Homework. Whether you're a fifth-grader or a freshman in college, the mere thought of homework can be overwhelming. And actually doing homework can be quite difficult. But homework doesn't have to be something a student dreads.
As a former high school English teacher and researcher who specializes in what it takes to make it through college — and a co-author of a forthcoming revised edition of a book about academic success — I've studied homework since 2010. Here are six ways I believe homework can be made more manageable and valuable, whether you're in elementary school, high school, or graduate school.