You would not have to look far to find a student who likes to spend hours doing homework. Most hope to finish it within a couple of hours but are often so overwhelmed with assignments that they actually wind up procrastinating and even spending more time than the work should have require
Start with this simple strategy: create a space where you can do your homework without having to be interrupted every few minutes by the television, the internet, the phone, or any other item that keeps you from working in peace. Keep your workspace clutter –free and you won’t feel the constant urge to clean up instead of working each night.
So much time can be wasted by simply having to dig through your backpack or finding the right resources on your desk. Before you get started with your homework spend a few minutes preparing all your necessary materials. Notebooks, textbooks, calculators, web pages, etc. all can be taken out beforehand so that you don’t interrupt your own work when they are finally needed.
Break up long and difficult assignments into manageable and smaller tasks. For example, let’s say you have to complete 25 chemistry questions. Rather than trying to tackle the assignment as a whole you could try to create 2 separate tasks: the first to complete 10 questions and the second to complete the remaining 15.
It’s hard work to concentrate for extended periods of time. For this reason it is a great idea to plan for and schedule regular breaks throughout the evening. These can coincide with your task list, in which you take a break after completing particularly difficult or long tasks. Do your best to move away from your work area to ensure you return more focused.
Finally, if you are finding it hard to get started on your work soon after you get home, you might want to try to get it done earlier altogether. You can spend time between classes or on free periods to make a significant dent to your daily assignments. At the very least you will have less to deal with when you get home, and that is always a welcome situation.