Procrastinators Guide to Doing Homework Before Starting Clean Your Room. A clean room is very important to doing homework. You can’t expect to concentrate on Plumbing in the depths of the intricate word problems while being distracted by dirty underwear on the floor, can you? Pay Your Bills. For a similar reason, unpaid bills will only serve to distract you from your homework. All bills should be paid before starting. Answer Your Mail Any unanswered letters or “thank you” notes that need to be sent will prey on your mind and cause distraction. Check for Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. Be sure you’re not missing anybody’s important date. It would be awful if you had to admit to aunty Harriet that you spend the afternoon on homework and forget her birthday! Check the TV Schedule and Set the VCR. Sure, watching television is anathema to homework. That’s why you should be sure to check the schedule and record any good programs you might otherwise miss. You don’t want to make homework the cause of feeling bad. By negative conditioning it might cause you to do less homework! Call Your Friends. Call all your close friends before starting. Otherwise they might call you and interrupt your concentration. Besides, they might have some good ideas of things you might not have thought of to do before starting. Prepare a Snack. You don’t want an empty stomach to take your mind off your work. Getting Started Clean off the work table. Do this carefully. Might be a good idea to polish it too. You want your work environment to be ideal. Get everything you need in front of you. Everything! Don’t forget anything. You might have to leave your seat to go after a sharp pencil and lose track of your thoughts. Be sure you have books, paper, reference materials, pencils (several). Do all this running around before you start. Organize your materials. Place everything you’re going to work on in the proper sequence. Make a list of he things you will do on the left side of a paper and the things you need on the right side. Be sure everything is placed in the right order on the table. Check and double-check. Make changes until you have it perfect. Make a Last Check of Everything. Take a close look at what you have. Be sure that everything you need is at hand. You don’t what to have to interrupt your concentration to get something that you forgot to put on your list. Start Whoops! No time left. Have to go to class!
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