Studying, as most of us would agree, is not the most enjoyable way to spend your weekends. For some reason, I had the habit of waiting until Sunday evening to basically cram in all my work from the week. I was always stressed leading up to Sunday, and never could relax and enjoy the weekend. A few months ago, i decided to set up a new system to try to manage homework better. Come to find out, my new system was a schedule of reinforcement. Rather than sit down and do all my homework at once, I decided to break it up throughout the weekend and incorporate fun, “rewarding” activities if i completed a certain amount of homework. So after i read for an hour,completed a test, or wrote a certain amount of pages for a paper, i would take a break to do something fun. Most of the time, the reinforcers are recieved in a fixed-ratio schedule. For instance, if i take a break after completing a test, it is a fixed-ratio schedule because i do not get to take a break until the test is complete, regardless of how much time it takes for me to finish. However, the system i set up for finishing my reading is done on a fixed-interval schedule. I get to take a break after an hour of reading. Regardless of how much reading i get done, i get to take a break after an hour. I do not need to complete a whole chapter in that hour, so this is a fixed-interval schedule. These types of schedules of reinforcement work well for me. Having the understanding that i will get rewarded after i complete some homework encourages me to keep going, knowing that an end is in sight.