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How to concentrate on your college homework

 

Believe it or not there a number of simple and practical steps that you can take which will help you concentrate on your college homework. One of the biggest problems for many students is that they don't know how to manage their time. With the tutor standing over them and giving instructions then they are fine. But when it comes to motivating themselves, or organizing themselves in getting things done in a systematic way, many students fail the test. So here are three simple tips to help you streamline your homework activities..

  • get your tasks in a priority list
  • look after your body
  • give yourself a break

Make a list of priorities

 

One of the problems many students encounter is they don't have a plan when it comes to their homework. They take out a book from their bag, open to the right page and start to work. This is called ‘hit and miss homework’. It's a gamble, it's a risk and you hope that it will work. Often it does not do so. Now to eradicate this problem you need to make a priority list. On a piece of paper write down all the homework tasks you have to complete. Then give them a number in order of priority. The type of homework you must do you give the number one. Then the next most important task gets the number two and so on. Now you have your list and you tackle it starting with task number one.

Now homework can be a tiring experience. Sure you are not running around the block or playing tennis but you are using your mind and you are usually sitting hopefully with a good posture. But if your body needs a drink or some healthy snack, have those items close at hand. Don't neglect your body. Take a moment or two to stand and stretch. While still sitting in your seat turn your head from left to right. Raise your arms and bend them forward and back.

Take a break

 

Finally there is the importance of taking a break. Some students think that if they just keep working away at their homework they will get the job finished sooner. This is often not correct. We all need to take a break. Our mind needs to take a break. Go somewhere which is not connected to your homework, to another room or even outside. Do some simple exercises. Take your mind off the work you are doing with your college homework. These three simple steps will help you concentrate on your college homework; finish the job sooner and hopefully with the best quality you can produce.

 
 

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