Procrastination is NOT Key

Who knew scheduling could be so important? Not me! Ever since I came into Ann Richards, I didn’t have the experience or knowledge of the importance of this skill. As soon as I entered my 8th grade year I knew that something about my habits had to change and I knew exactly what habit it was, procrastination. This is where scheduling falls into play. We use this website called “Haiku Learning” which holds information that we need to succeed in this class we call PLTW. For example, we are making a major project in this class that requires a lot of time and patience. We have to find appropriate times to find and use information that people outside and in our school give us. Which includes finding times and dates that we are free, which is a real life situation that we go through.  In this class we do a lot of building and planning. So as you can see scheduling is a big factor in all of this.

As most of y’all know, we have dates and deadlines which means there is no time to mess around, especially when you plan on having a final product that you have to present. Usually you have a paper full of important dates you have to have certain things done and in your head you know you can get it done. This happened to me almost every project we had to do in this class. I know it’s not a good thing, in fact it’s one of the worst things you could possible do! But you know what they say, practicing good habits could change the way you work for the better. It took me a long time to get used to this skill, but at least now I have learned that it is very important.

Looking back at the first projects I did in this class, I noticed that every individual part was finished the day it was due. Although they were small parts, they had the same grade value as if they were major parts of the project. That basically means that I got lucky in getting full credit for my work and that’s not something anyone should get used to. You may ask, why did she just realize this now? Well, this is because I ended up getting a grade that I didn’t plan on getting. I guess that is the consequence in doing things at the last minute. I now realize that knowing how to manage your time and not procrastinate in doing mandatory duties can lead to outcomes a lot better.

By: Karla Ruiz

This is the Maker Project schedule that all students use to know when our deadlines are. This really helps us plan out what our project is ahead of time so that we don't get stuck in the process. This is something we use to help us not procrastinate

This is the Maker Project schedule that all students use to know when our deadlines are. This really helps us plan out what our project is ahead of time so that we don’t get stuck in the process. This is something we use to help us not procrastinate

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