I used to be a...thinker....I would sit around infront of the TV and "think" about my "project" I found out that that is useless. Procrastination has a best friend, it's name is LAZY. You might be lazy, but your teacher could care less that you are sore from soccer, dance, or swim. I hate to break it to ya, but life is a butt, life doesn't like the way you can get away with anything, so it makes rules, so listen to these tips, because these teen tips are a good way to evade breaking those rules.
SO you know when you get home and your parent asks you what you did at school? Usually the answer is "Not, Much, just some dumb math and some sciencey stuff. Next time your mom or dad asks you what you did at school make sure and say, "Well my teacher set a deadline for our projects, and I am glad, because it is making me extra motivated!!!" That sounds more...positive...right? Don't be sad, be glad, you just got a good tip, from a good experience. Good luck out there!!!