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School’s Out: How to Use Your Homework Time Wisely

Homework is a huge part of every student’s life. Not only does the work you do contribute to grades, it also helps you master the material being taught. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to manage their homework time properly. We’ve all had the panic in realizing an assignment isn’t going to be done on time. It’s crucial you learn exactly how to manage your time, and the best ways to prioritize your workload.

Prioritize Your Weekly Schedule
As a student, some days you’re going to have endless time to complete your homework after school, while others you’re going to feel pressed for any second to yourself. That’s why, before the week starts you should take a look at what you have planned so you can pencil in time every day for homework. Remember, academic studies must always come before any extra curriculum activities or time with your friends. You can always socialize on the weekends, and friends will completely understand if you explain you need to catch up on your work instead of hangout.

Compile a List of Due Dates
You’ll soon notice that some homework is due the day after it’s assigned, while others are not to be handed in until days, or even weeks later. For instance, an online electrical engineering masters class might expect you to have an end of year project, or a history class might have essays due at the end of each month. To make sure you don’t forget when your projects or end of term essays are due, create a list filed with the exact due dates. This way you know when things need to be done so these due dates don’t slip by you.

Don’t wait until the Last Minute
It’s very tempting to put off your homework so you can play a little longer, but this will only hurt you in the end. You have to stop procrastinating your homework if you want to succeed in school. When you wait until the last minute, you only create unneeded stress in your life. Instead, complete your homework well ahead of the due date so you’re able to take your time handing in your work and perfecting assignments.

Watch Your Time
Too often students end up spending more time on one subject and then another because there’s not enough time, or they prefer one class. To avoid this issue, make sure to set a time limit on how long you have to study or complete a homework assignment. Though, that doesn’t mean you should rush through your homework. You should still take your time and give it your complete focus, but when the time limit is up switch to another subject and then come back to the previous one if there’s still time leftover at the end of it all.

While homework may not be something you want to spend all your time on, it’s necessary. That’s why the best way to complete your homework efficiently and effectively is by managing your time wisely. When you have some type of order to your schedule and your life you’ll notice a world of difference and better success in class.

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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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