Successful Students' Guide: Submit Homework On Time
Do you have a habit of waiting until the last minute to start your homework? And then stay up all night drinking coffee regretting your decision not to start it earlier. If this sounds like you then read this guide on how to submit your assignments in when they are due and still have time to socialize on facebook and sit in front of the TV.
- Get organized
Choose a quiet study area that is free from all distractions, this includes the phone, TV and radio. You also want to avoid a busy area because too much background noise will cause you to lose focus.
Make sure that you have all the supplies that you need, notebooks, books, stationary and anything else that you feel you will need to complete your work successfully.
Sit at a desk, avoid doing your homework somewhere that is too comfortable such as a bed or a sofa, you will be tempted to fall asleep.
Make sure that the area you choose to study is well lit; dim lights will make it difficult to focus on your assignment.
- Prioritize your work
There are some assignments that are going to be more important than others so set yourself a list of priorities:
Build a routine
- High Priority: This list will include work that you have to turn in the following day or work for subjects that you find difficult. This category should be done first while your focus is strongest.
- Medium Priority: This list will include work that you maybe have a couple of days to complete as well as larger research projects. Make sure that you work towards completing these assignments every day.
- Low Priority: This list should include subjects that you are confident in, and you know you can get the work done easily.
Everyone has a method of studying that they are most comfortable with. Find out what yours is and stick to it. You might work better before dinner; you might work better first thing in the morning.
Keep an eye on the time
When you are studying always ensure that you have a clock handy. You will need to pace yourself so that you can complete your work on time.
In order to be more productive you will need to take breaks in between your study times. For every hour of study, take a 15 minute break. Get up walk around and stretch your legs before getting back to your assignment.
Students often hand in homework late because the subject is their weak area and so they delayed the work until the last minute. If you spend time practising the subject areas that you are not confident in you will eventually get better. Designate some study time each day to practising the subjects that you find difficult.