Video Assignment: Procrastination (Big Bang Theory #1)

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Video title: The Big Bang Theory-Back to the Future

Topic(s): Procrastination

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Time (of video): 2:58

Posted by: The Big Bang Theory

Date posted: October 13, 2014


Video description: Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Howard have a night without their significant others and plan to “change the world.” Watch as even scientific geniuses struggle with distraction and procrastination.


Question/writing prompt:  What caused the guys to lose focus on their project? In the same situation, would you be able to remain focused?


In-class activities:


1. Study Places Objective: Students work to decrease distractions and find new study places.

Discuss what makes a good place to study. Show the video.

  • Have a brief discussion of the distractions in our residence halls/apartments/houses.
  • Explore alternative places to study around campus. Tour the library and computer labs.
  • Ask what other places, on or off campus (e.g., coffee shops, bookstores, cafes), might make good study places.

              2. Floor Plan Objective: Students make positive improvements to their study spaces.

 Have students draw a floor plan of their living space.  Include beds, desks, televisions, and anything else in the room. Ask the following questions:

  • Is the floor plan conducive to getting work done?
  • Where are you most productive?