5 Tips to Do Homework for School Better
For a lot of people- students- there is only about 5-6 more months of the 2017-2018 school year left. It’s always during this time that we start becoming a little…lazy. The end is so close yet so far. But there is no need to let grades drop, here are some tips to do homework better and get your school game on!
1 Keep your phone off and away during work time
Yes, we’ve all heard the tip to turn your phone off but, an even more better tip is to turn it off AND put it away somewhere far from your reach. This helps me a lot to stay focused on my work. Most teenagers are lazy and if the phone is far away, it’s less likely for us to want to get up from our study setting to get our phones.
After staying focused on the work at hand, our minds will start to just want to focus on getting the work done. The time to get our phones back is when we feel like we’ve done enough work and that’s different for everyone.
2 Keep a to-do/homework list
School workload can be overwhelming at times, there is so much to do and, it seems, there is too little time to do them all. That is why scheduling what you need to do is important. Fortunately, not all homework or projects are due on the same day and some can be easier than others. So, according to the due dates, listing out what you need to do every night can keep you very organized for the school year.
Being able to cross out what you’ve done can also be very uplifting and assure you that you can finish all the work that is given to you. All you had to do was start.
3 Do the easiest things first
To add on to the second tip, schedule the easiest thing first. For example, if you have homework to define some vocabulary words and another to finish a precalculus worksheet, plan to do the vocabulary words first. By doing that, you can get your mind off of the small things in your to-do list and give more of your focus into the hardest works.
4 Use your time well
Ever had those times when you just find yourself asking, “What have I been doing for the past __ minutes/hours/etc.?”, then you probably didn’t use your time well. Because time is so precious for students, for us that we need to use it well.
To do well in school, we must have good time management. Having good enough sleep, time to finish what we need to finish, start projects, etc. all requires careful time management. Giving one category too much or too little can take a toll on the others and most importantly, our health.
5 Start your work with a peaceful mind and determined heart
I am such an advocate about doing things with your heart because I believe it is so important. This tip isn’t only for students but for everyone. It is that important. How many time have you done something for the sake of getting it done? Then not being totally satisfied with what you have done? I’m sure we’ve all been through that at least once.
The key to not feel forced or overwhelmed when starting work is to have some goal in mind. Maybe it’s hoping to understand the math or concepts better or just as simple as hoping to get your grade up by finishing your project in time. Think about something that motivates you to keep going.
I hope these few, simple tips will help someone! If you are a student, I hope you can end your 2017-2018 school year well and all school years that are upcoming. If you’re not a student, I hope these tips can still benefit you in some way.