Organizing Your Afterschool Homework Routine Properly


Working on school work after spending the entire day learning can be a difficult task. However, there are assignments to be completed if your academic pursuit is to succeed. To meet your academic requirements, you need to organize your afterschool homework routine to beat fatigue and the temptation to skip completing difficult assignments. Here are tips that will assist you organize the time properly.

  • Set Specific Time
  • Write a specific time that will be used to complete the work. The time should be a few hours after arriving home or the end of your lessons. This ensures that you have ample time to relax your mind and ensure that it will be fresh when you are returning to class work. This time should be obeyed even in instances where you have little work or are anticipating a holiday or weekend. It helps instill a sense of discipline and thus ensures that you will forever complete your work.

  • Find a Suitable Place
  • Find an appropriate place where you can complete your homework. It should be well lit, spacious and well aerated. A flat table and comfortable chair should be available. Ensure that it has enough space to accommodate maps, geometry instruments and other resources you will need to complete the work.

  • Avoid Distractions
  • Switch off distractions such as phones, music, television, games, etc. They take away your concentration leading to slow completion, loss of memory or lack of insight. Your friends should also know that the time will be spent away from other engagements. This will stop them from committing you to other activities that are not work related.

  • Gather Resources
  • Collect all the resources you will require to complete the work. This includes reference book, geometry instruments, drawing apparatus, etc. Having these resources before commencing your work saves you the trouble of having to stop in order to collect them. It also helps you avoid the excuse of not completing the work because the resources are not available.

  • Consult
  • Set aside time to consult people who can assist you with the assignment in case it proves difficult. They could be your peers, friends, family, teacher, etc. It saves you the time and trouble of attempting to work on an assignment that you do not understand.

Homework should not occupy all your time after school. Ensure that you have a few minutes or hours to relax before working on the assignment. Your mind should be relaxed to enable you concentrate and dedicate all your focus on the work.