Learning to stay on top of homework in college is a constant fight. You no longer have your parents in your daily life making sure you’re staying on top of your school work. Your schedule is often crazy and busy, without the regular routine you had in high school. And your college professors are now teaching to hundreds and sometimes thousands of students, so the hand holding and guidance they might have given you in high school is no more. They don’t care if you do or don’t turn in your homework, the grade you receive in class is entirely on you. It’s entirely up to you to keep up on your school work. But how?
1. Divide and Conquer
Don’t overwhelm yourself before you even start studying. Break up larger projects smaller manageable chunks. And she realistic with the timing, don’t try and do everything in on day. Plan ahead and space it over a few days. Always add some extra time to each task to account for some down time and sanity checks. Try to only schedule one large project a day and sprinkle in some little ones as well.
2. Bye Bye Distractions
Distractions are called distractions for a reason! Do everything possible to eliminate them entirely. Take a serious look at the things that keep you from completing your tasks during homework study time, and remove them. Have a loud roommate? Go study elsewhere.
3. Create a Study Squad
This is a game changing advice. Find fellow students that have similar study habits within your major. The support you’ll have while studying and questions you’ll be able to openly ask will benefit you like you wouldn’t believe. Find a core group of 5-6 create a group chat text message to discuss class questions and study times.
4. Get Into a Routine
When will you make the time to do your homework every day? Find the time of day that works best for you and stick to it! There’s only 24 hours in a day and routines help you maximize those hours.
5. Lists on Lists
If you want to achieve in college you need to become a pro at making lists. Color code the list in your planner, put a list in your phone, draw it on a whiteboard, do what ever you prefer to make the perfect list! Visually seeing all of your tasks at hand will help you get a grip on your workload.
6. Make it Fun
It's easier to focus if you adapt to studying by quizzing yourself, creating acronyms or rewarding yourself for a job well done. Create a game plan literally! Reward yourself with candy or food after you read a certain number of pages. Allow yourself to watch one episode on Netflix when you pass a practice exam.
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