Staying up all hours of the night trying to figure out a technical math problem is nobody’s idea of fun. Math can be a very difficult subject for some; if they get stuck they go into panic mode. There are actually two main steps to follow in order to keep your school life easier and knock out that math homework at the same time; know the material and know where to go for help. Obviously, if you knew the material you would not need to find outside help right? Well, not necessarily. Depending on the level of math it is, you may know the material but could still struggle. There are certain things you can do to make your school life a bit easier.
5 Tips to Make Your School Life Easier
Having a hectic life will cut into your ability to study and focus on school. Check out the following tips to help you keep your school life simple.
- Become familiar with the tutoring center. Schools offer a variety of tutoring centers including math, English, writing, and foreign languages. Make sure to keep their hours somewhere handy in case you stumble onto a difficult problem, for example in math, that you need help with. Knowing the hours of operation will help keep you organized in the overall scheme if things; you will be able to plan a session around your other daily activities.
- Make study guides your best friend. Sure, it may seem like extra work to do the study guides. However, once you fill them out correctly you can quickly refer to them when you get stuck on a problem. Talk about a time saver!
- Bookmark sites you frequent for homework assistance. Have you ever come across that one site that was so amazing you don’t know how you lived without it? Then you go back and can’t find it to save your life? Simple solution: bookmark it! Just one more way to save you time and keep your school life simple.
- Visualize it! It is a scientific fact that people who use big boards to visualize things actually catch on a bit faster. Invest in a dry erase board and anytime you get stuck on a math problem bust it out and get to work. Being able to see the work in a big picture will help you solve the problem.
- Keep a planner. Use this for all your assignments in all your subjects to stay organized.
You may have been studying hard and though that you have got all of skills and tricks that you need to solve your statistics homework problems but just sometimes you may just need a little more help. Try some of these ideas.
- Read through the instructions again. You may just read them and they look like gobbledygook which is not surprising if you have spent the day on work or in the classroom. You may just have overlooked a vital piece of information that could be useful.
- Breakdown the problem. Break it down in to small chunks but make sure that you keep your eye on the bigger problem that you have to solve. Are you able to work on each section and then put it together?
- Statisticians Block? Just like writers you can get a mental block where noting seems to go right, if this is the case just take a step back and try to relax. At this point it may be good to have a change of scenery as the problem may seem easier after a break.
- Look online. There are several sites that can support you with your work. They may be able to help your directly or provide you with some additional information. Don’t get sidetracked! It’s very easy to do that when you are stressed.
- Need extra Info? Check out some of the books in your school library or even download e-books. Again, it is very easy to get sidetracked and spend time looking at stuff that may be important but not right now.
- Daily. Rather than leave your studying until you have work to complete, do a bit every day, that way you won’t feel so pressured and ideally you will break down some of the barriers that have caused stress.
- Talk to your tutor. They may be able to give you some additional hints and tips. Or you could set up a study group with a few other students. Meet on a regular basis to tackle some of the more complex issues. You can also share resources.
- Try putting a question on a help web site. Surprisingly enough you can get some sound advice from other students who have found ways and means of wading through all of the text books and information.
- Get a Calculator. This may seem obvious but it is essential to have a really good calculator that can cope with density and complexity of the calculations that you will have to make. A back up plan is also good just in case you lose it.
- Keep focused. You can do this by taking breaks and by being realistic as to how much work that you can actually produce in each session. Remember number two in this list? Breaking down the problem into sections is very important.