TOP 10 HOMEWORK & STUDY TIPS
- Select a quiet place to study.
- Don't wait until the last minute.
- Use your daily planner for assignments.
- Dedicate a space for every class in your backpack.
- Stay organized throughout the year.
- Make study cards.
- Make your own study guide.
- Talk about assignments with friends.
- If you are struggling, ask for help.
- Make academics a focus in your life
Homework Tips for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
- Communicate your belief that homework is an important part of learning. When you show that you're serious about their homework, your child will take it more seriously.
- Make an agreement with your child about how much after-school time will be spent doing homework each day. For middle-school students between 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Work with your child to establish a homework schedule and do your part to honor it.
- Provide a place where your child can work. It should be comfortable, lit, and free from distractions.
- Create a "homework kit". Include: pencils, erasers, a dictionary, rulers, etc. Include anything they may need and put it into a plastic container.
- Remember that your child's homework is his/her responsibility, not yours. You are only responsible for providing a place where he/she can work.
- What if your child forgets his/her homework? Or what if the teacher doesn't give any homework on a day? Your child should use the time to work on some other type of learning activity. Example: reviewing vocabulary, reading a book, writing a story, or practicing math concepts, or researching study topics from social studies.