Practical Tips To Help You Tackle Homework In Middle School
Okay, so middle school is a time of great transitions. It is the time in your life when you are casting off the shackles of baby school and are gradually finding your feet. It is also the time when you are starting to be given additional responsibilities and it is very easy to find the mantel of being an older child difficult to bear. So, you may be given privileges like being able to use the internet. You may even have a cell phone of your own. On the flip side, there is now no way of escaping the fact that you have to do it. So, in case you were suddenly finding this difficult, here are some practical tips to help you tackle it now that you are in middle school:
Do it in bite-sized chunks
There is no point overloading yourself or attempting to do your homework all in one go. If you try and do that you are quickly going to sicken yourself. I would strongly suggest that you try breaking it down and allocate a certain percentage to do each day.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Everyone suffers from those moments when they look at it and wonder just how on earth they are ever going to be able to do that. The key to getting through this is to ask questions as though your life depended upon it. Your teachers will be impressed by the fact that you have a tongue in your head, and trust me, they don’t want it to be a chore for you any more than you want it to be.
Don’t worry too much about what your friends are doing
It’s perfectly natural to look to your friends for support. However, this can also lead to misunderstandings as well as unnecessary distractions. Concentrate on getting your own homework done and don’t worry too much about whether you are getting it wrong. Just because John is doing something different, doesn’t mean to say that he is doing it right!
Okay, so I know that is easier said than done when you would rather be hanging out with your mates. However, middle school homework is usually designed to engage you and capture your imagination. There should be fun tasks to do as well as the more mundane ones. Try and see it as part of the learning experience!