Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

I let videogames and the Internet distract me from getting my work done.

Step 2: Identify possible reasons for the problem you have selected.

To find the most effective strategies, select the reason that best describes your situation, keeping in mind there may be multiple relevant reasons.

Video games and certain sites on the Internet are meant to be addicting. It can be hard to turn off the console when you’re only halfway through a level or leave BuzzFeed when there’s more cat gifs to enjoy. But you can’t play video games and ignore your textbooks – you’ll never graduate on time. Make sure you are being productive if you want to be a successful gamer or Internet enthusiast and college graduate in the future.

I start playing videos games or looking at Internet sites and can’t stop.

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This site supplements our 1-on-1 consultations. Staff members are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00pm EST for a virtual consultation to help get you connected to the appropriate resource or resources.