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I'll Think of a Title for this Video Later: I'm Procrastinating

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So yeah, last night Wicket wanted to go for a walk, and then the phone rang and then I wanted to play Tetris for awhile. I never did get around to doing any videos. I mean… why do today what I can put off until tomorrow with?

  • How Much? Look at what you have to do. If you have a few days to do it, like for a project, do a little each day. The quality will end up better, and you won’t be rushed to finish it. If it is a short assignment and it is due tomorrow, then do it when you get home from school. Don’t save projects until the night before, but don’t do it all on the first night!
  • Consequences/Rewards What happens if you don’t do the work? Will you fail and get yelled at? What happens when you do it and get a good grade? Look at what you get from doing the work on time and not being rushed. If you don’t do it, you will most likely get yelled at and possibly grounded. Is that worth the time it would have taken to do the homework? You may think it is pointless right now and you just want to “chill,” but look at the bigger picture. Most of the time it is obvious that the time it would take to do the work is a lot less than the time the time spent getting yelled at or being grounded.
  • Timing Don’t rush yourself. By putting the work off until the last minute, not only are you going to have a reduced-quality piece of work, but you will get stressed. If you have more than 1 day to do it, use those days! If there is only one day to do it, do it early (like when you come home from school) and then look at it again later, or have a parent look at it. Look for mistakes, and make it a bit neater.
  • What Else Is There? If you want to go out with friends, try and get some work done first. If you can’t, do it when you get home. Getting it done while you are awake is important. But, don’t let it consume all your time. If all you do is spend time on work and projects, you are going to get stressed out and in the end, you will probably give up easier on work down the road. Have fun and get your work done. Find the balance that is right for you, but, remember, the work still has to be done.
  • Think About It! This is one that really helps me – thinking about what needs to be done. If there is a lot of stuff to do, think about it. It can make you more aware of how important it is to do it. When you think about it, remember what the rewards and consequences are and where they come into play. Look at the whole picture. What do you have to do? What happens when you don’t do it? What happens when you do it? What other things do I want to do today? This is largely what gets me motivated to do work, as 99% of the time, there is an incentive for me.


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How to get Homework Done

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Recently, I did a video with tips on note taking during class. Here are some tips for getting your homework done, as well as some for getting good grades.

Tips for Getting Homework Done!

  • Make sure all of all of your materials are at home or with you, for example bring all of your books home to ensure that your work is done correctly. I also recommend that you keep a drawer, shoe box , or any organized space full of things that may be necessary to do your work. You may want to include pencils, rulers, calculators, colored pencils, paper, scissors, and even a stapler.
  • Don’t sit or lay on your bed for homework, as you may get “to comfortable” to work or fall asleep. Your computer desk is another bad place to do homework because you could get distracted.
  • Do your homework right after school. I know as a student myself that some people have extra activities to get to before you even get home.
  • Take all the time you have to do your work in class. For instance, if you have a test that you might get done with early… take your stuff from the class you have homework in with you.(I absolutely don’t recommend doing your homework in the middle of class when your teacher is giving a lesson.) Also, use all of your study hall time to get it done. I have often found that I can get my homework done during study hall. This way, I don’t have to deal with it at home.
  • If you get home and realize you don’t understand something, go in to that class next morning before the start of school and ask for help. (I am not sure if this would work in high school or college but if not call a friend, and if you don’t have friends, sorry you are out of luck.)
  • Take occasional breaks! This will help to concentrate more as you do it.

Tips for Getting Good Grades!

  • Turn in all homework when it’s due. As you advance in your schooling, teachers will become more picky about this. It’s imperative to your grade that you turn in all your homework on time.
  • Ask if you don’t understand something. If you get home and realize you don’t understand the assignment try to get ahold of that teacher before the assignment is due and talk to them.
  • On open-ended or response questions don’t just say nothing if you know a lot about that topic already or don’t know anything about it. Put the answer to the question and then expand on it.
  • Save all papers. At the end of the semester there will be semester exams… these exams are usually cumulative meaning everything from the beginning of the year till present. Unless you are a genius, you probably won’t remember everything from that far back so save everything to review from. If you’re like me, you may have switched organization methods and such throughout the year and may not have all your notes in the same notebook. Always keep all your notebooks in your locker or wherever you keep your school things. This way, when exam time comes type up all of your notes this also may help refresh your memories of those topics.
  • Be nice to your teacher, He/She has a lot of stuff to deal with during the day. During class, don’t talk when he/she is talking and don’t be doing other things during class. When it comes to grading time, if you’re on the edge between someone who is between one grade or another if you’re nice, do your hw all the time, and are always on time and prepared for class the teacher will usually give you the higher grade.


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