Do you want to get a degree or a new job? Here are four ways to make sure you finish your assignments on-time.
No matter how determined you may be when you embark on a new course, or are studying for a qualification, many students find it difficult to sit down and complete assignments.
Sometimes it can be difficult to overcome the initial frustration of staring at a blank sheet of paper or screen. It’s also easy to become distracted. Perhaps your friends invited you to get together, or you have to tackle the washing up. It’s amazing how appealing the most mundane household chores can be when you look for excuses to put off work …).
You can procrastinate as much as you want, but your assignment deadline won’t change. You are actually creating more problems for yourself by slowing down the process and giving yourself less time.
Don’t be afraid, however, to seek college assignmement help if you feel overwhelmed. Your tutor can also be notified in advance if you require assistance. You can ask them for help or extend your time, if necessary.
Here are four easy tips to help with your assignments.
- Take control over your time
Students used to rely on calendars and diaries to plan their time and organize their lives. Students today use their smartphones and apps to plan their time and keep track of their study schedules.
Planning and tracking time are essential. Students know that time management is key to managing their personal and professional lives.
If you haven’t already done so, search for time management apps (there is a lot of great ones available for free) and download and begin using them. This will allow you to plan your week ahead and give you enough time to finish your work.
If you are feeling stuck or behind, the worst thing you could do is to ignore the problem and pretend it will go away. It is better to confront the problem and work towards a solution.
- Create a study area
If you work in noisy, chaotic and distracting environments, it can be difficult to focus on your studies. You are always looking for a spot to work.
As a student, it is important to have a place where you can study. It is even more important to use the same space every day as this will help you to focus and be able to switch to study mode faster.
Find a permanent place to do your work. You could dedicate a small area of your room to work and make it your workspace. A comfortable chair and a desk with the right height are essential. You will be spending a lot of time sitting so you need something that supports your back and helps you to sit comfortably.
Consider what other things you might need. It is important to find somewhere quiet and where you are free from distractions and noise. You don’t want a room that’s a thoroughfare. This will cause you to be constantly disturbed by people passing you. Even if the pedestrians are not loud, they will still be a distraction from your studies.
Make sure your workspace is spacious enough to hold your laptop, paper, pens, and any other items you use for assignments. Once you’re done studying, there is no reason to get up and move!
- Turn off distractions
Sometimes, it’s difficult to complete an assignment. When that happens, we find or are grateful to the excuse of distraction. Even if it prolongs the pain of procrastination and puts off the inevitable need for completion of the work.
Do yourself a favor and turn off all distractions when you are ready to focus on your work. You have probably already set up a quiet space away from noise and other people. You now need to be aware of distractions in your workspace.
This means turning your phone off, or at least on silent, and turning off any notifications on your computer. You can also close any tabs in your browser that may be calling your attention… we procrastinate for almost every reason not to work.
A Focus Block is a great option if you are having trouble focusing on the task at hand.
This is when you dedicate a portion of your time, often 90 minutes, to one job or a group of jobs that are related or part of a shared goal. This is how you harness the power of “flow”.
Write down your goals for your Focus Block and turn off your phone. You can also promise yourself a reward such as coffee or a meeting with friends after you have completed your Focus Block.
You can then just get started. It is amazing how targeted work can be done in a time frame, especially if there is a reward. This technique is said to be able to complete a full day of work in 90 minutes.
- Prioritise your studies
You won’t be able to use any of these ideas or good advice, and neither will it work.
You must make your studies a priority if you want to succeed in college. This requires self-discipline and a clear understanding of what you are doing.
If you’re’sold’ on the outcome, the career or qualification that you desire and how it will improve your life, you’ll find it easier to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve your goals.
It will be easier to work inside when the weather is nice than outside. You’ll also find it easier to decline parties and gathers with friends when you have a deadline.
Without a higher goal, it’s harder to defer instant gratification. Be clear about the benefits that studying will bring to you and make sure this goal is always in your mind.
At the end of the process, create a vision of you. This will show you where you are now. The vision should be multi-sensory, vivid and vivid. How would life look and sound then? How are you feeling? What do you think?
When you are able to visualize your future, you will be more likely to make the necessary sacrifices and dedicate your time and energy towards achieving your goals. The more you can achieve your goals, the better.