As students progress through school, the amount of homework that they receive gradually starts to increase. While elementary school students seldom have to do schoolwork at home, high school and college students are flooded with a sudden increase in homework. To manage the stress that accompanies this sudden increase, students should use the following tips.
With more assignments, each student runs the risk of forgetting to do a particular assignment. Instead of receiving a zero on schoolwork, students have to get organized. As a new assignment is handed out, students should write it down in an agenda. They should also write the name of the assignment down on the day that it is due. Each night, the student will use this agenda as a checklist for the things that they need to complete. They can also look at the following day's list of projects due to make sure that they have not forgotten anything.
There are a number of moments when students have free time throughout the day. Students often have free moments when they are on the bus, during lunch, breaks or even in class. Depending on the teacher, the student may be able to work on some of their schoolwork while they are in a different class. Students should take advantage of these time periods so that they do not have to do any schoolwork when they are at home.
If the student already knows how to do the work, there is no reason to do the entire project. In a study group, specific assignments can be divided between each member of the group. Instead of having to do the entirety of an assignment, each student just has to do a quarter or a third of the work. Study groups are also great because they give students a way to get help if they are having issues with a specific subject. Instead of struggling through the work, the student can ask their friends to help them figure everything out.
Studying for a final exam takes time, but students can reduce this time requirement by preparing their study guide in advance. Whenever the student is given a homework assignment, they should take one of the problems and write it down in their study guide. By the end of the quarter, they will have a study guide that can help them to thoroughly and accurately review everything that they have learned.
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