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I can’t focus on homework.
When in class I can easily pay attention to lectures - even boring ones - if I am doing something with my hands like drawing, or weaving. However, at home, I can’t seem to focus on my homework at all. I constantly get distracted and can’t finish my work. I’m 19 and just starting college, and it has affected my grades terribly. In high school it was okay because high school is pretty much free, but this is money we’re talking here! Everyone says I’m just lazy and a procrastinator, that I need more self-control, but I don’t know how to get that way. I’ve always had this problem.
Does anyone have any tips to help me focus? Homework is important!
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dude..I have the same problem..I have **** thats due tomorrow im trying to force myself to do..but cant get off this **** website..
same here. with many things besides homework too. maybe you need a study partner or partners. when you’re alone it might be too easy for your mind to wander. if you have someone there who is also studying it might be easier to do your thing too. :)
go into your room, turn off everything, put your dresser in front of the door, andsee if that helps.
I have the same problem and i am a senior in high school and i know it will affect me next year in college.
I think what people like you and i have to do is first force ourselves to do these things.
Literally force yourself, anyway you can to do it. Then after time you will not have to force yourself as much.
Its hard to break habit but the first step in doing it is to get tough on yourself and try your hardest to just do it.
lets c, well for me..i put music on…c if tat helps
music, food, headphones, shut everything out and open up all your resources so everywhere you look on your computer you see your work, and work slowly.
works for me :D
just do your freakin work. stop being so lazy
honestly calling people like us lazy does not help at all.
i completely 100% understand how you feel. i’m a junior and really want to do all the work but i can’t focus on the page longer than a minute without getting distracted. i have everything shut off, also. i’m really considering finding out about ADD at this point.
a moose bit my sister to i know exactily how you feel
me too! i have to practice a monologue due tomorrow, and i cant get off the computer…
i know how ive done hw in the past.. well i packed up my comp and put it in my wardrobe. i made a nice cup of coffee, took everything off my desk (besides school wrk) and you’ll just eventually get focused, it wrks i swear it does (:
my problems is - is that i just cant be bothered doing tht ya know?
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go to burgerking and askyourself do i wanna flip burgers ?
its happening to me rite now
so angry i cant help it
im so pissed i stay up till so long every night because i don’t do my ******* homework and instead go on facebook and youtube and itunes and it is killing me cause i dont get anything done! ahhh and there is nothing on any **** website that will help me focus cause i search every night it sucks!
I have the same problem. I am pretty sure it is ADHD or ADD. I have always had trouble as well. look up the symptoms.. its basically what your saying.
I have the same problem… this is how I ended up here. I’ve never been able to focus. I always tend to do something else… ANYTHING, even just lay in bed and wiggle my toes but I can’t focus. I have a long power point due tomorrow but I can’t.
I have had the very same thing going on my whole life, my attention span can literally be measured in milliseconds, but i have found a few tricks that make studying, reading, doing homework and sitting thru class a little bit easier.
1. Run your guts out! The more you excercise, the better focused you will be when its time for homework.
2. Break it into baby steps. Looking at the whole project may seem overwhelming, but breaking it into small, doable baby steps helps you see it in a whole new light. and everytime you finish a step, you feel that sense of accomplishment and control.
3. Cut back on sugar and refined carbs. That it makes you ansty is no myth!
4.Eat more protein, such as peanut butter. It gives your brain energy.
5. While in class, record the lecture (ask your teacher for permission first)
6.Write down assignment due dates in bright marker on a large wall calendar.
7. Buy some colourful stickers and use them to mark out sections of a book or other reading material, and focus on reading one section at a time.
8. Color code your notes and hi lite key information.
9.If not sure how to do an assigment, ask your teacher or a smart classmate to review it with you.
10.Study at night. I have found daytime studying to be pretty useless. It may be different for some people, but you may find that time of day is vital for proper studying. Try studying in the evening or at night, and if that doesn’t work, try to find a time of day that does.
11. Record your notes, and then play them back while reading them at the same time.
12. Think outside the box. Sometimes when you have to solve a problem, you have to find creative outside the box solutions. Use your own mind, your own creative power. bend and twist ideas, solutions and concepts in ways that fit the uniqueness of the current situation.
13. Never give up!
I hope these suggestions are helpful. Good luck!
Oh, and btw, these tips aren’t meant to solve your problems completely, but rather to make school manageable, to help you feel more in control, and to improve your academic performance.
like wtf i cant get my life in order cuz of this i have to study bye probably be on some other website in five **** peace
i have the same problem. right now im supposed to be doing ch. 11 12 13 of chemistry. but im on the computer. blehhhh.
Calc2 test in 1.5 hours and i’m constantly distracted! can’t study! how?
**** i got the same problem….i tryed every thing I even stoped hanging out side!!
But when I’m at home all day I still cant get my work done!!!!! Why OOh Why Do i Get Distracted I allways want to do something FUN AND ENTERTAINING!!! I got work due tomorrow but instead of doing the work I’m thinkin of a Excuse. Whats wrong with me????
I have the same problem…it is so annoying…I have ADHD but, don’t want to take the medicine. It makes me feel nausious! I can’t study i will do anything to avoid it and i don’t know why! I’ll clean, I’ll eat and eat and eat…I’ll do useless stuff like research something for no reason. I just have no interest…it is so frustrating
THATS 50 DKP MINUS
This is a common problem and a hard one. We need to find a solution.
Everyone stand back. I’m going to try SCIENCE!
observation: when this happens to me, I don’t feel a sense of importance to the fact that I am wasting time.
When I am taking tests, this does not happen. I am in the hot seat and focused.
I’ve tried making this happen artificially and it does not seem to work; I don’t believe it
hypothesis: Part of the reason tests induce focus is there is something obvious and external demanding results. This implies that I can re-create if if someone else demands that I get something done.
Find another person who is willing to help you on this. it doesn’t require alot of their time.
Give them a quick written description of what you are going to have done in one hour.
Beware: there is a skill to judging what you can get done in one hour.
Start out with something straightforward; our goal is to build habits.
Get them to agree to hold you to it.
1) be disappointed in you if you fail.
2) believe you will succeed
3) remind you that you have to have a clear idea of what you are doing
4) remind you that YOU are still responsible for managing yourself.
1) write down what you are going to do in that hour. make it specific, but no more than 140 characters.
2) be determined to get it done; know why you are getting it done. expect yourself to get it done. charge with passion and fury
when you succeed:
3) congratulate yourself afterward.
4) plan your next task.
if you get distracted:
3) do some pushups/situps until it you can feel lactic acid. assert self-control over your actions
4) write another task. even if it is just copying the same thing onto another piece of paper.
5) charge back in, don’t look back. win.
I’m going to try having my girlfriend be my coach. a hallmate might be a good one if you can impress upon them the importance to you of fixing this habit.
stay in uni and study there. trust me, i’ve tried it for one exam and i was good to go. i should do it more often this semester again, cuz i’m literally banging my ahead against anything that my hands come across due to lack of focus - yes, even the keyboard i’m typing on.
Get excited about what your doing! If it’s some sort of research project where you can choose a topic, choose something you ENJOY :) Create a long playlist of songs, put it on shuffle, and lock your iPod. Don’t touch it unless your songs end. DONT GO TO ANY OTHER SITES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT YOU DOING!! Hope that helps :)
have any of you ever thought you might have possible ADD or ADHD?
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1) tie yourself to your chair, some people actually get up with out realizing it
2) set a timmer, only focus on 20 minutes of working at a time, then the timer for 3 minutes, to relax. Then repeat. You are retraining
3) exercise before working
4) Empty the closet, sit in it and close the door and study. Objects are distractions remove them. Move people have a closet. If you do this with #20 it helps.
5) study with a friend that study well, who can keep you focused on the study. Also hire a person to sit there and nag you if you stop studying.
i want to be smart in school and study in do my homework
My thought is, our parents have something to do with this dilemma we are all facing! Think of it, when your young you do dumb things not knowing the consequences’ of the future. My brothers and I have this problem and I tried everything including meds. But I don’t feel like they are working. I am having problems still. But I wonder if the doctor might have prescribed a placebo. Who know…?
i can never focus. got an exam tomorrow and i’m not even close to ready. I’m basically already in the hot seat and still nothing makes me wanna work. i think its because i get so far behind that when i try to study, it just makes me feel worse that i know nothing. Keeping up to date on the work would probably be a great motivator to continue working
Try writing your goals and keeping them on your desk. This will help you to identify why you want to do your homework. Then try writing a plan of what you’re going to do over the next hour or two. Block distractions by either switching your computer off or using Homework Focus to block distracting sites without limiting access to those you need for research. There’s a bunch of resources on focusing on homework at http://www.homeworkfocus.com/homework…
You know what I wouldc do sometimes you just have to listen to a music that you really like. Thats what I do to focus on my homework. Or you can try to think about everything as something you like
You: Okay I have 100 football players Then I put 43 on the bench so the amount of people that get to play is 57.
P.S. I nkow there are so many thing wrong with that equation but just focus on the main piont that i’m telling you.
A good thing to do is to go to a quiet place, get something to eat, turn on some music, and do 30 mins of homework, then a 10 min break until you’re all done.
same but that could be because of my adhd but how can you listen to long lectures espeichaly boring ones
im 14 years old sitting on my computer wasting time because i cant even start it’s like twelve fifteen now and ill probably stay up another 3 hours trying to bring myself to do it before i pass out. it happened yesterday. it will happen tommorrow. and the next day because. i cant control myself. even though i want to make good grades and make my parents proud of me. I can work hard in class and have very good grades in school but my homework grades are all zeros. I NEED HELP.
im 11 im home alone and supposed to be doing biodiversity but wenever im home alone i never focus, being on this website proves it/
I know what you mean… And i have ADHD… when im doing school work i literally have to do my school work while im walking, outside, around the neighborhood.
turn off all distractions: phone, computer, tv, etc. set up a nice study area that’s quiet and organized. and force yourself to work!!!
do not turn on your electronics until you are all done with your homework. good luck!
I have the same problem i think its add or something but i’m going to this place called brain balance and the figures out that i am extremely right brained, so they are working on training my left brain. if this might be your problem you can google them. you can also buy music to help train your right of left brain. ps i’m 14. i hope this helps.
Yea i have the same problem
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