Having to do homework takes a lot of a student’s time. A student may have to stay up till past midnight to find the value of x. In most cases, the fact that they are up way past their bedtime doing homework doesn’t mean that they started working really late. In fact, they may have been struggling with those geometry formulas for hours. This happens to virtually all high school kids (who at least care about homework). The major reason this happens is that most students are not completely prepared before beginning to do homework. This article would suggest tips on how students can prepare their homework so that they spend less time doing it.
Create a list of everything that you have to do
This list should have every single thing that you need to do that evening. Do not let anything out of that list, even though they might seem insignificant. Then, give an estimate of how long it would take to complete every task on your list.
Get everything you need for the assignment
Make sure that you collect everything that will be needed for the homework you are working on. Work with the list you have created already. You know that if you are doing a geography assignment, you would at least need an atlas. Get your pens and pencils ready. If you have to keep getting up for supplies, you may lose concentration and would spend a long time on your assignment.
Get rid of distractions
Distractions like a Tv set and a constantly vibrating phone would not only throw you off course and make you lose concentration, but they would make you end up spending a much longer time working on your assignment. Get rid of all these distractions. If your family is watching TV at night in the living room. Do not do your homework there!
Take plenty of breaks
Yeah, you read that right. Taking breaks between subjects would help keep you energized. But make your breaks as short as possible( at most 10 minutes). If you take long and frequent breaks, it automatically means that you will spend more time on the assignment.
Reward yourself for small accomplishments
If you eventually get to finish early, reward yourself. For instance, if it took you 10 minutes less to finish reading a chapter in a biology textbook, you can add that extra time to your next short break. And if you finish all your tasks early enough, you can catch up on the last episode of Game of thrones.
I hope this article was a lot of help. Keep using these tips as much you can. They get easier to apply the more you use them. When you master these homework preparation tips, you may be shocked at how much time you can save.