be conscious of the fact that, if he or she suffers from procrastination, he or she cannot use effectively some universal recommendations because they can hardly work with the equal success in relation to different people.
On the other hand, the criticism should not deny pointblank recommendations provided by the authors of the essay because their recommendations are grounded on their studies and, to a certain extent, may be useful (Burka, 2008). In fact, the main point of criticism is to make the target audience thinking of the issue discussed in the essay. Moreover, the audience should not just start thinking of the issue but also critically evaluate the message of the authors. In fact, the criticism should not focus on the denial of the strategy suggested by the authors but on its critical evaluation by the target audience.
Burka, Y. (2008). Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It Now. New York: Da Capo Lifelong Books.
Fiore, N. A (2006). The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt- Free Play. New York: Penguin Group.
Schraw, G., Wadkins, T., & Olafson, L. (2007). Doing the things we do: A grounded theory of academic procrastination [Electronic version]. Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 99(1), 12-25.