Mrs. Pollock, can you tell me what my mark is right now, and what it was before my assignments became overdue? I was just wondering if i can get extra marks if i add some posts that are not history related. I think i am going to make another blog and put posts on that, but if not i might add them too my history blog. I was just wondering if it was possible if we can have a few more days to work on assignment 10, I want to make it a good assignment so I don’t wan to rush it though. Also I can’t find much information so far. What I want to do is a Chinese child who was sent with her dad to work on the railway, and back home has her mother and baby brother. This means that I won’t have my assignment number 10 finished for friday.
My dad says that he doesn’t know how long it will take, but when he tells me that I can use the internet, I will continue the assignment. I will probably have it done by the end of March Break, and I will let you know when I am finished. I was thinking maybe i could do it this weekend and then alittle on the monday were back at school (the 22nd) and then post it on the 23rd? You were not at school today, were you sick? Well I hope you are doing okay. 10 due on Friday, first period, if we had to the end of class to finish it, or should it be done before the class. I am having fun with the assignment so far, sorry all my assignments are pretty long but once I am really into something I can write for hours! Well see you soon. I missed today’s run because I was clarifying things for my math test coming up. I will either due 2 km tomorrow(Thursday) or I will due one on the weekend, I’ll probably due one on the weekend because I have to go to band after the run tomorrow. My post didn’t post last night because there were some errors but I’m just letting you know, Assignment 10 is complete! I hope you like it as I put lots of afford into it, sorry it’s long again, just when I’m into writing something I can right for hours! Yep I had fun with this one!
When is your energy level at its highest? When are your low energy times? Study your most difficult courses at your high energy times. Sharpest early in the evening? Study your most difficult course then. Later in the evening? Work on your easier courses or the ones you enjoy the most. Now that’s not what most students do. Instead, they put off the tough courses until later in the evening when they are more fatigued. It’s more difficult to concentrate when you’re tired. Reverse that. Hard courses at peak energy times. Easier ones later. This alone can help to improve your concentration. Light. Make sure you have adequate light. It’s essential to keeping your attention focused on what you are studying. So your eyes don’t tire, use indirect lights (to avoid glare) and ones that don’t flicker. Chair and Table. Sit on a not overly comfortable chair at a table, not sprawled out on your bed.
Your bed is where you sleep and dream. Posture. Sit up straight to aid concentration rather than sprawled out in a similar-to-sleep position. Clear away distractions. Don’t have pictures where you’ll notice them when looking up from your studies. Also, put out of sight any material for other courses. Seeing it can panic you a little about all you have to do. So put it out of sight. Signs. Don’t hesitate to put signs on your door. Some inconsiderate person will interrupt. Ask them to come back later. If they don’t leave, practice ignoring them (see the Spider Technique above). Take your phone off the hook. Yes, you might miss a call. But developing your concentration skills is important. It will be useful for the remainder of your life. Where you study can make a difference. Think about where you concentrate best. Often it’s difficult to study where you live, so look for a corner in the library that’s quiet and facing a wall (not a door with people coming and going or a window with a distracting view).
Some students study better where they live. Find the place or places you find most conducive to concentration. Research on productivity with music versus without music is inconclusive. If you think you need music, choose some with no lyrics and with relatively monotonous melodies. Baroque music is the best example. Something with words, a definite beat, a catchy melody, or one of your favorite pieces can easily divert your attention, often without your being aware of it at first. Perhaps you might try “white noise” — it masks out environmental noises and helps minimize distractions. Your radio can be an inexpensive source of white noise. Switch to FM and team to the high end of your dial. You should get a steady static or form of white noise, unless your radio is an especially good one. Or keep a fan running. Enough time for everything? Ever find your study of one subject interrupted by worries about getting assignments in another course done? Or waste time trying to decide what to study?