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Doing Chemistry Assignments without a Hitch

If you find yourself having trouble completing your chemistry assignments, know that you are not alone! Chemistry is a tremendously difficult subject that usually requires your complete attention as well as plenty of review and study. Here are a few tips to help you complete your chemistry assignments without a hitch:

Review Your Class Notes Before Starting Your Assignment

You should always be sure you understand exactly what it is you need to do with each assignment. This means reviewing the problems you will need to cover and physically looking at those problems before leaving class. If you have any questions you can ask your instructor on the spot, instead of having to do a lot of guesswork later on that day.

Before starting your assignment review your notes and compare them with what samples exist in your textbook. You should try re-writing your notes for clarity but also to ensure you understand what it is you wrote down earlier. Following this advice will give you a leg up when starting your assignment.

Organize a Quiet Space to Complete Your Assignment

Some people like working with the radio or television on in the background. And while this may seem harmless, both can be quite distracting and can keep you from focusing entirely on your assignment. Clear out a quiet space where you won’t be distracted or disturbed by anyone around you. It’s been well-documented that clearing out a space of other books or notes can also help towards finishing your immediate assignments more efficiently.

Set Goals and Stick to Them

It’s important to set small goals for yourself when doing chemistry homework. For instance, set a goal of finishing 10 problems or working for 45 minutes before taking a break. Keeping yourself to those goals will boost your morale as well as give you small rewards (break time) to reinforce this positive habit. Be sure to honor those breaks. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, the occasional break will help boost your energy and recharge your brain power.

Write Down Any Tough Problems for Review

If you get stuck on one more chemistry problems then write them down and move on to the next. There’s no specific time limit but generally if you are completely lost trying to work something out, don’t spend more than a few minutes. Getting stuck on one problem can break your rhythm and work against you in the long run. Come back to the hardest problems afterwards when your thinking is clearer.