An Easy Strategy To Help You With Different Types Of Homework


You just got home from school, sports, work, or hanging out with friends and it is time to get that pesky homework knocked out. You look at the clock, and it is 6:30. Your favorite TV show comes on at 8:00 and your gaming console or your social media outlets are whispering to you, beckoning you to stop ignore them. In your backpack, you have at least 3 hours of school work, some of which you truly do not understand. How will you ever get all of that work finished? Here is a list of easy steps and explanations for each to get you through your school work.

Steps for different types of homework


  1. Your first step is to get it out of your backpack and organize it into piles. I always make three piles: Quick, Average, and Struggle! The quick pile usually contains worksheets that will take 30 minutes at most, average being things that seemed doable in about 60-90 minutes, and struggle to be the subject or work that I didn’t fully understand.

  2. Start with your struggle pile. Attempt to answer a small portion of the questions. My struggle was math so let’s say I had twenty questions; I would do four of them. But here is the trick, instead of doing the first four, I did one from the first five problems, one from the next five, and so on. That way, I could see if I understood all of the concepts. If not, I sent a quick email to my teacher, which is why I started with this. We had until about 9 PM to email our teachers before they cut us off.

  3. When you finish that group of questions, move to your easy pile and knock out one of those.

  4. Take a quick social media break (five minutes tops, and get some water.)

  5. Knock out an average assignment next; your brain is feeling charged up again.

  6. Finish your easy pile. Then, check your email if you sent a question to a teacher, they have probably responded by now.

  7. Finally, in the following order, finish the struggle pile. 2 groups (so eight questions in our previous scenario, 20-minute break, last eight questions. Then, you’re finished!

As far as different types of homework, I grouped them together as I was working on them in the following manner: Group One: Math and Science. The thought processes involved here are similar. Group Two: History and English. Usually involved writing more than just bubbling answers or something of that sort and could be more abstract. I also tended to work in group two second because it didn’t require my brain to be as finely honed in on what I was working on.