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SELF-REGULATION PLAN Problem Description You would think that being in college and having homework would go hand in hand, however, I believe in the contrary considering most college students find ways around completing assignments, do not do them in general, or may even put in minimal effort just to get the points. For me, doing homework is a constant struggle between having a big list of things that need to get done and having enough time to complete it; all on top of whatever else is going on in my life (whether that be going to work or hanging out with friends). With that said, my unproductive behavior is that of rushing through assignments. When I say I rush through my homework, I do not mean in the frantic way some students do after…show more content…
I divide it up as best I can and start the process. The first assignment is always the easiest in regards to my bad behavior because it will always be done on the day I want it to. However, when things begin to take longer than expected or I have to interrupt what I am doing for hours at a time, the schedule begins to get backed up because assignments that were supposed to be done on Monday now have to be completed on Tuesday, and whatever does not get done on Tuesday gets moved to Wednesday and so on and so forth. My response to this occurrence is to play catch up. In other words, quickly get things done so I can be back on track. Analysis of Consequences Rushing through homework is never a good thing, even when time is limited. Usually, information does not get processed correctly which results in altered memory formations. Also, more times than not, this behavior makes you pay for the time you think you saved by making you spend more time later studying and relearning material rather than deepening and strengthening connections that should have already been made. I can attest to both of these outcomes. A major contributor to memory formation and cognitive processes is the basic concept of attention. Attention is the focus lens, magnifying glass, or mental “highlighter” in all of us. It is what allows us to zoom in and out on information being given around us, and it is the selector of what will eventually be passed through our brains and
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