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How to Remember to Turn in Homework

Last Updated: November 29, 2021

This article was co-authored by Emily Listmann, MA . Emily Listmann is a private tutor in San Carlos, California. She has worked as a Social Studies Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and an SAT Prep Teacher. She received her MA in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2014. This article has been viewed 50,150 times.

You’ve had enough of that soul-crushing stare your teachers hit you with when they find out you forgot your homework again. They silently shake their head as you tell them you finished it, and even enjoyed working on the assignment, but simply left it at home. Even worse, you get home and realize you had brought your homework to class but forgot to turn it in! Again! Fortunately, there are proven steps you can take to help you remember to turn in your homework.

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Help your students get their late work turned in

Your students don't have to stay buried in late homework with these effective ideas.

It’s that stressful time of the year—or to keep this positive, exhilarating time—when winter break is almost here. But it’s also a time when your students are more focused on the sugarplums dancing in their heads than on finishing and turning in all of their late homework assignments.

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“I wish there was this magic dust to make it happen,” says WGU Masters in Education graduate Arby Dickert, who teaches science, chemistry, and physical world concepts at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. “I tell my students that they are making choices and some bad choices you can recover from and some you can’t. So turn your work in and I can give you a grade and we can go on.”

I recently reminisced with Arby about what teachers can do when pleading with your students just isn’t enough to get them to catch up. Here are a few of our most treasured traditions to help students capture the spirit of homework and turn in their late work before the semester ends:

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More than reindeer games

“Some teachers I know use the mobile app Kahoot! to assign homework that’s fun,” says Arby. The mobile app lets you create games for homework instead of pen and paper assignments. “I don’t use it, though, because it’s not so easy with ELL learners. Instead, I use POGIL -- we do this group activity when students turn things in on time and the game helps them learn.”

POGIL is an acronym for Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning. Students work in small, self-managed teams on materials that supply data or information, followed by guiding questions designed to lead students towards formulating their own conclusions. The teacher works as a facilitator with the activities, rather than the instructor.

Arby says POGIL doesn’t replace homework but it can minimize the impact on students’ grades for late assignments that aren’t turned in.

“There’s even a POGIL group that you can join online that will give you access to it,” he adds.

Also, to make finishing school work more appealing, try starting a “No Late Work Club” like Diane Roethler, a 5 th grade teacher in the Iowa City area. Students who don’t have more than one missing assignment per quarter are invited to quarterly parties where they watch movies and eat snacks, play board games, or attend an outdoor tailgate party. Each student is allowed one "oops" pass for each of the four core classes — if they do have a late assignment, they can staple the pass to it to avoid penalty. But a second late assignment in that class will eliminate them from the party for that quarter.

“When my entire grade level was using it at my last school, it was very effective,” says Diane. "Over 95 percent of our students were able to attend one or more of our quarterly parties for having no more than one late assignment."

If excessive missing assignments is a pervasive problem for a large number of your students (therefore making incentives like Diane’s parties less effective), you can try creating a low-key make-up party for students who have two or less missing assignments each month. You can block out an hour or two for students to enjoy pizza or treats while they finish off that last paper in class. Then students can celebrate by quietly visiting with friends before going home for the day.

Dine in or linger late

At City Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah, I motivated kids to turn in their work or choose to exclusively dine in with me during lunch while we finished the work together. I would require however many consecutive lunch periods were necessary until the work was done.

For most of these high school students, this was an effective deterrent to late work since the lunch hour was a critical hour on their social agendas – which tended not to include spending extra time with their teacher.

Arby has accomplished the same results by keeping kids after school, reasoning that students either don’t want to stay at the school late or just really need help finishing their work.

Festive tunes

You can also use a catchy tune during your homework catchup parties, or play one before your students head home for the day.  

Arby plays the 1970s song “ Fly Like an Eagle” by the Steve Miller Band when his students walk into class in the morning.

“They hear ‘ time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future ,’ which is just a little subliminal reminder that time is running out to turn in their work,” he says. 

If rap is more your style, play “I Did My Homework,” which can be found on musicnotesonline.com. This video puts a silly spin on homework themes with students running a handvac or iron over their papers to turn in “neat” and “clean” work.

Finally, if at the 11 th hour you still don’t have all of the homework you wanted from your students, consider an in-class activity that demonstrates their understanding of what you were trying to teach them with the homework.

“Some students think that ‘D’ means `diploma’ and they and their parents just don’t care enough to help them,” says Arby. “But if students will at least show me they understand something about the concepts they were supposed to learn from the homework, then I’ll usually waive some penalties."

Further Reading:  Balancing Extracurriculars and Passion with Homework in High School

 T his strategy is working for Arby: One of his “F” students just raised his grade to a “B,” which he shared in his weekly email to parents.

“Parents showed this comment to students and the flood gate opened,” says Arby. “This week, I had three students stay after school working on late assignments. Remember that the most important thing is for students to show you that they are learning.”


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Quick tip 1, use visual reminders..

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Put a sticky note that says “Did you turn in your homework?” on a lunchbox or something else kids use every day. Or have kids keep their completed homework inside their lunchbox or on the very top of a bookbag.

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Have kids use a folder to bring their homework to and from school. Try a brightly colored folder with pockets. This makes it easier to find in a backpack and keeps papers from slipping out. Check this folder daily.

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Use calendars and checklists..

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Digital or paper calendars, planners, and checklists can help kids remember to turn in homework. Have kids choose a tool that works best for them. Then teach them how to use it.

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Do a backpack audit..

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A messy backpack can make it hard for kids to find their homework. Clean out the backpack together. Then give kids tips for keeping it organized on their own.

When kids complete their homework but don’t turn it in, it’s frustrating. And it can be even more frustrating if kids don’t have an answer to the question, “Why didn’t you hand it in?”

It’s not unusual for kids to forget to turn in their homework from time to time. And some kids choose not to hand in their homework, even if they did it.

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Middle-schoolers and high-schoolers may want to seem cool in front of their friends. To some kids that age, caring about getting their homework done isn’t cool. 

Some kids might feel like they’re just “not good” at a class or at school in general. Maybe they had a bad experience with an assignment or a teacher in the past. So they don’t even bother handing in their work — even if they did it.

For other kids, though, getting homework to the teacher is a different kind of challenge. It’s one thing to do homework. It’s another thing to put it in your backpack, bring it to school, find it in your backpack, and remember to turn it in.

It may seem like kids are being lazy or not trying hard enough. But challenges with organization are real.

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The routine to get out the door in the morning is already hard for some kids. Managing to take their homework with them adds another layer. It doesn’t mean that kids don’t want to get it right or aren’t working hard. Kids can want to get organized and still struggle with it.

Other kids may get their homework to school but forget to turn it in. Maybe they can’t find it in their messy backpack. They might be distractible and get sidetracked by something before turning it in. 

Some kids just completely forget to turn homework in. Forgetfulness isn’t uncommon, especially when kids are stressed or tired. And it’s more common for some kids than others, like kids who have trouble with focus or with following directions.

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How a homework contract can help

A homework contract holds everyone accountable for what they need to do to make sure homework gets done and turned in. 

Parents and caregivers: Download a homework contract to use with your child. Use it to outline the ways you’ll help with homework, including how much you’ll help your child get it to school.

Educators: If kids are having trouble turning in their homework, suggest that families try a homework contract. Explore homework contracts and other organization printables for families. 

When kids are completing homework but not turning it in, families and educators should connect and share what they’re seeing. Talk about the classroom policies and routines around homework like: 

Late work policies 

Where and when kids turn in homework 

Online options — can kids turn in homework online, like on Google Classroom? Can they email homework? 

Then use the information to find strategies to try. 

Parents and caregivers: It’s important to talk with your child, too. Ask specific questions about how school is going. For example, does your child feel uncomfortable handing in homework? Is something going on with the teacher? Talk about what’s going on and let them know you’ll work together to find solutions. 

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4 Tips for Completing Your Homework On Time

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Homework, a necessary evil according to many teachers, has a lot of students tied up in knots. Some students can never seem to get things turned in on time. In fact, many students do not even realize that they  have  homework until a friend from class texts them or they overhear someone in the halls talking about Ms. So-and-so's terrible, no-good, awful, horrifying worksheet for Chemistry that is due the next day. These five tips for completing your homework on time, however, should help you get that homework finished on time. 

Tip 1: Rely On a Planning System

Most of you by now are well acquainted with a homework planner. It has the dates, the school subjects you are taking, and a whole lot of blank space to write down your homework assignments. Use these planners if you have them. Writing with an actual pencil or pen may seem almost archaic what with technology virtually doing everything for us, but the kinesthetic movement of writing down an assignment into one of those little squares (Language Arts test tomorrow - STUDY TONIGHT), will actually help solidify that homework in your brain.

Plus, when you are packing up to go home at the end of the school day, all you have to do is open up that planner to see which books, folders, and binders need to go home with you so you will not miss out anything that you need to do that evening.

Some people  hate  using planners. They'd rather walk on a pile of crushed glass than actually write something down in a planner. That's quite all right. One student kept a wadded up piece of paper in his pocket where he'd scrawl his assignments. It worked for him, so it was fine. For those of you not keen on planners or crumpled up notes, your phone can come in really handy. Just download a productivity app and type your assignments in there. Or, keep track of all the work due in the notes section of your phone. Or, snap a picture of the homework board in each teacher's class before you head out into the hallway. Or, if you are really dead-set against anything planner-related, then just send yourself a text after each class with your homework assignments for the night.

No matter which planning system you prefer, use it. Check off each item once you get it in your backpack. Your brain can only process so much information at a time, so you absolutely must write your homework down if you plan to complete it on time. 

Tip 2: Prioritize Your Homework Assignments

All assignments are not created equal. It's strongly recommended you use a prioritizing system when you sit down at home with your homework. Try a system a little something like this:

Once you've prioritized the work you have to do, complete all the 1's first, then the 2's, moving down as you go. That way, if you find yourself pressed for time because Great-Grandma decided to stop over for family dinner and your mom insisted you spend the evening playing bridge with her despite the fact that you have hours of homework ahead of you, then you will not have missed anything vitally important to your grade. 

Tip 3: Get the Worst Assignment Over With First

So, maybe you absolutely hate writing essays (But, why, though when all you have to do is follow these essay tips? ) and you have a major essay staring you in the face that  must  be completed before tomorrow. You also have to study for a major math test, complete a social studies blog by Friday, study for the ACT  next month, and finish up your science worksheet from class. Your "1" assignments would be the essay and the math test. Your "2" assignment is the science worksheet, the "3" assignment is that blog, and the "4" assignment is studying for the ACT. 

Ordinarily, you would start with the science worksheet because you  love  science, but that would be a big mistake. Start with those "1" assignments and knock out that essay first. Why? Because you hate it. And completing the worst assignment first gets it off your mind, out of your homework cache, and makes everything that comes after it appears to be really, really easy. It will be an absolute  joy  to complete that science worksheet once you have written the essay. Why rob yourself of joy? 

Then, once you've completed the stuff due first, you can focus on putting in a little bit of time on the ACT. Easy peasy.

Tip 4: Take Planned Breaks

Some people believe that sitting down to complete homework means that you literally park your behind in a chair and you don't move it for the next four thousand hours or so. That is one of the worst study ideas in history. Your brain only has the capacity to stay focused for about 45 minutes (maybe even less for some of you) before it goes on the fritz and starts wanting to make you get up and dance the Roger Rabbit. So, schedule your study time with breaks actually built in . Work for 45 minutes, then take a 10-minute break to do whatever it is people your age like to do. Then, rinse and repeat. It looks a little something like this:

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Completing your homework on time is a learned skill. It requires some discipline and not everyone is naturally disciplined. So, you have to practice checking that you have everything you need for homework when you are still at school, prioritizing your work, plunging into the assignments you loathe, and taking planned breaks. Isn't your grade worth it?

You bet it is. 

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Adhd and homework mix like oil and water. all of the little details — from writing down assignments to remembering due dates — require intense focus and memory. with these routines, teachers and parents can replace after-school tantrums with higher grades..

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Doing homework when you have ADHD is painful. Students have to copy assignments, bring home the right books, and keep track of due dates — all difficult tasks for children with poor focus, attention, or memory.

But can you give your child some homework help? Yes, by creating consistent routines at home and school. While it may take a few months for the new routines to become habits, the payoff will come in better work skills, a sense of accomplishment, and lots of after-school smiles.

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Allow time to write down homework assignments.

Teachers should post the day’s assignments on the board, and read them aloud to reinforce the information. If attention or language deficits make it hard for some kids to copy down the homework , give everyone a typed assignment sheet to take home.

Establish “study buddies”

Partner children so they can check each other’s assignment books and make sure everything is correct and in the right place. At the end of the day, buddies can help each other pack up the planners and books they’ll need at home.

Create a “completed work” folder

This folder will serve as a reminder for what needs to go back to school. For kids who have trouble remembering their homework, include a sheet for parents to sign once the work is finished and packed in the child’s school bag.

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Lighten the homework load

Children with ADHD work slowly and can get easily frustrated. Try cutting down their work load by assigning just the odd-numbered math problems, for example. This way, the student can demonstrate what he’s learned without being pushed too hard.

ADHD Homework Solutions at Home

Make sure homework comes home.

If your child has trouble copying down homework assignments, tell his teacher. She may have ideas on how to help him remember, or may be willing to e-mail you the assignments at home.

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Have homework time

Some children need to take a break after school while others work best while still in ‘school mode.’ If after-school activities make a regular schedule difficult, help your child’s time management by posting a weekly calendar that lists homework start and end times each day.

Create a homework spot

Find a place where your child can work comfortably. Some background music can help kids focus, but otherwise, keep distractions to a minimum.

Don’t let her procrastinate

Make sure your child understands the assignment and gets started. Stay nearby so you can coach him and offer support.

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Schedule breaks

Concentration takes a lot of energy for kids with ADHD. A five-minute break every 20 minutes helps them recharge.

How Can Parents Keep Homework Time Positive?

Respect your child’s “saturation point”.

If he’s too tired, stressed or frustrated to finish his homework, let him stop. Write a note to the teacher explaining the situation, and if it happens every night talk to her about reducing the homework load.

Check to see that your child is organized for school and that finished homework is packed in his book bag — and that the bag is placed by the front door.

Praise your child’s efforts

Some kids benefit from a token system: When your child finishes his homework on time, add a star to a chart. The stars can then be redeemed for special privileges or items from a wish list.

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How to turn your place into an unforgettable (and potentially lucrative) Airbnb rental


Almost half of Americans have a side hustle in addition to their primary job, according to a recent Bankrate poll . And those extra gigs come in all shapes and sizes.

For many, their side hustle is their home. That's right, renting out your place on sites like Airbnb, Homeaway and Vrbo can be a great way to make some extra cash using an existing asset: your home.

Airbnb hosts make, on average, about $924 a month , according to research from low-interest lender Earnest. Of course, that income can vary dramatically depending on where you're based, how frequently you rent out your place, the quality of your home and the services you provide.

That said, being a successful host is about more than just writing up a clever Airbnb listing or buying a new bedspread. It takes some work and there are some start-up costs to consider . "There is a right way to do this," Dan Weber, founder Airbnb Hell , tells CNBC Make It .

"It's very easy to get carried away," says JoJo Fletcher, host of CNBC's "Cash Pad." If you want to turn your rental into a moneymaker, you can't go in having high expectations and break the bank with remodeling, only to rent it out at a low nightly rate. "That's not a smart business model," she says.

Here's a quick guide on how to get started renting out your place to really maximize your earning potential.

1. Do your homework

Before you get started fixing up your rental space, you'll need to do a little research on the demand in your area. If your home is not located in a Airbnb hotspot, you may be handicapped from the get-go. "Many aspiring hosts do not understand that the earning potential for their property is largely determined by their location and the existing demand for Airbnb travel," Symon He, co-owner of LearnAirbnb , tells CNBC Make It.

Next, double check that your rental can operate legally. Put in some time to find whether it's legal to host in your area and what requirements you need to meet. For example, some hosts will find they need to take a trip down to city hall to fill out some paperwork. "Many times, the city needs to be informed that you're renting out your space," Weber says.

And while you might be able to welcome guests without doing this step, it could save you headaches later. Also be sure to also check rules and bylaws enforced by homeowners' associations, condo boards and landlords.

Last, while it is free to list your home on sites like Airbnb, it's important to keep in mind that the listing site will take a small cut of your booking fee . Airbnb, for example, generally charges hosts a flat 3% per reservation. You'll need to factor that into your ongoing maintenance and operation costs.

2. Spruce up your place

Even if your home is perfect for you, it may not be for guests. Some redecorating is usually in order. For the best results, experts recommend first starting from a clean slate and then furnishing the space. "Free it of the clutter," Fletcher says.

Even if you're just renting out a spare room, you'll likely need to invest in a new bed frame and mattress. "You have to realize everything should be furnished and it should be fairly new because you are competing with other Airbnb hosts," Weber says. He pegs the cost at roughly $1,500 per bedroom, plus another $2,000 to $3,000 for the rest of the house and common areas, which is on par with other experts' estimates.

3. Snap some gorgeous photos

High quality photos of your space is another way "to set yourself up for success," says Danny Rusteen, founder of OptimizeMyAirbnb.com and a former Airbnb employee. "One of the first things you should do as a host is get professional photographs. People are very visual."

It's worth investing in a professional photographer if you're really looking to make serious bank from your rental. Expect to spend $100 to $200, on average, for a comprehensive photo session of your home. Look for a professional photographer who has experience with real estate photography, rather than portrait work.

If your local white pages aren't yielding any leads, you can actually find photographers for this through the Google Street View professional program.

It's also important to have the photos highlight unique aspects about your space, such as funky decor or unusual amenities. In CNBC's "Cash Pad," that included a light fixture made out of a kayak. "You have to showcase what you have to offer," Fletcher says. "The only way guests are going to see your property is digitally first. So that means your photos have to be just perfect."

4. Write a descriptive listing

Before you write up your listing, think about the type of guest that will appreciate your space the most. For example, if you live in a fifth-floor walk-up in Brooklyn, you probably shouldn't market yourself to the retiree crowd.

For the best results, the title of your listing on Airbnb or other rental sites should be attention-grabbing and descriptive, writes He . Your description should be easy to skim and contain relevant, specific details , such as a "55-inch Sony HDTV with complimentary Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime."

Be clear with what you're offering and manage guests' expectations. If you live in an area where critters and harmless bugs are common, note it. If your building doesn't have an elevator, make sure you specify that it's a walk-up. "Setting expectations will avoid a lot of problems," Rusteen says. "Negative reviews are 100% of the time related to mismanaged expectations."

5. Invest in a good check-in experience

First impressions really do matter. And if your guests have to spend an hour trying to get into your place because your lockbox isn't working, the review won't be pretty.

The check-in process actually starts before your guest even arrives at your front door. After they book, make sure to provide contact information in case of emergencies and specific instructions on the best ways to get to your home from the airport, train station, and the local bus or metro stop. "If you don't live in a straightforward area, ensure your directions are rock solid," Rusteen says, adding you should get a friend to test these instructions.

When it comes to getting into your home, Rusteen suggests buying and setting up a digital keyless entry system to make it easy for guests to access your place remotely. If you can't invest in a digital lock, have an easy-to-use portable key lock box near the entry and provide the code with super-clear instructions. Plan to give out one key per guest and do not put your address on the keys in case they get lost.

"It's all about acclimating your guests to their new environment, aka your Airbnb listing, as quickly as possible," says Rusteen, who now manages several properties in the U.S.

6. Stock up on quality amenities

If you want that 5-star review, don't skimp on the amenities. At the very least, you need excellent WiFi and, depending on the size of your apartment, a WiFi network extender . "Test the WiFi in all parts of your home," Rusteen says. And make sure the network name and password are clearly displayed for guests. A SmartTV is also a good bet, along with clear instructions on how to use it.

When it comes to bedding and towels, spring for linens that go beyond the basics. Take a towel, for example. Guests will likely shower almost every day they're in your home, so it's something they'll use a lot. "I suggest you get the nicest, fluffiest, most pleasant feeling towels you can afford," Rusteen says.

You should also plan to stock some toiletries such as shampoo and soap, as well as pantry staples such as salt, pepper and condiments. Of course, you could provide many more amenities — from ironing boards to wine openers. You may need to feel it out over time and add items as needed by your guests.

"You never want a guest to show up and say: 'Shoot. I need to go run to the store,' " Fletcher says. Being prepared to help out guests with little can help make your rental really successful.

7. Ensure you have a squeaky clean home

A common complaint among guests is cleanliness, Rusteen says. That's because your idea of super clean may not mesh with your guests' expectations. "People's definition of 'clean' on planet Earth varies widely," Rusteen says. Err on the side of caution and always go above and beyond with your cleaning standards. And while you can definitely clean the space yourself, especially if you're only renting out sporadically, it can be time-consuming.

Instead, a lot of hosts hire a cleaning service. Yet finding the right cleaning service can be one of the most difficult tasks for a new host. It's best to hire a company or a cleaner who has vacation rental or hotel cleaning experience, which has different challenges than a traditional home cleaning. For example, your cleaner will need to check for damage and possible theft, as well as items guests may leave behind, perhaps refill bathroom or pantry staples. Plus, they'll need to clean on a strict timetable so that your home is ready in time for your next guest to check in.

"Hire local — don't hire one of those big companies," Rusteen recommends. That way, you can talk with the owner and cleaners about what you need. Also, try to get the same cleaner every time to ensure that they know your space and what needs to be done.

8. Protect your investment

For every success story, there are horror stories about terrible guests, broken furniture and run-ins with local law enforcement. One host recently complained about spring breakers who destroyed a Destin, Florida condo after "partying like rockstars for a week."

To protect your investment, make sure your insurance covers your new venture. The big companies such as Airbnb , Homeaway and Vrbo provide automatic liability insurance to every host that covers up to $1 million, but there are restrictions and it can be a challenge submitting claims.

"Anything below $50, just pay it out of pocket," Rusteen recommends. If you're worried about being left with a bill for some expensive accidental damage, purchase short-term rental insurance . And before you start accepting guests, it's a good idea to read through the fine print of your existing homeowners' or renters' insurance policy. Some policies have stipulations that extra renters can negate your entire policy.

Overall, whether you choose to get extra insurance depends on the level of risk you're comfortable with. Miller discovered that, for her situation, getting home insurance for Airbnb rentals was extremely difficult and costly. Instead, she took the approach of minimizing risk by thoroughly screening her guests and asking for a security deposit.

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How many times have you seen this picture: a student failing because of missing assignments. They’re intelligent, they seem to get it, they appear to work hard, so why oh why aren’t they turning in work?

Most grading systems will count missing assignments as zeros which can quickly tank a student’s average. 

How do you solve this seemingly relentless problem? We’ve got you covered! Here are 8 sure-fire strategies to get your students to turn in work!

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1. Diagnose the problem

Before doing anything else, ask yourself: WHY didn’t they turn this in? 

The easy (self-serving) answer is that they were lazy. That can sometimes be the case but much more often the issue is something else. 

If most or all of your students didn’t turn something in the more likely causes are:

If one of your students consistently doesn’t turn in work, it could still be the above. However, when it’s one kid, I find it’s usually organization, time management , understanding and/or home life. Remember work completion and turn-in are absolutely a skill and not all of your students will have been taught it or mastered it yet. 

One additional thought: always consider incentives. People do things or don’t do them for reasons. Students will generally want to do what they’re told to be done with it. If they’re not doing it, then they have an incentive not to. 

Put on your Sherlock hat and investigate: What are the incentives? What could be preventing a student from finishing? Is there something going on here I’m missing? And the most important: How can I help/support their increase in work completion and independence?  

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2. Partial credit is your friend

As a special education teacher, I saw a lot of students who didn’t get work done. I worked with them from kindergarten to high school classrooms in my teaching career. The number one reason they gave for not turning something in was this:

“I haven’t finished it.”

For some kids, this meant it didn’t so much as have a name on it, but for MOST it was just a sentence at the end, a few problems at the bottom, or some other small missing piece. 

Kids have had the awful experience of turning in work in such a state, mostly done and getting it returned to them with a zero on the top. 

Remember I mentioned incentives? That’s a huge negative incentive to turn in work. It’s a  huge negative incentive to not even DO work you don’t think you can finish. 

The remedy for this is very simple. Give partial credit, with the ability to turn it back in later for full credit. 

Partial credit is much more realistic anyway. If you do part of something you usually get paid, credit etc for that thing, a portion anyway. 

Be clear with your students that you give partial credit. Heck, I gave my students a point just for turning in the paper with their name on it. It shows they care at least a little. 

Partial credit can solve so many turn-in problems! 

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3. Consider less damaging options

A missing or a zero in a grade book is often devastating to grades. They can really make a situation look hopeless to a student. 

You can solve that problem by exploring less mathematically devastating options. 

In most of the schools (and grade books) I worked with, there were other options that didn’t burn a kid’s grade to the ground. 

Think of what is actually happening here. Is the assignment really missing? If so, then missing is a good option. Most of the time though, it was just currently unaccounted for. 

In those cases often the student was absent and hasn’t turned in their late work yet. In other cases, the assignment wasn’t complete yet (especially true of students using their extended time). Luckily there was usually an “i” for “incomplete” that didn’t hurt grades. 

Maybe you’re waiting for a revision on a piece of work. Put in the old score instead of a missing assignment. 

Speaking of your grade book…

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4. Remember who’s in control in your grade book

Although you may have some mandates on your grading from your school or district, most of the time, you are the one who controls the conditions for success in your class. 

You decide what counts for a grade. You decide how much that grade is weighted. You decided when those items are due. You decide how many questions you ask and how difficult they are. You are in control. 

Here’s how to use that control to get work turn-in to happen:

Completion grades are your best friend

Although some people side-eye the idea of completion grades, they’re actually a great idea. 

If you want to see what students can do, what their skill level is, a completion grade is a good way to get that data. 

If students have the pressure of being “right” taken off of them, they are more likely to turn in what they can do. You will get to see their level of knowledge: warts, sparkles and all the in-between. 

They’re also less likely to copy or otherwise cheat. What would be the point? They get the same grade regardless. Cheating just sounds like more steps. 

Use late penalties sparingly 

Late penalties are the worst, aren’t they? You get things done when you can. A late penalty doesn’t mean you have the money to pay a bill sooner or the ability to send something in the mail faster. 

No one likes late penalties. 

Sometimes, if the penalty is high enough, it isn’t even worth doing the thing. 

Kids feel the same way. 

If you insist on having a late penalty, then keep it small. 10% is enough to convince a student to turn something in on time. Heck, even taking away one point can be enough. 

Don’t make the penalty exorbitant and you’ll get in a lot more work. 

Use early or on-time incentives generously

In the same vein, if you want something to happen, give kids a reason to do it. 

If you want students to turn things in on time, give a random “turned in on time” bonus. Again, it can be very modest, 5%, a single point, whatever. The point is, it makes the student’s hard work be seen. 

Maybe turning it in on time was a big struggle for them. Show them you see them and appreciate their extra work. 

Let students know upfront if this is a random incentive or if you plan on offering it to everyone to avoid issues. 

Don’t want a huge pile of grading all at once? You can do the same with an early bonus. You can give bonus points, extra helpful feedback with the chance to make edits for those bonus points, or any incentive that may encourage students to turn in work before the deadline. 

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5. Explicitly teach organization

In my “why I didn’t turn it in” excuses greatest hits album, track two after “It wasn’t done” was “I lost it / can’t find it”. 

This can be frustrating for teachers. It’s hard to make more copies or email it again for the zillionth time. 

The best way to stop this cycle is to explicitly teach students how to organize their work. Remind them where their work goes at the end of a lesson.

Take one day at a regular interval to have students go through their papers or files if you’re online. Model for them how to put things in logical places. 

You may even want to teach a lesson on how to organize their planners as well as backpacks and give reminders about writing in due dates. Organization can be both your physical space and your time. 

Most schools don’t teach organization, which is a pity since it’s not an innate skill. It is learned. Teach your students and you’ll be surprised by how much more work you get in from them. 

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6. Routines, like always, save the day

Like with most things, routines can really help. 

Have a clear system for how and when late work gets turned in. 

Sometimes students have a hard time knowing when to turn in late work. They may try to do it in the middle of you teaching a lesson. They may put it errantly on your desk. They may email it to you with no subject line and it goes to your spam. 

These are all easily solved with clear and reinforced routines. 

This will look different for every teacher. Maybe you’ll remind students as they enter your class to turn in work to a designated bin. 

Maybe every quarter you offer a day when students turn in all back work. Maybe you give a lesson on how to write emails that contain missing work, with a set subject line.

Whatever your system is, have one and be really clear about it. Practice. If you notice students falling off the routine/system, take a little time to review and practice it. This will save you so much time and sanity in the long run 🙂 

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7. Embrace work / catch-up days

Again, this can be a distasteful concept for teachers. Some think they’re holding up the rest of the class by offering class time for work. That’s just not true. 

Schoolwork is one thing, and that is practice for skills. If students are always practicing wrong and out of your sight, how are you supposed to correct them?

Those students you have that completed their work, it may not have been satisfactory. Turning in awful work is a good strategy for a student who would like to squeak by with a D-. They can use this time to refine and resubmit their work.

Those that are doing very well, and don’t need additional work time can do extension activities (they probably like the subject if they’re doing well). You can also let them take care of something else. They may embrace this time to work on a class that’s going less well. 

You know your students. You can bake these days into your weekly or monthly routine, or you can give them at random when you see them struggling. However you give them, there is nothing wrong with a work catch-up day and should be part of a healthy classroom. 

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8. Have small milestone due-dates for big assignments

Some of the hardest assignments to get turned in on time and in full are essays. 

Although they are not the only work that comes in late they are a frequent offender. 

This is because they’re large assignments. They often require complex thinking and diverse skills. They may require research and revision. 

These complex assignments are very good candidates for chunking. 

If you’re giving a large-scale assignment, from a presentation to an essay, to a play, have smaller milestones. 

These milestones make the grade for an assignment into smaller grades less likely to kill an overall average if one or more is missed. It gives credit as work is done. It also shows you when your students are getting behind or struggling on a section. 

Small, graded milestones help immensely in knowing your students will have more than a fist full of nothing when the final due date rolls around. 

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No one solution will work

With getting students to turn in work, no one strategy is going to work. 

In fact even while doing all 8, you may have some special cases that resist turning in work. 

That’s ok. The more students you can get comfortable with turning in work, the more time you’ll have for those few kids still not producing work. 

Do what works for you and your students. Don’t give up. Something will work and soon you’ll be so buried under grading , you’ll wonder why you ever worried about getting students to turn it in!

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I try to make Fridays a catch up day when I can, which some do take advantage of and of course some may not. But I try to have them come to my desk and point out to them what they are missing and encourage them to get it done. I always put things in terms like” I want you to get this done so I can put a grade in for you. I don’t won’t you to fail and explain how much eliminating a zero can help. Try to always put in terms as if your on their side in the passing effort. “You don’t want the establishment to have to fail you. ” Lol. I also am lenient with make up work from all these absences. I realize they have 7 classes and I can imagine they might feel it’s a hole they can’t climb out of so sometimes I don’t but in grades for them on all their missing days but just certain ones so I can make them feel like it’s doable. Of course there are a hand full students who will never make up anything. I’ve either learned ,or realized, through the years my strong will on following the straight line of “my way or the highway” complicates both my life and theirs. I try to joke with the kids and try to push them in the direction I want them to go.. Maybe with jabs like “look how good that person’s project is”. Try to brag on what they have done but they could of done this to make it a little better. When it comes to writing them up I try not to get to personal but it’s just business and that’s the rule.

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Kent, these are some amazing practices! We love Fridays as catch up days. You’re students are lucky to have you! Thank you so much for sharing all your awesome practices!

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Ideally, you will always be ready for class and have your homework completed. Sometimes, however, life gets in the way and you aren’t prepared. There are several methods for developing an excuse to give your teacher for why you don’t have your homework ready, ranging from honest to deceptive.

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To excuse yourself from unfinished homework, try to make your excuse as believable as possible, like saying you were sick last night. If your homework was on a computer, claim your laptop crashed or your files were corrupted. Another thing you can try is handing in an old assignment. Then, do your actual homework before your teacher realizes. When they ask you about it, say that you accidentally handed in the wrong homework, and then give them the homework that was actually due. Even if you think you have a good excuse, your teacher’s probably heard it a dozen times before, so consider being honest with them and apologizing for falling behind. For example, say, “I’m sorry, but I wasn’t able to finish my homework this week. I had a lot of things to deal with. Is it okay if I turn it in tomorrow?” If you decide to be honest, try to tell your teacher at the beginning of class or even earlier in the day, which will make your excuse more realistic. For more tips, including how to pretend you lost your homework, read on! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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You may notice that your child regularly forgets important books and assignments at school or at home, or she brings home every single book and folder every day, regardless of what the teacher has assigned. As a result, she can’t complete her homework, isn’t sure what she should be working on, or can’t turn her work in on time.

Many school-age school children will have these types of problems at some point, but chronic homework issues that do not seem to improve as your child gains independence and advances in school might indicate that your child is struggling to develop organizational skills.

Organization is one of our executive functions: the set of skills that let us effectively execute daily tasks.

Solution: Daily planner or assignment book

Explicit instruction and examples of how to use a daily planner or assignment book can help your child overcome organization problems, and develop this critical skill. Explicit instruction is a type of teaching where you clearly outline the steps you child must take to complete a task, and provide specific explanations for each decision. For example:

Don’t do this: Hand your child a daily planner and tell her she can use it to write down homework due dates so she can stay organized.

Try this instead: Sit next to your child with a daily planner open in front of you. Show her where and how to write down the due date of a homework assignment and materials needed, and plan for the days she will need to complete a larger project. Decide on a time at the end of each school day when she will review the notes in her planner, and collect all the books, papers and supplies she’ll need to do her work, and identify an informed adult who will review the planner and your child’s (very full or very empty) backpack.

Remember: If using a daily homework planner was easy for your child, she would have done it already. Lack of organization doesn’t equal laziness — she needs help developing the skills to do the things she knows will help her, and overcome the challenges and barriers that get in her way.

It is perfectly normal for children to experience some degree of difficulty and frustration as they learn to execute new tasks. Toddlers can tantrum, school-aged children can yell and argue, and teenagers can ignore instructions. When deciding if executive function weaknesses require intervention, ask yourself: “How frequently is this occurring? How intense is the experience/significant the impact?” If your answer to these questions is “too much,” “too often,” “I don’t know what to do to change this,” or “it’s only getting worse,” you may benefit from a face-to-face conversation to help problem-solve your concern. Effective problem solving will help you clearly identify the problem, goal, steps it will take to achieve your goal, possible barriers, and available supports.

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Everyone struggles with homework sometimes, but if getting your homework done has become a chronic issue for you, then you may need a little extra help. That’s why we’ve written this article all about how to do homework. Once you’re finished reading it, you’ll know how to do homework (and have tons of new ways to motivate yourself to do homework)! 

We’ve broken this article down into a few major sections. You’ll find: 

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: 

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:

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 : 

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, y ou 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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Why is it Important to Do your Homework in Time?

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It happens quite often that students perceive the home task as an additional burden to all the load of the work to be undertaken throughout a course. And they cannot cope with their homework due to lack of time. It happens since the majority of students do not perform homework immediately when they come home. Of course, it is understandable since they have other activities except performing all academic tasks. But if you want to be a successful student and do your homework in time, never put off till tomorrow what you can do today!

Why is Homework Important?

Homework provides students with necessary practice in writing, thinking, reading, and problem-solving. Doing homework in time is very important since it will show your professor that you are a serious student who is interested in the subject. If you perform all your tasks on time, this will result in good grades. In case you will have bad test results, you can fail the class. Performing all assignments in time will help you to learn how to properly manage your time. Also you should note that doing your homework in time will help you to build a sense of responsibility and stay focused.

Do not ignore performing homework tasks since it gives your brain a chance to continue learning and find more interesting information that will help you during classes or even in your future career. Though students understand that they should perform their tasks in time, they may simply forget about one of them as they are overloaded with tons of different assignments. Sometimes, there are also such situations when students are really frustrated. It occurs when they have to do their homework as well as go to work or maybe they feel sick or have some family troubles. We are all humans and we don’t know what to expect from tomorrow, in what situation we may find ourselves. But please do not worry since there is a little surprise for you, whenever you are lost and don’t know how to perform your task in time, you can always find real help right here – qualitycustomessays.com.

This is a usual practice of the educational process to give homework to students on a day-to-day basis. Does this strategy give results? Here are some reasonable arguments about the importance of homework. In fact, there is something hidden in our nature that pushes us to homework. Not depending on the age or social status, we complete different assignments in order to polish some skills. Do not get deluded that only students ought to deal with home assignments. Even mature people, for example, singers or actors, need to do repetitious things to learn and develop in the professional sphere.

There is no surprise that tutees regularly get something to do at home. A teacher is in charge of finding the most appropriate pieces of work and deciding on the frequency of the practice. Here is controversy. The majority of undergraduates witness suffering from the great amount of material to be covered in time after classes. The others claim that they truly derive pleasure from completing homework and admit how advantageous it is for them. So, is homework an effective method for students’ development?

Why Homework is Good

Digging deeper.

First of all, we should clearly understand the essence of the collocation ‘daily homework’. It means a particular amount of work to be completed by a student on his or her own to deepen the knowledge of a topic.

Learning to be responsible

It is worth mentioning that homework is vital not only in terms of learning. It also gives a possibility to get mature by taking the responsibility. One of the features of homework that definitely works for this is the presence of deadlines, which means you should submit a paper within the given amount of time. If not, a student will be punished by various means, for example, by lower points, additional tasks, etc. That is why there is motivation to plan the work and accomplish it on time.

Getting skills on time management

What is more, we can also count to benefits of homework that it teaches to sort out priorities and, accordingly, devote time to the most crucial tasks. For sure, it never happens that you need to work on just one paper at a time; more often, you have a couple of deadlines, especially when the end of a semester is about to come. The best solution here will be to schedule your time and be attentive to the deadlines, so that you do not miss anything out.

Revising the information heard during lectures

Some people are so gifted that they grasp all the necessary information during a lecture, some even do not write any notes. But this is just the minority, most students forget what was discussed at a class the next day. The home task helps to recall and revise. There is research on the human perception that brings in the data that during listening we can memorize only up to twenty percent of the presented information. The rest eighty percent could be gained with the help of processing information on your own, due to the reading activity, exercising, etc.

Therefore, we come to a conclusion: homework takes its rightful place among the most helpful educational practices. It is oriented at encouraging awareness and understanding among learners. Refreshing something that you have heard in a class will serve for collective information to your long-term memory storage. Then, before an exam, there will be no need to cram everything in a night. This is a real chance to pass exams successfully not applying much effort.

More than Just a Practice

We can consider homework to be both practice and experience. Regarding an exact subject, let us say physics, a class program involves having a look at main formulas and concepts of problem-solving, whereas, at home, you employ them to resolve an appropriate exercise. The time limit at school doesn’t give a possibility to cover all the possible problems. Undertake more of them as a part of your home task. It will make you thrive from being well-rounded in a subject. There is enough work performed behind each skill you have. The more you practice, the more erudite you become! Change the way you view things and think of homework as of valuable practice, which you can have for free.

The Problematical Issue of Motivation

You can easily imagine what happens every evening in thousands of homes: a schoolchild and a list of tasks given by a teacher. The characters may vary, but the course of action remains to be unchanged. Parents usually try to help and to counsel their youngsters to cope with the tasks successfully. It can be performed quite differently, some couples find it acceptable to explain something from time to time, while others fall back upon such methods, as bribery, reasoning, and threats. The problem remains unsolved these days. How to make a child or a student be eager to complete homework?

There is a great number of children who feel stressed at school. Having spent more than a half of a day at this place, they still have something to accomplish at home. Many doubt whether it could ever be efficacious if it evokes such unpleasant emotions in kids. Let us specify the strong and weak sides of the practice of assigning home tasks.

Advantages of Homework

It helps students to reinforce what they have learned at school. Moreover, it may encourage a kid to do additional research on the subject that has lightened the sparkle of interest in him or her. Juniors who take charge of something feel more confident and independent; being in such a state helps them to grow up. The fact of having own role has a serious influence on the personality pushing to acknowledge one’s maturity and powers to move on. What is also beneficial is that being involved in exercising a kid is kept away from the TV and video games.

Disadvantages of Home Assignments

On the contrast, sometimes, children are so overloaded with homework, that they literally do not have time for anything else. Being chained to computer screen or books, students do not always devote time to have a breath of fresh air. Having no free time, how can a kid become acquainted with all the beauty of nature?

Homework may create an opposite effect when a child will be totally exhausted or will hate school and everything connected with it. There are so many children who wake up with a feeling of loathing because a school day is ahead.

Developing this type of attitude may have a negative impact on the performance and level of education. So, in the future you will notice how destroying school dislike may be. Playing games and having fun together with friends should be an integral component of childhood. It is vital not to let a kid be deprived of simple happiness to communicate with friends, playing tricks and discovering the World together.

Homework may be one of the reasons to prevent a person from developing social skills. Poring over books should not displace contacting and spending quality time with peers.

To sum up, despite all the positive sides of homework, we should keep in mind a couple of essential things. Some periods of a school term or academic year may be rather strained and burdensome. To avoid this, you should be very careful about planning your schedule and not put aside things that have been assigned to you recently. Prioritize the tasks according to their deadlines. Only being organized, you have a chance to ace. Perceive homework as your chance to polish skills, practice, focus on the concrete issues that are worth attention, learn how to deal with problems, and master your skills.

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The best games to play while doing homework

Idle games, clickers, and management games all make for perfect study buddies.


You say you're just going to take a break from the school or work day to play "just one level" or "just one hour" of a favorite game. But before you know it, you've lost way more than just an hour. 

Fortunately, not every game is designed to grab and hold your attention. These games won't keep you away from your homework—at least, not for long. These idle and management games are perfect to leave running in the background while you write a report or have up on your monitor while you hit the books. Even more handy, several of them are free!

Fallout Shelter

 Free | Management | Steam (opens in new tab) , Bethesda Launcher  (opens in new tab)

Fallout Shelter puts you in the Overseer's chair to construct a vault room by room, organize expeditions into the Wasteland, and oversee the growth of your population. Vault dwellers have all the standard Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats, some of which make them better at producing resources like food and water and others that help them defend against rad roach and raider attacks.

Fallout Shelter is great for playing on the side while you work because it only requires a bit of attention every few minutes. In the early stages, you'll need to manually click on rooms that have finished producing food, water, and power to collect them. After completing a few achievements, you'll likely be able to earn a Mr. Handy unit, which will collect those resources automatically. Vaults do occasionally face emergencies like fires and deathclaw attacks, but the sirens are hard to ignore. If you've got your sound on or headphones in, you'll know when to look up and help your dwellers defend themselves. 

When you really need a break, treat yourself to one of Fallout Shelter's quests, which are more hands-on than managing the vault. Most quests take a few hours for your dwellers to arrive at, but if you send them off early in the day, you'll be able to start one when you're ready and take a few minutes to guide them through several floors of enemies and loot.

Realm Grinder

 Free | Clicker | Steam (opens in new tab) , Browser (opens in new tab)  

Realm Grinder has as much theorycrafting as some MMOs I've played. If you want to get into that side of it, check out our Realm Grinder guide (opens in new tab) to get started and learn the lingo. There's plenty of number crunching if you want it, but don't let it scare you off. Like any clicker game, it's easy to get started. In Realm Grinder you start as the ruler in one of six factions each aligned with good or evil. The evil factions (goblins, demons, and undead) are most oriented towards an idle play style where you earn coins based on upgrades that you've bought instead of increasing the coins you earn per click. 

Realm Grinder is a great studying game. Not only does it flex your arithmetic skills in calculating upgrades (if you want to get that deep) but it really doesn't require too much of your attention. The endgame for Realm Grinder can get pretty complex if you allow it, but if you just want to mess about and earn a few trophies, you don't need to read up on all the meta strats. The only danger is if you get too into it, you may end up doing speed runs instead of studying. 


 $2.99 USD | Clicker | Steam (opens in new tab)

Spaceplan has what few other clicker games do: an ending. A great ending, even. You're lost in space on a potato-powered ship and the only way to find your way back to Earth is to make lots and lots of potatoes. With the help of your onboard AI, a GladOS and HAL 9000 lovechild called the Word Outputter, you'll make starchy creations to power your potato ship as you hop planets and universes on your way back home.

Like most clicker games, you'll spend a bit of time getting set up but Spaceplan quickly becomes a self-propelled machine that generates joules of potato power. Oh, and make sure to turn on the "scientifically accurate mode" which displays your power in joules instead of watts. You were paying attention in physics, right?

Have your sound on while playing Spaceplan because the low-key space soundtrack by Logan Gabriel is absolutely stellar. It's still my go-to concentration music even years later. It will probably take you about a week of casual check-ins to complete and if you enjoy the soundtrack along the way you'll likely love the groovy, cinematic ending.

 A Dark Room 

Free | Management | Browser (opens in new tab)  

A Dark Room almost defies explanation and demands to be played firsthand. You start off by a dwindling fire and your only option is to stoke it so you won't freeze to death. Before long you run out of wood and need to gather more. Next you wind up building a hut, and then another, attracting more wanderers to your small, budding village. You don't know why you're tending this fire in what seems to be the apocalypse, but you keep taking care of your people, assigning them jobs, and building the village's resources. The story is sparse and vague, but I've been playing for weeks just to see what new vagabonds I can attract and technologies I can find. 

Eventually, A Dark Room opens up after you obtain a compass and can leave the small village you've constructed. Like Fallout Shelter, you can go on expeditions in a Dwarf Fortress-like ascii art environment. Venturing further from the village, killing monsters, and finding new resources like iron mines and abandoned suburbs leads to further progress. After finding the right spread of villagers per job to stabilize the resources of wood, meat, and other necessities, it's easy to leave A Dark Room running for hours and come back later to investigate what new mysteries await.

Cookie Clicker

Free | Clicker | Browser (opens in new tab)  

Cookie Clicker is THE classic clicker game. It's still a browser game to this day even though it has developed a lot of pizzazz since 2013. There are animations and screen effects and lots of display options. At its heart though, Cookie Clicker is just about making cookies with milk. You recruit sweet grandmas, build cookie farms, cookie mines, and temples of cookie production. 

The first upgrade you can spend cookies on is an automated clicker that does the cookie clicking for you, meaning you can go hands-off very quickly. Although Cookie Clicker has some of the same deep strategy elements as Realm Grinder by storing progress across multiple runs, it isn't nearly as intense. You can pull up Cookie Clicker in a browser while you write a paper and check in on it whenever you remember.

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11 Tips For Helping Your Child Manage A Lot Of Homework

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One of the easiest ways for students to develop confidence in class is being able to turn in homework completed and on time. But in order to accomplish this, students need a strategy for tackling homework—especially when there is a lot to do.

It’s not uncommon for parents to hear, “I have too much homework and no time to do it!” or even, “I have so much homework I want to cry!”

When it comes to homework, a little planning and organization helps students of all ages complete their homework on time. When solid homework habits are established, good grades follow—not just for the next test but for the entire school year.

If your child feels overwhelmed with homework, use the tips below to set up a good homework strategy he or she can feel confident managing.  

How To Deal With Homework Overload

Set up a study area.

From the first day of class, designate one area of the house as the “homework zone.” This should be an area free from distractions that is dedicated to working on projects and assignments. Encourage your child to avoid studying in bed—beds should be reserved for sleeping only.

Separating homework from leisure time activities (like sitting in front of the TV) keeps your child focused on the task at hand, freeing up time later on once homework is done.

Make Materials Available To The Homework Zone

Consider what tools your child needs to get homework done. Use a container or box to keep all supplies handy—anything that your child may need access to during homework should be easily accessible.

Having these materials readily available means less time is wasted searching for materials and supplies.

Remove Distractions

Distractions can be internal (such as racing thoughts or hunger) or external (like technology or other people). These distractions can lead to a poor understanding of material and feelings of frustration.

It’s important to limit the number of distractions however possible, so that your child can accomplish more work and retain as much of the homework material as possible. If your child has a cell phone, shut it off or put it in a different place until homework is complete. Make sure the TV is off and everyone else in the home is doing something relatively quiet.

Use An Agenda

Agendas are a key organizational tool for homework. Make sure your child has an agenda with plenty of room to record important tasks and deadlines. An agenda not only reminds your child what needs to be completed for homework each night—it’s also a great place to write down questions to ask the teacher.

Prioritize Tasks

Look at your child’s agenda together and come up with a plan for what needs to be accomplished first. It can be tempting to do the easy work before anything else but encourage your child to tackle the tougher assignments first. Your child will have the most mental energy and focus at the start of homework time, so it’s important for him or her to get the most challenging work done first.

Set a Time Frame

Choose a time of day to work on homework that is best suited to your family’s needs. Whether it is right after school or after dinner, make sure it’s a time your child can commit to throughout the whole week. Sticking to a set schedule helps build consistency, and gets the work done on time.

Create a plan with your child for how long he or she will work on homework each night. Depending on your child’s age, this can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Be sure to incorporate study breaks while your child works on his or her homework. Learning how to take a study break that works is the best way to handle a busy homework night. A short 5-10 minute break every 30 minutes or so gives your child a chance to regroup and avoid boredom or frustration.

Offer Guidance

Don’t do the homework for your child, but be available when he or she needs some help. If your child can complete work independently, check in every once and a while to ask how things are going.

Knowing you are there to help if needed will assure your child that he or she has the support to accomplish what needs to be done.

Stay Informed

Regularly talking to your child’s teacher is a great routine to establish. Being informed will help you keep your child accountable for the work that needs to be completed.

Ask about upcoming projects that may require extra help or any regularly occurring assignments. Add these things to a master calendar that the family shares to keep everyone informed and on track!

Be A Role Model

“Do your homework!” are 3 words heard in many households. Set a good example for your child by practising what you preach.

What your child sees you doing has a big influence on what he or she does. Read a book, do some research, or scratch a chore off your to-do list while your child is working on homework.

Offer Praise

If your child is working hard, give him or her praise for doing a great job. Be sure to recognize his or her efforts, not just intelligence.

Your child will appreciate that his or her hard work is not going unrecognized, and will be more motivated to continue working just as hard.

Watch Frustration Levels

If your child is feeling stressed by homework , or just can’t master the concepts, then it’s time to seek help. Arrange to talk to your child’s teacher or seek out after-school tutoring to help your child stay on track.

Good Grades Start With A Solid Homework Strategy

Homework can be a challenging experience, especially when it starts piling up for your child. But with a well-established homework routine, your child will build confidence in his or her ability to manage time and study more effectively.

If your child is struggling to build homework skills, our Homework Help Tutoring is a good option to help him or her get back on track!

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Why ‘Welcome to Flatch’ is the other docu-style network comedy you should be watching

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Welcome to Screen Gab, the newsletter for everyone on the hunt for a laundromat photo opp before the Oscars this weekend.

We understand some of you may be trying to catch up on a few nominees before film’s big night, and we won’t interfere, but Times TV critic Robert Lloyd also makes the case that Fox’s “Welcome to Flatch,” set in small-town Ohio, is worth your time if you’re in the market for comedy that isn’t afraid to be moving.

Also in this week’s Screen Gab, we ask an “Abbott Elementary” writer about that viral moment between Jacob and Gregory and offer streaming recommendations for your weekend. As always, we want to know what you’re watching. Pretend we’re at the water cooler and give us your review of a TV show or streaming movie you’ve loved; it may be included in a future edition of Screen Gab. (Submissions should be approximately 100 to 150 words and sent to [email protected] with your name and location.)

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I’m a sucker for a cult documentary and the morbid fascination that comes with watching people — often smart and accomplished — fall prey to obvious charlatans. But even I wasn’t prepared for the sheer levels of WTF-ery on display in “Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence” (Hulu), a three-part docuseries about Larry Ray, a middle-aged dad who moved into his daughter’s dorm, befriended her roommates and proceeded to coerce, abuse and extort money from several of them for the next decade. (Ray was convicted last year on federal charges of sex trafficking, extortion and racketeering.) In the first two episodes, director Zach Heinzerling uses extensive audio and video recordings to show how Ray cruelly manipulated his victims, while the final hour looks at the aftermath of his psychological reign of terror. “Stolen Youth” never really gets to the bottom of Ray’s allure, but it seems content in leaving that mystery unresolved — which ultimately makes it such an unforgettable and unsettling viewing experience. — Meredith Blake

For fans of “The Challenge,” this is a golden era of the venerable reality competition series — and now the ever-expanding mega-franchise has its own “Avengers”-style crossover event. Following the questionable outcome of “The Challenge: USA,” the show has bounced back in a big way with entertaining iterations from Australia and the U.K. — its cycle through Argentina drops in April — to recruit top-level new players to pair with franchise legends in “The Challenge: World Championship” (Paramount+). Linking up those international winners with big names such as Jordan, Tori, Jonna and — yes — Johnny Bananas has been a ripping good time thus far. The level of competitor is very high, daily challenges have been well-designed and the first elimination was a corker. “USA,” “UK” and “Australia” are also streaming on Paramount+ now, so you can binge those heroes’ origins before diving into the tournament of champions (recommended — though you can pretty much skip through “USA” to its terrible finale). — Michael Ordoña

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Sam Straley and Holme in a scene from the Fox sitcom, "Welcome to Flatch."

The American small town has long been a canvas for comedy, from Booth Tarkington to Preston Sturges, from Mayberry, N.C., to Pawnee, Ind. In that estimable tradition is Fox’s weirdly lovely “Welcome to Flatch,” whose second season recently concluded. (The first is currently available via Prime Video, while the second season streams on Hulu, with episodes also available via Fox.com .) Created by Jenny Bicks (“Divorce,” “Men in Trees”), it’s farcical and funny, but unexpectedly can grow moving with just a look or remark. Its documentary framing and Midwestern setting might call to mind “Parks & Recreation” — not a bad thing to be reminded of, after all — but notwithstanding a “Parks”-like rivalry with a more prosperous neighboring town, the resemblance ends there. If anything, the series’ fictional Flatch, Ohio , is more “Schitt’s Creek” than Pawnee, and where “Parks” was a workplace comedy, “Flatch” is rooted in the community.

A streak of melancholy unusual for a broadcast sitcom runs through the series from the beginning — not all that surprising, if you remember executive producer Paul Feig’s “Freaks & Geeks” — with the main focus on cousins and argumentative best friends Kelly (the singular, single-named Holmes) and Shrub (Sam Straley), underdeveloped young adults whose dreams run up against their limitations, but who succeed to the extent that they imagine themselves to be successful. Where Kelly fancies herself an entrepreneur, Shrub dreams of love, and both have father issues — Kelly is desperate to connect with hers, nearby but mostly out of her life, while Shrub, in the second season, is searching for his. Somehow they mistake their anger for righteousness. Other main characters include Father Joe (Seann William Scott), formerly of a Christian boy band; his off-on girlfriend, Cheryl (Aya Cash), who edits the local paper; the formidable Big Mandy (Krystal Smith) and, in Season 2, Jaime Pressley as Barb Flatch, who has returned home from a purportedly glamorous life in Miami and sets herself up as a Realtor — not the best business to start in this hamlet, maybe, but appropriately aspirational. — Robert Lloyd

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Janine (Quinta Brunson, center) looks on as two of her students' older sisters argue.

You know Brittani Nichols is making some serious noise in Hollywood because Cate Blanchett once sat on her lap and that’s not even what she’s best known for. After all, the “Abbott Elementary” (ABC, Hulu) writer and “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO Max) alum, who first discovered her creative ambitions while poking around on Tumblr, has trained at two of TV’s best comic laboratories, recently winning an NAACP Image Award for the “Abbott” episode “Student Transfer.” Nichols stopped by Screen Gab to discuss her connection to the field of education, one of Season 2’s standout moments and what she’s watching. — Matt Brennan

What have you watched recently that you are recommending to everyone you know?

Not enough people have watched “High School” [Freevee] based on the Tegan and Sara book! I watched it right when it came out but I still don’t see enough people talking about it so I’m still bringing it up. I’m not a big reality TV person but “Perfect Match” on Netflix has me in a choke hold. I also recently saw “Of An Age” in theaters and loved it.

What’s your go-to “comfort watch,” the movie or TV show you go back to again and again?

I’m constantly re-watching comedies so my comfort watch rotates. Sometimes it feels like a chore just to decide what to watch, so I pick a show I love so I can throw it on during those in-between moments or before bed without having to think. I’ve done this with “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Happy Endings,” “30 Rock,” “Togetherness” and “New Girl.” My latest comfort re-watch was “I Think You Should Leave” [Netflix], which is funny now that I think about it because so much of the comedy is built on awkwardness and discomfort.

The Times has spoken previously to creator and star Quinta Brunson about her personal connection to the material through her mother, a public schoolteacher. Are there any specific people or experiences in your life that particularly inform your writing on “Abbott”?

I have a lot of family members that work in education. The one that I keep in mind the most is my stepmom who is a Chicago Public School teacher. I don’t really pull specific story lines as much as I keep in mind her approach and dedication to the craft. Especially her frustration with all of the systems and forces that complicate teachers’ ability to do their jobs.

This is kind of niche, but I have to ask: Please talk about the origins of this season’s viral “stop or I’ll scream” moment , where Jacob discovers Gregory’s feelings for Janine. I laugh every time I watch it. Which is a lot.

Randall Einhorn’s direction of the scene perfectly encapsulates the power dynamic switch in the middle of the conversation and I think Jacob uncharacteristically being in the driver’s seat helped grab people’s attention. I think Jacob lives in constant fear of making a misstep and that allows him to fundamentally understand what social faux pas would terrify other people. So he knows that causing a scene is the last thing Gregory wants and that’s how I got to “Stop or I’ll scream.” It’s an efficient threat and if there’s anything Gregory respects, it’s efficiency. Everybody knows Tyler James Williams is incredible but Chris Perfetti is also a powerhouse. Not everyone can pull off, “Oh my God is a woman.” I love when people that don’t yet watch the show see clips out of context and are like, “OK, that’s funny.” But then for people that watch every episode, scenes like this, that are building off of dynamics we’ve been developing over time, really seem to hit. Jacob has always been a lubricant for the Gregory and Janine machine but I think people didn’t realize just how much until this scene.

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Listings coordinator Matt Cooper highlights the TV shows and streaming movies to keep an eye on

Fri., March 10

“Chang Can Dunk” (Disney+): An Asian American teen chases his hoop dreams in this new coming-of-age comedy. Bloom Li stars.

“Corsage” (AMC+): “The Phantom Thread’s” Vicky Krieps is dressed to empress in this stylish 2022 historical drama set in 19th century Austria.

“Luther: The Fallen Sun” (Netflix): Idris Elba reprises his 2010-19 TV series role as the brilliant but troubled London detective in this 2023 thriller.

“Moonshine” (Freevee): There’s a whole mess of fussin’, feudin’ and fightin’ goin’ on in this Canadian-made dysfunctional-family comedy-drama.

“Most Dangerous Game” (Roku): The hunt is on — again! — in a second season of this action drama. With Christoph Waltz .

“Outlast” (Netflix): Better pack a parka! Sixteen rugged individualists brave the Alaskan wilderness in this new competition.

“UnPrisoned” (Hulu): “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington plays a single mom sharing a roof with her recently paroled pops ( Delroy Lindo ) in this new sitcom.

“Kiff” (Disney, 8 and 8:30 p.m.): A spunky squirrel and her bunny BFF have a series of misadventures in this new animated series.

“A Lifeguard’s Obsession” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): He saves her life, but then he goes off the deep end in this new thriller. With Amanda Jones.

“The New York Times Presents” (FX, 10 and 11:30 p.m.): A new two-part episode retells the twisted tale of notorious private eye and fixer-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano .

Sat., March 11

“Game of Love” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): A board game designer hooks up with a hunky marketing consultant in this new TV movie. With Kimberley Sustad.

“Girl in the Closet” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): A young girl falls into the clutches of a disturbed relative in this new fact-based TV movie. With Remy Ma .

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 8:29 and 11:29 p.m.): “Wednesday’s” Jenna Ortega hosts and English rockers the 1975 perform.

Sun., March 12

“The 95th Academy Awards” (ABC, 5 p.m.): The mind-bending 2022 multiverse fable “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads the field with 11 nominations at this year’s ceremony. Jimmy Kimmel hosts.

“The Surrogate Scandal” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): A young woman agrees to carry a celebrity couple’s child in this new thriller. With Catherine Dyer.

“The Last of Us” (HBO, 9 p.m.): You haven’t seen the last of Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as this post-apocalyptic drama ends its first season already renewed for a second.

“Naked and Afraid: Solo” (Discovery, 10 p.m.): They’re alone again, naturally, in this new spinoff of the outdoor survival series.

“A Spy Among Friends” (MGM+, 10 p.m.): Guy Pearce portrays MI6 officer/Soviet double agent Kim Philby and Damian Lewis plays his bereft BFF in this new fact-based drama.

“Alien Abduction: Travis Walton” (Travel, 9 p.m.): An Arizona man’s close encounter of the worst kind in 1975 is revisited in this new special.

Mon., March 13

“Jussie Smollett: Anatomy of a Hoax” (Fox Nation): This new special explores the case of the former “Empire” star who falsely claimed to have been the victim of a hate crime in 2019.

“Great Performances” (KOCE, 9 p.m.): David Strathairn portrays Jan Karski, a Polish resistance fighter who bore witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, in the fact-based solo drama “Remember This.”

“Mean Girl Murders” and “Killer Cheer” (Investigation Discovery, 9 and 10 p.m.): And when they were bad, they were horrid in these two new true crime series.

“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.; also Tuesday-Thursday): “Harold & Kumar’s” Kal Penn is this week’s guest host.

Tue., March 14

“Bert Kreischer: Razzle Dazzle” (Netflix): No shoes, no shirt? No problem! The bare-chested comic is back in an all-new stand-up special.

NHL Big City Greens Classic (ESPN and Disney+, 4 p.m.): You can watch the Rangers play the Capitals the normal way or supplemented with kid-friendly live animation. Your call.

“Superman & Lois” (The CW, 8 p.m.): The Man of Steel and his main squeeze are back for a third season. With Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch.

“The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.): “The Women Tell All,” as is their wont, in this special episode of the dating competition .

“Gotham Knights” (The CW, 9 p.m.): Batman’s gone but his legacy lives on in a new generation of young heroes in this new drama.

“Frontline” (KOCE, 10 p.m.): The new episode “Age of Easy Money” examines the sway the Federal Reserve , a.k.a. the Fed, has over the American economy.

Wed., March 15

“Money Shot: The Pornhub Story” (Netflix): Everything you always wanted to know about the controversial adult entertainment site but were afraid to ask is revealed in this new documentary.

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+): The feel-good comedy starring Jason Sudeikis as an American soccer coach in London kicks off a third season.

“Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts” (Disney+): Brooke Shields and Dionne Warwick are among the journalist’s guests for Season 2.

Thu., March 16

“Queens Court” (Peacock): Tamar Braxton , Evelyn Lozada and R&B singer Nivea are single and looking to mingle in this new dating competition.

“Shadow and Bone” (Netflix): This dark YA fantasy drama about an orphan (Jessie Mei Li) with magical powers is back for Season 2.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV; various times.): March Madness gets underway in earnest with a weekend’s worth of matchups.

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“Grown & Gospel” (WE tv, 9 p.m.): Five friends try to make their names in the gospel music game in this new reality series.

“Good Trouble” (Freeform, 10 p.m.): This spinoff of “The Fosters” returns for a fifth season. With Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell.

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