Focusing on homework can be very difficult, especially if an assignment is difficult or simply boring. Whatever the reason, it is hard to keep yourself focused on the task at hand especially if you have no interest in doing it. However, there are strategies that can help you focus on your homework successfully. Here are a few methods/ways that might help you out.
1. Take Away All Distractions
I know this is much easier said than done, but it’s so worth it. Turn off the computer, Facebook, Twitter, or anything that will distract you. Give you phone to your mom, its best this way because if you put it away by yourself, then you will be tempted and probably use it “just for a little while”. Get rid of everything except the assignment in front of you and anything directly related to that assignment. If you need your computer for finding information, then try concentrating on the information, not on anything else.
2. Make A Homework Plan/Schedule
Without a plan, it can sometimes be pretty hard to stay on task. Try setting a certain block of time for each thing you need to get done. Check off each thing as you finish it, and trust me it will give you much satisfaction. This will help you stay on track so you’re not straying from your work. The deadline for the work will help you complete tasks, so that you’re not leaving it all to the last second.
3. Work In A Quiet Place
It’s much easier to get homework done, in a quiet and calming atmosphere. Try to find a quiet place where you’ll be able to study in peace and focus on what you need to do. If needed make some changes in the room. Sometimes lighting a scented candle, creates a calming atmosphere, which is helpful when you’re trying to get a lot of homework down.
4. Take A Minute To Mentally Prepare Yourself
It can be hard to go from regular life to studying with the flip of a switch. Give your brain a chance to change from TV-watching mode to reading and studying mode. Try flipping through your textbook before you start, so you can get into the mood.
5. Take Short Breaks
Done over do it, dont keep working to the point where your mind cant function. Take a few breaks when you feel like its getting too much. Instead of a super long break, take a few short breaks.
6. Group Studies
It can be kind of hard to focus if you’re alone in a tiny room with just your books and papers. Sometimes it can be helpful to work out in the open where there are other people, or to study in a big group. They can be helpful in keeping you accountable.
7. Don’t Drink Too Much Caffeine/Energy Drinks
Caffeine gives some students a much-needed jolt of concentration juice. For others, it’s just makes you hyper. Don’t drink more than the normal amount of coffee or caffeinated drink you usually consume. It will make concentrating harder.