Now if this article was being pitched at high school students, you would expect it would cover the very basics of knowing how to complete your homework efficiently. But this article is pitched at college students and you would think by the time a student gets to college, they would have a very good understanding of and be able to complete their homework efficiently. Sadly that is not always the case. And why is that so?
What you need to understand is that life changes between going to high school and going to college. In many cases, a college student is no longer living at home but rather at college or at least somewhere off-campus. Straightaway this means that completing their homework will be done in an unfamiliar environment. The place or setting for doing your homework can have a serious impact on the efficiency of your working habits. So the first point we talk about in helping college students is their workplace.
If you are living in the halls of residence at college, it is very easy to have a fellow student drop in for a chat. There is nothing wrong with a bit of social intercourse but it's important to understand that you want to complete your homework efficiently, you won’t if you keep getting interrupted. Therefore find a place which lends itself to study. Find a room or a corner of the room where distractions are few if at all. This is where you complete your homework.
You must remove all distractions including your mobile phone, television, a landline phone and other students walking in and out of the room. If you allow distractions to interrupt your homework you will never be efficient at completing the task at hand.
You are not in your home in many cases when you are studying at college but you must ensure that the desk and chair and lighting that you use are ergonomically sound. They need to help your mind and body as you go about completing your homework.
One of the best ways to complete your homework efficiently is to have a set routine. Set aside a time and a place where you will devote yourself exclusively to doing your homework. Get into the habit, the good habit, of always tackling your homework in an enthusiastic and sensible way.
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