Originally Posted by Sideburns
If I am doing something other than homework...obviously I'm gonna spend less time on homework...
And on that note, it isn't just video games that distract people... kids and young adults are easily tempted to do anything
but their homework... hell, my roommate can't
do her homework if the apartment is dirty... she has to clean it first! Seriously, are you F-ing kidding me?? Who cleans instead of homework?? They're both work!! But the point here being, if you want to distract yourself, well, you're gonna do it! I used to spend hours per day at the library so I could study, because if I was at home I wouldn't get anything done. Wanna know about how much work got done at the library?? Maybe one hour of work for every three or four hours I was there. Maybe... that might be generous on the homework side. The thing was nobody would tell me to study if I was at the library (where I'd really be on forums like this or adjusting my fantasy sports teams, etc.), and on the contrary it made a great lie when I came home, saying I had been a greeeaaaaat student studying allll night!
Then I'd just go cheat on my tests. Hey, you gotta manipulate the system or get lost in the crowd. Or something like that.