Got the homework blues?
Finally, the escape to the open spaces of home sans the hawk eyed teacher towering over your notebook looking for mistakes. Here is the perfect opportunity to complete your homework in peace, adding to that a dash of pampering a la mothers. But then is it? Typically one ends up making more grammatical errors and silly mistakes especially in homework notebooks. The trick is not to slip into idle complacency and just keep a look out for common errors without giving up on the homey comforts. Here are a few tips to handle homework snafus.
The simple rules first:
Too much information, redundancy caused by word repetition, lack of structure, incorrect punctuation, spelling errors and complex sentence construction are all slips that happen when one is most relaxed. Keep a look out for these and it is sure to be smooth sailing.
Set up homework station
All your home work related material including your pencils, erasers, glue etc should be close by. Most importantly keep this space clean. The quiet and comfortable space will help you concentrate and finish your homework quickly.
Finish off the harder stuff first
Postponing the more difficult tasks will only ensure a sloppy work later on. Make a concerted go at these right in the beginning and save the easier work for after play if you want.
Keep distraction to minimum
Distractions like TV, music and talking can cause your work to suffer. You must know that if you work without these, you will have time to indulge in these pass-time activities later because your work will finish faster.
Take a break
A short snack break if the work is onerous will help you regain the drained energies. You can return to the task at hand with renewed vigour. If you’re not hungry, a stroll in the lawn or watching some TV can also help. The idea is to give your overworked senses a break.
Finally, have a go-getter attitude and things will fall into place themselves.