As to procrastinating, in high school economics, I waited the better part of a month, then with the paper due on Monday, I cobbled together a paper on Saturday afternoon.
My topic: Music of the Great Depression.
I passed the course...somehow.
For Confirmation Class (Methodist church, age 13), I wrote the essay the morning it was due.
Yeah, procrastination is okay... up to a point. After that, it is willful ignorance and/or laziness.
...will Goldman blow a gasket when he sees I'm not on topic?