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Many students INTEND to get work done over Thanksgiving break because they are trying to get caught up on missing and incomplete assignments.
This is a good idea, especially since the last couple weeks are often filled with end of the semester exams that need to be studied for, long papers that need to be written or big projects that must be completed.
Unfortunately for kids who procrastinate a lot, Thanksgiving break goes by in the blink of an eye and very little progress has been made on catching up.
This video will break it down and give you some solutions.
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Hey it’s me, Seth with SethPerler.com. I hope you having a great day. It is probably Thanksgiving break for you. Also. I am sending this out a little bit early this week. And what I wanted to talk about today is how to do your homework over Thanksgiving break. Here’s the problem 1 it doesn’t happen students often and parents often intend to get certain projects done over Thanksgiving break or on trips or vacations and stuff like this, but it usually doesn’t happen with kids who start with executive function now why it’s really important right now is because it is crunch time. It is the end of the semester after Thanksgiving break your you guys have two or three weeks before winter break and if your grades are a doll borderline grades, like if you have a c that may become a deer and a half Addy that may become enough or a nap. Anyhow, and you’re trying to bring it back up if if Your grades are not where you want them to be what’s likely to happen is that things are actually going to get worse right now. So you have to anticipate that in order to plan for it and what I mean by getting worse is that the last week of school before break is often filled with exams papers projects and something that has to do with the reading assignment. So there are four things longer reading assignments that something has to be done with them big projects big exams in big papers are at days or what-have-you. So there are four big things aside from the normal homework usually on that last week. Those things are due and when students are with executive function they often don’t get them done or don’t get them done in time. I’m in the rush it and get it in and it’s just not high quality. So one of the problems is one that is crunch time to the another problem that’s going on right now. It’s particularly with the break is that those of us who start with executive functioning? Unrealistic expectation of how much time or perception of how much time and energy will take to accomplish the tasks that need to be done. So a lot of you right now know that you want to get something done ever break and you might be telling your parents. Yeah. I’m going to get this done. I’ll get it done Saturday or I’ll do it over break. Just leave me alone. Well, unfortunately having unrealistic perception of how long and how much energy it’s going to take and not having a real clear plan of when you’re actually going to do it is going to make it more likely that you’re not going to do it and then either going to be rushing at the last minute Sunday night or avoiding it altogether. So here is what I recommend never won over your break. Don’t plan that you’re going to over Thanksgiving break work a half hour on Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday. Don’t do that. It’s not realistic. I have hours in even enough time to get started. So What you want to do is you want to plan a large chunk. Excuse me of time to do this work. So you want to plan like a 325 hour junk even if it doesn’t take you that long to plan that chunk of time so that you can really get into your work focus on it and be done with it. I really recommend getting it done in one large chunk. Now you want to plan that early in the day or early in the vacation. So for example, if you can do that on Friday get it done on Friday don’t wait till Sunday, but get it done as early in the break as possible and then get it done as early in the day is possible. Don’t wait till Sunday night. Don’t wait till Saturday night Friday night. Do it in the morning. Do it early in the day the earlier in the day the better next you’re going to want to make a detailed plan of when you’re going to do it and what you’re going to do. So I recommend using something like this although you certainly don’t have to but this is my today’s plan sheet that is on my website, but it has your number one priority. It has list for tasks and then you great how long you think it’ll take and put what order you want to do them in so make a very clear plan a detailed plan of how you’re going to do the work and what time you intend to do it on what day so you want to say. I’m going to work on my stuff from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. On Saturday. And I’m going to do this this in this in this order. So the better your plan and the more likely you are to do it. And then finally you want to use a timer to help you get started. If you’re somebody who procrastinates get a digital timer that is not on your cell phone and use that timer to help you start and go ahead and set it for 10 minutes just to get a 10-minute little push in or 20 minutes or 15, but whatever it is, but make it so that it’s not an overwhelming amount of time and use it to help you get started and guess what you’re going to stop and you’re going to need to get started again. That’s what happens when you struggle with focusing on things for long periods of time. You’re going to get this track. Well, how do you get undistracted not rocket science, you just restart and the timer is just a great way to restart. So recheck your plan see where you’re at on it and restart. So again, those things were boom one plan large chunks to play in the early in the day in early in the vacation 3, make sure your plan of what you’re going to do during that time is detailed and for use a timer to start I do. Hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving break. I’m very grateful for you, and I hope you are grateful for the education you’re getting an end. Just have a great break right now. Take care.