“Don’t you love homework?” Said no one ever! Regardless of your feelings towards study, assignments are part of your student life. But, don’t despair. This article is here to offer a few do-able suggestions on managing assignments.
Like it or not, study assignments serve an essential function. They’re prepared to help you reach specific learning objectives. They’re supposed to challenge you.
So, you’re not in control of the workload dished out to you. That doesn’t mean you’re helpless here. Take charge! There are easy ways of managing assignments to reduce the amount of time you spend working on them.
Are You Managing?
Get a student planner (think homework diary, but more adult). This helps you structure due dates and your time without forgetting anything. Then, make your coffee, and get all your necessary equipment together before you sit down. It’s a small thing, but it really helps when you don’t have to fetch something every 5 minutes.
Focus on urgent tasks first. Then decide whether you want to start with the work you enjoy the least and work towards the easier stuff. Or, if you want to do the simpler tasks first to get some momentum going before tackling the difficult ones. Find a system that works for you.
Just Start. Don’t waste time by putting it off. Try to get a routine established where you start studying at the same time each day.
We are easily distracted, especially by messages and chats. Yes, we’re all guilty of this. Hide your phone and try to minimize distractions where you can.
Take breaks when you need to. Go for a walk, get a snack, or step away from the books for 5 minutes to check your phone. A word of caution though, don’t let your breaks become distractions or ruin your motivation.
Do you manage your assignments? Or, do you let your assignments manage you? Staying on top of your workload is a skill that you’ll always use, even after graduating.
Working consistently every day will help you with managing assignments. Choose to work now, and you won’t be forced to sacrifice other fun things later on. Plus, you’ll produce better quality work. You might be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you can get things done, and the free time you have as a result.
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