Students, regardless of ages, find themselves struggling to finish their homework. Especially in today’s world of technology like the one we are in, there is a constant distraction and temptation to check your social media, watch videos online, and play video games. Sometimes you give in to these distractions to rid your mind of your school worries, but before you know it, you barely have enough time to get back to complete your homework and submit it on time.
Bear in mind that not finishing your homework is not an option; it never was. Instead, it would be best if you worried about completing your task faster than normal to avail you the time needed to attend to other things.
If you have been having issues with completing your homework, here is how to fix that:
- Go through the entire assignment to identify the difficult problems, then get started on those.
- If you are stuck on any question or problem, disengage for a minute and jump over to an easier problem. When you finish with the easier ones, you can then come back to the seemingly difficult ones.
To finish your homework faster, follow the tips below:
- Take notes during every class
For you to be able to study on your own, you have to have complete notes. Studying becomes difficult with an incomplete note, and homework becomes an impossible task to complete because sometimes you need to consult your classwork (notes) to understand how to approach your assignment. For some, having an incomplete note is not because they missed class; it is majorly because their teachers make note-taking super difficult. If you fall into this category and your professor talks too fast or rambles, here are some tips to help you take notes.
- Do Homework at School
Your teachers probably never told you that homework is not supposed to be done at home alone; rather, it is an after-school task that you can do when school is closed for the day, not necessarily at home. The perfect time to do your homework is immediately after class when the lesson is still fresh in your mind.
Doing your homework immediately after the lesson helps you work through the problems faster because it enables you to reinforce the concepts to yourself. You can cast your mind back to all that happened during the lesson.
- Eliminate Distractions
If you must do your homework at home, you must be prepared to fight off every possible distraction and commit yourself to not getting tempted by those distractions. You know how you tell yourself you will check your phone for five minutes, and then you end up spending the entire afternoon on the phone? That has to stop! Other distractions include magazines, TV, and even the people around you. You can start eliminating distractions by avoiding watching the TV while working on your assignment; keeping your phone in a separate room might be a good way to start. If it takes you living like a hermit for a few hours to complete your homework, then go for it.