Homework Strategies For Students: Doing Your High School Assignments

If you’re feeling overloaded with homework, here are some great suggestions to help you accomplish your assignments:

  • The first step is to get organized. If you’ve got many projects to accomplish all at once, it may seem difficult to concentrate on each one. Indeed, you could easily be knuckling down on the one you enjoy the most whilst trying to forget that the other ones exist. Well, I’m afraid that sort of work balance isn’t going to help you in the long run. So make a timetable to know which homework you’re doing when- and stick to it! You should also make a study plan for each individual project. The more you plan, the more you will attain.

  • It’s not just your time that needs organizing. You should prepare for each project in detail- which means visiting the library, looking online, studying books and articles etc. The more research you perform, the better prepared you will be to tackle your assignment. There’s nothing worse than sitting down in your allotted window to do your algebra homework only to find you didn’t check out the book from the library that you needed.

  • You also need to be able to do your homework in a place where you can focus. If your mum and dad are arguing or your sister’s rock music is blaring through the wall, it might not be a very productive environment to be in. So if you find it difficult to concentrate at home, then try somewhere else. You could always do your homework in the library straight after school, for instance.

  • Sometimes it can really help to get a study group together - or just study with another friend. In some cases, two heads are better than one.

  • Make sure that you have enough energy. If you’ve been staring at the same page for the last half an hour, you should take a break. Feeling tired won’t aid your mental capacity at all, so walk away for a bit, do some exercise, have a snack… then return to the task in hand and you’ll be amazed at just how much more focused you are.

  • If you’re feeling completely overloaded with projects to the extent that you’ve made your study plans, kept to them, and yet the workload still keeps coming, you may be wondering how you can possibly be expected to fit it all in. If this is the case, it’s always worth talking through the problem with your teachers. Perhaps they can see that you really have been overloaded and they might be able to give you an extension. At the very least, they’ll be able to give you some advice.