Thursday, August 7, 2008

Homework Trouble? Get Help with Your Homework

You’re having trouble with your homework and your grades are getting lower and lower. The trouble is, you’re too embarrassed to ask for help.

Everyone needs help with homework now and then. It’s all right if you have a problem, but don’t wait until that problem gets bigger. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to help. Here are a few things you can try:

1. Ask your teacher. Tell the teacher you’re confused about the homework and ask them to explain it to you. Sometimes a teacher can make it easier to understand than your textbook can.

2. Ask your friends. They’re doing the same homework you’re doing. Don’t be tempted to just copy, though. It may seem like the easy answer now, but when it comes time to take the test, you’ll find out it wasn’t such a good idea.

3. Ask your parents. Your parents can give you suggestions and help you try to figure out the problem. They can help you look on the computer for additional help, too.

4. Ask for a tutor. Explain to your parents that you’re still having trouble with your homework and ask them about a tutor. Schools usually have no-cost, after-school tutoring groups. There are also other places that offer tutors, but they do charge a fee.

Don’t put off getting help. The longer you wait, the more you’ll be behind. It’s easier to admit you need help and ask for it. By using the tips listed above, you’ll be able to get that homework out of the way and be able to spend some time with your friends!

Clip art courtesy of Original Country Clipart by Lisa


Judy said...

Hey Lisa,

Kids are so often afraid to say I don't understand. It happens to all of us, but it takes encouragement and understanding to learn to ask.

Great post.


Theresa Schultz said...

Great post Lisa!

My kids have always been shy about asking questions - even if it's just to clarify a situation. These tips are excellent.