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Effective Tips on When to Take a Break from Homework

John Williams
November 9, 2021

Taming the Homework Monster: A Guide for Students

When is homework truly finished? The answer is simple: when it’s done. But achieving this can feel like battling a monster, especially for high school students. As a life coach specializing in teenage development, I’ve found consistent strategies that help overcome common homework challenges.

The Challenges of Homework

The primary hurdles in doing homework effectively include starting, getting stuck, and finishing. Each of these stages has its own set of issues:

  • Starting: The most frequent challenge I hear from students is that initiating homework is the hardest part.
  • Getting Stuck: Sometimes, students may not understand the material well enough to continue, which halts progress.
  • Finishing: Many students leave just enough to be done the next day, which can disrupt their focus and prolong stress.

Effective Strategies to Complete Homework

The best approach, proven over my eight years of coaching, is straightforward:

Start your homework as soon as you get home and don’t stop until it’s completely finished.

This method might seem demanding at first, but it brings three significant benefits:

  1. Your brain remains sharp as you handle the material soon after learning it in school.
  2. Completing your homework early frees up your evening, allowing you to relax fully without looming tasks.
  3. Surprisingly, this can also lead to a more positive attitude towards school over time.

While it might be tempting to take breaks, building the stamina to push through and finish homework can drastically change your academic experience.

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Each session we look at a different tool from the Academic Life Coaching and Coach Training EDU training program and take a deep dive into its origin, theory, and application. 

This is an interactive workshop designed to be experienced fresh biweekly. Open to prospective and current students as well as alumni. The workshops are live and fast paced. You’ll want a strong internet connection, a chance to review the 3-page PDF ahead of time, and a quiet place to experience the workshop. It’s the closest experience you’ll get to being in the real training.

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Business Mastermind--1 Hour Biweekly Workshop

ALC and CTEDU founder John Andrew Williams offers a biweekly Business Mastermind. Although these workshops are designed for current students and alumni, prospective students are welcome to register after speaking with an admissions advisor.

The workshops are fast paced, live on zoom. We usually take a dive into a specific websites, elevator pitches, sales calls, and whatever else coaches are facing as they establish their businesses.

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