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    Motivation

    What do you find is your best motivation for staying focused on school and not getting carried away with distractions throughout the day??

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    Procrastinating things until hours before they're due really helps with motivation to do them!

    I remain a firm advocate of the "finish assignment, have cookie" approach. Interesting article that covers a lot of approaches (even though I don't agree with all of them): Lack of Motivation in Teenagers | High School At Home | Homeschooling Teens

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    @ajones20 - haha procrastination definitely "helps," though in a stressful way. I find that along with procrastination, due dates also help. If I'm told to write an essay, but aren't given a due date, most likely that essay will never get written. However, if I have a due date, I'm much better at finishing them! It's not that I don't like writing them (I obviously love writing) but I'm just terrible at procrastinating them.

    I also really like the reward for finishing assignment approach. I think I should implement it more. It tends to work really well! Thanks for the link.

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    I agree with Andrew on the "finish assignment, have a cookie" thing. That's what I do. I tell myself, "Okay, Kaitlyn, do this and then you can do this..."

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    For me, I'm usually out in the afternoons cuz I have a lot of music groups. I make an agreement with myself that if I can get all my stuff done in the morning then all my spare time in the afternoon is mine to use in whatever way I choose. But cookies are good also. Especially snicker-doodles.
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    Learnerwithapassion: that's something I've struggled with a lot. I do the best work during the afternoon/midday, but it's also the time I don't want to do any work and just have spare time. I wonder sometimes if this is different when someone is a "morning person" or "night person."

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