10 Homework Tips for Lazy Students
You might be thinking, it’s so much fun to be a lazy student, why would I want to learn how not to be one? All joking aside, most students like you want to be able to accomplish as much as possible in as little time as possible. That’s completely understandable! While your focus is on your education, there are still many things to enjoy while you are a student on campus.
Here are 10 tips that will help you be as efficient as possible and get your school work done even when you’re feeling lazy:
- When you have a lot of research material to read through but you’re mainly interested in finding out what it says about a certain topic, use your Ctrl + F function to find keywords. That way you don’t have to read the whole thing just to find out it didn’t contain the information you’re looking for..
- If there is a certain social site online that sucks away all your time each time you go online to study, disable it and only use it on one day per week. Or, do your reading and writing on a device where you can’t access the internet. It will force you to focus..
- When group studying, don’t allow gossiping or visiting. Have an agreement ahead of time that when the study group meets, you’re only allowed to discuss the subject at hand..
- Don’t make homework a torture session. Set a timer for 45 minutes and have a race with yourself to see how much homework you can accomplish – no distractions during this time – then when the time is up, take a 15 minute break. You must also time your break. See how much fun stuff you can do in those 15 minutes but make sure you get up off your chair and move around. Don’t go on your favorite social media site that you are avoiding in #2 above! Keep repeating this routine until homework is done..
- When you have something that needs to be done, don’t go out and party instead. There will be plenty of other opportunities. Keep your priorities straight. You are at school to study, learn and graduate. Parties are a secondary thing..
- Time management is crucial! Using your time wisely is probably the most important life lesson you can learn. Balancing fun with work and making work fun can be a challenge at first but you will become really good at it if you keep practicing.