My philosophy has always been that I will never, ever want to do homework, so I might as well do it now (it doesn't help that I hate relaxing or watching TV with the constant nagging that I haven't finished an assignment). If I have something to do that is really unpleasant, I'll give myself little study rewards like checking my e-mail to get me through.
Thank you both for the ideas. You have both been a huge help to me. I am going to soooooo look into gradefix. I may use it. I really want this semester to be different. As matter of fact...I am getting ready to work on a paper and it isn't due for two weeks. What?!?!?! LOL. I never start that early. But, this semester is going to be different. It is crazy that I am in my forth year and just now deciding to get my priorities straight. Better late than never. Thanks! ~Dawn Believes~
This has always been a huge problem for me! One thing that's really helped me out is a website called GradeFix. Basically you enter your assignments and tell it how many hours of homework you want to do each day of the week, and it will schedule things out for you and tell you what to work on what days. I don't always stick with the plan, but even if you fall behind, it will adjust the schedule and give you a new plan for getting back on track.
It's free unless you want to track more than 10 assignments at a time, which I've never actually had the need to do, even after using it for a whole school year.
I agree with NOLAGYRL... once I started cracking down and really getting things done early instead of waiting until the last minute, homework became a lot less painful because I wasn't always stressing about it. When I put something off, I'm constantly worrying about it even though I'm off doing something else. If I get it done early, I can spend just as much time doing whatever else I want to do, but I don't have to worry about the work that's piling up while I'm trying to relax.
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I am a HUGE procrastinator! Or well I was. my first three years, I would do the same thing you did, make excuses to not to do it right then and there even though I had nothing better to do. I would wait to the last minute for everything and then stress myself out while doing the work. Last semester, I tried a different routine, rewrite/type my notes when I got home, read over the notes from the lectures for about 15 minutes each, and then start working on projects that were due when I received the information. It really did help and I found myself not stressing as much as before. There are still times, when I say oh I'll do that tomorrow or it can wait to the weekend, and then it never gets done and then I start all over and stress out again. But this sememster I'm sticking with the plan! Have a good semester and good luck getting your priorities straight!
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Okay, I really don't believe that but you wouldn't know that if you saw how much I procrastinate. Anyone else in here deal with procrastinating with homework? I mean, I sit back and think how I could have all my stuff done by now if I would just get it done. Granted...I always get it done and make awesome grades. But dang....it would be alot easier on me if I didn't always wait till the last second. I don't know how many times I spend all night working on a paper because I didn't get it done before when really...I had the time. I think I may need to check my priorities. Good luck in the new semester to everyone!!!
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