Homework Hints
Here are some tips for you and some ideas to pass along to help your child make the most of their study time.

  • Provide a place to study that is free of distractions such as television noise and people talking on the phone. (Provide soft music or white noise if it helps your children concentrate.)
  • Instill a positive attitude. Help your child to think, “I can do this.”
  • Keep all necessary supplies in one place, such as at a desk or computer station.
  • Having pencils, paper, and calculators all in one spot means your children won’t have to search for them, which saves time.
  • Have separate folders for each course to help keep paperwork organized, so it doesn’t get lost in the bottom of a backpack.
  • Establish a regular schedule time for doing homework.
  • Have your child start with the most difficult assignment first.
  • Let your child take five minute breaks every so often.
  • Recommend that your child keep an assignment notebook so they know what homework must be done each day.
  • Suggest your child hang on to past quizzes and tests to prepare for future ones.
  • Praise your child for doing their homework.
  • Keep in contact with your child’s teachers to be aware of the quality and quantity of work being turned in.
Michigan Merit Curriculum
Middle School Issues
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