There are no hard and fast rules that you absolutely have to follow when preparing to do your homework, whether that be geography, math, or psychology. However, it is a well-documented fact that many students draw comfort from having step-by-step instructions to follow. Those instructions may take the form of a simple list, or something more akin to a manual. However, if having a fool-proof guide to follow gives you the confidence and the reassurance needed to go on and nail your homework then it can only be a good thing.
Here’re my step by step instructions on how to do homework in psychology:
Having a “Can do” attitude can make all the difference to breezing through your homework and finding that it becomes an absolute nightmare. Believing in yourself and that you can easily access the answers is the best place to start from.
Rather than being an arbitrary punishment, homework is actually one of the best opportunities that you will ever have to put everything that you have learned into practice. Not only does it help ensure that you whizz through the whole curriculum but it is a great way of checking your understanding and flagging any gaps in your knowledge. Embrace this opportunity.
You are studying psychology for Heaven’s sake! Harness the mind-set and set about doing some good old-fashioned reverse psychology on your lecturer.
The subject doesn’t really matter. The most important favour that a student can do for themselves is ensuring that they have all of the tools that they need to get their homework done to hand. My advice would be to not even logon to your laptop until you have it!
If you think it is going to take an hour to do your homework then set aside ninety minutes. You never know when you are going to be unexpectedly flummoxed by a trick question. Or when your laptop is going to suddenly play up and go slow. Feeling rushed will only lead to you glossing over key areas and that could spell disaster for you.
Getting into the zone means different things to different people. Some people need music to help them through the process, whereas others need total silence and a family sized bag of Doritos. Do whatever works for you!