To get better grades, it pays to set a regular time for homework and after school study. You must establish a set daily routine. Plan to do your homework at the same time every day to establish a routine. The following study tips can help you:
You must decide if it is best for you to come home first, eat a snack, rest and then do homework or if you choose to sit down right after school and get it done right away. Use the same place for studying every day. Try to find a quiet non-distracting place at home in your room, den, study or kitchen that has the space you need. Your regular study space should have materials handy such as pencils, pens, paper, dictionary, computer, etc. Make sure your space has comfortable seating, desk space and proper lighting.
Keep your distractions to a minimum. This means no tv, music, cell phone, ipod, texting, social media, etc. Begin with the homework subject that interests you most. You can probably get those assignments done quickly, then move to assignments that may require more research and practice.
Be sure to read all assignments carefully, follow the directions and write your work neatly. Remember to make notes of questions you may have about a particular problem or assignment question. You can then be prepared to ask your teacher about specific questions you may have when you arrive for school. Write your assignments down neatly in a notebook or agenda/calendar book. Don’t wait until the last week to work on school projects. Organize your calendar and plan to do research daily on the project after you complete your class homework. Studying and working ahead will help you to eliminate procrastination and last minute anxiety.