Waking Up Early To Do Homework In French

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D'habitude, je me réveille de bonne heure - à sept heures du matin. Je prends mon petit déjeuner dès que je me suis lavé, vers sept heures et quart. Puis, je révise mes devoirs pendant une vingtaine de minutes. A huit heures, je quitte la maison et me rends en vélo au collège. Je me dépêche sur la route. J'ai cours de huit heures trente jusqu'à cinq heures de l'après-midi. De retour à la maison, je me détends enfin une petite heure - j'écoute de la musique ou je lis un magazine. Après ça, je fais mes devoirs. En général, chez moi, nous dînons vers neuf heures, et je me couche peu de temps après la fin du repas.

Il y a quelques semaines, j'ai fait un stage dans un supermarché à l'autre bout de la ville, et ma routine a beaucoup changé. J'ai dû me lever plus tôt que d'habitude parce que je devais prendre le bus pour aller travailler - le trajet durait presqu'une heure. Je me réveillais à six heures et quart. Je prenais mon petit déjeuner à six heures et demie et me mettais en route à sept heures moins le quart pour arriver à temps. Mon travail commençait à huit heures et finissait à dix-sept heures. A midi, j'avais une heure pour déjeuner. A la fin de la journée, j'étais très fatigué: je m'endormais dès que je m'allongeais sur mon lit.


Usually, I wake up early - at seven o'clock. I have my breakfast as soon as I've washed, at about a quarter past seven. Then, I look at my homework again for about twenty minutes. At eight o'clock, I leave the house, and get to school by bike. I hurry on the way. I have lessons from eight thirty until five o'clock in the afternoon. Back at home, I relax at last for about an hour - I listen to music or I read a magazine. After that, I do my homework. Generally, we have dinner at about nine o'clock, and I go to bed after the end of the meal.

A few weeks ago, I did work experience in a supermarket at the other end of town, and my daily routine changed a lot. I had to get up much earlier than usual because I had to take the bus to get to work - the journey took almost an hour. I woke up at six fifteen. I had my breakfast at half past six and I set off at quarter to seven to arrive on time. Work started at eight o'clock and finished at 5 pm. At noon, I had an hour for lunch. At the end of the day, I was very tired: I used to fall asleep as soon as I lay on my bed.

Back to Listening: Higher index

Every student (and parent) knows it can sometimes be hard to sit down to tackle schoolwork, whether it’s completing a homework assignment or studying for the next big test—especially when the weekend rolls around.

Completing homework and staying on top of upcoming assignments is just as important on the weekend as it is during the week. It’s never a fun experience for anyone when it’s Sunday night and school assignments still haven’t been completed!

Sticking to a study schedule can keep your child on track and avoid homework meltdowns. But when planning this schedule, many parents wonder “when is the best time to study for my child?”

How Time Of Day Affects Students’ Brains

Students’ brains tend to be sharpest in the morning, after a refreshing night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast. This makes it a good time to open a textbook to learn something new, or review notes from the previous day. With a more alert brain, students have a better ability to recall details like names, places, dates and facts.

In the afternoon, students’ brains are good at integrating new information with what they already know. During this time of day, students are able to create connections and make the information they have learned more meaningful.

When Is The Best Time Of Day To Study?

There is no one “best” time of day to study. We each have our most productive time of the day, when we have the most energy. Some people are morning people, who wake up with lots of energy. Others are night owls, and have more energy in the evening hours.

Just like each student has a unique learning style, different students may learn better at different times of the day. For some students, focusing on schoolwork is easier during the morning hours of the day, while others may find that studying at night works better for them.

The Day Studier Vs The Night Studier

The Day Studier

For students who have more energy earlier in the day, studying in the morning may work best, when the brain is better able to focus.

Students who study during the day benefit from a refreshed and energized mind after a good night’s sleep. This energy makes it easier to focus on what is being learned, and absorb the information more effectively.

Benefits of studying during the day:
  • The brain is refreshed from a good sleep and can absorb more information
  • Natural light good for your eyes and keeps you alert
  • Doesn’t disrupt sleep schedule
  • Easier to create a study group with classmates

The Night Studier

For students who have more energy later in the day, evening or nighttime can be a more effective time to study. With fewer distractions and peace and quiet, studying at night can help improve a student’s concentration and focus.

If your student is an evening or night studier, it’s important to make sure he or she is still getting enough sleep each night. Kids need an average of 8-9 hours of sleep each night—if homework or studying is delaying bedtime, get into the habit of starting a bit earlier and sticking to a nightly schedule.

Benefits of studying during the evening/night:
  • More peace and quiet
  • Fewer distractions
  • A clearer mind for creative thinking
  • Sleeping after studying can consolidate information and improve recall

Find The Time Of Day That Works Best For Your Child

Remember, your child can use a combination of study techniques, including what time of day he or she schedules study sessions! Once you know what works best, your child can start studying more effectively.

For more study tips, check out these resources:
10 Tips To Reduce Homework Stress
How To Study Effectively: 12 Secrets To Success
11 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Memory Power

Day Or Night: When Is The Best Time To Study?

Nov 30, 2017•Homework, Studying

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