Homework Help: How to Finish Assignments before Deadlines if You're out of Time?

Every student has been there. Social obligations abound, life interferes, and homework is just, well..boring. So it gets put off until the last possible moment. Now you are stuck with the clock ticking and your stress level is through the roof. It is Sunday morning and the assignments are due first thing on Monday. How are you going to get the work done? Never fear-- it can be done! Follow these simple steps to get your assignments out of the way and get on with your life...

  • Eat and take a shower: While this may sound strange, your brain requires nutrients in order to function properly. Have a well-balanced breakfast so that your dura matter is in prime thinking condition. Jumping into the shower will get your blood pumping and clear out any leftover cobwebs in the brain. You will feel refreshed and ready to tackle anything.
  • Get organized: So you are not getting up constantly, gather together all of the materials that you are going to need and have them within reach. This includes books, paper, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Pick a distraction free zone: You want to work in a place that is comfortable but which has no distractions. If it is not possible in your home, cart everything down to the local library. Find a quiet corner and turn off the cell phone.
  • Read through the instructions: Read through all of the instructions completely before you start and make sure that you understand what is required.
  • Pick out a starting point: How you do this will depend on what type of assignment that you have. If it is a page full of questions, read through it quickly and then start with the ones that you know the answers to. Leave the ones that are more time-consuming until the end. This way you will be more encouraged when you see that you have already done a good chunk of the work. If it is a writing assignment, gather your thoughts together and just start writing. Once you have a decent amount of material written, go through it and build upon the great ideas.
  • Don't stop: Plan to stay where you are until the assignment is finished. If you work well with a reward system, plan something special for yourself once you have completed the work. Dinner, a movie, whatever motivates you. Once you have set your mind on completing the assignment you will want to get it finished and out of the way.