Homework Study Tips And Life Hacks For Middle School Students

As a middle school student you are just starting many years of serious homework assignments. While your teachers may have been giving you homework since kindergarten, most of them were pretty easy and were just to get you to practice spelling or your times tables. But as you move through middle school and into high school and college, you’ll start having assignments that are difficult, that you’ll have to really think about and spend some time on. And, chances are, at the same time you’ll be getting busier and busier with friends, sports, extracurricular activities, and your family.

So use these homework tips and life hacks to learn to work more effectively and efficiently on your assignments, getting them done more quickly while still doing a great job and getting a good grade:

Shut out distractions

There are distractions all around us—from our phones, email, social media, tv, friends, and family. When you are working on your assignments, try to shut out as many of them as possible.

  • Put your phone on silent, turn it off, or put it in another room. There is nothing that kills your concentration like your phone going off with texts or notification.
  • If you aren’t using the internet for your assignment, turn off your wifi. This will help to keep you from compulsively checking email or social media.
  • Only listen to music if it works for you—for some people it helps them focus, and for others it is a distraction.
  • Work what works for you, and stick to it.

Schedule out your homework and other obligations for the week

Your homework is probably a mixture of short term assignments that are assigned one day and due the next, and longer term assignments that are due a week or so after they are assigned. Get a day planner and write out when your homework is due, and when you have other things going on like sports practice, volunteering, or parties. Then, see when you’ll have time for your assignments, and schedule out when you are going to work on each of your assignments.

Make deadlines and stick to them

Part of scheduling out your homework for the week means making deadlines for yourself. And this only works if you stick to them. If you’ve said that you are going to finish your math problem set after school on Tuesday, before you go over to your friends house, don’t let yourself leave until you’ve actually finished it.

Devise Out A Plan

If you are having a tough time with your home tasks, then just sit down, relax and take a deep breath. Devise out a plan or a study strategy to effectively manage your home tasks. This is the only solution and a golden rule to become successful in your academic tasks assigned for home.

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