How to Encourage a Student to Complete Assignments on Time

These days, students seem to be more interested in the “student night life” of clubbing and house parties rather than the more important aspects of college and university life, that is handing in papers and ensuring that they get the best grades that they possibly can. Whether you are a parent, lecturer or teacher alike, it is important to make sure that you constantly express the sheer importance of handing in assignments on time to the student, especially when they start to slack off and get lazy. Here is a guide to helping ensure that students hand in their assignments on time, all the time.

Preach the benefits of handing in assignments on time

There are countless benefits associated with handing in assignments on time for the student. If they get all of their projects and assignments in on time, then they will have less to worry about come exam time. They can focus all of their time to getting in their revision and ensuring that they get the best results possible. Remember, always teach the student that better results means a better chance of getting onto a good college or university course which in turn means a better chance of getting a high quality, well paid job. Ensuring that students hand in their assignments on time also helps them learn to be more responsible, more time efficient and it also teaches them many key skills which can be useful in the workplace, so always preach the benefits to the student whenever possible and whenever needed.

Punish younger students for not handing in their assignments on time

If you are a teacher, then younger students and teenagers may give you more grief than you can really be bothered with. However, as a teacher, you have to deal with troublesome students in order to put them on the right path to benefit their future. If younger students start to get lazy when it comes to handing in assignments, then do not be a pushover; punish them for their actions. Give them a detention. However, do not leave it at that; use that detention time to educate them. Teach them all of the benefits of handing in their assignments on time and how time management can benefit their future. Also take the time to tell them horror stories about people that fail in life such as those reliant on benefits because they didn’t try in school.

Reach out to the student and offer a helping hand

There may be an underlining reason why the student isn’t handing in their assignments on time. Reach out to any troublesome students and find out why, and then offer a helping hand. You may find that they were simply struggling with the assignment and got too stressed to complete it, in which case, you can simply tell them to ask if they need help with future assignments. This can be a great way to help the student build enough confidence to be more outspoken and ask questions in order to aid their work rate and eventual success. Never overlook the benefits of reaching out to a student and offering a helping hand, after all, as a parent, teacher or lecturer alike, it is your job to help students achieve the very best of their ability.

Not every student is a model student and these days, most of the youth may be more trouble than they first seem, especially when it comes to meeting deadlines and handing in their work. However, as a parent, teacher or lecturer alike, it is your job to ensure that the student always hands in their work on time and to the very best of their ability. Be sure to preach the benefits of handing in work on time and how it can aid their future in life, be sure to punish students for not handing in assignments on time and use that “detention time” effectively to educate them and above all else, do your job and reach out to the student; find out any difficulties they have and help them get past them in order to achieve the best results they possibly can.