You might be thinking that homework is a waste of time but a little work now will pay off in the end.

Good grades look great on a CV, and that bit of extra work will work wonders when you’re trying to sell yourself in an interview or on an application form.
You’ve all probably heard the hints and tips that people talk about to help you manage your work and complete it to a high standard, but they really do work. Try some of the following for yourself:

  • Keep a homework timetable to help you keep track of when you get work and when it has to be handed in
  • Try to do your homework as soon as you can as it will be fresh in your mind and easier to do
  • Find out when is the best time for you to complete your homework – straight after school or later in the evening. It’s what works best for you that matters.

Not everyone finds sitting at a desk with a book the best way of doing their homework. If you are one of these people then why not try some of these other ways:

  • Look through the TV guide for any educational programmes. Sometimes seeing it on screen can make a subject easier to understand.
  • Turn on the radio. As with TV, the radio has lots of educational programmes to help young people study. Visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/ to find out what is on.
  • Look through a TV guide or on the BBC website for more information.
  • You use the Internet to chat and play games, so why not use it for your homework as well? There are homework help websites, where you can e-mail teachers with your queries. The web is so big, you are almost guaranteed to find a website with the information you want!
  • Encyclopaedia DVDs contain loads of info on them, so have a hunt through and get the answers you need.

You can make homework and revision fun. You’ll feel great when you get a top mark for your work, so why not make the effort – It’ll be well worth it! If you complete your work well, you’ll get more respect from your teachers and maybe get extra responsibilities or opportunities.

Who can help?

If you don’t understand something you can always ask your teachers. That is what they are there for and they’ll be happy to help. Your parents or carers may also be able to help you.

You could also talk to your friends about homework and maybe even revise together. Sometimes two heads are better than one.

Channel 4’s Homework High allows you to ask questions and get help with your homework or revision.

Homework Elephant can help you to complete your homework assignments. There are over 5000 carefully selected resources to assist with your homework problems!

BBC Bitesize gives you lots of help and advice if you are stuck on your homework or revision.

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