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Academic writing tips and guidelines

No-fail Hints to doing Homework Successfully

Being successful at doing homework and turning it in on time will help improve your child's chances at being successful in school. Kids are also more successful when they have support from their parents and having them take an active interest in their child's academics. Taking interest in how they do in school shows your child that what they do is important to you and gives them more motivation to do their best in school, including getting homework done on time and done correctly. Here are some tips for helping your child be more successful with their homework assignments.

Meet the Teachers and Learn what is Expected of Your Child

Don't just attend parent-teacher conferences when your child is in trouble or is failing, attend regular school events and be sure to attend all of the parent-teacher conferences scheduled throughout the school year. This will help keep you apprised of how your child is doing in school and you can discuss with their teacher the areas in which your child needs to improve. Discuss homework policies and how you can help your kid do better in school.

Make a Space for Homework

Set up an area in your home where you child can do their homework and provide the supplies they will need. Make sure the area isn't too cold or too warm, that it is well lit and that there are not too many distractions around them. If possible, select a place other than their bedroom to do homework. They will be away from their TV, radio or games they may have in their room and taking the computer out of their room is more conducive to getting a good night's sleep. Sleeping better will also help academics as it will allow their brain to rest and give them more energy.

Set Aside Time for Homework

Schedule a specific time to do homework every day. You may want them to do it as soon as they get home so they can get it over with or after dinner may be a better time for them. Offer a snack before they sit down to do their homework so hunger doesn't distract them and to give them more energy to push through their work. After they are done with their homework, check it over with them and, if it meets with your approval, let them have free time to play or just to relax and unwind.