Students can do their homework faster if they read more efficiently, plan for the week and proactively approach areas of struggle. Hiding distractions, such as cellphones, and seeking help from a tutor can also result in quicker homework completion.
Efficient and active reading entails using highlighters to mark key concepts and asking questions, such as, "What is the central idea of this work?" Students can also write summaries of the material. This approach helps them better answer homework questions and helps organize papers.
Starting to plan for the week on Sunday helps a student see potential homework conflicts and allows him to prepare for busier times. Proactively resolving areas of struggle helps productivity; students allot enough time to meet with a teacher or tutor for help to learn the material.