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procrastination [2019/02/05 18:18]
criley [Break the Problem Down]
procrastination [2019/03/05 07:47] (current)
criley
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 OK. There'​s a lot there, but each piece isn't too bad on its own. Instead of one big monster assignment, you have a bunch of smaller ones, where each one is achievable. You can even give each one a due date to pace yourself and make sure you don't have it all hit you the day before it's due. OK. There'​s a lot there, but each piece isn't too bad on its own. Instead of one big monster assignment, you have a bunch of smaller ones, where each one is achievable. You can even give each one a due date to pace yourself and make sure you don't have it all hit you the day before it's due.
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 +===== Homework Anxiety =====
 +Do you get panicked about homework assignments?​ Do you look at the assignment and it turns into the most impossible thing ever, even though you haven'​t started it yet?
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 +Don't shut down over this. Instead use some rating scales. Specifically,​ do these three things:
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 +  - **Time:** How long do you think it will take to do the assignment?
 +  - **Difficulty:​** On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is easiest and 5 is hardest, how hard do you think it will be to complete the homework?
 +  - **Ability:​** Again on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is "​smooth sailing"​ and 5 is "I have to do what now?", how likely is it that you'll complete the assignment?
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 +Then try to do it. 
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 +Afterwards, ask yourself how hard it actually was. If it wasn't as hard, then you shouldn'​t get as anxious about it in the future. If it was harder than you thought, then use it as the starting point for a conversation with the teacher.
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 +You can use this to help plan how long each homework assignment will take, and use that to schedule your homework.
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 +I got this idea from [[https://​offspring.lifehacker.com/​help-your-kid-manage-homework-anxiety-by-using-rating-s-1833041913|this article at lifehacker]].
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