Students Explain How To Get Motivated To Do Homework


When doing homework it can be hard to keep your focus. It can be nearly impossible to do the boring work all on your own. It is so much easier in class when you have the teacher standing there telling you that you have to do this work right now. That is your motivation to complete it. When you are alone though, that is when it gets a bit tricky. You have no one but yourself to motivate you to work. You think, why not put it off until later or I can do this tomorrow in the class before it. Here are some ways to motivate yourself to do your own homework.

What to do

  • Do it as soon as you get home
  • Remember why you do it
  • Think about what will happen if you don’t
  • Do it as soon as you get home
  • The second you get home, start on your homework. This may seem lame but it is true that the sooner you get it finished with the sooner you can do what you want. Sure you could do what you want now and homework later but then you don’t have as much fun knowing you still have to do it. Plus what happens if you put it off too long and you have to stay up late to finish. Then you have a bad day at school the next day too!

  • Remember why you do it
  • Remember that you do homework for a number of reasons. You do it to get good grades, to learn things you will be expected to know later in life, to get into a good college and to have a good, well rounded life. All of those things should motivate you to do your homework as soon as possible. It may not seem like it now but later in your life at any given moment you will be expected to know something you learn in high school. What happens if you don’t?

  • Think about what will happen if you don’t
  • Not only will your grades suffer and your chances of getting into college decrease but one day you will be in a room full of friends and one will say something like “Doesn’t he remind you of Holden?” and you won’t know what they are talking about because you never bothered to read books in high school thinking they were a waste of your time.

At any moment in the real world you could be expected to know something that you learned in high school or even grade school. If you don’t know your grammar you could lose out on a job. Not knowing book references might make you feel left out with friends and above all, homework leads to a better life for yourself, so make that life starting now.

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