It’s that time of the year again in Ballymena! School has officially started and for all the first years out there – you are in for a real treat!! Now since you have settled down into your new classes and started learning new subjects, the teachers then decide to set you a homework *cringe*. Here are some tips to help you keep on top of your homework.


  • Do it the day you get it. I know that sometimes there is a really good TV show on or you may want to visit your friends – and I am not saying that you shouldn’t do these things – but you should do your homework first. If you do it the day you get it, the subject will be fresher in your head which may make the homework easier and faster for you. It also means that you don’t have a lot of homework piling up around you. If you do get too much homework and it is impossible to get it all done, then get the ones done first for the next day and then focus on the other ones in your own time.
  • Take breaks. Homework is tiring and I know that you don’t want to spend ages doing it so, every now and again, take a break and don’t tire or stress yourself out about it.
  • Find a quiet environment. Find a place with no distractions. This can be really hard, especially if your brother is playing his video game downstairs, while your sister is practising the piano, your Dad is mowing the lawn and your Mum is doing absolutely everything at once, scurrying everywhere, opening and closing doors and shouting up the hall to find out what you want for dinner.
  • Ask for help. If you don’t understand something make sure you tell/ask your teacher or even your parents. They might surprise you how much they actually know!
  • ALWAYS TRY YOUR BEST – make sure you always try your hardest and spend some time going over and checking your answers. I find if I do my best then, when I go out with my friends, I enjoy it more, as it feels like a reward that I have earned. It also means that you are not coming back home, having to start your homework, when you feel too tired.

I hope you enjoyed my blog on homework tips. You had better get started – good luck!