Homework Hacks: 10 Tips to Get It Done Faster
    After a busy day at school with extra classes and sports activities, it is challenging to force yourself to sit over books back home. We all want to have a little rest, spend time with friends, and sometimes even forget about everything and just Netflix and chill. The right approach to doing your homework will help you cope with the load faster, find time for hobbies, see friends, and have fun. Together with the Essaybulls service, we've prepared ten tips for speeding up the process of doing your homework and getting everything done in time.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Organize a comfortable working space ________________________________________________________________________________________ A clean table and a soft chair are the first things to worry about. Don't study in bed or on a couch — this place makes you drowsy and distracted. However, if your home assignment is boring, you can fall asleep at the table as well. So ask your parents for bright lighting in the room. It will enhance your concentration and save your eyesight.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Get rid of distracting factors  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Put away your phone, turn off your computer (unless you need it for work), and the TV. Close the door. Let your family and friends know, so they don't bother you when you're doing your homework. The less distracted you are, the quicker you can deal with your hated math tasks. But if notifications of new videos on YouTube or likes on Instagram are still tempting, download an app that will block them for a while. You can also just set your phone to the airplane mode for at least half an hour.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Set a timer ________________________________________________________________________________________ At the beginning of each task, set a timer for as many minutes as you need to complete the assignment. This will teach you how to control the time and distribute it correctly. It also helps you focus if you get distracted a lot. If a particular topic takes much longer than others, it may be worth asking your parent or teacher for help. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Keep your studying materials in order  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Keep books, papers, writing sets, and other materials in an easy-to-use place to avoid wasting time looking for the right things. Stay organized and clean up your folders, cabinets, and backpack every week. Think about the best way to organize things so that all of your school supplies are in a convenient, accessible place. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Compile a plan of tasks every day ________________________________________________________________________________________ Instead of grabbing the first book you find and doing your homework on it, you should plan ahead. There are a few ways to help you create a plan for doing your homework. You have to decide how much time you can spend doing your homework in general. Then make a list of all the tasks that you have to do. Think about how much time it will take to deal with each of them. Once the list is complete, you should move strictly down the list and cross off the tasks as you complete them.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Deadlines and importance  ________________________________________________________________________________________ When you write down the tasks in your notebook during the week, mark the urgent and non-urgent, priority, and non-priority tasks. An assignment that should be ready the next day has priority over an assignment that should be completed next Tuesday. You should also start with larger tasks, and then take on smaller ones. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Start doing your home task right after school ________________________________________________________________________________________ If you put everything off until late at night, it may happen that you will work late. It is harder for a person to work fast when they are tired. Besides, you risk not getting enough sleep and being exhausted the next day. You should not put off doing your homework in the morning as well — you will either oversleep or not be able to complete all the tasks or make mistakes in a hurry. The best option is to come back home from school, have a delicious lunch, and take care of the assignments. Thus, you will have a free evening and a chance to rest. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Take breaks  ________________________________________________________________________________________ You can't do your homework faster if you sit on it for hours without taking a rest. Take a five-minute break around every 25 minutes. You can walk a little, stretch out and give your brain and body a chance to rest.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Don't forget about snacks and drinking water ________________________________________________________________________________________ While working on tasks, you should eat some healthy snacks and drink a lot of water to activate the brain and body. It's better to leave coke and chips for a meeting with friends. However, a cup of green tea, fruit, or nuts are an excellent snack to eat during coping with your homework.  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Reward yourself ________________________________________________________________________________________ It works as a reward and motivation to finish the job as soon as possible. Plan to see a friend, play your favorite computer game, eat something delicious, or engage in whatever makes you happy. When you remember that after your homework you'll have an excellent time, it motivates you to work faster and more efficiently.