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How many times have you found yourself still staring at your textbook around midnight (or later!) even when you started your homework hours earlier? Those lost hours could be explained by Parkinson’s Law, which states, “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” In other words, if you give yourself all night to memorize those geometry formulas for your quiz tomorrow, you’ll inevitably find that a 30 minute task has somehow filled your entire evening.
We know that you have more homework than ever. But even with lots and lots to do, a few tweaks to your study routine could help you spend less time getting more accomplished. Here are 8 steps to make Parkinson’s Law work to your advantage:
1. Make a list
This should be a list of everything that has to be done that evening. And we mean, everything—from re-reading notes from this morning’s history class to quizzing yourself on Spanish vocabulary.
2. Estimate the time needed for each item on your list
You can be a little ruthless here. However long you think a task will take, try shaving off 5 or 10 minutes. But, be realistic. You won’t magically become a speed reader.
3. Gather all your gear
Collect EVERYTHING you will need for the homework you are working on (like your laptop for writing assignments and pencils for problem sets). Getting up for supplies takes you off course and makes it that much harder to get back to your homework.
The constant blings and beeps from your devices can make it impossible to focus on what you are working on. Switch off or silence your phones and tablets, or leave them in another room until it’s time to take a tech break.
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5. Time yourself
Noting how much time something actually takes will help you estimate better and plan your next study session.
6. Stay on task
If you’re fact checking online, it can be so easy to surf on over to a completely unrelated site. A better strategy is to note what information you need to find online, and do it all at once at the end of the study session.
7. Take plenty of breaks
Most of us need a break between subjects or to break up long stretches of studying. Active breaks are a great way to keep your energy up. Tech breaks can be an awesome way to combat the fear of missing out that might strike while you are buried in your work, but they also tend to stretch much longer than originally intended. Stick to a break schedule of 10 minutes or so.
8. Reward yourself!
Finish early? If you had allocated 30 minutes for reading a biology chapter and it only took 20, you can apply those extra 10 minutes to a short break—or just move on to your next task. If you stay on track, you might breeze through your work quickly enough to catch up on some Netflix.
Our best piece of advice? Keep at it. The more you use this system, the easier it will become. You’ll be surprised by how much time you can shave off homework just by focusing and committing to a distraction-free study plan.
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Homework Hacks: 8 Tips to Get It Done Faster
Homework is no fun, especially if you’ve got a full schedule. You only have a little bit of time and a little bit of energy. And it takes so long to get through it.
Not anymore. We’ve got some helpful homework hacks for you that will make doing your homework faster and less painful.
1. Plan Your Homework and Make a List
When you start your homework, you’ll probably jump right into the first thing on your mind or the first thing you pull out of your backpack, then work your way through the rest of your assignments. There’s a better way.
Figure out how much time you have to do homework, then list out all the different tasks that you have to do. Estimate how long it will take to complete each assignment to see if you need to allow yourself more time. Be realistic. Once your list is complete you can work straight through instead of stopping frequently to figure out what to do next. It will also be extremely gratifying to cross things off after each assignment you finish!
2. Get Out All the Books and Supplies You Need
While you’re working, you discover you need a calculator, you need a certain book, you need a new pencil, you ran out of paper… the list can go on.
Since you’ve now identified all your assignments, figure out everything you need to get each item done and bring it to your workspace so it’s there when you need it.
3. Find a Quiet Place to Work Without Distractions
Speaking of workspace, you probably prefer doing your homework in front of the TV, but that can actually be the biggest distraction of all. Sitting in front of the TV is probably slowing you down, making homework time seem much longer that it actually is.
Find a place that’s quiet, with as few distractions and clutter possible. Remember, the faster you get it done, the faster you can get back to fully enjoying Netflix.
4. Turn Off Your Phone
We know this is probably the last thing you want to hear. How can you live without your phone? But for a couple hours, its totally worth it. Every time you get a notification and check your phone, it breaks your focus. It then takes more brain power to get back on track to what you were working on.
5. Listen to Classical Music While Working
We know what you’re thinking… Classical music? Seriously?
However, classical music is great for background audio. There aren’t any lyrics or beats to distract your focus. And research has shown that students who listen to classical music score higher on tests than students who listen to other genres of music. So find some good classical playlist on Spotify, then celebrate with Queen Bey when you’re done.
6. Eat Snacks and Drink Water
At the end of a long day, you may be mentally and physically tired. If you go straight into homework it may take you a long time to finish and it won’t be your best work.
Having some light healthy snacks and drinking plenty of water helps revitalize your brain and body. Avoid soda, energy drinks, or sugary snacks that will only make you crash before you’re done.
7. Take Short Breaks in Between Homework Tasks
If you have a lot to do, you may feel the pressure to just work straight through hours and hours of homework. But this will likely end up slowing you down, prolonging the entire session.
Do your work in short sprints. Go hard at a task, then take a quick break to stretch and walk around. It’ll re-energize your mind and body to keep going. For starters, try working for 25 minutes, then taking a 5-minute break.
8. Reward Yourself After You’re Finished
Homework isn’t always fun. But negativity can slow you down.
Our brains work off of reward systems. If you give yourself a reward when finishing your homework, it makes it a lot easier to start your homework the next time and you’ll get through it faster. Rewards could be being able to watch a show, eat ice cream, play a game, or going out and doing something fun.
Now that you’ve got all these tips, go get your homework done faster than ever before. It may be hard at first, but keep using these tips and it’ll get easier as you go.
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Doing homework can be both time-consuming and frustrating, and you probably want to do more with your free time than just homework. When you have a lot of work to do, it can be tough to work efficiently. By staying focused, organizing and planning, and motivating yourself, you can get your homework done in a timely manner and move onto more fun and exciting activities. But you should start with putting away all distractions such as your devices unless you need them.They are normally the main distraction. You should also work in a quiet place so you are not attempted to go and do something else. For example, you should not work near your TV because you will be tempted to go and watch it.
- Download website-blocking apps such as Freedom or SelfControl to stay focused while using your computer for homework. Some, such as the Chrome extension Strict Workflow, even have the added bonus of preventing you from cancelling the timer once it has started.
- If one subject or type of assignment is taking much more time than the others, you may want to ask for a little extra help in that area from your teacher or parent.
- If you get distracted or go off-task, don't make excuses for yourself. (e.g. "I won't be able to focus until I do this anyway." or "I'm sure it will only take a minute or two."
- Consider consolidating your multiple different subject folders and notebooks into one big binder separated by tab dividers. This way, all of your schoolwork will be in one place.
- Decide how much time you want to spend on your homework collectively.
- Make a list of all the different tasks you need to finish.
- Estimate how much time you’ll be able to spend on each task to finish your homework when you want to.
- Work straight through your list and cross tasks off as you go.  X Research source
- A ten page essay that’s due in a week that you haven’t started should be labeled an “A” or “B” while a short five question worksheet due in three days may be labeled a “C”.
- Make sure you don't wait until the last second to get assignments done.
- Try eating celery sticks and apple slices with peanut butter.
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- ↑ http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/creating-ideal-homework-environment-for-kids-with-adhd-0913164
- ↑ http://info.achs.edu/blog/never-do-homework-in-bed-3-reasons-why
- ↑ https://childmind.org/article/strategies-to-make-homework-go-more-smoothly/
- ↑ https://learningcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/take-charge-of-distractions/
- ↑ https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/homework.html
- ↑ https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html
- ↑ https://ofy.org/blog/homework-hacks-8-tips-get-done-faster/
- ↑ Jake Adams. Academic Tutor & Test Prep Specialist. Expert Interview. 20 May 2020.
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To get your homework done fast, work in a comfortable, well-lit area that doesn't have any distractions. Also, try setting a timer with however many minutes you want to finish your homework in so you can glance at it as you work and see if you're spending too much time on something. You can also make a to-do list before you get started so you don't waste any time figuring out what you need to be working on. To stay motivated, have a snack and some water nearby, and reward yourself with a fun activity once all your homework is done. To learn how to get organized so it's easier to do your homework, scroll down! Did this summary help you? Yes No
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Everyone struggles with homework sometimes, but if getting your homework done has become a chronic issue for you, then you may need a little extra help. That’s why we’ve written this article all about how to do homework. Once you’re finished reading it, you’ll know how to do homework (and have tons of new ways to motivate yourself to do homework)!
We’ve broken this article down into a few major sections. You’ll find:
- A diagnostic test to help you figure out why you’re struggling with homework
- A discussion of the four major homework problems students face, along with expert tips for addressing them
- A bonus section with tips for how to do homework fast
By the end of this article, you’ll be prepared to tackle whatever homework assignments your teachers throw at you .
So let’s get started!
How to Do Homework: Figure Out Your Struggles
Sometimes it feels like everything is standing between you and getting your homework done. But the truth is, most people only have one or two major roadblocks that are keeping them from getting their homework done well and on time.
The best way to figure out how to get motivated to do homework starts with pinpointing the issues that are affecting your ability to get your assignments done. That’s why we’ve developed a short quiz to help you identify the areas where you’re struggling.
Take the quiz below and record your answers on your phone or on a scrap piece of paper. Keep in mind there are no wrong answers!
1. You’ve just been assigned an essay in your English class that’s due at the end of the week. What’s the first thing you do?
A. Keep it in mind, even though you won’t start it until the day before it’s due B. Open up your planner. You’ve got to figure out when you’ll write your paper since you have band practice, a speech tournament, and your little sister’s dance recital this week, too. C. Groan out loud. Another essay? You could barely get yourself to write the last one! D. Start thinking about your essay topic, which makes you think about your art project that’s due the same day, which reminds you that your favorite artist might have just posted to Instagram...so you better check your feed right now.
2. Your mom asked you to pick up your room before she gets home from work. You’ve just gotten home from school. You decide you’ll tackle your chores:
A. Five minutes before your mom walks through the front door. As long as it gets done, who cares when you start? B. As soon as you get home from your shift at the local grocery store. C. After you give yourself a 15-minute pep talk about how you need to get to work. D. You won’t get it done. Between texts from your friends, trying to watch your favorite Netflix show, and playing with your dog, you just lost track of time!
3. You’ve signed up to wash dogs at the Humane Society to help earn money for your senior class trip. You:
A. Show up ten minutes late. You put off leaving your house until the last minute, then got stuck in unexpected traffic on the way to the shelter. B. Have to call and cancel at the last minute. You forgot you’d already agreed to babysit your cousin and bake cupcakes for tomorrow’s bake sale. C. Actually arrive fifteen minutes early with extra brushes and bandanas you picked up at the store. You’re passionate about animals, so you’re excited to help out! D. Show up on time, but only get three dogs washed. You couldn’t help it: you just kept getting distracted by how cute they were!
4. You have an hour of downtime, so you decide you’re going to watch an episode of The Great British Baking Show. You:
A. Scroll through your social media feeds for twenty minutes before hitting play, which means you’re not able to finish the whole episode. Ugh! You really wanted to see who was sent home! B. Watch fifteen minutes until you remember you’re supposed to pick up your sister from band practice before heading to your part-time job. No GBBO for you! C. You finish one episode, then decide to watch another even though you’ve got SAT studying to do. It’s just more fun to watch people make scones. D. Start the episode, but only catch bits and pieces of it because you’re reading Twitter, cleaning out your backpack, and eating a snack at the same time.
5. Your teacher asks you to stay after class because you’ve missed turning in two homework assignments in a row. When she asks you what’s wrong, you say:
A. You planned to do your assignments during lunch, but you ran out of time. You decided it would be better to turn in nothing at all than submit unfinished work. B. You really wanted to get the assignments done, but between your extracurriculars, family commitments, and your part-time job, your homework fell through the cracks. C. You have a hard time psyching yourself to tackle the assignments. You just can’t seem to find the motivation to work on them once you get home. D. You tried to do them, but you had a hard time focusing. By the time you realized you hadn’t gotten anything done, it was already time to turn them in.
Like we said earlier, there are no right or wrong answers to this quiz (though your results will be better if you answered as honestly as possible). Here’s how your answers break down:
- If your answers were mostly As, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is procrastination.
- If your answers were mostly Bs, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is time management.
- If your answers were mostly Cs, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is motivation.
- If your answers were mostly Ds, then your biggest struggle with doing homework is getting distracted.
Now that you’ve identified why you’re having a hard time getting your homework done, we can help you figure out how to fix it! Scroll down to find your core problem area to learn more about how you can start to address it.
And one more thing: you’re really struggling with homework, it’s a good idea to read through every section below. You may find some additional tips that will help make homework less intimidating.
How to Do Homework When You’re a Procrastinator
Merriam Webster defines “procrastinate” as “to put off intentionally and habitually.” In other words, procrastination is when you choose to do something at the last minute on a regular basis. If you’ve ever found yourself pulling an all-nighter, trying to finish an assignment between periods, or sprinting to turn in a paper minutes before a deadline, you’ve experienced the effects of procrastination.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator, you’re in good company. In fact, one study found that 70% to 95% of undergraduate students procrastinate when it comes to doing their homework. Unfortunately, procrastination can negatively impact your grades. Researchers have found that procrastination can lower your grade on an assignment by as much as five points ...which might not sound serious until you realize that can mean the difference between a B- and a C+.
Procrastination can also negatively affect your health by increasing your stress levels , which can lead to other health conditions like insomnia, a weakened immune system, and even heart conditions. Getting a handle on procrastination can not only improve your grades, it can make you feel better, too!
The big thing to understand about procrastination is that it’s not the result of laziness. Laziness is defined as being “disinclined to activity or exertion.” In other words, being lazy is all about doing nothing. But a s this Psychology Today article explains , procrastinators don’t put things off because they don’t want to work. Instead, procrastinators tend to postpone tasks they don’t want to do in favor of tasks that they perceive as either more important or more fun. Put another way, procrastinators want to do things...as long as it’s not their homework!
3 Tips f or Conquering Procrastination
Because putting off doing homework is a common problem, there are lots of good tactics for addressing procrastination. Keep reading for our three expert tips that will get your homework habits back on track in no time.
#1: Create a Reward System
Like we mentioned earlier, procrastination happens when you prioritize other activities over getting your homework done. Many times, this happens because homework...well, just isn’t enjoyable. But you can add some fun back into the process by rewarding yourself for getting your work done.
Here’s what we mean: let’s say you decide that every time you get your homework done before the day it’s due, you’ll give yourself a point. For every five points you earn, you’ll treat yourself to your favorite dessert: a chocolate cupcake! Now you have an extra (delicious!) incentive to motivate you to leave procrastination in the dust.
If you’re not into cupcakes, don’t worry. Your reward can be anything that motivates you . Maybe it’s hanging out with your best friend or an extra ten minutes of video game time. As long as you’re choosing something that makes homework worth doing, you’ll be successful.
#2: Have a Homework Accountability Partner
If you’re having trouble getting yourself to start your homework ahead of time, it may be a good idea to call in reinforcements . Find a friend or classmate you can trust and explain to them that you’re trying to change your homework habits. Ask them if they’d be willing to text you to make sure you’re doing your homework and check in with you once a week to see if you’re meeting your anti-procrastination goals.
Sharing your goals can make them feel more real, and an accountability partner can help hold you responsible for your decisions. For example, let’s say you’re tempted to put off your science lab write-up until the morning before it’s due. But you know that your accountability partner is going to text you about it tomorrow...and you don’t want to fess up that you haven’t started your assignment. A homework accountability partner can give you the extra support and incentive you need to keep your homework habits on track.
#3: Create Your Own Due Dates
If you’re a life-long procrastinator, you might find that changing the habit is harder than you expected. In that case, you might try using procrastination to your advantage! If you just can’t seem to stop doing your work at the last minute, try setting your own due dates for assignments that range from a day to a week before the assignment is actually due.
Here’s what we mean. Let’s say you have a math worksheet that’s been assigned on Tuesday and is due on Friday. In your planner, you can write down the due date as Thursday instead. You may still put off your homework assignment until the last minute...but in this case, the “last minute” is a day before the assignment’s real due date . This little hack can trick your procrastination-addicted brain into planning ahead!
If you feel like Kevin Hart in this meme, then our tips for doing homework when you're busy are for you.
How to Do Homework When You’re too Busy
If you’re aiming to go to a top-tier college , you’re going to have a full plate. Because college admissions is getting more competitive, it’s important that you’re maintaining your grades , studying hard for your standardized tests , and participating in extracurriculars so your application stands out. A packed schedule can get even more hectic once you add family obligations or a part-time job to the mix.
If you feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions at once, you’re not alone. Recent research has found that stress—and more severe stress-related conditions like anxiety and depression— are a major problem for high school students . In fact, one study from the American Psychological Association found that during the school year, students’ stress levels are higher than those of the adults around them.
For students, homework is a major contributor to their overall stress levels . Many high schoolers have multiple hours of homework every night , and figuring out how to fit it into an already-packed schedule can seem impossible.
3 Tips for Fitting Homework Into Your Busy Schedule
While it might feel like you have literally no time left in your schedule, there are still ways to make sure you’re able to get your homework done and meet your other commitments. Here are our expert homework tips for even the busiest of students.
#1: Make a Prioritized To-Do List
You probably already have a to-do list to keep yourself on track. The next step is to prioritize the items on your to-do list so you can see what items need your attention right away.
Here’s how it works: at the beginning of each day, sit down and make a list of all the items you need to get done before you go to bed. This includes your homework, but it should also take into account any practices, chores, events, or job shifts you may have. Once you get everything listed out, it’s time to prioritize them using the labels A, B, and C. Here’s what those labels mean:
- A Tasks : tasks that have to get done—like showing up at work or turning in an assignment—get an A.
- B Tasks : these are tasks that you would like to get done by the end of the day but aren’t as time sensitive. For example, studying for a test you have next week could be a B-level task. It’s still important, but it doesn’t have to be done right away.
- C Tasks: these are tasks that aren’t very important and/or have no real consequences if you don’t get them done immediately. For instance, if you’re hoping to clean out your closet but it’s not an assigned chore from your parents, you could label that to-do item with a C.
Prioritizing your to-do list helps you visualize which items need your immediate attention, and which items you can leave for later. A prioritized to-do list ensures that you’re spending your time efficiently and effectively, which helps you make room in your schedule for homework. So even though you might really want to start making decorations for Homecoming (a B task), you’ll know that finishing your reading log (an A task) is more important.
#2: Use a Planner With Time Labels
Your planner is probably packed with notes, events, and assignments already. (And if you’re not using a planner, it’s time to start!) But planners can do more for you than just remind you when an assignment is due. If you’re using a planner with time labels, it can help you visualize how you need to spend your day.
A planner with time labels breaks your day down into chunks, and you assign tasks to each chunk of time. For example, you can make a note of your class schedule with assignments, block out time to study, and make sure you know when you need to be at practice. Once you know which tasks take priority, you can add them to any empty spaces in your day.
Planning out how you spend your time not only helps you use it wisely, it can help you feel less overwhelmed, too . We’re big fans of planners that include a task list ( like this one ) or have room for notes ( like this one ).
#3: Set Reminders on Your Phone
If you need a little extra nudge to make sure you’re getting your homework done on time, it’s a good idea to set some reminders on your phone. You don’t need a fancy app, either. You can use your alarm app to have it go off at specific times throughout the day to remind you to do your homework. This works especially well if you have a set homework time scheduled. So if you’ve decided you’re doing homework at 6:00 pm, you can set an alarm to remind you to bust out your books and get to work.
If you use your phone as your planner, you may have the option to add alerts, emails, or notifications to scheduled events . Many calendar apps, including the one that comes with your phone, have built-in reminders that you can customize to meet your needs. So if you block off time to do your homework from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, you can set a reminder that will pop up on your phone when it’s time to get started.
This dog isn't judging your lack of motivation...but your teacher might. Keep reading for tips to help you motivate yourself to do your homework.
How to Do Homework When You’re Unmotivated
At first glance, it may seem like procrastination and being unmotivated are the same thing. After all, both of these issues usually result in you putting off your homework until the very last minute.
But there’s one key difference: many procrastinators are working, they’re just prioritizing work differently. They know they’re going to start their homework...they’re just going to do it later.
Conversely, people who are unmotivated to do homework just can’t find the willpower to tackle their assignments. Procrastinators know they’ll at least attempt the homework at the last minute, whereas people who are unmotivated struggle with convincing themselves to do it at a ll. For procrastinators, the stress comes from the inevitable time crunch. For unmotivated people, the stress comes from trying to convince themselves to do something they don’t want to do in the first place.
Here are some common reasons students are unmotivated in doing homework :
- Assignments are too easy, too hard, or seemingly pointless
- Students aren’t interested in (or passionate about) the subject matter
- Students are intimidated by the work and/or feels like they don’t understand the assignment
- Homework isn’t fun, and students would rather spend their time on things that they enjoy
To sum it up: people who lack motivation to do their homework are more likely to not do it at all, or to spend more time worrying about doing their homework than...well, actually doing it.
3 Tips for How to Get Motivated to Do Homework
The key to getting homework done when you’re unmotivated is to figure out what does motivate you, then apply those things to homework. It sounds tricky...but it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it! Here are our three expert tips for motivating yourself to do your homework.
#1: Use Incremental Incentives
When you’re not motivated, it’s important to give yourself small rewards to stay focused on finishing the task at hand. The trick is to keep the incentives small and to reward yourself often. For example, maybe you’re reading a good book in your free time. For every ten minutes you spend on your homework, you get to read five pages of your book. Like we mentioned earlier, make sure you’re choosing a reward that works for you!
So why does this technique work? Using small rewards more often allows you to experience small wins for getting your work done. Every time you make it to one of your tiny reward points, you get to celebrate your success, which gives your brain a boost of dopamine . Dopamine helps you stay motivated and also creates a feeling of satisfaction when you complete your homework !
#2: Form a Homework Group
If you’re having trouble motivating yourself, it’s okay to turn to others for support. Creating a homework group can help with this. Bring together a group of your friends or classmates, and pick one time a week where you meet and work on homework together. You don’t have to be in the same class, or even taking the same subjects— the goal is to encourage one another to start (and finish!) your assignments.
Another added benefit of a homework group is that you can help one another if you’re struggling to understand the material covered in your classes. This is especially helpful if your lack of motivation comes from being intimidated by your assignments. Asking your friends for help may feel less scary than talking to your teacher...and once you get a handle on the material, your homework may become less frightening, too.
#3: Change Up Your Environment
If you find that you’re totally unmotivated, it may help if you find a new place to do your homework. For example, if you’ve been struggling to get your homework done at home, try spending an extra hour in the library after school instead. The change of scenery can limit your distractions and give you the energy you need to get your work done.
If you’re stuck doing homework at home, you can still use this tip. For instance, maybe you’ve always done your homework sitting on your bed. Try relocating somewhere else, like your kitchen table, for a few weeks. You may find that setting up a new “homework spot” in your house gives you a motivational lift and helps you get your work done.
Social media can be a huge problem when it comes to doing homework. We have advice for helping you unplug and regain focus.
How to Do Homework When You’re Easily Distracted
We live in an always-on world, and there are tons of things clamoring for our attention. From friends and family to pop culture and social media, it seems like there’s always something (or someone!) distracting us from the things we need to do.
The 24/7 world we live in has affected our ability to focus on tasks for prolonged periods of time. Research has shown that over the past decade, an average person’s attention span has gone from 12 seconds to eight seconds . And when we do lose focus, i t takes people a long time to get back on task . One study found that it can take as long as 23 minutes to get back to work once we’ve been distracte d. No wonder it can take hours to get your homework done!
3 Tips to Improve Your Focus
If you have a hard time focusing when you’re doing your homework, it’s a good idea to try and eliminate as many distractions as possible. Here are three expert tips for blocking out the noise so you can focus on getting your homework done.
#1: Create a Distraction-Free Environment
Pick a place where you’ll do your homework every day, and make it as distraction-free as possible. Try to find a location where there won’t be tons of noise, and limit your access to screens while you’re doing your homework. Put together a focus-oriented playlist (or choose one on your favorite streaming service), and put your headphones on while you work.
You may find that other people, like your friends and family, are your biggest distraction. If that’s the case, try setting up some homework boundaries. Let them know when you’ll be working on homework every day, and ask them if they’ll help you keep a quiet environment. They’ll be happy to lend a hand!
#2: Limit Your Access to Technology
We know, we know...this tip isn’t fun, but it does work. For homework that doesn’t require a computer, like handouts or worksheets, it’s best to put all your technology away . Turn off your television, put your phone and laptop in your backpack, and silence notifications on any wearable tech you may be sporting. If you listen to music while you work, that’s fine...but make sure you have a playlist set up so you’re not shuffling through songs once you get started on your homework.
If your homework requires your laptop or tablet, it can be harder to limit your access to distractions. But it’s not impossible! T here are apps you can download that will block certain websites while you’re working so that you’re not tempted to scroll through Twitter or check your Facebook feed. Silence notifications and text messages on your computer, and don’t open your email account unless you absolutely have to. And if you don’t need access to the internet to complete your assignments, turn off your WiFi. Cutting out the online chatter is a great way to make sure you’re getting your homework done.
#3: Set a Timer (the Pomodoro Technique)
Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro technique ? It’s a productivity hack that uses a timer to help you focus!
Here’s how it works: first, set a timer for 25 minutes. This is going to be your work time. During this 25 minutes, all you can do is work on whatever homework assignment you have in front of you. No email, no text messaging, no phone calls—just homework. When that timer goes off, y ou get to take a 5 minute break. Every time you go through one of these cycles, it’s called a “pomodoro.” For every four pomodoros you complete, you can take a longer break of 15 to 30 minutes.
The pomodoro technique works through a combination of boundary setting and rewards. First, it gives you a finite amount of time to focus, so you know that you only have to work really hard for 25 minutes. Once you’ve done that, you’re rewarded with a short break where you can do whatever you want. Additionally, tracking how many pomodoros you complete can help you see how long you’re really working on your homework. (Once you start using our focus tips, you may find it doesn’t take as long as you thought!)
Two Bonus Tips for How to Do Homework Fast
Even if you’re doing everything right, there will be times when you just need to get your homework done as fast as possible. (Why do teachers always have projects due in the same week? The world may never know.)
The problem with speeding through homework is that it’s easy to make mistakes. While turning in an assignment is always better than not submitting anything at all, you want to make sure that you’re not compromising quality for speed. Simply put, the goal is to get your homework done quickly and still make a good grade on the assignment!
Here are our two bonus tips for getting a decent grade on your homework assignments , even when you’re in a time crunch.
#1: Do the Easy Parts First
This is especially true if you’re working on a handout with multiple questions. Before you start working on the assignment, read through all the questions and problems. As you do, make a mark beside the questions you think are “easy” to answer .
Once you’ve finished going through the whole assignment, you can answer these questions first. Getting the easy questions out of the way as quickly as possible lets you spend more time on the trickier portions of your homework, which will maximize your assignment grade.
(Quick note: this is also a good strategy to use on timed assignments and tests, like the SAT and the ACT !)
#2: Pay Attention in Class
Homework gets a lot easier when you’re actively learning the material. Teachers aren’t giving you homework because they’re mean or trying to ruin your weekend... it’s because they want you to really understand the course material. Homework is designed to reinforce what you’re already learning in class so you’ll be ready to tackle harder concepts later.
When you pay attention in class, ask questions, and take good notes, you’re absorbing the information you’ll need to succeed on your homework assignments. (You’re stuck in class anyway, so you might as well make the most of it!) Not only will paying attention in class make your homework less confusing, it will also help it go much faster, too.
If you’re looking to improve your productivity beyond homework, a good place to begin is with time management. After all, we only have so much time in a day...so it’s important to get the most out of it! To get you started, check out this list of the 12 best time management techniques that you can start using today.
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5 Clever Ways To Get Your Homework Done Faster
Homework is the universal bane of every student’s existence. You slog away all day in school or college only to come back home and tackle the mountain of homework you have left. Between tests, assignments, and having some semblance of social life, homework seems to become a dreaded chore. But it doesn’t have to be! With a few simple steps, you’ll be able to turn that mountain into a molehill and finish homework in no time. How? Read on to find out some awesome homework hacks!
1. Set Aside A Study Corner
Nowadays it’s become the norm to lay on your bed and gather your things around you to do homework. But this is the worst way to go about it. You associate your bed with relaxing and chilling out. This is not the place you should be working. Instead, set aside a corner of your room for study. Whether you’re doing homework or schoolwork, you’ll find that you get into the zone and finish your homework faster. This is why people who exclusively work from home have separate home offices, so their work and personal life have designated zones and boundaries.
2. Put Your Electronics Away!
Our phones have become our constant companions. Even if they came up with an implantable phone next, we probably wouldn’t even notice the difference! But because we’re so used to being available for every tweet, comment, or like on our socials, we can’t find the focus to finish homework on time.
Put your phone on silent or vibrate, or leave it to charge on the other side of the room when you sit down to study. Make sure you have to put in some effort to see a notification or call, and you’ll see it is easier to wait for ten minutes, finish the chapter you were studying and then attend to your friends. If this is too difficult for you, then download an app that locks your phone for a certain amount of time. Do what you need to do to switch off from the virtual world.
3. Make A Routine
Man is a creature of habit. As lazy as we are, humans are designed to fall into a certain routine. Very often we do it without realizing it! For example, there is a specific set of things we do when we wake up. For some, it is brushing teeth, then getting coffee and reading from a specific source. For others, it is waking up, visiting the bathroom, and then making breakfast before grabbing a coffee and heading out to work. If you set aside a two-hour block for homework, not only will it stop piling up, you will also fall into a routine of doing homework, be it for school or college. Soon, you will see that you finish homework fast no matter how daunting it seems or however much work comes up unexpectedly!
4. Put On Some Music
Okay, so you’ve set a routine, kept your phone away, and are sitting in your designated study corner. But you feel antsy, and keep looking across the room to your phone, and you’re getting distracted easily. First off, congratulations! You’re doing well and have taken concrete steps to finish all the homework you have piled up. Now, put some music on in the background if you’re having trouble with focus. You’ve been so used to having multiple things going on in your head that your mind is looking for things to focus on other than the text in front of you. This is something most college kids overcome as they get used to coursework. Make sure it isn’t music you listen to usually, get something without words. There are even playlists on Spotify by other college students if you want something premade. Suddenly you’ll see that you’re finishing homework fast, and submitting it on time too!
5. Get Help
Asking for help is one of the most common problems that people face. It’s okay to not understand everything your course throws at you, that’s why there are teachers and tutors and the library to help! When you’re struggling to find answers on homework and you don’t have much time, you can look at both online ( cheapwritingservice.com ) and offline resources. YouTube has recorded classes from school through to college that you can go through in case you missed something or need a refresher. There are also plenty of other resources online you could use going from time management apps to differentiation calculators for your math assignments. You can make a study group with your friends and can bounce questions off each other to get homework assignments done faster. You can also email your professor or teacher and ask them. Most of the time, any educator will be happy to explain something in your homework to you again if you’re having trouble with it. With some help from the people around you, you’ll be able to finish homework fast and have time for your friends and family.
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7 Hacks For How To Do Homework Fast
Esteemed late and great Coach John Wooden used to say, “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” The phrase that was directed towards his team of basketball players can be applied to virtually every aspect of life, including for students approaching their homework. Learning how to do homework fast is both an art and a skill.
While it’s not a race to the finish, applying the following tips and tricks can help you better manage your time. As a student, time management becomes one of the most important skills you can possess. This then transfers to your work at any job, and even the ability to balance your personal life with professional activities.
But, before we go further down this rabbit hole, let’s focus on the task at hand, which is to adopt techniques to finish your homework quickly.
Student’s workspace for homework with graph paper and supplies / https://unsplash.com/photos/TB3CxSMHqmY
How to do your homework faster.
These homework hacks can be utilized for more than just homework. For anything that you have to get done with immense focus and accuracy, consider applying the following:
1. Create a to-do list
One of the upsides of homework is that it’s black-and-white. You know exactly what you have to get done and by when. This makes it easier to create a prioritized to-do list. While making a to-do list may not seem like a big hack, it ends up being one of the most important and useful things to do along your homework journey.
Instead of opening your notebook and jumping right into the first homework assignment that comes to mind, take a few moments to review what you have to get done. To make this easier, use a homework agenda or planner, so you don’t forget your tasks. Once you have everything written out, consider due dates and the length of time it should take to cross them off the list.
Creating a to-do list that is in order of priority helps you to stay on track and also provides you with a burst of endorphins and a sense of accomplishment each time you put a check in the box of completion.
2. Remove distractions
Distractions come in many different shapes and sizes. From cell phone chimes and notifications to a sibling throwing jelly beans at you, distractions can be of any type. While you cannot control how others affect you while you work, you can take control of your own study space and habits.
Turn off your phone and electronic devices, leave them in a different room, or at least put them on silent. It’s become a habit that as soon as the screen lights up, most people stop what they are doing and take a peek. Whether you act on the notification or not, you’ve lost valuable time with the distraction. Then, you need to refocus your brain on your homework all over again. These small bouts of broken concentration add up to a lot of wasted time.
3. Estimate time
Getting your homework done quickly means that you have to first be aware of the time it takes. You can time yourself on different tasks to start gaining an understanding and general idea of what takes the most time. This way, you can work to sharpen specific skills to move faster. For example, if you’re a slow reader, then you can try to learn more about speed reading so that you can shave off time on this task.
Timing yourself is also a good idea because if all your due dates are the same for tasks, then you can at least order your to-do list based on time. If a certain homework assignment takes less time than another, it may be best to start off with that task. This not only helps you to reserve your energy for time-consuming tasks, but it also means that you get started off on a positive note by completing something quickly. You can use that momentum to continue pushing through your list.
4. Find your study location
Find the type of environment that best suits you to get work done. This could mean a coffee shop with some ambient background noise, or it could be a library so quiet that you can hear a pin drop. Every person has their own preferences when it comes to where they work the best. As long as you minimize your distractions, you can get your work done quickly given you’re in an optimal workspace.
5. Gather supplies
Say you sit down to do some math homework. Then, you realize you need a graphing calculator. So, you go to get one. You sit back down and get into the groove. But now, you have forgotten the graphing paper you need to draw the equation. It may not seem like a big deal to get back up and run to the next room for your supplies, but again, you’re losing time.
In the endeavor of minimizing wasted time, you should gather all your supplies in advance and take them with you to your workspace. In order to do this successfully, review your to-do list once again and make a mental note of everything you’ll need to get each line item done.
6. Take breaks
Breaks are not bad. Breaks are actually beneficial. However, not all breaks are made equally.
By taking breaks, you can recharge your energy and focus. This could actually translate into being able to focus for longer stretches of time. Approach your homework like you would a high-intensity interval training exercise regimen. This means that you’ll go hard for a certain amount of time (say 45-60 minutes), and then you’ll take a quick, but meaningful break (say for 15-20 minutes).
If you focus for longer amounts of time, then take a slightly longer break. This helps to avoid burnout. Your body and mind will thank you for taking healthy breaks (i.e., a short walk, stretching, or any other activity that doesn’t require too much mental capacity).
7. Reward yourself
You’re the master of your own fate (and homework). So, if you thought that it would take you 45 minutes to finish your coding exercise, but you finished it in 30 minutes, you can apply those saved 15 minutes to a reward.
By celebrating small wins, you will continue to motivate yourself to get your work done in a timely manner. Alternatively, if you don’t want to take long breaks between your tasks, you can accrue your time and spend it all doing whatever brings you joy once you finish your homework to-do list.
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The desire to finish homework quickly is a universal feeling. When you look at the big picture, the ability to complete homework without wasting too much time turns out to be a lesson in time management. Having strong time management skills is paramount in education, especially if you choose to do so in a self-paced and online learning environment.
Try some or all of these homework hacks so that you can know how to do homework fast. Have fun while finding out which ones prove to be most beneficial for you.
9 Important Tips On How To Finish Your Homework Faster
Doing homework on time can be challenging for many students because when they come back home from school they only want to do other activities like watching tv, playing games, or hanging out with friends.
But they have to complete their homework because their teachers give them a lot of homework. And they are not able to complete their homework because they feel tired when they come back home from school.
That’s why they think that how can they finish their homework fast? So they can do other activities. So they search for various help and strategies on the internet to finish their homework on time.
If you are one of them, then you don’t have to worry about that because we have provided some of the best and proven tips to complete homework fast. With these tips, you can complete your homework on time.
Let’s start with these tips and tricks one by one to finish homework quickly.
How to Finish Your Homework Faster
Table of Contents
- Tip 1: Arrange everything before beginning your homework
- Tip 2: Make a suitable timetable
- Tip 3: Make desirable deadlines
- Tip 4: Identify disturbing elements in your homework environment
- Tip 5: Restrict the utilization of technology
- Tip 6: Have “breaks” more often
- Tip 7: Do not hesitate to take help
Tip #1: Arrange everything before beginning your homework
It is one of the foremost things students need to identify whether they have sufficient study material (such as books, notes, newspapers, and much more) or not before initiating homework. Your resources will help you to save time while doing homework, as it might be challenging to do during your homework writing.
If you are unable to find something important, it can waste your precious time. Consequently, it will increase your difficulty level to come back again and write homework with the same flow. If learners have suitable plans, they can complete their homework and set up the things in their study table to utilize them.
Tip #2: Make a suitable timetable
Students do not have enough time to finish their work; that is why they look for how to finish your homework faster. Introduce a critical quantity of time to perform any responsibility in the study. Give enough time to perform specific tasks and prepare other regular responsibilities.
While you are establishing a timetable, create an exact timetable, which is practically feasible. If one can understand things, they can accomplish everything within a half-hour, set a flexible time, and work sincerely.
Tip #3: Make desirable deadlines
If a professor has already given the homework submitting deadline, try to put some new dates on your own, which is more prime to your submission dates. It supports the learners performing things in a more disciplined manner, learning how to finish your homework faster, and prioritizing the task each day.
Tip #4:Identify disturbing elements in your homework environment
Recognizing disturbances can help the students learn what can distract them. Besides the environmental distractions, digital disturbances can be a harmful habit, and according to various studies, these can influence the study’s growth.
If the learners are examining to get attention and develop more valuable study methods, examine the students’ online performance primarily and foremost. This can be the best method for how to finish your homework fast.
Tip #5: Restrict the utilization of technology
Have you ever noticed how social media distracts you from doing the homework faster? If you are seeking how to finish your homework fast, you need to stay away from social media and other platforms.
The sound/vibration of various notifications could be adequate to distract your attention from the task at the help. And later, it happens to the information overload, the worry of dropping out, and the types of addictive habits. Technology is changing students’ creativity further than ever, and it is continuously taking students’ attention.
Tip #6: Have “breaks” more often
Taking breaks can help you to relax and refresh yourself. After each study session, the students must involve themselves in other sections of the mind before moving back to their studies to attain the desired performance.
With one cup of tea or coffee and another your favorite drink, you can regain your energy and continue your work with great productivity and efficiency. There one has it — how to finish your homework fast amidst the various disturbances in the home surroundings!
Tip #7: Do not hesitate to take help
Most students feel hesitation when they need to ask something from their teachers or professor and refuse to take their suggestions and recommendations.
Students should ask any questions related to their homework to clear their confusion. There is nothing wrong with that; even brilliant students seek help from tutors and others. The students can also request their parents for aid if they can. Students can also ask an individual teacher, who can help them determine more about the subject.
Tip #8: Reward Yourself
This is one of the best steps that can help you to motivate yourself to complete your homework on time. Because when you give yourself a reward, then you can do your homework fast every day.
For example: suppose you have difficult homework to complete, and it takes 45 minutes to finish. But if you have finished it in 30 minutes, you can apply those 15 minutes as a reward.
Tip #9: Do Your Homework At School
If you want to do your homework on time then you can do your homework at school. There is no restriction on doing homework in school.
In fact, in my opinion, the best time to finish homework is when your teacher has just taught you about the lesson and the material is still fresh in your head. And you can do your homework fast.
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Methods For Completing Homework Faster
Three simple methods to follow while doing homework. It helps you to know how to finish your homework faster.
Homework is quite time-consuming, and students also get frustrated sometimes while doing it. Students get so much homework, assignments, projects, etc., and they want to complete it faster. To do your homework fast, here we below mentioned some methods for completing homework faster-
Method 1- Stay focused
- Ensure you’re sitting on a comfortable chair and doing your homework on a desk. Don’t do your homework in bed because it can make you drowsy and cause your neck and back pain.
- Try to avoid all types of disruptions, such as cell phones, television, or something else. Turn your cell off. Notify your friends and families that you will be offline for a certain period of time.
- Set a timer for your homework if you want to complete your homework quickly. It will support you in remaining on track.
Method 2- Do proper planning and organize your work
- Just keep resources on your study table that you may use for your homework. You won’t have to stand up again and again to get the things.
- Start early to finish early. If you expect to start in the evening, you can get exhausted if you continue working late at night.
Method- 3 Be motivated
- Taking a nap can be relaxing for you and help to calm down your mind’s disturbances.
- Reward yourself for meeting small goals.
When you follow these methods, you do not need to worry about how to finish your homework faster. You will complete your homework quickly and get back to whatever you have scheduled for yourself if you follow these methods.
Reasons To Complete Your Homework Faster
Don’t think it is a joke! It is actually beneficial for you to complete the work faster that help you to get some spare time-
- It is helpful for yourself
Complete your homework quickly can be a stress buster for you and give you ample time to take a rest.
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As a result, you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you can avoid the mounting tension that comes with a deadline. Complete your homework a few days or weeks ahead of schedule will save you from the stress growing with the coming deadline.
- Your teachers will appreciate you
There were also a few times where a professor praised me for sending my homework early. While doing homework takes a lot of time and effort, grading them takes about as much time and effort on your professor’s part. It’s also beneficial for them to focus on marking steadily rather than getting slammed with 30 or many papers at once and trying to grade them quickly.
- It gives you time for proofreading .
There are plenty of things that could go wrong. But here’s the beneficial thing about completing your homework early: all of those mistakes will happen, and if you give yourself a few days’ notices, preferably a week or more, you can resolve all mistakes. You can proofread your work or give your work to someone who can proofread for you. After that, you can correct all your errors timely.
- Your work gets better .
Some people can work under pressure, only if they get some reward for it. But you will get more benefits if you complete your work before the time like a few days or a week before. It will help you get your work done better than the work done before a night by spending sleepless nights.
- Gives you immense satisfaction to complete the work early
It definitely helps you stay motivated to do work more accurately. You will always get a sense to push yourself harder. If you do the work early and give your 100 percent, then you put yourself ahead of others. In education nowadays, things get competitive in it. So, it’s beneficial for you to push yourself to do work early, and it will give you peace of mind.
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How do I force myself to finish homework?
Here are some steps to force yourself to finish your homework faster: 1. Make a plan. 2. Get help. 3. Set small goals. 4. Stay organized. 5. Take breaks. 6. Reward yourself. 7. Get help when you need it. 8. Stay positive.
Is homework harmful?
No, if you do some amount of homework it can help you improve in-class performance. But if you do too much homework it can have damaging effects.
When was homework invented?
Homework was invented in 1095 – or 1905 and is created by Roberto Novelis of Venice, Italy.
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How To Get Homework Done Fast
In college, there are times that you need to finish your homework fast or get a lot of homework done quickly. Which means that you need to know how to set up a schedule, prioritize your work and be motivated enough to get it all done.The secret of completing college homework faster is following the steps below on how to do homework efficiently and quickly:
- Organize your workspace
- Choose the right workplace.
- Prioritize your homework tasks.
- Identify materials required to complete the assignment.
- Establish self motivation.
- Stop procrastinating.
- Start writing your homework.
- Ask for help if you get stuck.
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How to finish homework fast – 8 Steps
Here, we will discuss the steps listed above. Once you follow these steps, you will be able to write and complete homework assignments in the shortest time possible.
Step 1: Organizing Your Workspace:
When trying to figure out how to do your homework quickly, organization is the key. If you have everything ready for when you sit down at your desk, you can get going with your tasks faster. Also, being organized will help you remember where you left off and how much work is ahead of you.
From the minute you walk into your study room, you should think about how to organize your work space for maximum productivity. Start by laying out all of the supplies needed to do your homework. This means pens, pencils, notebooks and any other supplies that you need. If you are using a computer, have your laptop set up and ready to go before you sit down. Make sure all of the cords are plugged in properly and everything is where it should be so it’s easy for you to find when you’re looking for something specific.
In terms of the general organization of your room, try to keep your area as clean as possible. If you have a lot of clutter in the background, it can prove to be distracting for you when trying to focus on your work. The less mess and distractions there are around you, the faster you will be able to work.
Step 2: Choosing the Right Place to Work:
It’s important that you figure out where you are most comfortable working when trying to get homework done fast . If you feel like your library is the best place for you, go there. However, if it’s a messy area or noisy, then don’t go there because you aren’t going to be able to focus on your writing and studying.
As mentioned above, try organizing your desk so that all of the supplies you need while working are easily accessible. It’s also helpful if the lighting in the area is good for what tasks you will be doing at your desk and studying. Yet another thing is fresh air; make sure breathing isn’t hard for some reason due to poor ventilation or if you don’t have access to a window.
Step 3: Prioritizing Your Homework Tasks
When trying to finish your homework fast, it’s all about prioritization. You need to think about which tasks are more important than others and start out with those. Then, depending on how long you have and what time it is, you can move onto the next task on your list so that things are getting done in an order that makes sense.
If you had three tasks that needed to be completed (an hour each), start with the shortest assignment as well as one of the longest ones just in case there is not enough time for everything. This way, if something goes wrong during your study session or breaks down somehow, then at least there is something to show for it.
Doing this ensures you don’t have to cram everything in all at once because things are not getting done and that way, you’re more likely to get it all done on time. Remember, prioritizing your tasks will help you figure out how to do your homework quickly and efficiently which leads into the next section about being motivated with everything else involved in trying to complete homework faster than usual.
Step 4: Identify the research materials and problems you will solve.
Identify materials required to complete the assignment. Before you can start doing your homework, it is prudent that you go through each homework quickly and identify what materials you need to complete the homework. Collect all the books you need or if you are doing the research online, collect all the links (for the resources) in one text file for easy accessibility. In most cases, researching a homework assignment beforehand can help you save a lot of time while trying to finish your homework fast.
Identify the problems you will solve. You should not pick a problem to solve until you have done preliminary research on how to solve the problem. Your chances of finishing your homework fast are higher if you know where the solutions are located and hence which problems you will be trying to solve. If it appears that all the problems can be solved using one theory or concept, then try making use of this theory or concept in solving other related problems as well. When doing multiple-step tasks, always start with easy steps first and work your way up to harder ones instead of going for complicated problems from the beginning because this would significantly slow down your pace while finishing your homework fast.
Organize materials needed for completing assignment into groups based on their relevance to the assignment. It is advisable that you organize all your materials into groups before you start trying to finish your homework fast. For instance, if you have books that contain relevant information for completing your assignment, it would be prudent that you group them together so as to make this process easier. You should group your assignments by date or topic.
Start with easy tasks and work up gradually instead of going straight for complicated problems or tasks when finishing homework fast. Do not forget to reward yourself at regular intervals since finishing a task will require a lot of concentration and focus and also time which could mean more than one hour most times depending on how complex the assignment is. If you reach an advanced level in any assignment, take an advantage of this opportunity to learn more.
Step 5: Get Motivated
Motivation is an important tool when trying to finish your homework fast as possible. Think of whatever task you must complete as a game or race against someone else and try beating them by finishing first. This may seem silly, but it works! If paying attention to other people isn’t doing it for you, try looking at the smaller picture.
If there’s a paper due tomorrow and you have to write five pages of content, imagine that each page is one step closer to finishing and will get you that much closer to being done with your work for the day. This can seem small, but focusing on what needs to be finished most recently rather than thinking about everything in general will help you stay motivated so that you can do your homework quickly.
Step 6: Dealing with Procrastination
The biggest obstacle standing between you and how to do your homework faster is often procrastination. You know what needs getting done and yet still put it off for more important things or different tasks. This is a problem because it can make you start out slower than normal and end up rushing to try and finish everything because of the time constraints.
One way you could combat procrastination is by making your tasks seem more like a game as mentioned above. Treat every item on your to-do list as if they are steps in a video game or levels in an RPG (role playing game). See how far along you have gotten with each homework assignment, not just overall, but also what percentage completed it has been done at.
This gives you something to reward yourself with when things are getting done quickly so that working hard is worth it and becomes fun! By rewarding yourself for having good study habits rather than being excessively strict with yourself, this makes homework less of a chore and much faster to finish.
Step 7: Start Writing Your Homework
Organize your time to make sure all tasks are completed on schedule. This means that you should start working on your assignment even before the deadline is due. This could be done by planning ahead so as to ensure that everything is ready before the day of submission since an assignment which appears complex at first might turn out simple once you are through with it.
Planning will enable you to identify and include every step involved in completing the task right from beginning up until completion, and hence save a lot of time when trying to finish homework fast because this way; you will not get stuck somewhere along the line having realized only after starting on a particular task that what was needed was already done and thus requiring going back for materials or changing the steps.
Finish all your tasks within shortest time frame possible while ensuring that they are also done to the required standard. When finishing homework fast, you should remember that a few mistakes will go unnoticed when working quickly and thus cutting down on time spent which is why it is advisable to spend more time on things that require accuracy or where deductive reasoning might be involved so as not to have any room left for being doubted or questioned about how you did something. Do not rush through things because this could lead to errors and unless you want to have a lot of explaining to do then try finishing your homework fast without rushing!
Step 8: Ask for help:
If the above steps don’t work for you, it is time you asked for help from friends, family or an essay writing service .
- Find homework buddies : Studying in groups can significantly help in improving quality of work output since teamwork enables students with different strengths and weaknesses to work together for a common purpose. You should thus share your tasks with peers so as to experience how others will view the assignment from different angles and also learn a new way of doing things which you might not have considered before.
- Use a college homework help website : This is actually one of the best ways to finish your homework fast which is easy. You can pay someone to do homework and get you homework completed on time. Click here to get your homework done fast.
- Get help from friends and family : If asking for assignment help or finding a homework buddy is not your thing, you can ask your closest friends or knowledgeable family members to help you do your homework fast.
Conclusion – How to do homework efficiently and quickly
All in all, these are several tips you can use to do homework efficiently and quickly so that time is not wasted while working on assignments which leaves other tasks open for later or during another study session. Try prioritizing what needs doing first and foremost, see everything as more like a game than actual work, remove distractions by having good lighting, ventilation, and fresh air available before starting anything new (among many other things), and try treating studying like an activity one would do with friends instead of strictly business.
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- 3 Reasons Students Procrastinate—and How to Help Them Stop
- Studying 101: Study Smarter Not Harder – UNC Learning Center
- How Much Homework is Too Much? – Duke Learning Innovation
- How to Get Good Grades | Center for Access and Success
- Bored Out of Their Minds | Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Homework is your teachers' way of evaluating how much you understand of what's going on in class. But it can seem overwhelming at times. Luckily, you can do a few things to make homework less work.
Create a Homework Plan
Understand the assignment. Write it down in your notebook or planner, and don't be afraid to ask questions about what's expected. It's much easier to take a minute to ask the teacher during or after class than to struggle to remember later that night.
If you have a lot of homework or activities, ask how long the particular homework assignment should take. That way you can budget your time.
Start right away. Just because it's called "homework" doesn't mean you have to do it at home. Use study periods or other extra time in your school day. The more you get done in school, the less you have to do at night.
Budget your time. If you don't finish your homework at school, think about how much you have left and what else is going on that day. Most high-school students have between 1 and 3 hours of homework a night. If it's a heavy homework day, you'll need to devote more time to homework. It's a good idea to come up with a homework schedule, especially if you're involved in sports or activities or have an after-school job.
Watch Where You Work
When you settle down to do homework or to study, where do you do it? Parked in front of the TV? In the kitchen, with the sound of dishes being cleared and your brothers and sisters fighting?
Find a quiet place to focus. The kitchen table was OK when you were younger and homework didn't require as much concentration. But now you'll do best if you can find a place to get away from noise and distractions, like a bedroom or study.
Avoid studying on your bed. Sit at a desk or table that you can set your computer on and is comfortable to work at. Park your devices while you study. Just having your phone where you can see it can be a distraction. That makes homework take longer.
Get to Work
Tackle the hardest assignments first. It's tempting to start with the easy stuff to get it out of the way. But you have the most energy and focus when you begin. Use this mental power on the subjects that are most challenging. Later, when you're more tired, you can focus on the simpler things.
Keep moving ahead. If you get stuck, try to figure out the problem as best you can — but don't spend too much time on it because this can mess up your homework schedule for the rest of the night. If you need to, ask an adult or older sibling for help. Or reach out to a classmate. Just don't pick someone you'll be up all night chatting with or you'll never get it done!
Take breaks. Most people have short attention spans. Sitting for too long without stretching or relaxing will make you less productive than if you stop every so often. Taking a 15-minute break every hour is a good idea for most people. (If you're really concentrating, wait until it's a good time to stop.)
Get It Ready to Go
When your homework is done, put it in your backpack. There's nothing worse than having a completed assignment that you can't find the next morning. Now you're free to hang out — without the guilt of unfinished work hanging over you.
Get Help When You Need It
Even when you pay attention in class, study for tests, and do your homework, some subjects seem too hard. You may hope that things will get easier, but most of the time that doesn't happen.
What does happen for many people is that they work harder and harder as they fall further and further behind. There's nothing embarrassing about asking for help. No one understands everything.
Start with your teacher or guidance counselor. Some teachers will work with students before or after school to explain things more clearly. But what if you don't feel comfortable with your teacher? If your school is big, there may be other teachers who know the same subject. Sometimes it just helps to have someone new explain something in a different way.
Ask a classmate. If you know someone who is good at a subject, ask if you can study together. This may help, but keep in mind that people who understand a subject aren't always good at explaining it.
Find a tutor. You'll need to talk to an adult about this because it usually costs money to hire a tutor. Tutors come to your home or meet you someplace like the library or a tutoring center. They work with students to review and explain things taught in the classroom. This gives you the chance to ask questions and work at your own pace. Your teacher or guidance counselor can help you find a tutor if you're interested.
Homework is good because it gives students a chance to practice and internalize information presented during classroom lessons. It also encourages parents to get involved in the student’s education.
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