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Reborn Outcast
02-25-2003, 09:52 PM
I have amazing trouble concentrating on my homework. I come home after school at 2:20 P.M and then I see my CD player and have to listen to music. Then I have to play some games. Then I have to eat some food. Then I play some more games and I end up doign my homework at around 10:00 P.M or the next morning real early. Does anyoine have any advice for me that may help with my problem. I would like to somehow find the motivation to do it right when I get home so then I won't have to worry about it later.

Pedantic
02-25-2003, 09:55 PM
Go someplace totally boring and devoid of any entertainment. ;) :D Actually, though, I thoroughly enjoy music while I do my homework. :)

dark jedi 8
02-25-2003, 09:58 PM
i tend to do the same thing as you Reborn Outcast. when i see my computer or games i tend to spend my time on them. still got some homework left for tonight. plannin on doin it though.:)

wassup
02-25-2003, 09:58 PM
Well, you could take a little break after school, like eat something, take a nap, or go on the computer for awhile. However, you should start you HW after around 30 min. to 1 hour. Try to motivate yourself into thinking that you are getting rid of the bad stuff (HW) first and leavin' the good stuff (free time) for last. Bascially I usually do the hardest and most frustrating things first and then leave the easy and good stuff for last, it just makes me feel better at than end. :D

XERXES
02-25-2003, 10:08 PM
set your priorities straight.

1. school
2. family/friends/girlfriend or boyfriend
3. videogames, sports...other entertainment.

Reborn Outcast
02-25-2003, 10:21 PM
Gah I'm trying buts its like I have an attraction away from homework... if i sit down to do it, something else catches my attention.

Pisces
02-25-2003, 10:28 PM
Welcome to the life of a procrastinator. What you need to do is scare yourself. Think about it. What's gonna happen if you let your homework build up? You think you'll be able to do it in time?

Otherwise, watch T.V. or listen to music while doing it. Sort of works for me.

Anyway, I do the same thing and sometimes I just totally ignore my homework. But if you get it done and done well, who really cares when it's done?

obi
02-25-2003, 11:14 PM
Did you know I am a scientist? I amseeking new theories constantly. Well, I have found one recently. It is something I like to call "Teenism."

Most teenagers, I would say about a good 98%, who are in high school, tend to care less about their work, and would rather do something else.

Me, I am in the 98%.

:)

Tyrion
02-25-2003, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
Did you know I am a scientist? I amseeking new theories constantly. Well, I have found one recently. It is something I like to call "Teenism."

Most teenagers, I would say about a good 98%, who are in high school, tend to care less about their work, and would rather do something else.

Me, I am in the 98%.

:)

Thank you captain obvious...

Anyways,I also have that same problem(Do it around ten, and most of the time do some of it early in the morning)

It's mostly just "Oh,I'll do it at five" "Oh,it's five now,I'll do it at six" "Oh,it's six now,I'll do it at seven.." ect.

obi
02-25-2003, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Thank you captain obvious...

Ahem, that's DR.obivious to you. I didn't go to school for 8 years to be called "captain" !!!!!

:p


Actually, I do most of my homework for 4,5,and 6th period during lunch, and do 1,2, and 3rd period at home. It saves me a LOT of stress that way.

El Sitherino
02-25-2003, 11:49 PM
i dont do any of my homework. instead i just get 100's on my tests and pass with 80's.

.:Silver:.
02-26-2003, 12:02 AM
I write for a living, and when I was in college I'd have similar problems with concentration. Give a little sensory depravation a try and see if that helps. For example, when you get home go into your closet turn out the lights and sit down for a few minutes. No, this is not meant to be nap time, but instead, try and find an image in your head to concentrate on (such as a red sphere). This will be difficult at first, but it's important to continually train your brain to concentrate like this everyday for about ten minutes. This will not only force your brain to focus, but it will increase your creativity level as well.

Before you know it you'll have a sharper mind and that homework won't seem like such a daunting task.

XERXES
02-26-2003, 12:45 AM
word, i BSed my way through HS...i did NO hw but made up for it by doing good on tests.

college is diffrent...you do the work, no questions or exceptions.

Ratmjedi
02-26-2003, 02:23 AM
I always put it off to the last minute too. I am lucky and I have time to do it later or at school the next day.

I usually just come home and then I get online and if there is no one that I want to talk to I play online. Unless I have something real important that I know is going to take me time I won's start a assingment till 9-11.

Since he brought this up I was wondering if you do the same thing with projects? Like stuff that your teacher assigns and that is then due 2-3 weeks later? I always do it at the last possible moment. I do it the night before it is due or 2 days before. No matter what I do I always start it late instead of doing it when I wont be stressed. I am going to try to do this for my next project that I get assignsed but I don't know if I can do it.

:lsduel: :duel:

Psyk0Sith
02-26-2003, 03:03 PM
Back in high school we had a study period where i would do most of 'em, so i could sleep on weekends.

Also in the back of the bus, or in class. Some stuff i did right away cuz it was pretty easy.

I rarely studied, i wonder how i managed to graduate.

College is not the same...highschool is just a waste of your time cuz you're too young to go to college! :p

C'jais
02-26-2003, 03:24 PM
If it's something really easy, like reading a few hundred pages in some book, I do all of that right away. I don't have to think, so I'll just lump all of it together and get rid of it right there and then.

However, assignments and projects are an entirely different matter. If I have to write something, do something creative or just generally use my brain, I'll do it the night before it is to be handed in. As an example, I have to do an English essay tonight, which should have been finished 2 weeks ago (vacation got in the way, and I didn't feel like doing anything).

I don't know what do to either.

Rogue15
02-26-2003, 03:39 PM
highschoolers...:rolleyes:

If every student would just be smart and boycott homework...

SmartDragon
02-26-2003, 04:10 PM
4 case studies to do by tuesday (thats12 pages of font 12 type)and a 7500 word disertation by april I spend my time on here trying to think what to write in them

PhantomHelix
02-26-2003, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
I have amazing trouble concentrating on my homework. I come home after school at 2:20 P.M and then I see my CD player and have to listen to music. Then I have to play some games. Then I have to eat some food. Then I play some more games and I end up doign my homework at around 10:00 P.M or the next morning real early. Does anyoine have any advice for me that may help with my problem. I would like to somehow find the motivation to do it right when I get home so then I won't have to worry about it later.



same here man. im a lot like that.... im not quite sure what to do. MAKE YOURSELF do your homework. just realize that it has to be done, and force yourself to work on it. then, wheny ou are done, you arent panicked, and you can just relax. :D

C'jais
02-26-2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by SmartDragon
thats12 pages of font 12 type

Ouch.

Font 12 is the Wicked Evil.

SmartDragon
02-26-2003, 04:35 PM
and you get failed if you double space. Its too much. And this when I've been hving to get up at 5am and 6am to get the train, you'd think theyed know that we're all shattered.

PhantomHelix
02-26-2003, 04:39 PM
omg that sux.....well, i have to deal with a dumbass Latin teacher who sux at teaching, never tells us the homework (and gives us an F when we dont have it), and is possibly psychotic...he talks a lot about Lady Luck and what we think Horace or Odysseus or Flaccus would do nowadays.... wacko.....

Lime-Light
02-26-2003, 11:05 PM
Parents. My dad noticed I spent a lot of time playing games and stuff, and my grades were going down, so he decides I only get an 1 and 1/2 for myself and the rest is hw/studying. Now everything is harder and I worry about my assignments and crap, and my grades still arent all A's. All I've learned is working hard is pointless and I NEVER want to end up like my dad. I see no point in working so hard for a family that has only mild interest in you so you can die breaking even.

So, the moral? Go for philosophy, art or writing; work is relative in those fields, just dont expect to own a lexus.

Pedantic
02-27-2003, 02:03 AM
I want a Lexus. IS 300 E-shift. :) But anyway, I've found that a good place to do homework is in the bathroom. Seriously, there's nothing to do in the bathroom--you can't help but do your homework. ;) :)

SkinWalker
02-27-2003, 02:30 AM
I find that distractions kill me when I'm doing homework. When I was in HS, I typically did all my homework at school. Either during study period or during another class. I was always an avid reader, so staying up on my work was a way to create free time for reading whatever novel was in my pocket.

Now... I find myself in that Homework dilema without the study period. Full time job, wife, kid..... 1.5 hour round trip commute to work..... uggh.

I put on the headphones and make sure it's some kind of instrumental Jazz (lyrics tend to distract me) and go to it. I'm usually in bed around 2:00 am... then up at 6:30.

Advice: just do it. ;)

SkinWalker

ZBomber
02-27-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
Gah I'm trying buts its like I have an attraction away from homework... if i sit down to do it, something else catches my attention.

Yeh, me too. I actually end up doing some of my homework in History Class, since the Teahcer doesn't see. :p. I usually do it on the way to school in my car. :D

teutonicknight
02-27-2003, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
I have amazing trouble concentrating on my homework. I come home after school at 2:20 P.M and then I see my CD player and have to listen to music. Then I have to play some games. Then I have to eat some food. Then I play some more games and I end up doign my homework at around 10:00 P.M or the next morning real early. Does anyoine have any advice for me that may help with my problem. I would like to somehow find the motivation to do it right when I get home so then I won't have to worry about it later.

Here's some motivation: You either can do it, or go work at the local fast food joint for the rest of your life.
;)

Hm.. why don't you just do it while listening to music? Thats what I do

ZBomber
02-27-2003, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by teutonicknight
Here's some motivation: You either can do it, or go work at the local fast food joint for the rest of your life.
;)

Hm.. why don't you just do it while listening to music? Thats what I do

Go for burker Kind dude!

Lol, j/k. Hmm. Do your homework on the Bus coming home from school. Then listen to music while you do it. You could also have your friends over, and do your homework together. Its much more fun. :)

El Sitherino
02-27-2003, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
highschoolers...:rolleyes:

If every student would just be smart and boycott homework... tried it once...didnt go over too well.

Wes Marrakesh
02-28-2003, 12:43 AM
Am I a black sheep in the flock for actually being pretty responsible with my homework? :D

Elessar-Eärfalas
03-01-2003, 06:45 PM
with me its pretty much the computer that keeps me away from doing my homework. my internet wasnt working about 2 weeks ago and didnt work for about a week. and for that week, lemme tell ya, i did allll my homework and i found myself bored and wanting to do more homework! it was weird lol, you just got to tell yourself that its more important and once you get it done, then you can do whatever you want after and not worry about it :)

access_flux
03-02-2003, 07:27 AM
i never did homework all through high school and still i passed :) i don't know how but. maybe youshould try and luck it :)

SmartDragon
03-02-2003, 07:39 AM
I didn't have any trouble doing h/w at school I just did it when I got home, and if my mum didn't think that I'd done enough she set me more. But some of the things they get you to do at uni are making me insane (and thats not a good thing when I start seeing patiets for real tomorrow)

SkinWalker
03-02-2003, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by access_flux
i never did homework all through high school and still i passed :) i don't know how but. maybe youshould try and luck it :)

Were you in Gymnasium oder Hauptschule? I would think it would be next to impossible not to do homework in Gymnasium.

Pisces
03-02-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Wes Marrakesh
Am I a black sheep in the flock for actually being pretty responsible with my homework? :D

Apparently so.

And even if you do you leave homework for the last minute. Who cares? That's how I get mine done and I always get good. If you leave it to the last minute and get bad though, then procrastinating is not for you.

Darklighter
03-02-2003, 04:00 PM
Heh, I'm exactly the same as Neodios in that respect. My philosohpy is that if I do it and finish it right at the last minute, I can't add anything to it cos I don't have time, so I have to hand it in. I did that last year for coursework at school and came out with almost all A's.

I do admire people who can sit down when they come home from school and do their homework. I could never do it. Look at me now - it's almost 9pm and I have English and Maths presentations to put together for tomorrow LOL:lol:

Pisces
03-02-2003, 04:13 PM
Well, I'm not that bad. Presentations I do at least 12 hours before they're due. It's just regular homework I leave and sometimes don't do. Actually, my last english homework, I wrote Chapter 4 questions above the chapter 3 ones and it worked.

Fight the power.

:D

Reborn Outcast
03-02-2003, 05:18 PM
Well yea I have all A's but it just bothers me that this could become a habit into college which would stink because I DON'T want to screw up in college.

SkinWalker
03-02-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
Well yea I have all A's but it just bothers me that this could become a habit into college which would stink because I DON'T want to screw up in college.

Hehe... I had a take home exam for an Anthropology course. Five topics, page and a half each, double-spaced and typed with 12-point font. It had a two week period before being due and I put it off until the last day. It was due 8:00 am Monday morning and I cranked it out on Sunday. I was really worried that I didn't do a good job, but ended up with an "A" at 100%. Whew....

Got a C+ in German, though.

Pisces
03-02-2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Reborn Outcast
Well yea I have all A's but it just bothers me that this could become a habit into college which would stink because I DON'T want to screw up in college.

Well then, just keep that in mind. Force yourself to work. You may get distracted but just literally force yourself to do it. It can be done.

XERXES
03-02-2003, 07:31 PM
as far as doing college work...i tell myself...sit down shut up and do your work. heh

Woodrodius
03-05-2003, 10:02 AM
dont do it, drop out