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Homework Tips For High School Students: Avoiding Common Mistakes


Homework may seem like the worst thing ever when you are in high school. Its educational value is debated today. However, at the moment it is still considered to be a part of the study process, so you have no choice but to complete the assignments.

If you want to get good grades for your homework, you need to make sure that it’s free of mistakes. This would be easier to accomplish if you know what the most common mistakes are:

  • Unorganized and messy work.
  • Regardless of whether you write a research paper or solve several math problems, your work must never be messy. This is something that is really easy to avoid, so you definitely shouldn’t ignore this issue.

    Lack of organization in essays and other papers is also considered a mess. It may not be as visible, but it will affect your final grade. You’ll need to do some research and determine what structure your assigned paper must have.

  • Insufficient intermediate steps.
  • Some types of assignments, for example calculus problems, require you to take certain steps to complete. Even if you are really good with the subject and can do all the calculations in your mind, you have to write them down properly. This is necessary so that your teacher can see that you really understand the problem and use the right method to find a solution.

  • Formatting mistakes.
  • When you are assigned with writing a paper of some kind, your teacher should tell you the format you need to use. You’ll need to research this particular style and make sure that you understand all the requirements. If something is unclear, discuss this matter with your teacher. Formatting may seem like a little thing, but these mistakes will lower your grade even if the research itself is excellent.

  • Poor quality sketches.
  • If your work requires a sketch, you must do your best to create a high quality one. In case it’s completely impossible for you to accomplish, find someone who can help you. Note that a missing sketch is an even more serious mistake. Talk to your teacher if you aren’t sure whether you need to include one in this particular assignment.

  • Writing on the back of the paper.
  • The paper you hand in must look pristine. This will make a good impression on the teacher and show how serious you are about this work.

  • Missing dates, name, headings, etc.
  • Small details like this will have a negative effect on your grade. They are easy to miss so check your work very carefully before you hand it in.


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