10 Tricks You Can Use when Doing Homework to Achieve Better Results
- Make sure you understand what is being asked of you.
- Make a study space that is all yours and free from distractions
- Turn off any cell phones or television or music, unless the music is instrumental
- Create a regular study schedule, a time during the day that you study each day of the week. Test out different time periods to see what works best for you and your schedule.
- Many students struggle with homework because they feel as though they just don’t know where to start. But by organizing your homework and breaking it down into smaller sections, you will know exactly where to start. You should break down your homework into smaller sections and figure out what is the most important. Is there an assignment that is due before all others? Do you have to go to the library and get a book before you can start on a certain homework assignment?
- Remember that missing class is detrimental to your ability to do homework. That lecture or class may have been the one where the teacher introduced new concepts on your homework that week. Now, of course you cannot always avoid missing class, so if you do, be sure to ask for a copy of the notes from other classmates or your teacher.
- During breaks, review your notes or your study materials. Reviewing notes or getting a jump start on your required reading for the week will help you prevent burnouts during the week.
- You can avoid cramming on a Sunday night if you create a regular homework schedule and dole out your work in even segments each weekday. By sticking to your schedule, at least at the start time, you can make sure your brain switches to “homework mode” with ease.
- Take time to look over your textbooks or notes so that you can find the key concepts that relate to your homework. For example, if you have science homework on cells, then look over the chapters on cells in your textbook. This will not only serve to reinforce the concepts you learned in class, but it will help you to review the material before you set out to do homework. It is merely a bonus that it helps you study for your next big test too.
- Congratulate yourself for a job well done.
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