Homework help!

It’s best to do your homework as soon as possible, as the work will still be fresh in your mind. If you don’t get set too much, you can always do a bit extra by going through your vocab book. If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to do your languages homework, have a look through these Help! questions and hopefully you’ll get it done.

If you’re finding it hard to motivate yourself to do your language homework have a look through these Help! titles and see if they can help you out.

Help! I can’t get started...

Have a little break between getting home from school and starting your homework; it's best to do it when you feel refreshed.

Help! I can’t concentrate...

Make sure there are no distractions around you. Sit in a quiet and tidy area where you know you work well and let whoever's at home know that you're doing your homework. Take a 5 minute break every half an hour - have a drink or walk around. You'll find it much easier to work if you split the homework up into manageable chunks.

Help! I don’t know how to do my homework...

Make sure you write down exactly what you need to do when your teacher sets your homework (what to include, how many words, page numbers and exercises you have to complete, or anything you need to look up online). You won't be able to remember all your homework tasks off the top of your head when you get home. If you have copied your homework down correctly but still aren't exactly sure what you have to do then ask someone else to explain it to you, or have a break from it. You can come back to it with a fresh mind and see if it makes more sense later. Have a look at your language textbook for any answers, or on the Internet to see if that helps.

Help! I don’t have time for my homework...

Socialising and hobbies are extremely important, but so is your homework. Include time for your homework in your daily routine so it feels a normal part of it, not something you have to make specific time for or a chore. You can even arrange with your friends to do it together so that you'll all be free together afterwards too!

Help! I don’t know what order to do it in...

Create a homework planner to keep on top of all your homework. Write in what time you’re going to do each piece of homework and don’t forget to include when you are going to take breaks. Tick each piece of homework off when you finish so that you can see how much you have done.

Help! I’ve got too much to do...

Break it down into smaller parts - this will make it seem much more manageable as you won't be tackling lots of things at once. If you keep organised with a list or homework planner, you can work out what to do when more easily.

Help! I don’t want to do my homework...

It is hard to find the motivation to do your homework after a long day at school, but if you get into the habit of doing your homework it'll become much less of a pain. Try rewarding yourself once you've completed it, so you have a goal to work towards. You could watch a TV show, play a computer game, go out with friends or eat some chocolate...whatever you fancy after working hard and finishing your homework.