Go, ready, set!
“Go, ready, set!” That’s the mixed-up way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish line sooner, many students breeze through directions or skip them altogether, do little to no planning and prioritizing, and rush through their homework without giving it very much thought. There are some important steps to take before digging into the work, particularly in the “ready, set” phase. Here are some suggestions:
- Check the assignment book as well as all online portals to ensure they identify all short-term and long-term assignments.
- Prioritize assignments.
- Create an agenda and estimate time on task.
- Read and breakdown directions to identify the steps needed to complete each task.
By slowing down and doing a little planning before beginning their homework, your child will ensure they’re on top of everything they need to accomplish both in the short and long term, be more efficient, and achieve better results.