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vampirecell wrote:

The replies I'm getting are quite surprising, considering when the topic comes up in class most procrastinate or cheat.


Yeah, well. I finished school so I can look back on homework and see I should have tried harder and worked more.

If you can strengthen your willpower now it'll pay off in the future. If you can learn to resist procrastination as well you'll probably get promotions and bonuses in work.

As for cheat, well it's not really useful in school unless you learn whatever the thing was anyway and you might as well not bother wasting the energy to cheat at that point.

I know, we're a bunch of boring fucks saying "Do you homework". It'll be your turn soon enough. Time travel, forwards only, one second per second. Passive ability, always on
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The entirety of my four years in high school and a subsequent four years in college were spent procrastinating on assignments... like... having weeks (or even months) to complete it and waiting until the day before it was due to actually do it--save for the lengthier ones that were still put off until the last minute. Bullshitting my way through research papers and essays became second nature. It wasn't to my detriment--I still received mostly A's and graduated from both in the 3.88-3.92 GPA range--but, in retrospect, it probably would have been worth it to allot my time more efficiently.
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Designate a spot that is visible to others, but quiet. If you can, don't use your own computer.
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Well, up until the end of middle school I was always a great student and did all my work right away and I did it well and all that (not that it was ever very hard, i mean, it was elementary and middle school). Then, I got really lazy and I realized I didn't have to do my work perfectly and in high school I have just bullshitted through a lot of stuff. I also started procrastinating until the last minute, but it works out fine because I still get done what I need to get done to get straight A's.

For me, after I have procrastinated for a while, I don't have a problem getting my homework done. And I can get a lot of it done on the computer now, so I usually mess around and do other things at the same time. It makes it take longer, but it's worth it to me.
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This is how I got above average grades: Don't study. Studying is a waste of time.
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I did not do a single homework assignment my 11th year, just to see if I could still make it through. I played video games during class on the computer or on my devices every day. No teacher stopped me or bothered to try and get me to care about my grades.

At my school, for whatever disgusting cushiony reason, we are not allowed to get below a 50% for our first 3 quarterly grades, but the last one we can. Mathematically, if I just took the 50% for the first 3 quarters of school, then got 90% or higher in the last quarter, I would get a 60% or higher as my yearly grade, and this would be easy for me.

However, they decided they were sick of my shenanigans and did not have enough faith in my skills, so they kicked me out and sent me to a behavioural school instead. My work was about as hard as 7th grade work, and I would finish my entire day within 30 minutes every day. I spent the majority of my time there reading in the staff lounge room or in one of the teachers' rooms, chit chatting away, because I was no problem child like the others.

Because I went to this school, my first 3 quarterly grades were completely dropped, and I got 100% in every single class that year. It was at this point that I realised the world is a complete joke.

Moral of the story:
Doing your homework earns you spaghetti
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When I was in college, I did homework for an hour or two and then an anime episode and back to homework for an hour or two on repeat until my homework was done. I was in college for computer engineering and computer science so most of my homework was lots of theory and lots of coding and debugging said code. My final project my last semester took me 40+ hours to finish. We had the entire semester to do it though and didn't have to take a final so that project was the final. The worst part of homework for me was the math. My professors would assign entire chapters to us and people would say it took them 6 hours or more to do the entire chapter. Homework is a necessary evil, just do it and when you graduate you won't have to do it again.
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I don't think any good teacher likes to fail his or her students. My advice is to take school, and by extension homework seriously. That means getting adequate rest and not being shy in asking for help from peers and teachers. That's all there is to it. It is called work for a reason.
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I didn't handle it (or rather I didn't do it). Graduated with a high B average. It would be an A if those bastards didn't have homework grades. I didn't need the extra practice.

I don't recommend this approach. The hyper-competitive person I am now regrets that I didn't put up the best scores in the nation. I settled for top 10% on tests rather than top 10 overall.
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Crap we have homework?
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Don't wait to do it until 2:00 A.M. like I do sometimes.
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Just push through and get it done. then when you graduate you can be free of it. also, prolly take a year off if you plan on going to college. believe me from experience best move i shoulda made.
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I do my homeworks at lunch, so that when I get home, I'll just play games or something
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I just did it during that class or the next. Study hall helped. That just meant more gaming time for me!
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For high school? Do as much of it at school as possible. Not only will you be in a more productive mode and environment, but you'll also have free evenings (barring huge projects and essays, of course).

Then again, I never had anything going on during breaks or lunches.

For college, maybe this won't apply to everyone, but I'd say prioritize. I couldn't get everything done and lead a healthy life simultaneously. Pick your priorities and stick with them. Mine were always sleep and whatever classes I understood the least. Bombing a homework assignment or two was preferable to bombing an exam. The point breakdowns in the syllabus were like holy scripture to me. "The homework is worth 15% total so if I miss one it might lower my grade by 1% or so. Ok how much is this exa-HOLY CRAP IT'S 40%!"
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