3 Habits to Supercharge your Homework Time

by Julie Baird on October 13, 2010

Why is it that some people get through their homework in record time, and yet you are still slaving away hours later?

It wouldn’t be so bad if their grades were suffering but they are every bit as good as yours if not better!

Students who manage to fly through their homework while still getting great grades have certain ways of doing things that you would be smart to try.

Given the same amount of time, they just get more done, but why?

  1. Planning: 5 minutes at the start of the work session can pay huge dividends later. Take that time to work out your plan of attack. What order will you do things in, how long will you spend, what resources will you need?
  2. Limit Distractions: Find a place where you can work without interruptions. Get friends and family to help out. Clear your work area so you don’t have visual distractions. Having uninterrupted time can reduce the amount of time you spend by 40% or more.
  3. Work to Completion: Working on one task till it is complete maximizes you working time by keeping your mind focused. Break assignments down into chunks and take each one in turn.

These habits of successful students have been shown to work to reduce time spent and improve the quality of the work done.

If you want to be one of those students who gets great grades and yet has time for fun, try out at least one of these habits today.

If your child is struggling to control their time and get the results you know they are capable of then it is time to take action. The Focused Time Management System TM for Students avoids all the clutter and gives you the most important things to focus on to get you back in control of your time and your life. It’s all step by step, not a big mish mash of things. So you do step one of the system, and when you’re done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. So easy! All the tips, tools, and worksheets are handed to you on a silver platter. E mail me at Julie@thegradecoach.com to arrange a time to chat over your issues and see if I can help

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