3 months ago
Last edited at 10:36AM on 9/17/2013
get enough sleep--everything is harder and more boring when you are too tired
Are you competitive? A few parts of homework can be broken down into segments - and you can compete with yourself to do them better and faster the next time. Do you love basketball? Look for parts of homework that might relate to basketball. I was amazed when Tiger Woods predicted that parts of a new course would be slowed down 5 % if it rained, (and he would then change his club to some other one specific club). He was using math to help him play.
And yes, as Maverick said, give yourself a reward or encouragement after you finish some part of your work. And work in a cheerful environment if you can.
If your reading a book, place gummy bears or any kind of candy you like (that won't damage the book) randomly on the pages and kind-of work for the candy. As you read, when you get to a spot with a candy, you get to eat it. Hope this helps!
I completely disagree with cookie pear or whatever that person's username is that told you to wait. Do NOT procrastinate! I swear, I'm in middle school too, and if you want to be frantically doing your homework in the car, go ahead, but if you actually want to pass middle school, I do not advise doing this. To pass the time you could: Play music Do it with a friend Make your math problems a song (personally, this is my fav.) Eat food! (it kind of helps) get comfortable
I hope this helped, and I'm sorry if you've already tried this stuff, but honestly, just try to get whatever subject you don't like out of the way. :)
Make yourself comfortable with your homework. If music calms you down, listen to whatever. Also, if you can, give yourself as much time as possible to work with the homework. Do NOT procrastinate with homework, because you will stress yourself out if you are required to finish something on a specific time and something pops up when you don't want to.
Also, if you want to, reward yourself for doing homework. You can do this in many ways. You can eat some candy after reading a few pages or getting a few segments in an assignment done. A potato chip or two after each math problem solved, a piece of chocolate after reading a page, and of course, time to lay down and/or play some games or watch tv, Doing this, you'll have something to look forward to after doing some homework.
Finally, do not feel like you have to finish everything in one sitting. If you have a research paper or a massive powerpoint to work on, you don't have to do it all at once. Allow yourself a few minutes of a break, or if the deadline allows it, a day.
tl;dr make yourself comfortable, reward yourself, and don't do everything in a single sitting.
homework and fun are two different things.But you can get rid of the pressure. 1>start your study and keep a clock in front of you. 2>set the timer to e.g 30 mins 3>you should not get up before or after the bell 4>when the bell rings,take a break of 5-10 mins.Do anything you like best. 5>after the break sit on your table and repeat from step 1
3 months ago
Last edited at 11:59AM on 9/19/2013
Homework gets harder as you get to each grade. So you need to be mastering it now. Especially the reading of chapters. Note taking is especially essential. Also rewriting your notes helps you memorize and be ready for tests. Make good habits and your life will be easier.
Depends on what kind of homework. Today I also found out how to make homework fun. In math I read the questions out loud by putting the words on the paper to my favorite song. It really does make it go faster in a fun way and I hope it does for you too. :)
You can set goals for yourself. If you have a favorite video game, you can study for "x" amount of time or do "x" amount of problems, then play for "y" amount of time or one leave. Also, If you are doing a reading assignment, put gummy bears or some other bit size treat at the end of each paragraph. Both of these will help motivate you as well as reward you for your hard work. I myself have done the video game method. It worked great for me on both math and reading. If you do this with reading, it also gives you time to think about what you just read and comprehend it. This way, if something is unclear, you can look back at it while is it fresh in your mind. I hope this helps. Best of luck to you. :)
If you don't understand the math you are working on for example, Google it on the web. There are websites that teach everything from fractions to Algebra and Geometry - and sometimes there is music or humor with it. Some people learn better visually than reading - it is just another way to learn.
I agree with many of these people ! :D Do a little bit at a time , then take a break for 5-15 minutes . And after every few problems , reward yourself . Listening to music seems to help almost everyone :P But do NOT Procrastinate!
Listen to music while you work:) Try to reward yourself with an incentive when you are done so that it will make you more willing to get it done. Don't get distracted. Start with a clean work space and change locations every few days; it makes it more interesting. Maybe go to Starbucks or something one day...coffees are super helpful and everyone there is doing something on their computers usually so seeing all these people working keeps you motivated to not slack off. :) Good luck!