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The Difference: Have got / Have got to / Got to

1) have got = have.

These sentences are the same in meaning:

  • I have a job.
  • I have got a job.
  • I've got a job. (Contraction)

Note that in  negative sentences with have , it's considered old-fashioned to use haven't . Instead, we use  do. 

  • I haven't a job. (Old-fashioned)
  • I don't have a job.

In negative sentences in the present with  have got , change the modal verb  have to  haven't got 

  • I haven't got a job.

You cannot use have got  in past or future tenses. Instead, use have .

  • I had got a problem = I had a problem.
  • I will have got a car tomorrow = She will have a car tomorrow.

Summary: Have vs. Have got

The phrases are similar in meaning but have got can only be used in the present tense.

2) Have got to = Have to

  • I have to do my homework.
  • I have got to do my homework.
  • I've got to do my homework. (Contraction)

Similar to the grammar rules for  have got , you cannot use  have got to in past or future tenses.

  • I had got to study all last night . = I had to study all last night.
  • I will have got to meet her at the airport . = I will have to meet her at the airport .

There's one more difference. We don't use  have got to for repeated obligations, especially with adverbs like 'sometimes/usually/always/never'. In other words, if it's something you have to (must) do every day, use  have to and not  have got to .

  • I always have to wash the dishes after dinner.
  • I always have got to wash the dishes after dinner.

Summary: Have to vs. Have got to

They are the same in meaning, but you cannot use  have got to in with past or future tenses, or for repeated obligations in the present.

3) 'Have got' can be the Present Perfect Tense

Traditionally, the past participle of the verb  get is  gotten . However, nowadays, many people use  got (get/got/got) as a past participle, and this is acceptable. Therefore,  have got can mean  have gotten , as in these sentences:

  • I have got a lot of homework this week. (Present Perfect with 'got' as Past Participle)
  • I have gotten a lot of homework this week.  (Present Perfect with 'gotten' as Past Participle)

4) Meanings of 'I Got to'

A) to have an opportunity.

We use got to (without have) to say that we  had an opportunity to do something. For example:

  • The children got to stay up late and watch a movie. (Their parents let them; they gave them this opportunity)
  • George was sick, so he got to go home early. (His boss gave him this opportunity)
  • It was the first time the citizens got to elect their own president . (The first time they had the opportunity)

Got to , used in this sense, is informal English, but it is still grammatically correct and can be used in informal writing.

B) I gotta = I've got to

In spoken English, people say I gotta go meaning I've gotta go . Technically, this is not grammatically correct because it does not have the auxiliary verb have . However, it is common in spoken English.

Summary of 'I got to'

I got to / I gotta can be used in two ways:

  • She got to have an extra piece of cake . (Meaning: She was given the opportunity ; Informal English but grammatically correct)
  • I gotta go to the bathroom . (Meaning: I have to go; Informal English, grammatically wrong)

I hope this has been helpful. Do you have any questions about the differences between have, have got, have to, have got to, and got to ? Leave a comment below.

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13 comments on “ The Difference: Have got / Have got to / Got to ”

Too helpful Matthew Barton… i am learning and i like this page.

These explanations are awesome

I have seen in one book the negative forms of must and have to is don’t have to and don’t have got to. Is it right?

Hello. The negative form of must = ‘must not’, have to = ‘don’t have to, have got to = ‘haven’t got to’. It’s not that common to hear ‘have got to’ in the negative form, so you might hear people use ‘don’t have to’ instead because it sounds more natural. e.g. ‘We haven’t got to hurry’ (a little awkward sounding in my opinion) => ‘ We don’t have to hurry’

In high school I excelled in spelling and grammar. It was easy for me to comprehend proper structure of sentences and I was always confident when speaking in certain company but since I’ve gotten older I’ve heard numerous supposed professionals on television using the word “bring” for the word “take” and it always sounds backwards of what they are saying to me. Maybe I’m wrong because I’m from the south and most actors are either northerners or from out west and maybe they were taught differently, but I was hoping maybe you could enlighten me on the subject. It really drives me crazy every time i hear someone using the word bring in that manner of speaking. Here is an example: Instead of saying “take me to the store” they say “bring me to the store”. It sounds to me like it’s the wrong tense of a verb. The action isn’t correct, don’t you agree?

Hello. This page is about ‘have got to’. Briefly, re: “bring me to the store”: It’s awkward/unnatural, as you pointed out. However, if someone were to say it, I doubt people would correct him/her. The key difference between the two verbs is that ‘bring’ should be used when transporting someone/something to the place the speaker currently is or will be, while ‘take’ is used to transport someone/something to a place the speaker currently isn’t.

May be this one is missed I’ve got a shower – means I own it. I have shower – means I clean myself every day or I take shower

Just forgot to thank for your great article, very fruitful. I’m grateful to you. Cheerio

Also I very much like your “Summaries”. Very special. Never seen in other sites. My cheers. They save time and easy to remember instead of tons of “wishywashy” at other tutorials. as it goes Brevity is the soul of wit, doesn’t it.

Thank you, Matt. I happened to land your page when looking for these Have got, Gotta, and Got to phrasal words, but you made my day. These have been complex and an unconscious wonder for me to understand for long. Your explanation has made it more than clear. I’ll be using them in a daily conversation.

thank you, it hleped a lot!

I have got a job= I have a job. How would we make the questions for in those sentences?, are they made the same way?. For ex: do you have a job? (Second sentence); have you get a job? (First sentence). Is that correct?.

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“I Got” vs. “I’ve Got” vs. “I Have” – Complete Usage Guide

Marcus Froland

March 28, 2024

In English, talking about what you own or possess might seem simple at first. But throw in phrases like “I got” , “I’ve got” , and “I have” , and suddenly it’s not so straightforward. Each of these expressions has its place in English conversation, and knowing when to use which can make a big difference in sounding natural.

Many English learners find themselves puzzled over these variations. They may sound similar but don’t be fooled; they serve different purposes depending on the context. This guide aims to clear up the confusion, offering clear examples and easy-to-understand explanations. By the end, you’ll be more confident in distinguishing between them and using them correctly in your daily conversations.

Many English learners wonder about the difference between “I got” , “I’ve got” , and “I have” . Here’s a simple guide to understand their use. “I got” is often used in casual speech to mean “I received” or “I obtained”. For example, “I got a new bike”. “I’ve got” is similar to “I have”, but it’s more common in British English. It means you possess something right now. For instance, “I’ve got a car” means the same as “I have a car”. Remember, “I have” is more formal and widely acceptable in both American and British English for showing possession. So, when talking about owning something or having something in your possession, use “I have” or “I’ve got” for informal situations, especially in the UK. On the other hand, use “I got” when you want to talk about receiving something in the past.

Understanding “I Got” in Informal American English

In informal American English , the phrase “I got” is frequently used in everyday conversation, often replacing more correct forms like “I’ve got” or “I have.” In this section, we will explore idiomatic uses of “I got” in conversational speech and discuss its proper grammatical usage in past tense contexts.

Idiomatic Uses of “I Got” in Everyday Conversation

When it comes to idiomatic expressions and conversational speech , “I got” is commonly employed in informal American English . Although its usage in some contexts might be considered grammatically incorrect, speakers tend to use it in place of “I’ve got” or “I have” to express possession or obligation. For example:

“I got to get some water.”

In this statement, “I got” implies a need or obligation on the part of the speaker to fetch some water. It essentially serves the same purpose as “I have to get some water” or “I’ve got to get some water,” albeit in a more informal manner.

The Past Tense “I Got” and Its Correct Grammatical Usage

When applied correctly, I got can serve as a past tense verb to express occurrences in the past. Derived from the verb “have,” “got” denotes actions completed or states changed in the past, such as receiving something, becoming stuck, or achieving a milestone. Here are a couple of examples to illustrate its proper past tense usage and grammatical correctness :

  • “I got a present.”
  • “I got accepted to the university.”

These statements demonstrate the use of “I got” to convey that the speaker has received a gift or gained admission to a university, respectively. In both cases, “I got” accurately describes past events and follows the rules of English verb conjugation .

While “I got” provides a versatile and informal way of expressing possession, obligation, and past tense actions, knowing how and when to use it properly is key to achieving grammatical correctness and effective communication in American English.

Decoding “I’ve Got” in Spoken English

The phrase “I’ve got” is a popular example of verbal contractions in spoken English. It’s a contraction of “I have got,” used to indicate present possession or near-future obligations. While “I’ve got” and “I have” are often considered interchangeable, the suitability of using one over the other largely depends on the informality of the situation. “I’ve got” is better suited for informal spoken language, whereas “I have” is more appropriate for formal written contexts.

Example: “I’ve got a new book to read this weekend.”

The Nuances of Using “I’ve Got” Instead of “I Have”

The preference for using “I’ve got” in everyday conversation can largely be attributed to the comfort and casualness that spoken English provides. It allows people to use contractions and abbreviations that they wouldn’t typically use in formal writing. While both phrases express a sense of present possession , “I’ve got” might feel more relatable and natural in casual settings.

  • Informal speech: “Hey, I’ve got a great idea for a new business!”
  • Formal writing: “I have identified a potential business opportunity.”

the choice between “I’ve got” and “I have” relies on the context and the degree of informality required. As you become more familiar with the nuances of spoken English, you’ll be able to determine the most suitable expression to convey your thoughts and intentions effectively.

The Elegance of “I Have” in Formal Contexts

When it comes to expressing ownership or obligation in written or spoken English in formal settings, the phrase “I have” reigns supreme. This is because, unlike “I got” or “I’ve got,” the declaration of ownership provided by “I have” is both clear and unambiguous. Mastering the use of “I have” in various contexts demonstrates your understanding of formal English usage , as well as the ability to employ sophisticated language .

“I have” conveys possession or obligation with an air of formality and elegance that is appropriate for written and spoken English in more prestigious settings.

In addition to its clarity, “I have” also conveys a sense of refinement and sophistication in language use. This can significantly elevate the tone and style of your conversations or written compositions. Compared to the informal nature of “I got” or “I’ve got,” “I have” is particularly advantageous in professional environments, where polished communication skills can create a positive impression.

  • Formal written documents: In essays, reports, formal letters, and legal documents, choosing “I have” establishes correctness and appropriateness.
  • Professional correspondence: For emails, memos, or official announcements, the use of “I have” enhances professionalism and clarity.
  • Formal speeches and presentations: When speaking at conferences, meetings, or other important events, opting for “I have” reflects a high level of language proficiency.

In short, understanding the distinct advantages of using “I have” in formal contexts is a crucial aspect of mastering the English language. Not only does it ensure the clarity and unambiguity of your communication, but it also reflects your ability to adapt to various settings, showcasing your competence and sophistication.

“I Got” vs. “I Have” – Are They Truly Interchangeable?

When it comes to the phrases “I got,” “I’ve got,” and “I have,” many people assume they are interchangeable due to their similar meanings. However, this is not always the case. Understanding the language interchangeability and context-specific usage of these expressions is of utmost importance to convey the correct English expression .

Although these phrases can often be used interchangeably in some idiomatic expressions , they are not always synonymous. For instance, “I got” cannot act as a substitute for “I’ve got” or “I have” in past tense contexts, because doing so would result in a grammatical error. As such, the interchangeability of these phrases mainly applies to informal speech and does not extend to instances that require past tense accuracy.

To provide more clarity on their usage, consider the following examples:

Example 1: “I got time to meet you later” (informal and grammatically incorrect)
Example 2: “I have time to meet you later” (formal and grammatically correct)

As illustrated above, replacing “I have” with “I got” in Example 1 resulted in an informal and grammatically incorrect sentence. This demonstrates that, in some cases, replacing one expression with the other can lead to errors in your communication.

To make sure you are using these phrases correctly, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Use “I got” only in informal speech.
  • Use “I have” for formal writing and speech.
  • Always be mindful of the context and the required level of formality.
  • Avoid using “I got” as a substitute for “I’ve got” or “I have” in past tense contexts.

though “I got,” “I’ve got,” and “I have” may seem interchangeable at first glance, understanding their context-specific usage is essential for achieving correct English expression . By following the guidelines provided here, you can ensure that you are using these phrases accurately and effectively in your communication.

Dynamic and Static Situations – “I’ve Got This” or “I Got This”?

When expressing confidence or verbal assurance in dynamic situations , it’s common to use both “I’ve got this” and “I got this” in conversational English. While these phrases may seem similar or interchangeable, understanding the grammatical tense and context they apply to is essential in choosing the right expression.

“I’ve Got It” vs. “I Got It”: Understanding Context

Both phrases serve as assurances in different contexts:

  • “I’ve got this” reflects an ongoing action or possession, using the present perfect tense. This expression conveys a sense of control or confidence in the present moment. For example, when managing a challenging task, someone might say, “ I’ve got this, don’t worry .”
  • “I got this” represents a completed action or understanding in the past tense. It’s typically perceived as more informal and decisive, implying a sense of completion. For instance, when someone has solved a problem, they might say, “ I got this, everything’s okay now .”

Despite their grammatical differences, both phrases can be used informally to mean the same thing. The key is understanding the context in which they are used to ensure the proper expression of possession vs. completion and adjusting accordingly.

It’s essential to grasp both the grammatical tense and context to navigate between these phrases successfully.

when it comes to choosing between “I’ve got this” or “I got this,” context understanding plays a crucial role. Proper use of these phrases enhances your fluency in conversational English and ensures that you convey the intended meaning in possession vs. completion scenarios.

Historical Perspectives on “I Got,” “I’ve Got,” and “I Have”

The understanding of “I got,” “I’ve got,” and “I have” is deepened by exploring the historical language evolution and uncovering the emergence of different English verb forms . Taking a closer look at the grammatical history helps us appreciate the complexity and richness of the English language in various contexts.

Going back in time, the usage of “got” and “gotten” differed throughout history. While “got” became prevalent after the 1700s, “gotten” continued to be used in some English dialects. This change is a testament to the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of language.

The usage of “got” and “gotten” has evolved over time, with “got” becoming common past the 1700s, even though “gotten” persisted in some English dialects. In American English, “gotten” is standard as the past participle when referring to dynamic situations , while “got” pertains to static circumstances. This historical distinction reflects the changes in language over time and regional variations in grammatical preferences.

The regional variations in grammatical preferences are reflected in the distinctions between British and American English. In American English, “gotten” is widely accepted as the past participle for dynamic situations , while “got” is linked to static contexts. This underscores the importance of considering regional variations when analyzing language usage.

  • Dynamic situations: “gotten” is used for actions that involve acquiring or changing.
  • Static situations: “got” pertains to possession or necessity.

As the English language continues to evolve, speakers worldwide adapt their usage accordingly, resulting in delightful transformations in verb forms and grammatical structures. By appreciating the historical development of “I got,” “I’ve got,” and “I have,” we can better comprehend their usage nuances and enjoy the richness of the English language.

Adapting to American English – The Usage of “Gotten”

As the American English language has evolved, “gotten” has made a revival as a distinct past participle separate from “got.” This resurgence distinguishes its usage in dynamic situations involving acquisition or transformation, while “got” is reserved for static states like ownership or necessity. By understanding the context, you can appreciate and adapt to the nuances between British and American English, as well as the differences between formal and informal speech.

In recent years, the language influence of American English has led to a growing grammatical acceptance of “gotten” within British English. While this adoption has not yet become widespread in formal writing or speech in the UK, it illustrates the continuous exchange of linguistic customs across the Atlantic. This interplay between British and American English showcases the fluid nature of the English language and its grammatical trends .

As you continue to develop your understanding of the intricacies in English grammar, it’s essential to recognize the impact of this cross-Atlantic adoption on both American and British English. Keep in mind the context, formality, and regional preferences when choosing between “got” and “gotten,” and strive to adapt your language skills accordingly to communicate effectively and clearly in various situations.

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  • A bonus section with tips for how to do homework fast

By the end of this article, you’ll be prepared to tackle whatever homework assignments your teachers throw at you .

So let’s get started!


How to Do Homework: Figure Out Your Struggles 

Sometimes it feels like everything is standing between you and getting your homework done. But the truth is, most people only have one or two major roadblocks that are keeping them from getting their homework done well and on time. 

The best way to figure out how to get motivated to do homework starts with pinpointing the issues that are affecting your ability to get your assignments done. That’s why we’ve developed a short quiz to help you identify the areas where you’re struggling. 

Take the quiz below and record your answers on your phone or on a scrap piece of paper. Keep in mind there are no wrong answers! 

1. You’ve just been assigned an essay in your English class that’s due at the end of the week. What’s the first thing you do?

A. Keep it in mind, even though you won’t start it until the day before it’s due  B. Open up your planner. You’ve got to figure out when you’ll write your paper since you have band practice, a speech tournament, and your little sister’s dance recital this week, too.  C. Groan out loud. Another essay? You could barely get yourself to write the last one!  D. Start thinking about your essay topic, which makes you think about your art project that’s due the same day, which reminds you that your favorite artist might have just posted to Instagram...so you better check your feed right now. 

2. Your mom asked you to pick up your room before she gets home from work. You’ve just gotten home from school. You decide you’ll tackle your chores: 

A. Five minutes before your mom walks through the front door. As long as it gets done, who cares when you start?  B. As soon as you get home from your shift at the local grocery store.  C. After you give yourself a 15-minute pep talk about how you need to get to work.  D. You won’t get it done. Between texts from your friends, trying to watch your favorite Netflix show, and playing with your dog, you just lost track of time! 

3. You’ve signed up to wash dogs at the Humane Society to help earn money for your senior class trip. You: 

A. Show up ten minutes late. You put off leaving your house until the last minute, then got stuck in unexpected traffic on the way to the shelter.  B. Have to call and cancel at the last minute. You forgot you’d already agreed to babysit your cousin and bake cupcakes for tomorrow’s bake sale.  C. Actually arrive fifteen minutes early with extra brushes and bandanas you picked up at the store. You’re passionate about animals, so you’re excited to help out! D. Show up on time, but only get three dogs washed. You couldn’t help it: you just kept getting distracted by how cute they were!

4. You have an hour of downtime, so you decide you’re going to watch an episode of The Great British Baking Show. You: 

A. Scroll through your social media feeds for twenty minutes before hitting play, which means you’re not able to finish the whole episode. Ugh! You really wanted to see who was sent home!  B. Watch fifteen minutes until you remember you’re supposed to pick up your sister from band practice before heading to your part-time job. No GBBO for you!  C. You finish one episode, then decide to watch another even though you’ve got SAT studying to do. It’s just more fun to watch people make scones.  D. Start the episode, but only catch bits and pieces of it because you’re reading Twitter, cleaning out your backpack, and eating a snack at the same time.

5. Your teacher asks you to stay after class because you’ve missed turning in two homework assignments in a row. When she asks you what’s wrong, you say: 

A. You planned to do your assignments during lunch, but you ran out of time. You decided it would be better to turn in nothing at all than submit unfinished work.  B. You really wanted to get the assignments done, but between your extracurriculars, family commitments, and your part-time job, your homework fell through the cracks.  C. You have a hard time psyching yourself to tackle the assignments. You just can’t seem to find the motivation to work on them once you get home.  D. You tried to do them, but you had a hard time focusing. By the time you realized you hadn’t gotten anything done, it was already time to turn them in. 

Like we said earlier, there are no right or wrong answers to this quiz (though your results will be better if you answered as honestly as possible). Here’s how your answers break down: 

  • If your answers were mostly As, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is procrastination. 
  • If your answers were mostly Bs, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is time management. 
  • If your answers were mostly Cs, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is motivation. 
  • If your answers were mostly Ds, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is getting distracted. 

Now that you’ve identified why you’re having a hard time getting your homework done, we can help you figure out how to fix it! Scroll down to find your core problem area to learn more about how you can start to address it. 

And one more thing: you’re really struggling with homework, it’s a good idea to read through every section below. You may find some additional tips that will help make homework less intimidating. 


How to Do Homework When You’re a Procrastinator  

Merriam Webster defines “procrastinate” as “to put off intentionally and habitually.” In other words, procrastination is when you choose to do something at the last minute on a regular basis. If you’ve ever found yourself pulling an all-nighter, trying to finish an assignment between periods, or sprinting to turn in a paper minutes before a deadline, you’ve experienced the effects of procrastination. 

If you’re a chronic procrastinator, you’re in good company. In fact, one study found that 70% to 95% of undergraduate students procrastinate when it comes to doing their homework. Unfortunately, procrastination can negatively impact your grades. Researchers have found that procrastination can lower your grade on an assignment by as much as five points ...which might not sound serious until you realize that can mean the difference between a B- and a C+. 

Procrastination can also negatively affect your health by increasing your stress levels , which can lead to other health conditions like insomnia, a weakened immune system, and even heart conditions. Getting a handle on procrastination can not only improve your grades, it can make you feel better, too! 

The big thing to understand about procrastination is that it’s not the result of laziness. Laziness is defined as being “disinclined to activity or exertion.” In other words, being lazy is all about doing nothing. But a s this Psychology Today article explains , procrastinators don’t put things off because they don’t want to work. Instead, procrastinators tend to postpone tasks they don’t want to do in favor of tasks that they perceive as either more important or more fun. Put another way, procrastinators want to do things...as long as it’s not their homework! 

3 Tips f or Conquering Procrastination 

Because putting off doing homework is a common problem, there are lots of good tactics for addressing procrastination. Keep reading for our three expert tips that will get your homework habits back on track in no time. 

#1: Create a Reward System

Like we mentioned earlier, procrastination happens when you prioritize other activities over getting your homework done. Many times, this happens because homework...well, just isn’t enjoyable. But you can add some fun back into the process by rewarding yourself for getting your work done. 

Here’s what we mean: let’s say you decide that every time you get your homework done before the day it’s due, you’ll give yourself a point. For every five points you earn, you’ll treat yourself to your favorite dessert: a chocolate cupcake! Now you have an extra (delicious!) incentive to motivate you to leave procrastination in the dust. 

If you’re not into cupcakes, don’t worry. Your reward can be anything that motivates you . Maybe it’s hanging out with your best friend or an extra ten minutes of video game time. As long as you’re choosing something that makes homework worth doing, you’ll be successful. 

#2: Have a Homework Accountability Partner 

If you’re having trouble getting yourself to start your homework ahead of time, it may be a good idea to call in reinforcements . Find a friend or classmate you can trust and explain to them that you’re trying to change your homework habits. Ask them if they’d be willing to text you to make sure you’re doing your homework and check in with you once a week to see if you’re meeting your anti-procrastination goals. 

Sharing your goals can make them feel more real, and an accountability partner can help hold you responsible for your decisions. For example, let’s say you’re tempted to put off your science lab write-up until the morning before it’s due. But you know that your accountability partner is going to text you about it tomorrow...and you don’t want to fess up that you haven’t started your assignment. A homework accountability partner can give you the extra support and incentive you need to keep your homework habits on track. 

#3: Create Your Own Due Dates 

If you’re a life-long procrastinator, you might find that changing the habit is harder than you expected. In that case, you might try using procrastination to your advantage! If you just can’t seem to stop doing your work at the last minute, try setting your own due dates for assignments that range from a day to a week before the assignment is actually due. 

Here’s what we mean. Let’s say you have a math worksheet that’s been assigned on Tuesday and is due on Friday. In your planner, you can write down the due date as Thursday instead. You may still put off your homework assignment until the last minute...but in this case, the “last minute” is a day before the assignment’s real due date . This little hack can trick your procrastination-addicted brain into planning ahead! 


If you feel like Kevin Hart in this meme, then our tips for doing homework when you're busy are for you. 

How to Do Homework When You’re too Busy

If you’re aiming to go to a top-tier college , you’re going to have a full plate. Because college admissions is getting more competitive, it’s important that you’re maintaining your grades , studying hard for your standardized tests , and participating in extracurriculars so your application stands out. A packed schedule can get even more hectic once you add family obligations or a part-time job to the mix. 

If you feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions at once, you’re not alone. Recent research has found that stress—and more severe stress-related conditions like anxiety and depression— are a major problem for high school students . In fact, one study from the American Psychological Association found that during the school year, students’ stress levels are higher than those of the adults around them. 

For students, homework is a major contributor to their overall stress levels . Many high schoolers have multiple hours of homework every night , and figuring out how to fit it into an already-packed schedule can seem impossible. 

3 Tips for Fitting Homework Into Your Busy Schedule

While it might feel like you have literally no time left in your schedule, there are still ways to make sure you’re able to get your homework done and meet your other commitments. Here are our expert homework tips for even the busiest of students. 

#1: Make a Prioritized To-Do List 

You probably already have a to-do list to keep yourself on track. The next step is to prioritize the items on your to-do list so you can see what items need your attention right away. 

Here’s how it works: at the beginning of each day, sit down and make a list of all the items you need to get done before you go to bed. This includes your homework, but it should also take into account any practices, chores, events, or job shifts you may have. Once you get everything listed out, it’s time to prioritize them using the labels A, B, and C. Here’s what those labels mean:

  • A Tasks : tasks that have to get done—like showing up at work or turning in an assignment—get an A. 
  • B Tasks : these are tasks that you would like to get done by the end of the day but aren’t as time sensitive. For example, studying for a test you have next week could be a B-level task. It’s still important, but it doesn’t have to be done right away.
  • C Tasks: these are tasks that aren’t very important and/or have no real consequences if you don’t get them done immediately. For instance, if you’re hoping to clean out your closet but it’s not an assigned chore from your parents, you could label that to-do item with a C.

Prioritizing your to-do list helps you visualize which items need your immediate attention, and which items you can leave for later. A prioritized to-do list ensures that you’re spending your time efficiently and effectively, which helps you make room in your schedule for homework. So even though you might really want to start making decorations for Homecoming (a B task), you’ll know that finishing your reading log (an A task) is more important. 

#2: Use a Planner With Time Labels

Your planner is probably packed with notes, events, and assignments already. (And if you’re not using a planner, it’s time to start!) But planners can do more for you than just remind you when an assignment is due. If you’re using a planner with time labels, it can help you visualize how you need to spend your day.

A planner with time labels breaks your day down into chunks, and you assign tasks to each chunk of time. For example, you can make a note of your class schedule with assignments, block out time to study, and make sure you know when you need to be at practice. Once you know which tasks take priority, you can add them to any empty spaces in your day. 

Planning out how you spend your time not only helps you use it wisely, it can help you feel less overwhelmed, too . We’re big fans of planners that include a task list ( like this one ) or have room for notes ( like this one ). 

#3: Set Reminders on Your Phone 

If you need a little extra nudge to make sure you’re getting your homework done on time, it’s a good idea to set some reminders on your phone. You don’t need a fancy app, either. You can use your alarm app to have it go off at specific times throughout the day to remind you to do your homework. This works especially well if you have a set homework time scheduled. So if you’ve decided you’re doing homework at 6:00 pm, you can set an alarm to remind you to bust out your books and get to work. 

If you use your phone as your planner, you may have the option to add alerts, emails, or notifications to scheduled events . Many calendar apps, including the one that comes with your phone, have built-in reminders that you can customize to meet your needs. So if you block off time to do your homework from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, you can set a reminder that will pop up on your phone when it’s time to get started. 


This dog isn't judging your lack of motivation...but your teacher might. Keep reading for tips to help you motivate yourself to do your homework.

How to Do Homework When You’re Unmotivated 

At first glance, it may seem like procrastination and being unmotivated are the same thing. After all, both of these issues usually result in you putting off your homework until the very last minute. 

But there’s one key difference: many procrastinators are working, they’re just prioritizing work differently. They know they’re going to start their homework...they’re just going to do it later. 

Conversely, people who are unmotivated to do homework just can’t find the willpower to tackle their assignments. Procrastinators know they’ll at least attempt the homework at the last minute, whereas people who are unmotivated struggle with convincing themselves to do it at a ll. For procrastinators, the stress comes from the inevitable time crunch. For unmotivated people, the stress comes from trying to convince themselves to do something they don’t want to do in the first place. 

Here are some common reasons students are unmotivated in doing homework : 

  • Assignments are too easy, too hard, or seemingly pointless 
  • Students aren’t interested in (or passionate about) the subject matter
  • Students are intimidated by the work and/or feels like they don’t understand the assignment 
  • Homework isn’t fun, and students would rather spend their time on things that they enjoy 

To sum it up: people who lack motivation to do their homework are more likely to not do it at all, or to spend more time worrying about doing their homework than...well, actually doing it.

3 Tips for How to Get Motivated to Do Homework

The key to getting homework done when you’re unmotivated is to figure out what does motivate you, then apply those things to homework. It sounds tricky...but it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it! Here are our three expert tips for motivating yourself to do your homework. 

#1: Use Incremental Incentives

When you’re not motivated, it’s important to give yourself small rewards to stay focused on finishing the task at hand. The trick is to keep the incentives small and to reward yourself often. For example, maybe you’re reading a good book in your free time. For every ten minutes you spend on your homework, you get to read five pages of your book. Like we mentioned earlier, make sure you’re choosing a reward that works for you! 

So why does this technique work? Using small rewards more often allows you to experience small wins for getting your work done. Every time you make it to one of your tiny reward points, you get to celebrate your success, which gives your brain a boost of dopamine . Dopamine helps you stay motivated and also creates a feeling of satisfaction when you complete your homework !  

#2: Form a Homework Group 

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself, it’s okay to turn to others for support. Creating a homework group can help with this. Bring together a group of your friends or classmates, and pick one time a week where you meet and work on homework together. You don’t have to be in the same class, or even taking the same subjects— the goal is to encourage one another to start (and finish!) your assignments. 

Another added benefit of a homework group is that you can help one another if you’re struggling to understand the material covered in your classes. This is especially helpful if your lack of motivation comes from being intimidated by your assignments. Asking your friends for help may feel less scary than talking to your teacher...and once you get a handle on the material, your homework may become less frightening, too. 

#3: Change Up Your Environment 

If you find that you’re totally unmotivated, it may help if you find a new place to do your homework. For example, if you’ve been struggling to get your homework done at home, try spending an extra hour in the library after school instead. The change of scenery can limit your distractions and give you the energy you need to get your work done. 

If you’re stuck doing homework at home, you can still use this tip. For instance, maybe you’ve always done your homework sitting on your bed. Try relocating somewhere else, like your kitchen table, for a few weeks. You may find that setting up a new “homework spot” in your house gives you a motivational lift and helps you get your work done. 


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How to Do Homework When You’re Easily Distracted

We live in an always-on world, and there are tons of things clamoring for our attention. From friends and family to pop culture and social media, it seems like there’s always something (or someone!) distracting us from the things we need to do.

The 24/7 world we live in has affected our ability to focus on tasks for prolonged periods of time. Research has shown that over the past decade, an average person’s attention span has gone from 12 seconds to eight seconds . And when we do lose focus, i t takes people a long time to get back on task . One study found that it can take as long as 23 minutes to get back to work once we’ve been distracte d. No wonder it can take hours to get your homework done! 

3 Tips to Improve Your Focus

If you have a hard time focusing when you’re doing your homework, it’s a good idea to try and eliminate as many distractions as possible. Here are three expert tips for blocking out the noise so you can focus on getting your homework done. 

#1: Create a Distraction-Free Environment

Pick a place where you’ll do your homework every day, and make it as distraction-free as possible. Try to find a location where there won’t be tons of noise, and limit your access to screens while you’re doing your homework. Put together a focus-oriented playlist (or choose one on your favorite streaming service), and put your headphones on while you work. 

You may find that other people, like your friends and family, are your biggest distraction. If that’s the case, try setting up some homework boundaries. Let them know when you’ll be working on homework every day, and ask them if they’ll help you keep a quiet environment. They’ll be happy to lend a hand! 

#2: Limit Your Access to Technology 

We know, we know...this tip isn’t fun, but it does work. For homework that doesn’t require a computer, like handouts or worksheets, it’s best to put all your technology away . Turn off your television, put your phone and laptop in your backpack, and silence notifications on any wearable tech you may be sporting. If you listen to music while you work, that’s fine...but make sure you have a playlist set up so you’re not shuffling through songs once you get started on your homework. 

If your homework requires your laptop or tablet, it can be harder to limit your access to distractions. But it’s not impossible! T here are apps you can download that will block certain websites while you’re working so that you’re not tempted to scroll through Twitter or check your Facebook feed. Silence notifications and text messages on your computer, and don’t open your email account unless you absolutely have to. And if you don’t need access to the internet to complete your assignments, turn off your WiFi. Cutting out the online chatter is a great way to make sure you’re getting your homework done. 

#3: Set a Timer (the Pomodoro Technique)

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro technique ? It’s a productivity hack that uses a timer to help you focus!

Here’s how it works: first, set a timer for 25 minutes. This is going to be your work time. During this 25 minutes, all you can do is work on whatever homework assignment you have in front of you. No email, no text messaging, no phone calls—just homework. When that timer goes off, you get to take a 5 minute break. Every time you go through one of these cycles, it’s called a “pomodoro.” For every four pomodoros you complete, you can take a longer break of 15 to 30 minutes.

The pomodoro technique works through a combination of boundary setting and rewards. First, it gives you a finite amount of time to focus, so you know that you only have to work really hard for 25 minutes. Once you’ve done that, you’re rewarded with a short break where you can do whatever you want. Additionally, tracking how many pomodoros you complete can help you see how long you’re really working on your homework. (Once you start using our focus tips, you may find it doesn’t take as long as you thought!)


Two Bonus Tips for How to Do Homework Fast

Even if you’re doing everything right, there will be times when you just need to get your homework done as fast as possible. (Why do teachers always have projects due in the same week? The world may never know.)

The problem with speeding through homework is that it’s easy to make mistakes. While turning in an assignment is always better than not submitting anything at all, you want to make sure that you’re not compromising quality for speed. Simply put, the goal is to get your homework done quickly and still make a good grade on the assignment! 

Here are our two bonus tips for getting a decent grade on your homework assignments , even when you’re in a time crunch. 

#1: Do the Easy Parts First 

This is especially true if you’re working on a handout with multiple questions. Before you start working on the assignment, read through all the questions and problems. As you do, make a mark beside the questions you think are “easy” to answer . 

Once you’ve finished going through the whole assignment, you can answer these questions first. Getting the easy questions out of the way as quickly as possible lets you spend more time on the trickier portions of your homework, which will maximize your assignment grade. 

(Quick note: this is also a good strategy to use on timed assignments and tests, like the SAT and the ACT !) 

#2: Pay Attention in Class 

Homework gets a lot easier when you’re actively learning the material. Teachers aren’t giving you homework because they’re mean or trying to ruin your weekend... it’s because they want you to really understand the course material. Homework is designed to reinforce what you’re already learning in class so you’ll be ready to tackle harder concepts later.

When you pay attention in class, ask questions, and take good notes, you’re absorbing the information you’ll need to succeed on your homework assignments. (You’re stuck in class anyway, so you might as well make the most of it!) Not only will paying attention in class make your homework less confusing, it will also help it go much faster, too.


What’s Next?

If you’re looking to improve your productivity beyond homework, a good place to begin is with time management. After all, we only have so much time in a day...so it’s important to get the most out of it! To get you started, check out this list of the 12 best time management techniques that you can start using today.

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Homework is no fun, especially if you’ve got a full schedule. You only have a little bit of time and a little bit of energy. And it takes so long to get through it.

Not anymore. We’ve got some helpful homework hacks for you that will make doing your homework faster and less painful.

1. Plan Your Homework and Make a List

When you start your homework, you’ll probably jump right into the first thing on your mind or the first thing you pull out of your backpack, then work your way through the rest of your assignments. There’s a better way.

Figure out how much time you have to do homework, then list out all the different tasks that you have to do. Estimate how long it will take to complete each assignment to see if you need to allow yourself more time. Be realistic. Once your list is complete you can work straight through instead of stopping frequently to figure out what to do next. It will also be extremely gratifying to cross things off after each assignment you finish!

2. Get Out All the Books and Supplies You Need

While you’re working, you discover you need a calculator, you need a certain book, you need a new pencil, you ran out of paper… the list can go on.

Since you’ve now identified all your assignments, figure out everything you need to get each item done and bring it to your workspace so it’s there when you need it.

3. Find a Quiet Place to Work Without Distractions

Speaking of workspace, you probably prefer doing your homework in front of the TV, but that can actually be the biggest distraction of all. Sitting in front of the TV is probably slowing you down, making homework time seem much longer that it actually is.

Find a place that’s quiet, with as few distractions and clutter possible. Remember, the faster you get it done, the faster you can get back to fully enjoying Netflix.

4. Turn Off Your Phone

We know this is probably the last thing you want to hear. How can you live without your phone? But for a couple hours, its totally worth it. Every time you get a notification and check your phone, it breaks your focus. It then takes more brain power to get back on track to what you were working on.

5. Listen to Classical Music While Working

We know what you’re thinking… Classical music? Seriously?

However, classical music is great for background audio. There aren’t any lyrics or beats to distract your focus. And research has shown that students who listen to classical music score higher on tests than students who listen to other genres of music. So find some good classical playlist on Spotify, then celebrate with Queen Bey when you’re done.

6. Eat Snacks and Drink Water

At the end of a long day, you may be mentally and physically tired. If you go straight into homework it may take you a long time to finish and it won’t be your best work.

Having some light healthy snacks and drinking plenty of water helps revitalize your brain and body. Avoid soda, energy drinks, or sugary snacks that will only make you crash before you’re done.

7. Take Short Breaks in Between Homework Tasks

If you have a lot to do, you may feel the pressure to just work straight through hours and hours of homework. But this will likely end up slowing you down, prolonging the entire session.

Do your work in short sprints. Go hard at a task, then take a quick break to stretch and walk around. It’ll re-energize your mind and body to keep going. For starters, try working for 25 minutes, then taking a 5-minute break.

8. Reward Yourself After You’re Finished

Homework isn’t always fun. But negativity can slow you down.

Our brains work off of reward systems. If you give yourself a reward when finishing your homework, it makes it a lot easier to start your homework the next time and you’ll get through it faster. Rewards could be being able to watch a show, eat ice cream, play a game, or going out and doing something fun.

Now that you’ve got all these tips, go get your homework done faster than ever before. It may be hard at first, but keep using these tips and it’ll get easier as you go.

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30 Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Find Motivation to Do Homework

Updated on June 6, 2023 By Daniel Wong 44 Comments


To stop procrastinating on homework, you need to find motivation to do the homework in the first place.

But first, you have to overcome feeling too overwhelmed to even start.

You know what it feels like when everything hits you at once, right?

You have three tests to study for and a math assignment due tomorrow.

And you’ve got a history report due the day after.

You tell yourself to get down to work. But with so much to do, you feel overwhelmed.

So you procrastinate.

You check your social media feed, watch a few videos, and get yourself a drink. But you know that none of this is bringing you closer to getting the work done.

Does this sound familiar?

Don’t worry – you are not alone. Procrastination is a problem that everyone faces, but there are ways around it.

By following the tips in this article, you’ll be able to overcome procrastination and consistently find the motivation to do the homework .

So read on to discover 30 powerful tips to help you stop procrastinating on your homework.

Enter your email below to download a PDF summary of this article. The PDF contains all the tips found here, plus  3 exclusive bonus tips that you’ll only find in the PDF.

How to stop procrastinating and motivate yourself to do your homework.

Procrastination when it comes to homework isn’t just an issue of laziness or a lack of motivation .

The following tips will help you to first address the root cause of your procrastination and then implement strategies to keep your motivation levels high.

1. Take a quiz to see how much you procrastinate.

The first step to changing your behavior is to become more self-aware.

How often do you procrastinate? What kinds of tasks do you tend to put off? Is procrastination a small or big problem for you?

To answer these questions, I suggest that you take this online quiz designed by Psychology Today .

2. Figure out why you’re procrastinating.

Procrastination is a complex issue that involves multiple factors.

Stop thinking of excuses for not doing your homework , and figure out what’s keeping you from getting started.

Are you procrastinating because:

  • You’re not sure you’ll be able to solve all the homework problems?
  • You’re subconsciously rebelling against your teachers or parents?
  • You’re not interested in the subject or topic?
  • You’re physically or mentally tired?
  • You’re waiting for the perfect time to start?
  • You don’t know where to start?

Once you’ve identified exactly why you’re procrastinating, you can pick out the tips in this article that will get to the root of the problem.

3. Write down what you’re procrastinating on.

Students tend to procrastinate when they’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

But you might be surprised to discover that simply by writing down the specific tasks you’re putting off, the situation will feel more manageable.

It’s a quick solution, and it makes a real difference.

Give it a try and you’ll be less likely to procrastinate.

4. Put your homework on your desk.


Here’s an even simpler idea.

Many times, the hardest part of getting your homework done is getting started.

It doesn’t require a lot of willpower to take out your homework and put it on your desk.

But once it’s sitting there in front of you, you’ll be much closer to actually getting down to work.

5. Break down the task into smaller steps.

This one trick will make any task seem more manageable.

For example, if you have a history report to write, you could break it down into the following steps:

  • Read the history textbook
  • Do online research
  • Organize the information
  • Create an outline
  • Write the introduction
  • Write the body paragraphs
  • Write the conclusion
  • Edit and proofread the report

Focus on just one step at a time. This way, you won’t need to motivate yourself to write the whole report at one go.

This is an important technique to use if you want to study smart and get more done .

6. Create a detailed timeline with specific deadlines.

As a follow-up to Point #5, you can further combat procrastination by creating a timeline with specific deadlines.

Using the same example above, I’ve added deadlines to each of the steps:

  • Jan 30 th : Read the history textbook
  • Feb 2 nd : Do online research
  • Feb 3 rd : Organize the information
  • Feb 5 th : Create an outline
  • Feb 8 th : Write the introduction
  • Feb 12 th : Write the body paragraphs
  • Feb 14 th : Write the conclusion
  • Feb 16 th : Edit and proofread the report

Assigning specific dates creates a sense of urgency, which makes it more likely that you’ll keep to the deadlines.

7. Spend time with people who are focused and hardworking.

Jim Rohn famously said that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

If you hang out with people who are motivated and hardworking, you’ll become more like them.

Likewise, if you hang out with people who continually procrastinate, you’ll become more like them too.

Motivation to do homework naturally increases when you surround yourself with the right people.

So choose your friends wisely. Find homework buddies who will influence you positively to become a straight-A student who leads a balanced life.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! It just means that you and your friends know when it’s time to get down to work and when it’s time to enjoy yourselves.

8. Tell at least two or three people about the tasks you plan to complete.

Group of students

When you tell others about the tasks you intend to finish, you’ll be more likely to follow through with your plans.

This is called “accountability,” and it kicks in because you want to be seen as someone who keeps your word.

So if you know about this principle, why not use it to your advantage?

You could even ask a friend to be your accountability buddy. At the beginning of each day, you could text each other what you plan to work on that day.

Then at the end of the day, you could check in with each other to see if things went according to plan.

9. Change your environment .

Maybe it’s your environment that’s making you feel sluggish.

When you’re doing your homework, is your super-comfortable bed just two steps away? Or is your distracting computer within easy reach?

If your environment is part of your procrastination problem, then change it.

Sometimes all you need is a simple change of scenery. Bring your work to the dining room table and get it done there. Or head to a nearby café to complete your report.

10. Talk to people who have overcome their procrastination problem.

If you have friends who consistently win the battle with procrastination, learn from their experience.

What was the turning point for them? What tips and strategies do they use? What keeps them motivated?

Find all this out, and then apply the information to your own situation.

11. Decide on a reward to give yourself after you complete your task.

“Planned” rewards are a great way to motivate yourself to do your homework.

The reward doesn’t have to be something huge.

For instance, you might decide that after you finish 10 questions of your math homework, you get to watch your favorite TV show.

Or you might decide that after reading one chapter of your history textbook, you get to spend 10 minutes on Facebook.

By giving yourself a reward, you’ll feel more motivated to get through the task at hand.

12. Decide on a consequence you’ll impose on yourself if you don’t meet the deadline.


It’s important that you decide on what the consequence will be before you start working toward your goal.

As an example, you could tell your younger brother that you’ll give him $1 for every deadline you don’t meet (see Point #6).

Or you could decide that you’ll delete one game from your phone for every late homework submission.

Those consequences would probably be painful enough to help you get down to work, right?

13. Visualize success.

Take 30 seconds and imagine how you’ll feel when you finish your work.

What positive emotions will you experience?

Will you feel a sense of satisfaction from getting all your work done?

Will you relish the extra time on your hands when you get your homework done fast and ahead of time?

This simple exercise of visualizing success may be enough to inspire you to start doing your assignment.

14. Visualize the process it will take to achieve that success.

Even more important than visualizing the outcome is visualizing the process it will take to achieve that outcome.

Research shows that focusing on the process is critical to success. If you’re procrastinating on a task, take a few moments to think about what you’ll need to do to complete it.

Visualize the following:

  • What resources you’ll need
  • Who you can turn to for help
  • How long the task will take
  • Where you’ll work on the task
  • The joy you’ll experience as you make progress

This kind of visualization is like practice for your mind.

Once you understand what’s necessary to achieve your goal, you’ll find that it’s much easier to get down to work with real focus. This is key to doing well in school .

15. Write down why you want to complete the task.


You’ll be more motivated when you’re clear about why you want to accomplish something.

To motivate yourself to do your homework, think about all the ways in which it’s a meaningful task.

So take a couple of minutes to write down the reasons. Here are some possible ones:

  • Learn useful information
  • Master the topic
  • Enjoy a sense of accomplishment when you’ve completed the task
  • Become a more focused student
  • Learn to embrace challenges
  • Fulfill your responsibility as a student
  • Get a good grade on the assignment

16. Write down the negative feelings you’ll have if you don’t complete the task.

If you don’t complete the assignment, you might feel disappointed or discouraged. You might even feel as if you’ve let your parents or your teacher – or even yourself – down.

It isn’t wise to dwell on these negative emotions for too long. But by imagining how you’ll feel if you don’t finish the task, you’ll realize how important it is that you get to work.

17. Do the hardest task first.

Most students will choose to do the easiest task first, rather than the hardest one. But this approach isn’t effective because it leaves the worst for last.

It’s more difficult to find motivation to do homework in less enjoyable subjects.

As Brian Tracy says , “Eat that frog!” By this, he means that you should always get your most difficult task out of the way at the beginning of the day.

If math is your least favorite subject, force yourself to complete your math homework first.

After doing so, you’ll feel a surge of motivation from knowing it’s finished. And you won’t procrastinate on your other homework because it will seem easier in comparison.

(On a separate note, check out these tips on how to get better at math if you’re struggling.)

18. Set a timer when doing your homework.

I recommend that you use a stopwatch for every homework session. (If you prefer, you could also use this online stopwatch or the Tomato Timer .)

Start the timer at the beginning of the session, and work in 30- to 45-minute blocks.

Using a timer creates a sense of urgency, which will help you fight off your urge to procrastinate.

When you know you only have to work for a short session, it will be easier to find motivation to complete your homework.

Tell yourself that you need to work hard until the timer goes off, and then you can take a break. (And then be sure to take that break!)

19. Eliminate distractions.

Here are some suggestions on how you can do this:

  • Delete all the games and social media apps on your phone
  • Turn off all notifications on your phone
  • Mute your group chats
  • Archive your inactive chats
  • Turn off your phone, or put it on airplane mode
  • Put your phone at least 10 feet away from you
  • Turn off the Internet access on your computer
  • Use an app like Freedom to restrict your Internet usage
  • Put any other distractions (like food, magazines and books unrelated to your homework) at the other end of the room
  • Unplug the TV
  • Use earplugs if your surroundings are noisy

20. At the start of each day, write down the two to three Most Important Tasks (MITs) you want to accomplish.

Writing a list

This will enable you to prioritize your tasks. As Josh Kaufman explains , a Most Important Task (MIT) is a critical task that will help you to get significant results down the road.

Not all tasks are equally important. That’s why it’s vital that you identify your MITs, so that you can complete those as early in the day as possible.

What do you most need to get done today? That’s an MIT.

Get to work on it, then feel the satisfaction that comes from knowing it’s out of the way.

21. Focus on progress instead of perfection.

Perfectionism can destroy your motivation to do homework and keep you from starting important assignments.

Some students procrastinate because they’re waiting for the perfect time to start.

Others do so because they want to get their homework done perfectly. But they know this isn’t really possible – so they put off even getting started.

What’s the solution?

To focus on progress instead of perfection.

There’s never a perfect time for anything. Nor will you ever be able to complete your homework perfectly. But you can do your best, and that’s enough.

So concentrate on learning and improving, and turn this into a habit that you implement whenever you study .

22. Get organized.

Procrastination is common among students who are disorganized.

When you can’t remember which assignment is due when or which tests you have coming up, you’ll naturally feel confused. You’ll experience school- and test-related stress .

This, in turn, will lead to procrastination.

That’s why it’s crucial that you get organized. Here are some tips for doing this:

  • Don’t rely on your memory ; write everything down
  • Keep a to-do list
  • Use a student planner
  • Use a calendar and take note of important dates like exams, project due dates, school holidays , birthdays, and family events
  • At the end of each day, plan for the following day
  • Use one binder or folder for each subject or course
  • Do weekly filing of your loose papers, notes, and old homework
  • Throw away all the papers and notes you no longer need

23. Stop saying “I have to” and start saying “I choose to.”

When you say things like “I have to write my essay” or “I have to finish my science assignment,” you’ll probably feel annoyed. You might be tempted to complain about your teachers or your school .

What’s the alternative?

To use the phrase “I choose to.”

The truth is, you don’t “have” to do anything.

You can choose not to write your essay; you’ll just run the risk of failing the class.

You can choose not to do your science assignment; you’ll just need to deal with your angry teacher.

When you say “I choose to do my homework,” you’ll feel empowered. This means you’ll be more motivated to study and to do what you ought to.

24. Clear your desk once a week.

Organized desk

Clutter can be demotivating. It also causes stress , which is often at the root of procrastination.

Hard to believe? Give it a try and see for yourself.

By clearing your desk, you’ll reduce stress and make your workspace more organized.

So set a recurring appointment to organize your workspace once a week for just 10 minutes. You’ll receive huge benefits in the long run!

25. If a task takes two minutes or less to complete, do it now.

This is a principle from David Allen’s bestselling book, Getting Things Done .

You may notice that you tend to procrastinate when many tasks pile up. The way to prevent this from happening is to take care of the small but important tasks as soon as you have time.

Here are some examples of small two-minute tasks that you should do once you have a chance:

  • Replying to your project group member’s email
  • Picking up anything on the floor that doesn’t belong there
  • Asking your parents to sign a consent form
  • Filing a graded assignment
  • Making a quick phone call
  • Writing a checklist
  • Sending a text to schedule a meeting
  • Making an online purchase that doesn’t require further research

26. Finish one task before starting on the next.

You aren’t being productive when you switch between working on your literature essay, social studies report, and physics problem set – while also intermittently checking your phone.

Research shows that multitasking is less effective than doing one thing at a time. Multitasking may even damage your brain !

When it comes to overcoming procrastination, it’s better to stick with one task all the way through before starting on the next one.

You’ll get a sense of accomplishment when you finish the first assignment, which will give you a boost of inspiration as you move on to the next one.

27. Build your focus gradually.

You can’t win the battle against procrastination overnight; it takes time. This means that you need to build your focus progressively.

If you can only focus for 10 minutes at once, that’s fine. Start with three sessions of 10 minutes a day. After a week, increase it to three sessions of 15 minutes a day, and so on.

As the weeks go by, you’ll become far more focused than when you first started. And you’ll soon see how great that makes you feel.

28. Before you start work, write down three things you’re thankful for.


Gratitude improves your psychological health and increases your mental strength .

These factors are linked to motivation. The more you practice gratitude, the easier it will be to find motivation to do your homework. As such, it’s less likely that you’ll be a serial procrastinator.

Before you get down to work for the day, write down three things you’re thankful for. These could be simple things like good health, fine weather, or a loving family.

You could even do this in a “gratitude journal,” which you can then look back on whenever you need a shot of fresh appreciation for the good things in your life.

Either way, this short exercise will get you in the right mindset to be productive.

29. Get enough sleep.

For most people, this means getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. And teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night to function optimally.

What does sleep have to do with procrastination?

More than you might realize.

It’s almost impossible to feel motivated when you’re tired. And when you’re low on energy, your willpower is depleted too.

That’s why you give in to the temptation of Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube videos more easily when you’re sleep-deprived.

Here are ways to get more sleep , and sleep better too:

  • Create a bedtime routine
  • Go to sleep at around the same time every night
  • Set a daily alarm as a reminder to go to bed
  • Exercise regularly (but not within a few hours of bedtime)
  • Make your bedroom as dark as possible
  • Remove or switch off all electronic devices before bedtime
  • Avoid caffeine at least six hours before bedtime
  • Use an eye mask and earplugs

30. Schedule appointments with yourself to complete your homework.

These appointments are specific blocks of time reserved for working on a report, assignment, or project. Scheduling appointments is effective because it makes the task more “official,” so you’re more likely to keep the appointment.

For example, you could schedule appointments such as:

  • Jan 25 th , 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Math assignment
  • Jan 27 th , 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Online research for social studies project
  • Jan 28 th , 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Write introduction for English essay

Transform homework procrastination into homework motivation

Procrastination is a problem we all face.

But given that you’ve read all the way to here, I know you’re committed to overcoming this problem.

And now that you’re armed with these tips, you have all the tools you need to become more disciplined and focused .

By the way, please don’t feel as if you need to implement all the tips at once, because that would be too overwhelming.

Instead, I recommend that you focus on just a couple of tips a week, and make gradual progress. No rush!

Over time, you’ll realize that your habit of procrastination has been replaced by the habit of getting things done.

Now’s the time to get started on that process of transformation. 🙂

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Images: Student and books , Homework , Group of students , Consequences , Why , Writing a list , Organized desk , Gratitude

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January 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

Ur tips are rlly helpful. Thnkyou ! 🙂

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January 19, 2016 at 1:43 pm

You’re welcome 🙂

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August 29, 2018 at 11:21 am

Thanks very much

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February 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

The funny thing is while I was reading the first few steps of this article I was procrastinating on my homework….

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November 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

same here! but now I actually want to get my stuff done… huh

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December 4, 2022 at 11:35 pm

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May 30, 2023 at 6:26 am

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October 25, 2023 at 11:35 am

fr tho i totally was but now I’m actually going to get started haha

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June 6, 2020 at 6:04 am

I love your articles

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January 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Thanks soo much. It’s almost like you could read my mind- when I felt so overwhelmed with the workload heap I had created for myself by procrastination, I know feel very motivated to tackle it out completely and replace that bad habit with the wonderful tips mentioned here! 🙂

January 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

I’m glad to help 🙂

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January 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm

You have shared great tips here. I especially like the point “Write down why you want to complete the task” because it is helpful to make us more motivated when we are clear about our goals

January 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Glad that you found the tips useful, John!

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January 29, 2016 at 1:22 am

Thank you very much for your wonderful tips!!! ☺☺☺

January 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

It’s my joy to help, Kabir 🙂

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February 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Always love your articles. Keep them up 🙂

February 3, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Thanks, Matthew 🙂

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February 4, 2016 at 1:40 pm

There are quite a lot of things that you need to do in order to come out with flying colors while studying in a university away from your homeland. Procrastinating on homework is one of the major mistakes committed by students and these tips will help you to avoid them all and make yourself more efficient during your student life.

February 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Completely agreed, Leong Siew.

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October 5, 2018 at 12:52 am

Wow! thank you very much, I love it .

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November 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

You are helping me a lot.. thank you very much….😊

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November 6, 2018 at 5:19 pm

I’m procrastinating by reading this

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November 29, 2018 at 10:21 am

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March 3, 2019 at 9:12 am

Daniel, your amazing information and advice, has been very useful! Please keep up your excellent work!

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April 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

We should stop procrastinating.

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September 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Thank you so much for the tips:) i’ve been procrastinating since i started high schools and my grades were really bad “F” but the tips have made me a straight A student again.

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January 23, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Thanks for the tips, Daniel! They’re really useful! 😁

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April 10, 2020 at 2:15 pm

I have always stood first in my class. But procrastination has always been a very bad habit of mine which is why I lost marks for late submission .As an excuse for finding motivation for studying I would spend hours on the phone and I would eventually procrastinate. So I tried your tips and tricks today and they really worked.i am so glad and thankful for your help. 🇮🇳Love from India🇮🇳

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April 15, 2020 at 11:16 am

Well I’m gonna give this a shot it looks and sounds very helpful thank you guys I really needed this

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April 16, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Daniel, your amazing information and advice, has been very useful! keep up your excellent work! May you give more useful content to us.

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May 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm

nice article thanks for your sharing.

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May 20, 2020 at 4:49 am

Thank you so much this helped me so much but I was wondering about like what if you just like being lazy and stuff and don’t feel like doing anything and you don’t want to tell anyone because you might annoy them and you just don’t want to add your problems and put another burden on theirs

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July 12, 2020 at 1:55 am

I’ve read many short procrastination tip articles and always thought they were stupid or overlooking the actual problem. ‘do this and this’ or that and that, and I sit there thinking I CAN’T. This article had some nice original tips that I actually followed and really did make me feel a bit better. Cheers, diving into what will probably be a 3 hour case study.

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August 22, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Nicely explain each tips and those are practical thanks for sharing. Dr.Achyut More

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November 11, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Thanks a lot! It was very helpful!

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November 15, 2020 at 9:11 am

I keep catching myself procrastinating today. I started reading this yesterday, but then I realized I was procrastinating, so I stopped to finish it today. Thank you for all the great tips.

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November 30, 2020 at 5:15 pm

Woow this is so great. Thanks so much Daniel

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December 3, 2020 at 3:13 am

These tips were very helpful!

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December 18, 2020 at 11:54 am

Procrastination is a major problem of mine, and this, this is very helpful. It is very motivational, now I think I can complete my work.

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December 28, 2020 at 2:44 pm

Daniel Wong: When you’re doing your homework, is your super-comfortable bed just two steps away? Me: Nope, my super-comfortable bed is one step away. (But I seriously can’t study anywhere else. If I go to the dining table, my mum would be right in front of me talking loudly on the phone with colleagues and other rooms is an absolute no. My mum doesn’t allow me to go outside. Please give me some suggestions. )

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September 19, 2022 at 12:14 pm

I would try and find some noise cancelling headphones to play some classical music or get some earbuds to ignore you mum lol

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March 1, 2021 at 5:46 pm

Thank you very much. I highly appreciate it.

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May 12, 2023 at 3:38 am

This is great advice. My little niece is now six years old and I like to use those nice cheap child friendly workbooks with her. This is done in order to help her to learn things completely on her own. I however prefer to test her on her own knowledge however. After a rather quick demonstration in the lesson I then tend to give her two simple questions to start off with. And it works a treat. Seriously. I love it. She loves it. The exam questions are for her to answer on her own on a notepad. If she can, she will receive a gold medal and a box of sweets. If not she only gets a plastic toy. We do this all the time to help her understand. Once a week we spend up to thirty minutes in a math lesson on this technique for recalling the basic facts. I have had a lot of great success with this new age technique. So I’m going to carry on with it for now.

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Wonder of the Day #1385

Why Do We Have Homework?


SCIENCE — Health and Fitness

Have You Ever Wondered...

  • Why do we have homework?
  • What are the benefits of homework?
  • Is there such a thing as too much homework?
  • classroom ,
  • education ,
  • knowledge ,
  • mathematics ,
  • prioritization ,
  • repetition ,
  • responsibility ,
  • time management ,
  • Classroom ,
  • Education ,
  • Knowledge ,
  • Mathematics ,
  • Prioritization ,
  • Repetition ,
  • Responsibility ,
  • Time Management

Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Nicolas from fort lauderdale, FL. Nicolas Wonders , “ Who invented homework? ” Thanks for WONDERing with us, Nicolas!

What has eight letters and strikes fear into the hearts of students around the world? No, it's not broccoli, but that was a good guess! Give up? HOMEWORK !

Did you just gasp in fear and anguish ? We're sorry, but homework is a fact of life and it's time we took a closer look at it. Even though it might get in the way of playing outside or watching your favorite television show, it's necessary and, believe it or not, good for you!

Homework creates a bridge between school and home. Parents rarely get to spend much time with you while you're at school. Homework allows them to keep up with what you're doing in your classes on a daily basis. But you don't have homework purely for your parents' benefit . It's good for you, too!

Homework can help you become a better student in several different ways. First of all, homework given in advance of a particular subject can help you make the most of your classroom discussion time. For example, before beginning a discussion of a complex period in history , it can be very helpful to read background information as homework the night before.

Homework also gives you valuable practice with what you've learned in the classroom. Often, the brief period of time you have during class to learn something new is simply not enough. Repeating classroom concepts at home helps to cement in your mind the things you learned.

For example, you've probably experienced the value of homework when it comes to mathematics . A new concept explained in class might seem foreign at first. With repetition via homework, however, you reinforce what you learned in class and it sticks with you. Without homework, a lot of classroom time would be wasted with repetition that could more easily be done outside the classroom.

In these ways, homework expands upon what is done during the day in the classroom. Your overall educational experience is better, because homework helps you to gain and retain more knowledge than would be possible with only classroom work. As you learn more, you know more and you achieve more…and you have homework to thank!

Homework teaches lessons beyond just what's taught in the classroom, too. Bringing homework home, completing it correctly, and turning it in promptly teaches a host of other important life skills, from time management and responsibility to organization and prioritization .

Despite these benefits found by researchers, the topics of who should receive homework and how much homework are hotly debated among educators and researchers. In one study , researchers found that academic gains from homework increased as grade level increased, suggesting homework is more beneficial for older students. Some researchers have found that too much homework can lower or cancel its benefits and become counterproductive , because students become burned out.

How much is too much? That depends upon many complex factors, including the individual abilities of the child, other demands upon time, such as sports, part-time jobs, family responsibilities, and types of classes. If you feel overburdened by homework, the best thing you can do is to open a dialog with your teacher. Be open and honest about your feelings regarding homework and work with your teacher to strike a reasonable balance that helps you achieve your educational goals.

Wonder What's Next?

Tomorrow’s Wonder of the Day feels just like home!

We hope today's Wonder of the Day didn't feel like homework! Be sure to check out the following activities with a friend or family member:

  • While some kids don't like any homework, almost every student has homework that he doesn't mind doing on a regular basis. For some, reading a novel for homework is pure joy, because they love to read. For others, doing group projects as homework is great fun, because they get to have fun with their friends in the process. Make a list of the types of homework that you enjoy the most. Once you have your list, think about ways in which you can encourage your teachers to assign more of your favorite types of homework and less of the types you don't enjoy as much. Opening a dialog with your teacher about homework can be a mutually-beneficial conversation that can increase learning both in and out of the classroom!
  • You know what goes great with homework? Food! It's true. A healthy snack can give you the energy you need to concentrate and tackle your homework as soon as you get home from school. If you need some ideas, jump online and check out After School Snacks To Power Homework . Share what you learn with your friends and family members. What's your favorite after-school snack? Why?
  • Do you have a lot of homework on a regular basis? It can be easy to get overwhelmed. To make sure you make the most of your homework time, it helps to be organized. Setting priorities and sticking to them will help you complete your assignments on time with minimal stress. For help learning how to do this, read through How to Prioritize Homework Assignments: 5 Steps from School Habits. Using what you learn, put a plan into place that will help you make sure you become a homework hero!

Wonder Sources

  • http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar07/vol64/num06/The-Case-For-and-Against-Homework.aspx
  • http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Instruction/What-research-says-about-the-value-of-homework-At-a-glance/What-research-says-about-the-value-of-homework-Research-review.html

Did you get it?

Wonder contributors.

We’d like to thank:

quenton , Jaiden , Leo , Grace and Lenysia for contributing questions about today’s Wonder topic!

Keep WONDERing with us!

Wonder Words

  • responsibility
  • organization
  • prioritization
  • counterproductive
  • overburdened
  • educational


Hopefully this article helped you realize why homework is helpful, nyiahna. Keep WONDERing with us!


Don't get homework at this school. :)

Hopefully this article helped you realize why homework is helpful! 


yeah me too a lot


Wow, that's great for those schools! Thanks for stopping by, Mister C.


You're welcome, Person!


Thanks for sharing, Joe!


That's a great way to look at it, Adriana! 

That's a great way to look at it, Adriana! Thanks for sharing! 


I need to vent

Homework could benefit you. It gives your brain an easier time when you get a surprise quiz.

That's a difficult one, Wonder Friend! 

It certainly is hard to do homework while at play practice! There are so many cool things going on! 

Trying to complete your math homework right after you get home and have had dinner might be the best bet. Good luck! 


Ellen The Happy Girl!

We're so glad you liked it, Ellen The Happy Girl!


We like your enthusiasm, tyonna! 


Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Student! That's an interesting concept. 



There's nothing wrong with being a big ol' nerd. 

And, there's nothing wrong with Invater Zim fanfic, either. 

so is checking these comments like a full time job or

Here at Wonderopolis, we do have specific people that check comments, but we do much more than that! 


There's a specific amount of time during a school day--and that doesn't make a lot of time for 'independent practice' of skills learned during the school day. 

Also, it's a GREAT idea to share your homework with your parents! 


Thanks for sharing your opinon, Joe! 


That's a great question, Brady. You should post it in the Wonder Bank . 


You're welcome, Chase!


That's great, loren! Care to share your fun homework hack?



Hey, Wonder Friend. We're sorry you think homework is a waste of time. Practice is really important when learning new things. 


Hi sofia! 

What's your secret for making homework fun? I'm sure a lot of our Wonder Friends would like to try it out! 


That seems to be a common theme, ashley. 


We're sorry to hear that, harrison. 


wonder i already know...

Yikes! Well, it's important to have good time management skills so you can get everything turned in! 


Thanks for sharing your opinion, Harold! 


Thanks for sharing your thought process, Tyrannie! 


That's great, Xavier-B-! Make homework interesting! 


Hey, Adriana! We have a wonderful Wonder team that works together to accomplish all the Wonderopolis tasks. There is a core group of three currently, but we have people that pop in occasionally to help with things. 


my next wonder is how do you know if a boy likes you because i just got a boyfriend and hes really shy.

Make sure you submit it to the Wonder Bank !

That's legit. We totally understand your position!



Thanks bunches, CaptainObvious! 


Lil’ Mousey

Hey, Lil' Mousey--

We have some Wonders about cheese already. Check them out !


I know right! ☺️



Thanks, E&E!


Thanks for sharing your opinion, kev.


Thanks for sharing your opinion, Giani.


Jeez bro. It’s boring. All you do is sit there and fill out worksheets and assignments. We already do work at school. Why do we need work at home? It’s boring,bro,it’s boring. That’s why nobody likes it.

Thanks for sharing your opinion, Elvisssss. 

None taken. ? And, we're glad you respect homework because it's a great way to practice skills. 


It's Crule??

...but necessary!


Video gamessssss??????????????

Great reward for finishing homework! 


Video games DUH! I have one! Would you rather eat only fried chicken for the rest of your life or suffer from homework every single day for the rest of your life. Plz reply ??



I would pick fried chicken because I’m a HUGE chicken fan. Not a homework fan. One time my teacher gave the class a big report that day and said it was due the next day. It wasn’t fair because I had to miss football practice because I had to work on it.

We're sorry that happened, ChickenFries.

Homework. Definitely. 


Wonder Friend

I love homework it the best i love not being able to play with my friends and doing my homework call me i will do your homework. [redacted]


It may, Catlyn, but practice makes perfect! 




Catlyn smith

Homework is a way for students to practice skills. It takes, on average, doing something right 18 times before it becomes a habit. So, writing a sentence with subject/verb agreement 18 times(ish), means you have mastered that skill. 

Until you get to more complicated stuff.


The sources are listed in the left column of the WONDER, ZERVA. 

Homework is the independent practice of a skill teachers need to make sure students can perform on their own. 

We're sorry homework stresses some people out. That's a great subject to bring up with parents and teachers, though! 


We're sorry to hear that, Carter. 




I'm sure a lot of our Wonder Friends share your opinion! ?

Oh,ha ha ha.???I am not a so called Wonder Friend. Are you a robot?!

? Everyone who comes to Wonderopolis are our Wonder Friends! 

We're not robots. We actually respond to most of the comments made. 

your not one person, your multiple people who are in the "Wonderopolis" company

Oh...sorry about that...I didn’t mean to say that. I’m sorry x100 ☹️????

It's ?


We think you're not alone in that emotion!


Jack McCrea

OMG YOU ARE SO RIGHT. But to be honest I just hate it


Mason Smolen

That's WONDERful, Mason!



We're glad we could be of assistance, Wonder Friend!


Maybe this WONDER about expectations will help. 


Hi, Lulia! It's important to finish your homework so that you can continue to learn about topics discussed in school! What is your favorite subject in school? 


Hi, caileigh! Yeah, though homework isn't the most fun activity after school, it will help you learn more about what you learned in school!


steve savie


Hi, Sara! We're sorry to hear that you're having homework problems ?.


All homework does is make students stressed out and make less time for them to be with their family and relax


no homework is based on the work we do in school and you will get better at your work.

We're so sorry to hear that you're having a tough time with homework, Wonder Friend ?.  Homework is important, and time with family and relaxing is important, too!



u think all of our parents help with our homework? some of them dont, they see this as a "student's responsibility" and let them be and btw, if you delete this comment, it is easy to see that you don't want any negative comments about this and want to eliminate the people who think homework is bad

Hi, AngryPerson.  We're so sorry that you're angry.  We do want to hear our Wonder Friends' thoughts here at Wonderopolis.  If you're having trouble with your homework, we hope that you ask your teacher for help.  We appreciate your feedback!


This is so true! In my house, homework never connected me to my parents, because like work at school, I saw it as a test of what I could do individually. Thus, as all my time was taken up by homework, I almost never spent time with my parents. Now I feel isolated from them.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kay.  We definitely recommend spending quality time with family, and we hope that learning together is a way to connect with your family!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mii.  And we absolutely agree that spending quality time with your family is very important!!  Perhaps you could tell your family fun facts that you learned at school?  Learning new information is also very important, and it is awesome to share the information you learn with your family so that you can learn together! ?


Homework is both emotionally and mentally hurtful...Physically too-

We're sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your homework, Wonder Friend!  We hope that you ask your teacher if you have any specific questions about your homework.


Hi, Llamaz! We hope that you are getting plenty of sleep, too! Check out  Wonder 1775: Do Kids Need More Sleep Than Adults?   Also, thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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"Why Do We Have Homework?"  Wonderopolis.    https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-we-have-homework .  Accessed 25 Apr. 2018.


Hang in there, Louie! It sounds like you're working really hard on your homework and essays, which is awesome!!

Louie ramirez

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us, Louie.   We know that homework takes a lot of work, but it's also helping you learn and Wonder!

Hi, Louie! What are you writing about in your essay?


Hi, Clara! We have MANY Wonders on these topics!! Our  Explore Wonders tab contains over 2,100 Wonders, and if you scroll down on this page, you can search for Wonders by topics that you're interested in! Have fun WONDERing, Clara!


We're sorry to hear that you are having a hard time with your homework, Ben, but we think that you are doing a great job and working hard! Keep up the great work!!


Playing games is fun, but make sure you make time for your homework, too, Mitchell! Once you finish your the homework, you should check out   Wonder 1732: How Are Video Games Made?  ?


Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Benicio.  Though the pros of homework are the focus of this Wonder, the second to last paragraph does list some potential cons:

"Despite these benefits found by researchers, the topics of who should receive homework and how much homework are hotly debated among educators and researchers. In  one study , researchers found that academic gains from homework increased as grade level increased, suggesting homework is more beneficial for older students. Some researchers have found that too much homework can lower or cancel its benefits and become  counterproductive , because students become burned out."


Hi, kody! We're glad that you're WONDERing with us!


We love hearing that, Jordan!! Thanks for letting us know, and thanks for WONDERing with us!


Thanks for WONDERing with us, Miles!


Hi, Ameir! It looks like you've really done some research on the subject! 

Hi, ameir!! If you're having trouble with your homework, you may want to discuss specific questions you're having with your teacher.  What is your favorite subject in school?

math and science are my favorite

Those subjects are very interesting!! Have you seen our  Math and  Science Wonders?


We're sorry to hear that, UJEY, but we're glad you're WONDERing with us! 


It is important to take some time to rest, but homework is also important! We hope this Wonder helps explain why!


We're sorry to hear that, Gia, but we hope that this Wonder helps explain the many benefits of homework, too!


homework gets in the way of thing i want to do. I think teachers give homework just because they have nothing else to do. like isn't going to school enough work and it takes time away from my family especially my mom who cancer and i would want to spend more time with my mom. :(

We're so sorry to hear that, digeo! ?


dogs go moo

school is kid preson!

We're sorry you feel that way! We think school is an excellent place to Wonder!!!


why do dogs go moo

Thanks for WONDERing with us!


mkewigyjdfo8ueabsn ry7gtcbsh j

We're glad you liked this Wonder!! ?


Hi, Luke! Have you seen Wonder 1529:  Why Do Cats Purr?


Hi, mew mew! Have you seen our  Wonders about cats ?

jacob baldwin

Sorry, didn't catch that, jacob! Glad you're WONDERing with us though!!

Hello, Bob! We're always looking to hear more from our Wonder Friends!!  ?

Thanks for stopping by to Wonder with us!

dogs say moooooooooooooooooooo

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!


Thanks for sharing! Sometimes it is difficult to balance homework and other activities.  What are some of your favorite things to do when you're not doing homework?


We're sorry you feel that way, CN Olson!! We're glad you're WONDERing with us, though!


Thanks for joining the conversation, davaeh!


im sorry for anyone that feels that way but homework is good for you

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


Great points, john! We hope you will have some more free time soon!!  Thanks for WONDERing with us!!


We appreciate your feedback, jorge! 


Agreed aswell

Does your school give homework, bob? Thanks for sharing your thoughts!



Sometimes, unfortunately, it does ?. Homework also has benefits too, though! Thanks, gavin!


That certainly does add up the majority of the day!  The lessons we learn in school help us to grow up to be thoughtful and intelligent adults.  We do agree that everyone needs a break sometimes, though!  Hope you and our other friends get a few minutes to kick back and relax today!?


We should discontinue homework because some kids don’t do it or understand it, therefore kids start stressing and saying to there self I’m gonna get in trouble , I’m gonna get a bad grade and it basically leads in to this whole conflict .

Thanks for sharing, Liv!


Sorry you feel that way, Justin, but we're glad that you're WONDERing with us!!


Thank you bob, we should change our studies to something actually helpful.

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts, Bob.  Thanks for WONDERing with us!


Homework hater

Homework is a disease I think we need a intercontinental cure research lab for it

But, unfortunately, creating this research lab may require some homework! ? 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Hi!  It's good to keep the conversation going about the amount of homework that students typically get.


Thanks for sharing that, Caden!  Have you been back to Mars since being born there?


Yes, I went there with him I will send you a postcard next time we go. I think Mars is wrecking his brain.

Kai's evil twin

My friend trolled me

? Be safe out there, Caden!


Must be a fun class! ?

Thanks for the feedback, Gyanve!  Great to hear from you! ?

Perhaps they also suggested some coping strategies, too?  


Not a roast

Hi again, Kai!  Actually, if you look toward the bottom of the Wonder, under "Sources" you'll see where we got our information.  We appreciate you checking up on us with a critical eye!  It's always good to be a little skeptical and ask for more research and data. You're a smart Wonder Friend!  We Wonder if you could do some research to find support for why schools SHOULDN'T have homework. We're curious to hear what you find!

www.Scholastic.com says that there is no evidence to say that homework benefits kids at all, and Washington Post says that homework on a national level is not related to academic success. Washington post also says that some lower income countries cultures normalize long periods of studying but it is uneffective, nd neotoday.org says that the link between assigned homework and academic achievement is drastically over inflated, What do you have to say about that?(sorry If I was a little harsh in my last two comments I was unhappy at the time) neotoday.org/2014/05/13/should-schools-be-done-with-homework) //www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/02/homework-could-have-an-effect-on-kids-health-should-schools-ban-it


WOW!! You've really done some EXCELLENT research from some reputable sources, Kai!  Our Wonder Salute to you!  One thing to note: in the Washington Post article, they do make a distinction that heavy homework loads in elementary can be negative.  In higher grades, this might not be the case "Homework, in fact, is an important component of education for students in the middle and upper grades of schooling.".  It certainly raises a very good question which is we shouldn't assume homework is helping and adding more homework all the time seems to definitely not be helping.  It's a great question that deserves a lot more thought and research.  Thank you for WONDERing and researching, Kai! 

This might get moderated, but I am curious to see how how many people "talked" with me./?

How many people have responded to my comments

You would just have to look on this comment page and see who "replies" to your comment.  Does that help, Kai?

What do you mean, exactly?  We don't follow.

? Wow, tough review!  Well, research does support that extra practice helps.  We DO discuss the debate over how much homework and what kind.  Truthfully, homework is probably not going anywhere anytime soon, so we wanted to help show our Wonder Friends how it can be beneficial and how one can get the most out of it.  We appreciate hearing from you, Kai!


I'd agree with the fact that practice does help learning on a basic level of memory but, in experience as a student, I cannot say that homework could be considered "practice." I've had many-a-teacher that has given homework out and I've had to google search how to do most of it because I was never taught it in class. Homework is more of busy work in the way of doing hobbies, eating, sleeping, and a happy and healthy life style that could possibly be important in "the real world", as if this torture is as easy as petting a bunny. Homework CAN provide help in small, sparatic, doses. If you are bombarded with homework everyday, it really becomes more harmful than helpful.

Great thoughts, Jillian!  Really well said and we appreciate you taking the time to share that with us!  We wish more teachers made time to wonder with their class (and we are thankful for the great ones who do!).


jaime lannister

you couldn't be more right school is about seven hours every 5 days a week for about a year and we still get work to take home like school is for learning there needs to be time to separate school life from your life like you can't just do work all day and you also get homework when it's holiday and there are enough going on in childrens lives than homework so this page is bad no one needs homework i learn more from youtube videos than school and children get anxiety enough from life like puberty, family, growing older school is just boring and you need time to settle your mind because in british schools they work you forever and the teachers are tough.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Jaime!  Hang in there!


I hate homework we do work every day at school teachers know what is is like because they been through homework.Let me put it to you guys i know some people hate homework and some do not.Most teachers just overdo homework.

Good thoughts, Edrick.  Thanks for sharing and glad to have you WONDERing with us!

Do they write those essays in class or at home, Brielle? ?

they write the essays at home


Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Yuguj!  Glad to have you WONDERing with us on this important topic!


I agree so much I am so scared of not doing my homework or my grade might go down and that really isn't fair for me and my peers so great point!!!

That's a great point, Anonymous!  In a perfect world, people would just do the work assigned and see the value in it.  Sadly, it's hard to do away with the consequences and still have full participation.  It's a challenging problem to try and solve, but we are glad you are WONDERing with us!


I think homework is a waste of time. it takes away from family time and exercise time.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Alisa! We think family time and exercise are important, too. The article did mention some reasons why homework has value, even if it doesn't always seem that way. Hang in there! It will all be worth it someday!

I am a very smart student with a brain to fit an adult, but even i get tired of homework. I have spent all day at school so I want a break. We don' need homework.


Yes, I agree and I too get tired of it. In my school they said that HW, was just the same lesson at home than at school. It is just a review. I am smart and don't study (LOL) and yet I have always gotten an A or a B in my tests (BTW, studying is considered homework for some reasons)

The struggle is real, Alisa. We do hope you get some time to give that super-smart brain a break! Thanks for using some of that brain power here with us at Wonderopolis!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kid77! Sometimes in life, the important things are not always the most fun. Some homework assignments might feel unnecessary but (as the article mentioned) there can be many functions of homework. At least in your case, if you learned the material well in class, it shouldn't take up as much time to complete at home. Sometimes, though, that extra practice can make the difference between knowing the information and truly mastering it. Hang in there, Kid77!


ethan (murphy)

If you are bullied, tell a teacher, if the teacher is the bully.... I honestly can’t help you there.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, ethan. We're sorry it feels like you are being bullied by your teachers. Have you spoken with your school counselor or your parents? Perhaps they can help you resolve the issues you are facing.


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Thanks for joining the conversation, pretty456 and twanasia! We're glad you stopped by Wonderopolis!

you don't like homework?

Thanks for telling us how you feel, Isaac. We appreciate your feedback.


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Thank you for WONDERing with us, Isaac! We hope you'll take a look at Wonder #1534. We think it's right up your alley! ?


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We're glad you found this Wonder helpful, sonice! There are both advantages and disadvantages to homework and sometimes those points are contrary to each other. This happens when there are different studies performed by different researchers. Sometimes the results contradict other studies.

I used this source for a case study that I am conducting on homework. I was wondering if I could know who wrote the source and when it was published. If I am allowed to have this information, please respond. Thank you.

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I know the heather

Thanks for joining the discussion, D. We're glad you visited Wonderopolis.

We're glad this Wonder helped, suicune300, even if it didn't make you like homework any more! It's great that you're WONDERing! We hope you'll stop by again! :)


Hi, bill! We're not sure we understand your comment. Do you have homework about autism? If so, head over to Wonder #1346 to explore information about autism.


We're glad you joined the conversation, avery! We hope you liked reading this Wonder -- perhaps it helped you understand some of the advantages to homework. :)


We're glad you joined the discussion, Bob. Perhaps this Wonder helped to explain why homework is assigned to students. :)

Hi, amez! Sometimes it is helpful to take a break before starting your homework. Thinking can be tiring sometimes, but it's so important! :)

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Thank you for sharing, Wonder Friend! :)


lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies lies

We're sorry you feel this way, bob. Thanks for sharing your opinion. We always value hearing from our Wonder Friends! :)

Hi, Christian. We're sorry you don't agree with this Wonder. We encourage you to also explore the Wonder Sources listed. Thanks for stopping by! :)


i hate homework

Thank you for sharing your opinion, yazzie! We hope this Wonder helped you to understand some of the advantages to homework, along with some of the disadvantages. :)


i really like this article, got an A+ on my report. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great job, Wonder Friend! Keep up the GREAT work and always keep WONDERing! :)

Hi, Wonder Friend! We appreciate you sharing your opinion about homework! Thanks for WONDERing with us! :)


We appreciate you sharing your opinion about homework, nathan! Try to think about all the extra practice! :)


hey homework is good for your brain and help you to get smarter

Thanks for sharing your opinion, elroi! 


Great question, tyler! If we know who submitted the question the author is listed up by the "Listen" button. This Wonder does not have an author listed. Sometimes people submit anonymous questions! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Riley & Anna

Thanks for the KIND words, Riley & Anna! We think our Wonder Friends are pretty AWESOME, too! We encourage you to submit your question to the Wonder Bank! :)


We appreciate you sharing your thoughts about homework, bob! We're glad you think it is helpful! :)


I hate homework

Thanks for joining the discussion and sharing your opinion, Brendon! We're glad you're WONDERing! :)

Thanks for sharing your opinion, Wonder Friend! Spending time with your parents is important, too! We encourage you to share this Wonder with them! :)


Antonio yet King

We appreciate you sharing your thoughts about this Wonder topic, too! Thanks for joining the conversation, Antonio! :)


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I notice that none of the evidence presented in the article is backed by any tests or studies to show that the claims presented in the wonder is true.

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Hi, d! We understand it's important for you to have free time, too! We hope you still have time for that! :)

I think you are wrong I have to stay up all night to do my homework then at school I always fall asleep :(

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wonderopolis is a lier

no your article is mostly one sided. the side being that homework is good

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Hi, Kayla! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We're sorry to hear homework is so stressful. We hope things get better! Stay positive! :)


That's GREAT, Emma! We love your enthusiasm for learning! Keep up the GREAT work! :)


Trinity Goebel

Hi, Trinity! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about homework. Sometimes it can be frustrating if you have a lot, but try to stay positive! Keep up the GREAT work! :)


homework is stupid why why do we have it mmmmmmm i hate it..

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A lot of students don't like homework, ..., and it can be challenging to keep up with homework with everything else going on in your life. The important thing is to do your best, because there are lots of benefits to homework even if it doesn't always seem like it. If homework is a regular problem, talk to your teacher or fellow classmates for help. We're glad you took the time to share your thoughts about homework.


To answer your question, Im pretty sure homework is NOT a law, but pretty much every teacher gives you homework. Depending on what grade you are in, usually grades 1-3 get 0-30 minutes of homework each night. grades 4-6 get 0-2 hour of homework each night, and Grades 7 and 8 get 30-3 hours of homework each night..... all of this depends on the student and how he or she learns. but this is what the average student gives to do homework in Elementary school

Thanks for the GREAT explanation, emma! You're right in that there are recommended amounts, but no particular law. We appreciate your comment! :)

Thanks for visiting Wonderopolis for your homework, Maya! Homework is not a law. It depends how much homework you have as to how long it takes. Also, some assignments, like projects, take longer than smaller assignments. We hope this Wonder was helpful in answering your questions! :)

Hi, Maya! No, homework is not a law. It is up to your teacher or school. We hope this Wonder helped explain how homework is helpful for practicing what you learned. We understand it is a pain sometimes, but we hope you understand! Thanks for WONDERing with us! :)


TENNIS is awesome

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Hello, hahahah! Homework can be time consuming sometimes, but keep thinking positively about all you're learning! :)

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I believe homework is a waste of time!!


Shae Skipper

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Why do we wonder?

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connor essary

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Hi McDonald's! Thanks for commenting on this WONDER. We hate to hear you hate homework. Homework is another way to learn and show others what you know. Check back for more WONDERS! :)


Hi Jaheim! We hate to hear you don't enjoy your homework. Homework is a great way to show your family and friends what you are doing in school. Keep working hard and WONDERing!


Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sara! You do learn more from doing your homework! Keep up the great work! :)


Hi David! We hate to hear you don't like homework because it helps us practice what we learned in school. Homework is different everywhere you go. Keep working hard! :)


Hello, Nicole! We hate to hear you hate homework. Homework can be great practice for what you are learning in school. We know you are working hard and doing a great job. Keep it up! :)


keandre campbell

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Wonder frog


It is not school is amazing!!!

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I agree totally!

We appreciate you sharing your opinion about homework, too, Kaytlyn! Thanks for stopping by! :)

We appreciate you joining the discussion, Trinity! We hope this Wonder showed a few reasons why homework can be beneficial! :)

Hello, Jordan! Homework can be great practice. It helps you continue learning! :)


Lukas Wozencraft

That's funny, Lukas Wozencraft! What do you think it will be about? Be sure to check back tomorrow! :)


Jahkeya from DE

Hello WONDER friend, Jahkeya from DE! What would our world be like if dinosaurs weren't extint? Hmmm...? Something to WONDER about! :)


We are glad you enjoyed the video, Jasahn! Homework is very helpful most of the time! Thanks for WONDERing with us! :)


We are glad you liked the video, Makayla! It made us laugh, too! Check out Wonder #1285: What Was Before Dinosaurs? Happy WONDERing! :)


Juilo from DE

Hello, Juilo from DE! Cheer up! Homework helps you practice what you are learning. After all, they say practice makes perfect! If you enjoy video games, check out Wonder #1344: Who Invented the First Video Game? Have fun WONDERing! :)


Autumn from Delaware

Welcome, Autumn from Delaware! The video was silly! Here is another WONDER about dinosaurs! Wonder #275: How Do Dinosaurs Get Their Names? Enjoy! :)

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Hello, Gabriel! It sounds like many of our WONDER friends agree with you about the video. We all thought it was funny too! Thanks for commenting! :)


Julian from Delaware

Welcome, Julian from Delaware! You stay busy! That shows true commitment and hard work! :)


Hi Geyonni! We are glad you liked the video. Can you imagine seeing a dinosaur at school? Check out Wonder #491: Do Dogs Really Eat Homework? Happy WONDERing! :)


christina from De


I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for commenting, christina from De! You're right, that kids also need time to spend with their family. As the WONDER tells us, it is important to not have too much homework. That leaves time for both! :)


Khyan from DE

Thanks for sharing, Khyan from DE! Homework is helpful practice and playing with your friends is important, too. Hopefully you can find a happy medium between the two! :)


Kainat from Delware

Not really... :(

im just here because of espark, of all you people you domt kn9w what espark is, well its not homework its just were on oir school ipads amd we do this app that novody wants to do and we have (quests) and are a bunch of activities put togethor.

That could be a very fun way to learn and WONDER, Mitchell! 


William Weispfenning

Homework is so fun (not) homework = ?

lol really william

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We appreciate you sharing your thoughts, Trinity! Thanks for visiting Wonderopolis! :)

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Looking for something to do in Bartlesville? We've got you covered

April 1 to may 22.

Gentle Yoga with Lesta at Elder Care are Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from April 1 - May 22. Cost is $5 per class or $80 for all classes. This 8-week session includes gentle stretching, core strengthening, and breathing techniques. Lesta will guide you through each movement, emphasizing endurance, postural correction, and coordinated balance. Suitable for all levels. The cost is $5 per class, or $80 for the 8 weeks. Five participants are needed to make the class. Sign up by March 27 at Elder Care (918) 336-8500.

Weekly on Saturday

History and Haunts at the Dewey Hotel  8 to 10 p.m. at the Dewey Hotel, 801 N Delaware St. Dewey. Spend an evening at the Dewey Hotel and experience some of the hotel’s unique histories while taking a lantern-guided group tour into some of the rooms, usually blocked off access to guests. Each journey will be unique, as you can never predict what our fellow specters will do during the tour, or what you might hear or see. Tickets are $4 to $5. For more information or tickets, call 918-534-0215.

Through September 4

Woolaroc Animal Barn   and Mountain Man Camp  at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 12 miles SW on Hwy 123 from US 60. One of the most popular spots for children at Woolaroc is the Animal Barn which houses some of our favorite furry friends, including rabbits, chickens, goats and donkeys. Do you want to learn how to throw a tomahawk or shoot a black powder long gun? Get transported to an 1840s fur traders’ camp where you will experience hands-on engagement with our mountain men who educate and entertain. For more information, go to  woolaroc.org  or call 918-336-0307.

Saturday, May 11

26th annual The Good, The Bad, and The BBQ to benefit Elder Care 6 to 10 p.m. at Hughes Ranch, 63 County Rd 2696. Join us in celebrating with The Clydesdales, a Horseshoe Ring Toss, Silent and Live Auction and live entertainment. Will you ride with The Good or The Bad this year? Tickets begin at $100 each. For more information, go to https://abouteldercare.org/bbq/  .

Kiwanis Catch and Release Free Fishing Derby 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Jo Allyn Lowe Park, 2400 Locust Road. Ages 3-6/ 7-9/ 10-12 All children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own tackle and bait. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 918-977-3400 or go to the Kiwanis Club of Bartlesville website, https://www.bartlesvillekiwanis.org/ .

Gracefest 2024, featuring Jordan St. Cyr 6 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams. Get ready for a day of free music and community at GraceFest on the Green, brought to you by B the Light Mission. Enjoy food trucks, worship and fun for the whole family.

Monday, May 13

Oklahoma Connections Academy Hosts Blood Drive 1:15 to 5:30 p.m. at Homeland at 2501 SE Washington Blvd. OBI will have the bloodmobile in the parking lot. Please donate if you can, and tell your friends! If we can get 22 donors, we will earn a scholarship for one of our NHS seniors. To schedule a time, call Donna at 918-977-3285.

Tuesday, May 14

Life Line Stroke Awareness Screening , hosted by Bartlesville Lions Club. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-844-591-7160or text the word circle to 216-279-1607.

Thursday, May 16

Music on the Lawn 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Frank Phillips Home, 1107 Cherokee. Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic! We're bringing live music to the lawn that the whole family can enjoy. Free admission. For more information, call 918-336-2491.

May Lunch & Learn – “Nellie Johnstone Demonstration at the Park” noon to 1 p.m. at Johnstone Park, 100 N Cherokee Ave. Feature guest speaker and former education Coordinator, Betty Keim, will give a brief presentation on the history of Nellie Cannon Johnstone and our city’s famous oil well. Following the presentation, guests will be given a working demonstration of the well, by Dan Droege, as it gushes water! Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or enjoy light refreshments provided by BAHM. The Museum is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed on weekends and holidays) at 401 S. Johnstone Avenue, 5th Floor. Museum entry is free, but donations are always welcome. No reservation is necessary. If you have questions, you may reach Bartlesville Area History Museum staff at (918) 338-4290 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 18

Woolaroc Spring Train Ride 9:30 a.m. at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve,1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road. The trail ride covers approximately 15 miles of scenic terrain. Riders frequently report catching sight of some of the wildlife that call Woolaroc home during the ride,  including species such as as bison, elk, and deer, as well as the preserve's free-ranging herd of longhorn cattle. The $50 fee per rider includes overnight primitive camping on Friday prior to the ride, the ride itself which lasts throughout Saturday morning and afternoon, admission to Woolaroc, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. For m ore information on requirements or to purchase tickets, call 918-336-0307.

Model Train Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington County Fair grounds, 1109 N. Delaware St, Dewey. Come see all operating train layouts of all scales, kids zone, and buy, sell & trade vendors. For More information, contact Vernon Guess at 918-361-6084 or  www.ReindeerPass.com

Monday, May 20

Kiddie Park 2024 Diverse Needs and Abilities Night 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bartlesville Playground. Kiddie Park, 205 N Cherokee Ave. Jane Phillips Society will be sponsoring this FREE night for children, youth and adults with differing needs and abilities. The park will be closed to the general public, but families and siblings are welcome to come enjoy the fun with your loved ones. Rides available for all ages. For m ore information, email [email protected].

Wednesday, May 22

Community Connect Seminar – “What are YOU Missing?” 3 to 4 p.m. at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive. Features Andrea Wagner, Au.D., CCC-A. Topics covered include How normal hearing works, Different types of hearing loss, Explanation of Over-the-Counter hearing aids vs prescription hearing aids, and When to consider amplification/hearing aids/cognitive implications. There is no cost to attend. Open to all adults. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Hearing . For more information, call 918-336-8500.

Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26

59th Annual Delaware Pow Wow 6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, and 10a.m. Sunday at the Fred Fall-Leaf Memorial Campgrounds, Road 600, 3 miles East of Highway 75 on Road 600, near Copan. Each day there will be a full schedule of events with vendors and a concession stand. Free admission and free parking. For more information and a schedule of events, go to https://tinyurl.com/42hy6nax .

Thursday, May 30

Seniors Connect Dinner With Friends, “Two Guys with Guitars” 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Elder Care, 1223 Swan Drive. Award-winning Americana recording singer-songwriter Tom Davis performs original songs from his four albums. Kevin Knowles is a talented Smooth Jazz musician, composer, and producer. Tickets are $13.50 per person. Must RSVP by May 23 at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/May-Dinner or call 918-336-8500. 

The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise calendar runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. To get your event listed, send notices to Darla Rivera at [email protected] .

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What to watch this weekend, from the latest 'Planet of the Apes' to the new 'Doctor Who'

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We're feeling very retro this weekend, with a "Planet of the Apes" movie in theaters, "Doctor Who" on TV and The Beatles back in our ears. As a great man once said, "Groovy, baby!"

From a Fab Four movie and new "Who" coming to Disney+ to super-smart evolved apes riding horseback on the big screen once again, it's time to start making some plans. There's a lot to experience in films, TV, books and music, and that's what we specialize in: telling fans what's good and what's worth their time.

Here's what you need to put your Big Entertainment Energy toward this weekend:

Watch a new champion chimp rise in 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes'

The "damn dirty apes" of the '60s and '70s have become stunning computer-generated characters, like Andy Serkis' Caesar in the 2010s "Apes" trilogy. The new installment "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes" is a sequel set hundreds of years after that story, and while it's not as good as the Serkis ones, it's a sprawling sci-fi adventure that introduces new chimpanzee hero Noa (played via performance capture by Owen Teague) into a landscape where humans are mostly feral and apes rule all.

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Check out my ★★★-star review as well as my pal Marco della Cava's feature on the film, where Teague talked about inhabiting Noa by changing his voice and speech patterns and developing a body language that mimicked a chimp's natural posture: " You're not impersonating an ape , you're creating a character who happens to have ape-like characteristics."

In case you want to stay closer to home with your weekend movie watching, I pulled together a guide to new stuff on streaming services such as "Turtles All the Way Down" (based on the John Green book ), Anne Hathaway's latest rom-com "The Idea of You" and Zac Efron's tear-jerking wrestling drama "The Iron Claw."

Stream the restored 1970 Beatles documentary 'Let It Be'

Let me whisper some words of wisdom: Even if you're not really into The Beatles, be sure to give the 1970 documentary "Let It Be" ( streaming now on Disney+ ) a go. It's a fascinating look at four great musicians at work, at play and at each other's throats recording the band's final album. Footage from its making went into creating Peter Jackson's exhaustive 2021 "Get Back" docuseries – which is nearly eight hours long compared to 80 minutes for the newly restored doc – but as director Michael Lindsay-Hogg tells our resident Fab Four fanatic Kim Willis, they're not the same viewing experience . “They were different animals in a way, but they really are looking at the same period of time through different lenses."

In other music news, critic Melissa Ruggeri interviewed Mary J. Blige about bringing her Strength of a Woman festival to New York ("I’ve always wanted it here") and working on a new album: "It’s going to be hip-hop soul at its finest, amazing R&B at its finest. Just great songs at their finest.” Melissa also chatted with James Taylor about a bunch of things, including the one time he met up with namesake Taylor Swift when she was a teen. "We were both just there with guitars and played a couple of songs," he says.

Check out Disney+ for the new 'Doctor Who,' Ncuti Gatwa

Since 1963, the British TV show "Doctor Who" – now streaming its new season on Disney+ – has been a sci-fi staple, with several actors who've played series' time-traveling main character. "Who" fans all have the one Doctor who got them into the show in the first place – for yours truly, that's Christopher Eccleston in 2005 and for younger viewers who've never had the pleasure, now it's Ncuti Gawa as the Fifteenth Doctor . One of the best things about Netflix's excellent "Sex Education" series, the Rwandan-born Scottish actor is the first Black Doctor, and he told TV critic Kelly Lawler that he's bringing an energetic, "fashion forward" take on the cosmic character: " I would hope that my Doctor is a Doctor for all generations ."

Speaking of sci-fi treats, Apple TV+ premiered the nifty new thriller series "Dark Matter" this week – with Joel Edgerton playing a man forced into a parallel-universe version of his life, while Netflix debuted the darkly twisty mystery comedy " Bodkin ," with Will Forte as an American podcaster investigating an infamous series of disappearances in a small Irish town.

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How to Get Homework Done when You Don't Want To

Last Updated: May 6, 2024 Fact Checked

This article was co-authored by Ashley Pritchard, MA and by wikiHow staff writer, Hannah Madden . Ashley Pritchard is an Academic and School Counselor at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Ashley has over 3 years of high school, college, and career counseling experience. She has an MA in School Counseling with a specialization in Mental Health from Caldwell University and is certified as an Independent Education Consultant through the University of California, Irvine. There are 9 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 248,756 times.

Homework can be a drag, but it's got to be done to keep your grades up and stay on track during school. Going somewhere quiet, making a plan, and giving yourself breaks can all help you stay focused and on task to get your work done quickly. Try to keep your assignments organized and give yourself credit for completing hard or boring work, even if you didn’t want to.

Getting Motivated

Step 1 Pick an easy assignment to start with.

  • Keep a list of your assignments and check them off as you finish them. This can give you a sense of accomplishment that can motivate you to keep going.

Step 2 Work on your homework with your friends to keep each other motivated.

  • Make it the rule that you work for a certain amount of time, or until a certain amount of work has been accomplished. Afterward, you can hang out. Stick to this schedule.
  • Try this out and see if it works. If you're too distracted by having friends around, make a date to hang out after homework instead.

Step 3 Make completing assignments a competition with yourself.

  • Make sure you keep the competition to yourself. Competing with your friends isn’t fun, especially over homework assignments and grades.

Step 4 Understand why you’re doing homework so it doesn’t feel pointless.

  • Learning something that will probably help with future assignments, even if you don't know what they are yet.
  • Proving to your teacher that you understand the homework so that they don’t keep assigning it over and over.
  • Improving your GPA.
  • Getting a good grade.

Step 5 Reward yourself when you finish an assignment.

  • Try not to reward yourself with food, as that can lead to snacking when you aren’t really hungry.

Staying Focused

Step 1 Break your work up into 45-minute chunks.

  • For instance, tell yourself that if you finish your first assignment in 20 minutes, you can go on your phone for 5 minutes.

Step 2 Take 15-minute breaks.

  • Make sure you stand up and do something when it's your break, or you won't get your wiggles out.
  • Set a timer on your phone or use a kitchen timer to let yourself know when it's time to switch tasks.

Step 3 Incorporate your own interests into your assignments.

  • If you don't have control over the subject, try to find connections between the topic and something you care about. Find aspects of the subject that interest you.
  • For instance, if you have to study History but you care the most about fashion, investigate the styles of the times and places you are studying. Learn how political and economical developments changed the way people dressed.

Step 4 Listen to soothing music that isn’t distracting.

  • You can find playlists on Spotify and YouTube that are made for studying and doing homework.

Step 5 Turn off any entertainment when it’s time to focus on the hard stuff.

  • When you're struggling to focus, sign out of your email and all social media so you don't check them as a reflex.

Creating Good Study Habits

Step 1 Set up a dedicated workspace.

  • If you have many textbooks and worksheets, stack them and put them to the side.
  • Get things like pencils, erasers, calculators, rulers, and paper.

Step 2 Keep a homework planner.

  • Having a planner will make it less tempting to procrastinate, as long as you have broken up your studying into manageable chunks.
  • Your planner can be paper, or you can get one on your phone. Just make sure it has space for task lists as well as events.
  • Once you have completed a task, cross it off or put a check next to it. Seeing that you're getting your work done will make you feel better, which in turn will motivate you to keep up the good work.
  • Don't put more than you can do in one day on a list! Split up your week's work so that every day has a manageable amount.

Step 3 Stick to a weekly homework routine.

  • If you have a job or extracurricular activities that change your daily schedule, determine a weekly schedule that you stick to as much as possible.

Step 4 Get help with your homework if you’re struggling.

  • Sometimes just explaining what you have to do will help you understand it better.
  • Talking to another person is a great way to brainstorm ideas. They may ask you questions or provide comments that can help you organize your ideas.
  • Other times, the person you are talking to will notice something about the prompt that you overlooked.

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  • Set up a dedicated study area at home with your needed supplies, to establish a consistent homework routine. Having everything in one prepared place helps minimize distractions.
  • Use a planner to schedule out all your assignments. Break them into small, manageable pieces so it's less overwhelming. Checking tasks off as you finish motivates you along.
  • If completely stuck on an assignment, reach out and talk it through with someone. Verbalizing it can provide new insights to move forward.
  • Take short activity breaks every 45 minutes. Get up, stretch, grab some water. It refreshes your mental focus so you stay engaged.
  • Incorporate a fun personal interest into an assignment when possible. Writing about something you care about keeps you absorbed.
  • When you really need to concentrate, eliminate enticing distractions like your phone. Logging out keeps you on track.

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Câu 512981: “I have a lot of homework to do,” Ha said.

A. Ha said that I had a lot of homework to do.

B. Ha said that I have a lot of homework to do.

C. Ha said that she has had a lot of homework to do.

D. Ha said that she had a lot of homework to do.

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Giải chi tiết:

- Động từ “have” ở thì hiện tại đơn, khi viết câu tường thuật lùi thành thì quá khứ đơn

Have => had

- Chủ ngữ  "Ha” => câu tường thuật chuyển thành he/she

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‘We’ve got to get back into the playoffs’: Roughriders set to open training camp on Sunday

Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager Jeremy O'Day speaks to the Leader-Post ahead of Day 1 of training camp in Saskatoon

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Jeremy O’Day has an idea of what success will look like for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2024.

‘We’ve got to get back into the playoffs’: Roughriders set to open training camp on Sunday Back to video

“We’ve got to get back into the playoffs,” the team’s general manager told the Leader-Post this week. “That should be a minimum for us.

“Our expectations are to compete for a Grey Cup every year so hopefully we’ll have a good training camp (and) hopefully our guys will come together with the changes that we’ve made as an organization.”

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When main training camp begins on Sunday for the CFL club, it will mark the start of a new era under head coach Corey Mace — the former Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator who was brought in this off-season to replace Craig Dickenson.

And so far, O’Day, who signed a three-year extension this off-season, likes what he sees from his rookie head coach.

“He’s just done an excellent job,” said O’Day. “But for him, it’s his first time leading the whole group of coaches.

“Obviously he has experience with leading coaches being a defensive coordinator and now it’s just a little bit bigger of a picture for him.”

Mace and his new coaching staff have already been on the field for three days of rookie camp at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon, but when main camp opens with all the veterans on the field, the anticipation ahead of a new season will grow even higher.

“Just excited to get going,” said O’Day. “And with a whole new coaching staff, they’re anxious to get working with the new players.

“We’re excited to start building the foundation of the season.

The hiring of Mace wasn’t the only major change the Riders made this off-season, but they were very active in free agency as well, signing all-star players like running back A.J. Ouellette and offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick .

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But looking back at the busy off-season, O’Day feels all the moves were necessary to make after back-to-back years of missing the playoffs with identical 6-12 records.

“We finished what we finished last year so there is going to be some change,” said O’Day. “Not something that you want to do every year by any means.

“It’s important for us and everyone to understand it’s a new season and we’re looking forward to it.”

There will be a few starting spots up for grabs this year, including at left tackle where there are no returners from last year.

Brandon Council, who started five games at left tackle, is not expected back while Eric Lofton, who started 12 at left tackle, was not re-signed in free agency.

Jerald Hawkins, the former NFLer who appeared to be the team’s first choice at the position last year, started one game before being injured. He’s also not returning this year.

“We don’t anticipate having him back,” O’Day said of Hawkins. “I think Jerald, mentally and physically, doesn’t feel like he could do it, so he’ll be someone that won’t be reporting to camp.

“There’s going to be an open competition there for some of the young guys and hopefully they’ll do a great job for us.”

There will also be a camp battle in the interior of the offensive line as three veteran guards — Philip Blake, Logan Ferland and free agent signing Ryan Sceviour — battle for two starting spots. The Riders also have four other Canadians with limited CFL experience in the mix.

“(We) have three guards that have been starters in the league for a long time so there’ll be a competition there of who’s going to be part of the first five,” said O’Day. “That’s a good thing and we’re happy that we’ll have some competition there.”

O’Day said receiver will also be a camp competition with potentially two starting spots available. The team will also have to decide who starts in the defensive backfield at cornerback and who starts at the two defensive end positions .

“We obviously signed Malik Carney and we feel good about him,” said O’Day. “And we’ve got some young guys that we had last year that did a nice job when they got an opportunity and now it’s just a matter of who’s going to rise to the top and take the starting job.

“It’s always a competition so hopefully you have some rookies that can come and push the veterans as well.”

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