It can be difficult at times to fully get absorbed into a piece of work. Sometimes the issue can relate to lack of interest in the topic, desire to do other things or just frustration from struggling to understand the content. This article runs through some of our top tips for completing homework, revising and studying.
The Pomodoro method is a technique for working and studying which is proven to be effective in boosting productivity. The method works by breaking up your study session into smaller chunks, meaning you can train your brain to handle distractions. Here’s a breakdown:
The Pomodoro Method is great for productivity, but it also can improve the quality of your work, decrease stress levels, and increase willpower. There are many apps which can be used as a tool to measure each Pomodoro such as Forest and Tide.
It is important that the pupil has a designated area to complete their work, this way, they’ll associate that area of the home with concentration and it’ll become a natural place to work effectively. Make sure this area is tidy, full of all the equipment the child might need and quiet.
Mobile phones, tablets and games can damage a child’s homework environment. To work properly, they need full focus! If they would like to have some music playing while they work, try putting on something without lyrics as this aids concentration rather than hindering it.
Doing homework on the day it’s set is preferable, otherwise work can stack up quickly. If they have the time to complete their homework on the day, it’s advised to do so.
Set a Good Example
While your child does their homework, take the opportunity to catch up with work of your own, read a book or learn something new. If you’re in the next room watching TV, they’re bound to be envious.
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