Getting Down to Business: Focusing on and Completing Your Homework
No matter what program you are enrolled in, whether it be in the field of healthcare, business, or graphic arts, you will find that you are assigned homework. Many students love the subject matter while they are in class but struggle focusing and enjoying the homework that they are assigned. If you find yourself struggling with your homework, these tips may be just what you need to hear…
- Rid yourself of distractions. That means the TV needs to be shut off, the cell phone needs to be out of sight and your headphones should be out of your ears. If there is anything around you that is distracting you, remove it. If you cannot remove it, find a new place to do your homework. Sometimes a perfectly serene setting is not plausible; do what you can to make sure that you’re as focused on your homework as you possibly can be.
- Create a list of what you want to accomplish. Be reasonable with your list so you can be sure that you are not overwhelmed by it. Focus on one item on the list at a time and progress through the list.
- Take breaks periodically to refresh yourself. Go outside and take a walk or get up and do some jumping jacks. Not only is this good for your body but it will also be good for your mind.
- Get the help that you need when you do not understand the work. Make an appointment to meet with your professor or talk with someone in class that can help you with your assignment. Spinning your wheels on a concept that you do not understand can be exhausting and time consuming.
So, the next time that you sit down to do homework look through this list. You might be amazed at how much you are able to accomplish in one setting with just these four points of guidance.
Megan Wickes is a graduate of the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. She currently works for Stevens-Henager College, managing its online presence. In addition to her love of marketing, Megan enjoys wakeboarding, boating, and spending time with her husband and new baby boy.