The Looking Glass

Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

Mariel Rosati, Copy Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






3 Quick Tips That Will Transform Your Study Habits

  1. Use a website blocking app or installation. This might seem like an extreme step, but trust me–it works! I have personally used Self Control (Mac laptops only) before to block myself from accessing distracting websites. You can set up a password and timer that will add the specific sites of your choosing to a “blacklist.” Once the timer is up, the sites are available for use again. This is my personal favorite application because it keeps a block up for the duration of the timer, no exceptions–even if you restart your computer or delete the application. The Google Chrome Extension, Morphine, is also recommended for those without an Apple computer. Morphine limits, but does not completely block, your entrance to certain sites. Instead, the extension saves you time by making you work off a “balance of credits” to pull minutes from.
  2. Make lists. Number each task in order of importance, and check them off as you go. Pick a reasonable number somewhere in the middle of the amount of tasks you must get done. If that goal is not met by the end of the day, take away a privilege of some sort. I find that this system works better than one involving rewards upon completion.
  3. Start before you get distracted. As soon as you get home, begin the work. Get it done while you are still in “school mode.” Sometimes it even helps to stay after school or go to a library because you have nothing else to do but finish the assignments.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Frederick Douglass Bicentennial NHD Award leads Montrosian to Forum with Leading Scholars and July 3rd Reenactment

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Save that Book! — Class of ’23 Shares their Favorite Literature

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Montrose Graduation 2018: Filled with Touching Tributes & Rousing Speeches (Reprinted)

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Middle School Field Trips: Museum of Fine Arts & Isabella Stewart Gardner

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Montrosians Excel at Laureate and Achievement Award Ceremonies

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Dear Alice Gives Advice to Reduce Final Exam Worries

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    Review: Montrose’s Advising Program 2018

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    College and Financial Aid Resources for Low-Income Students

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    AP Comp Sci Leads Montrose in an Hour of Code

  • Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers

    Academics

    National Honor Society Induction Recap

The Student Newspaper for Montrose School.
Transition Back from Break with Procrastination Pointers