Word to the Wise: Finishing Homework in Half the Time

Kristin LaMarbe, Staff Reporter

Most of us would agree that we would like to spend less time doing homework and more time doing, well, anything else. Here are four simple ways to help cut your homework time in half.

First of all, set up a block on your computer that keeps you from going on time consuming and addicting websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. The block can be removed as soon as you finish your homework. This should eliminate about an hour’s worth of procrastination from your study session.

Second, have all necessary resources available to you. If you’re about to start thirty Algebra 2 problems have your calculator, notes, and book right at your fingers. This will keep you from wasting time gathering materials, regrouping, possibly getting side tracked along the way.

Third, take short five to ten minute breaks after completing an assignment. Use this time to get a snack, relax your brain, and refocus. This will keep you from getting bored by your monotonous homework and using up your precious time staring at your work.

Fourth, if you have a particularly long and dull assignment, break it up into sections. Every time you complete a section, do a different smaller assignment. This will increase your productivity and allow you to finish homework faster.