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How To Cope With Too Much Homework – Useful Suggestions


As long as you are attending school, it is important to realize that homework will be part of it. Depending on your teacher, the number of assignments that you will get will vary. The good thing is that there are several ways that you can use to cope with a lot of homework.

  • Have a notebook
  • Use this to record all the work given. It is possible that you are getting a copy of a daily planner where you can note down the work given and ensure that it remains organized. Alternatively, you can maintain a calendar on your electronic device or a paper calendar. Ensure that you have written down all your tests, homework and upcoming events.

  • Avoid overdoing the work
  • It is important to ensure that you only do what is necessary. For instance, when asked to do page one or the algebra homework, avoid doing three and four. You should not do extra as long as you have the time.

  • Begin with the hardest part
  • Ensure that you cross things off your list. Start with the most difficult part of the assignment. For instance, if you are finding Physics to be your hardest subject, you can start with it before moving on to some easier subjects. This way you will be able to avoid the stress that comes with the pending work.

  • Study during free time and weekends
  • Studying in between the assignment will only serve to leave you distracted.

  • Start immediately after school
  • It is important to begin working on your assignment immediately you get home from school. Do not take a break until you are sure that everything has been done.

  • Manage time wisely
  • You will need to budget time for each subject. Ensure that you create time or you will end up with a studying pile in a short period.

  • Reward yourself
  • After you have completed the homework for a certain subject, you should reward yourself by taking some small breaks. Use the time to eat dinner, check the social media networks or even take a walk. However, you will need to ensure that this happens quickly. If you happen to be tight, you should ensure that you aren’t distracted and you should only do the things that have been listed during weekends. Avoid turning on the TV.

  • Start the work at school
  • Where possible, you should begin the work at school, during free classes and study halls. This will ensure that when you get home, you will have the time to complete the homework.