All students (except for book worms) will agree that doing homework is a buzz kill. It is even worse if you have to do homework when you could be doing other fun stuff. For example, between going to the movies, or playing a video game, and doing homework, which one seems fun? Just keep your answer to yourself, but we know what it is. As much as homework may be a tasteless mushroom, it is a primary requirement in the education system. There are very many important reasons for doing homework, mainly because it contributes to your overall grade. For this reason, here are some useful hacks to help you do your homework fast and effortlessly:
Plan your homework by making a List.
Most students do not plan to do their assignments; they do whatever homework that crosses their minds. It may work out for you, but the risk of not completing your tasks is higher. You may also get stuck on a problem and lose focus completely. Estimate the time you have to complete homework then allocate different assignments an adequate amount of time to achieve them. Set a realistic deadline for each assignment, and do not forget to add small breaks occasionally.
- Assemble all resources you need.
To avoid distracting yourself while doing your homework, it is best to get all tools you may need in your learning area. These include writing material, calculator, textbooks, stationery, etc. Gather these materials after identifying the requirements of your assignments.
- Work in silent locations where you will not be distracted
Focus is critical if you wish to complete your assignments fast and accurately. It is tempting to do your homework in front of the Television or the kitchen, but you may experience many distractions. Get yourself a secluded area free from interruptions and dedicate it as your study area.
- Switch off your mobile phone.
You will agree that your phone is the biggest distraction ever. You always want to check what Aimee has posted or Tyler’s live feed on Instagram or call Lynette, among other things, with your phone. Switching off your phone will give you a chance to concentrate on your work and finish it fast. After you finish, you will have your phone back and do all those things you want.
- Listening to classical music when doing assignments
Are you for real? This genre of music has no beats or lyrics that can distract you while working. You will be able to focus and get your work done within no time. You will score higher on your tests compared to your peers or recent results. It is a fact supported by the findings of the research. However, if you find it distracting, switch it off, it’s not worth it.
- Drink water and eat snacks.
Incorporate healthy snacks and drink a lot of water to help your body and brain after a long day. However, do not take energy drinks, soda, or any sugary snacks; they will only crash your concentration and psyche.
- Take short breaks between homework assignments.
A tremendous amount of work may make you feel the pressure to complete it all in one sitting to minimize time-wasting. It may not work as you may slow down, consequently slowing the whole session. Taking breaks from time to time helps you unwind and re-energizes the mind.
- Reward yourself for finishing your assignments.
You gain motivation by meeting a goal you set and rewarding yourself after achieving it. Create a list of affordable rewards (for example, clothes, toys, candy, cookies, chocolate bars, bags, CDs, etc.). Other awards can include going to the park or hanging out with friends.
Now that you have got these tips to get going on your homework to complete it faster. It can be hard, but with time and practice, you’ll get the hang of it.