Somehow, you've ended up with no time left on the clock, but lots of homework assignments on your desk. The work needs to be done, and fast! We have some tips to help you find a speedy solution to your homework headaches.
Don't panic, and don't let stress sap what little energy you have left in you. Fix yourself a cup of tea, or hot chocolate, and think about what needs to be done first. Prioritize, and decide which assignment you need to tackle first.
Find a quiet place to work, where you will not be disturbed. Turn your phone off! No texting allowed. Some students find music can help them keep calm, and focus on their homework. Classical, jazz or something relaxing is a better choice than songs with a pounding base and a fast beat. Keep the temperature comfortable, but not too hot. Excessive heat can make you sleepy, while being cold will make you grumpy.
Make sure you have easy access to any reference materials you need to get the work done. The more organized you (and your course material) is, the more efficiently you will be able to finish your assignments. Don't waste time shifting through piles of papers, and scrolling through pages of class notes. Find the specific data you need, and keep it close at hand. Anything that you don't need should be put away. Focus on the work in front of you!
If you have a math or science assignment, make sure you have the proper calculators and formulas you need to solve the problems in the assignment.
If your homework assignment is an essay or research paper, draw up an outline before you dive in to the actual research and writing. As time is of the essence, it does not need to be highly detailed. But you will be able to stay on track, and save time as you compose your essay. Take a page and write introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Then fill in the main points you will be making in each section.
Do take the time to come up with a clever but concise thesis. It makes a good first impression, and a strong introduction will always contribute to a better grade. Remember, you'll need to rephrase or restate the thesis in your conclusion. Always start your paper strong, and make sure you leave time to compose a fantastic finish.