Doing Your Homework

How many times have you found yourself still staring at your textbook around midnight (or later!

) even when you started your homework hours earlier?

And we mean, everything—from re-reading notes from this morning’s history class to quizzing yourself on Spanish vocabulary. However long you think a task will take, try shaving off 5 or 10 minutes. Getting up for supplies takes you off course and makes it that much harder to get back to your homework.

At the same time, however, Put all major assignments and their due dates in your time management system.

That way, you won't inadvertently sabotage your own success simply because you've mismanaged your time.

Schedule times to do homework each week, and keep those appointments.

Switch off or silence your phones and tablets, or leave them in another room until it’s time to take a tech break.

Noting how much time something actually takes will help you estimate better and plan your next study session.

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