Whenever I talk to my friends, they always talk about staying up to 3am to do homework on a normal basis. Needless to say, I was shocked. I’m always in bed by 9 or 10pm. If I do not get at least 6 hours of sleep, my friends and my teachers can immediately sense it. My performance drops, I’m less motivated, I participate less. Enough rest is a big part of balancing your school life with your personal life. So here are some ways you can reduce the amount of time it takes to get homework done:
Start Right Away
This is actually a really simple way to reduce your homework time. I’m not saying that you start your homework right when you get home. Even I can’t do that all the time. I actually start looking at it when it enters your hand. Look at the problems and get a gauge of what the homework is asking and what the questions are like. If you can, start answering the first couple of questions. It will help you when you have to look at the homework later on and even motivate you to start doing it when looking at it after school.
Take on the Hardest Assignments First
Starting with hard assignments is always tough. It can be difficult to do. But tackling the hard things is a great way to build some momentum. It can get you into a good, motivated mindset that you need to finish the rest of your homework quickly.
Work in Spurts
Guys, doing homework for 3 hours straight isn’t the answer. Working continuously is only good to an extent. After even 30 minutes straight, the burnout can start kicking in and hurt your productivity. Get up for 5-10 minutes and do something relaxing for yourself. Make sure to only limit it to 5-10 minutes though.
It can be really tempting to abandon your homework in the middle to go on your phone, watch Netflix, and do anything else besides homework. Save that for your break. When you are dedicating your time to homework, make sure it is being used only for homework!
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Your study buddy,