This Y11 ATAR student is currently getting in the 70%’s
for English and is working on achieving her goal of high 80’s.
One of her struggles this week was getting an independent reading and summarising task ‘done’.
She’s not lazy and she wants great results.
So motivation’s not the issue (and therefore also won’t fix it).
Watch us unpick what’s stopping her from getting going,
and transform the task from vague and intangible to specific and actionable.
P.S. Sometimes procrastination sneaks in as ‘productive procrastination’, like
– doing more research (rather than actually starting the assignment)
– filing notes (instead of processing those notes)
The result is actually worse than spending that time scrolling through Insta or watching Netflix.
The task still isn’t done and they’ve spent hours ‘studying’ rather than getting some free time.
Use the questions I asked her with your teen next time they aren’t getting a task done and feel like they don’t really know why.