If you want to increase your homework productivity consider the following:
Some students prolong completion of their work because they feel disorganized or they have fallen behind. Don’t let this happen because it is a self-fueling cycle. Instead keep thorough class notes. Stay organized. Read all of the required reading when it is required. Follow study tips and stay focused on your work. You should have plenty of notice before a big paper is due or a test is being administered so you will have time to study if you plan appropriately.
If you start to feel overwhelmed and cannot keep up with your homework load it may be time to ask for help with your priorities. You might have to stop participating in every extra curricular or give up your favorite television show each week. You can speak with your teacher about ways to solve the issue or your parents.
Do not hesitate to seek help though. Make sure you ask for help when you first need it otherwise it will seem as though you procrastinated for too long and are careless. Asking for help early will make you seem thoughtful and will show teachers and parents that you are actively taking an interest in your education.
There are times that a study group can be quite helpful. If you are preparing for a test it can be very beneficial to go over the same test information with a large group of people. You can compare your notes and make sure your understanding of the subject is sound. More often than not you may be solid on a few areas but unsure on others and some students may be just the opposite. So you can help one another out in this way. You can work together to form memory tricks and you can test each other.
Some people are not well suited for study groups though because they become distracted easily and stray far from studying or the topic. If you hang out with your friends you are not using the study time wisely. One way to stop this from happening is to study in a library where you are forced to keep things low key and won’t be able to distract yourselves with television or loud joke telling.
All in all it is best to do what works for you. If you prefer studying in groups then form a study group or become part of an existing group. If you prefer to study alone then do that. Try out both and see what works best for you.
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