Journal 2

Mbongo Valery

My regret

I knew I should have done my AP psychology homework. I know the consequences for


not handing in assignments. If you don’t turn in your assignments, you will not fully


understand the subject because you didn’t revise the material and you will also receive a


‘zero’ for the assignment. I was fully aware of everything that would happen, but I still


chose not to bother with the homework. One thing I didn’t expect was to receive a failing


grade for the marking period. I was really shocked. I always believed that, if you pay


attention in class, hand in classwork and were a good student overall, you might not get


an ‘A’ but will receive a passing grade. I never saw homework as a necessity. But because


of psychology I know better now. Homework really does count if you want to achieve


academic success. There is no excuse for my behavior but the reason I neglected to my


homework was primarily because of how tired I always was. When I came home from a


full day at school, I headed directly to work and by the time I got home I was completely


spent. I should have had better time management skills. Another reason was because of


how easily distracted I got. When my phone would ring or buzz, I would always check to


see who called or texted me. I would carry a conversation with them and check all my


social networking sites, by the time I was done a few hours had passed and I was


exhausted, so I went to sleep without doing my work. I should have prioritized my


homework but it took me failing a marking period to understand that. I am thankful for


the lesson and I will do better in the future.