HOMEWORK.....JUST DO IT!
Homework is assigned as an essential part of memory retention and practice. Students who complete their homework show overwhelming increased achievement. Get your work done efficiently following these suggestions:
- Time estimate each and every assignment before beginning any homework. The time estimate will focus your attention on what is before you.
- Total the time to complete assignments. You should have at least 10 minutes of homework per each grade level. Example: 5th grade = 50 min.; 8th grade = 80 min.
- Work in short 3-5 minute sessions on one topic/subject.
- Take a short 3-5 minute break or vary subject.
- Study difficult subjects first when you have the most energy and patience.
- If you just can’t get started, make an OREO of your assignment.
- Start with an easy, short, favorite or most interesting (cookie) part, then go to a long, boring or difficult assignment (cream filling), and end on a positive note (cookie) with an easy or enjoyable assignment.
Always end on a positive note to increase the chance of that good feeling of accomplishment becoming a habit for you.
Home Study Spot
Find an area that is yours
Study in the same spot at the same time every day
Desk/table/chair comfortable to focus
Appropriate light that varies
Positive affirmations posted
Pictures of what you would like to do
Reminders of past successes (certificates; awards; report cards)