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I like doing homework

Confession: I Like Doing My Homework

If you’re a prospective student, you just read that title, and you’re already closing the window, I understand. You could keep reading, though; that would be cool. Alumni and others may understand what I’m about to say.

I finally think I know what I want to do with my life, and how can I tell? My homework is fun. Don’t take this the wrong way – while I may find peace, enjoyment, and excitement in what I’m currently doing, it’s no substitute for things like friends, donut runs, and other fun activities.

Yet when I’m doing my homework this semester, I find myself smiling at the things I’m reading, and being willing to go ahead in what I’m working on. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a secondary English education major with a psychology minor. My plan is to either become an English teacher, because I love the power that reading has had all throughout my life and I’d love to pass that on, or go to graduate school to become a school counselor.

In my English class, we read about reading and then wrote about what it has meant to us over the years. In my Educational Psychology textbook there are teacher tips that I just can’t get over. I can’t wait to help students grow and learn, whether it be as a teacher or a counselor.

I couldn’t have gotten this far without Hope. I mean that truly and honestly. Without the guidance that I have received since I got here, and the growing that I’ve done as a person through new friendships, classes, and activities, I would not be in the position that I’m in now. I’m forever grateful for what is happening in my life and the ways that God is working.

I’m taking this as a pretty decent sign that I’m heading in the right direction, and I’m so excited about it! My goal has always been to love whatever I’m doing. I’m loving it and loving that I’m loving it.

How to Enjoy Homework

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.

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Homework can often feel stressful and boring. Unfortunately, if you’re in school it’s a part of life. If you consistently dread doing homework, you should look into ways you can enjoy the task. This way, school will be more pleasant for you overall. You can start with subjects that interest you, give yourself breaks and rewards, and work on changing your mentality regarding homework in general.