Assignments for home, itself, can be quite daunting for students, who are already having to manage with the stress and burden of so many disciplines. Science subjects, namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics have always terrified students, who find it extremely difficult to cope with these subjects.
The reasons for this fear are many and we are going to discuss and deal with each of them individually so that students can, once and for all, be able to confidently put their distaste for Chemistry homework behind them, and start to perform exceedingly well in the subject.
What to focus on
Every subject has its individual key areas of focus that students should devote their attention to. This helps them to not feel like they are all over the place, and is an excellent way to ground the attention span of students as well as make homework a whole lot easier. The same rule also applies for Chemistry.
Here are some of the vital points of the subject that you need to keep in mind while studying it:
- Elements and their abbreviations: The first step is to memorise these abbreviations as you will hardly find any mention of the full name of elements at advanced levels. You will get used to it over time.
- Equations: Equations are the building blocks of Chemistry. Make sure that these are accurate.
- Balancing equations: Equations need to be balanced. Otherwise, the whole equation is deemed incorrect.
Do not ignore lab work
You must have heard of the adage, “Practice makes perfect”, which is why students should never ignore lab work. Practical assignments are not only a very fun and hands-on way to actually experience the whole chemical process, instead of just reading about them and mugging it up. The fact that the student is the one who is performing the equations and the real-time experience allows him to remember the process forever.
Also, practical assignments often carry marks so students should always make it a point to attend them.
What to write while writing
When the student is doing some assignment writing for Chemistry, certain vital check points need to be kept in mind, so that no essential aspect of the writing is left out. Firstly, as mentioned earlier, the equations need to be accurate and perfectly balanced. The second thing that needs to be done is note down all the other observations that are a part of the chemical process.
For example, the name of the catalyst, the colour change of the elements, the temperature at which the experiment should take place, the lab equipment required, the nature of the final products, and others.
If the student feels that even after a lot of effort on his part, he is unable to perform well in the subject he should seek homework help. The best source of this is the teacher, who teaches the student for he is best aware of the student’s performance in class and the best remedial option that is suitable for the student. Also, make sure to practise regularly by solving practice tests and going through suitable guide books.