High school homework comes with the additional pressure of being part of the course of study that can determine the college you get into. Even lackluster students can occasionally be motivated to higher levels of performance by that possibility. If the art of completing homework on time still seems foreign to you at this point, relax and follow these instructions carefully.
One of the easiest ways to find yourself not completing your work on time is to surround yourself with more interesting things to do. If you have something especially boring to read and answer questions on and you try to finish that assignment while your favorite show is playing in the room, your attention will be divided. It may even be entirely on the TV. Turn your phone off, sign out of any programs that allow people to contact you and immerse yourself in the assignment. It’s only temporary.
Often when students try to change their ways they make ludicrous promises to themselves about how much they will study and for how long. Try not to take this approach with your homework. Set realistic goals for how much you intend to complete in any given day so you’ll be more likely to meet them.
Staying focused by yourself is a gift and not many people possess it. For this reason, keeping a group of studious friends around can be extremely useful. On the other hand, if you have no studious friends, this type of gathering can devolve into “just hanging out” in the blink of an eye. In this case you’d be better off doing your homework solo.
It may seem fairly obvious that you should do the homework you were assigned an nothing else. Unfortunately, a misread instruction can lead to wasted hours spent writing something that you will not get any credit for. Read all instructions, confirm all deadlines and double check if you get information on an assignment from someone else when you were absent. It is no comfort to know that you did your homework badly due to someone else’s negligence.
You’ll get used to your homework routine in time and it will set you off to a good start when you start college.