More and more students are complaining of stress due to monstrous amounts of homework. Somehow, only the level of difficulty of the assignments parallels the quantity of homework given. While the Mecca of academic stress (Japan) is reviewing its homework policies, the US and other western countries continue to increase the workload on students. Whether this is an indication of desperate attempts to overcome economic crises remains debatable, what is essential is that students get as much help as possible to cope with the homework situation. After all, it is not the fact of homework but the STRESS of it that is the problem. If you are one of the thousands of students looking for help with homework, here are a few things to keep in mind while looking for help:
You do not want to add to the already exploding levels of stress. Find help that you feel comfortable with. What you feel comfortable with depends on your own unique make-up. For example, some students feel more comfortable doing their work with friends while others prefer solitary efforts. Do not go against your grain. Accept yourself and work with what you have.
You need to find help that supports you. This does not mean that your homework help should behave like a shrink but that you should be able to guide and decide on the help. Not anyone purporting to help you while dictating the rules should be tolerated. You want a helpful entity not a boss!
Think about the McDonalds. You eat their burgers because they are a CREDIBLE source of hygienic and tasty meals. Find someone that has a record of being truly helpful. A reputation in case of professionals is important.
Can you rely on this person or service to deliver quality help on time? Can you ask them to review materials that you do not find satisfactory?
You have X amount of money to run your life. Your homework help should fit in your budget or at the very least does not stretch it too much. Do not fall for cheap packages on homework help websites that are too good to be true (freebies some of the time are ok). Also, do not get impressed with huge fees. Premium prices do not readily translate into premium services. Get a realistic estimate of the average charged by homework helpers.