Guides & tips

for students:

10 Vocabulary Homework Ideas Worth Utilizing

  1. 1. Be prepared!
  2. Make sure that you have everything you need before you do your vocabulary homework. Do you perhaps need some of your notebooks? Textbooks? Handouts from the teacher? One thing for sure that you can’t be without is a dictionary!

    The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to accomplish your work.

  3. 2. Look online.
  4. If you need help in understanding your vocabulary homework, or specific parts of it- try looking online. You’ll be able to find plenty of ideas there; but be sure to look on established sites to ascertain you’re getting the best answers.

  5. 3. Look in the library.
  6. Maybe you’re in need of more ideas. Well, you will find plenty of books, academic magazines and other reference points in your campus and public library.

  7. 4. Ask your friends.
  8. Sometimes it helps to study with a class friend, or form a small study group.

  9. 5. Do what’s right for you.
  10. But sometimes it’s better to study alone! Choose whichever method suits you best.

  11. 6. Be in the right environment.
  12. It’s often the way that it’s hard to focus on the work at hand because there are all manner of distractions happening at home. The cat might be meowing for its food, your brother’s trance music might be thundering through your bedroom wall, next door might be having an argument… If these sorts of things are common occurrences and you find it hard to focus, why not do your homework elsewhere? The library is always a great place to find peace and quiet.

  13. 7. Test!
  14. If it’s a case of learning particular vocabulary, it may help to have someone around to test you. If you study with friends, then obviously you can do this amongst yourselves, but if not, it’s always worth asking your parents or siblings if they’ll assist.

  15. 8. Focus!
  16. There’s no point in trying to do your work when you’re tired- although sometimes this is unavoidable! If you can, choose a time to do your homework when your mind is at its sharpest. If you simply have no choice over when you study, and you find yourself to be suffering from fatigue, then be sure to take frequent short breaks (have a snack, shoot some hoops…)- you’ll be amazed at how much more energy you have to tackle the problems in hand.

  17. 9. Polish!
  18. The more time you can spend on your work, the better. Keep polishing it until you’re completely satisfied!

  19. 10. Get advice.
  20. If you’re still struggling, then be sure to ask for help. Your teacher’s always the best one to go to for advice.