How To Do Physics Homework Effectively: 7 Useful Hints


If you have chosen to study physics, you will know that this is a subject important to a number of careers. Engineering, science and medicine are only three areas of study where a strong understanding of physics is essential. Here are a number of specific points to help you consider the way you go about tackling your physics homework. You'll notice that the word effectively is used in the title of this article. Many students tackle their physics homework and take far too long and spend far too much energy to achieve the right result. By using the following steps, you give yourself a chance to be truly effective.

  1. Where do you do your homework? Certainly for high school students it's probably your bedroom but wherever it is, it must be a quiet place.
  2. Get rid of music making devices, your TV, your mobile phone, your tablet and any other device which is likely to distract you.
  3. Just as you would have a plan to write an essay, so too must you have a plan for your homework. One of the best items in a good working plan is to establish a routine. Tackle your physics homework at the same or a similar time all the time.
  4. Don't think that you can cram it with your homework. So many students leave their preparation for an exam to the last minute. This never works and it certainly doesn't with your physics homework routine. Do what is required each day every day.
  5. Give yourself a reward when you achieve your goals. When you tackle your home work effectively at the same time and without distractions, give yourself a reward.
  6. Being physically and mentally unwell is a big no-no. You will never tackle your physics homework effectively if you are tired, rundown or ill. This means eating well, exercising sensibly and getting plenty of effective sleep.
  7. Seek help earlier rather than later. If you strike a problem with your physics homework, not asking for help is a serious mistake. You stress, the work piles up and your understanding of the topic never eventuates.

One golden rule which applies to your behaviour and attitude is that of common sense. If you think logically about what needs to be done and how you will do it, the rest should fall into place.