Dear Amy: How do I do my homework without getting tired or bored? — Sophie, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Dear Sophie: When you study and do assignments, it helps to have a clean workspace such as a desk or table. Doing homework on the couch or on your bed can be distracting or may even make you tired. If you start to feel burned out while working, take a short break. Fix yourself a healthy snack or stretch and move around to stay energized.
Staying focused and organized can help you finish your homework faster, and that way, you'll be less likely to get bored while working. Learn how to follow the three-step plan at http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/
organize_focus.html, and you'll be blazing through your homework in no time!
Dear Amy: How could a person increase his/her IQ? — Sumaiyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dear Sumaiyah: An IQ test measures a person's ability to solve problems and understand concepts. Activities like solving puzzles can increase your IQ, but only temporarily. Also, a lower IQ score doesn't mean you're not smart. The IQ test doesn't measure some types of intelligence such as wisdom and creativity. To learn more, visit http://people.howstuffworks.com/
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