Argumentative Essay Homework

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Homework is an on-going topic of debate that has been being questioned for decades. In my opinion, I don’t think that homework is essential to students due to the effect it has on your mental and eventually your physical health and it is starting to affect their school life. Is the amount of work we get actually helpful to students? Is it too much for students? How is homework affecting my child? These are some of the questions that have been asked by parents, teachers, and researchers alike; and in this essay I will provide the answer to all these queries. I urge you to take a moment to put yourself in the students’ shoes. First, they wake up around 7 or 6 o’clock so they can get ready for school, which starts at 8:30, and spend 7 hours of…show more content…
There are stories flooding the internet of students who have been so weighted down by the amount of homework burdening them and that combined with the stress just caused their mind to seize up until they just broke down and cried. Personally, I used to love school and the concept of learning new things until I came to high school where it was such a high demand and there are other students like me. There are even students who are going through stuff like death of a family member, or risky family life, or even just have bad living conditions that have to learn to forget all those problems until that type of stress sneaks up on them. The fact that they don’t have any time to talk to anybody about their problems because they simply have no time causes them to internalize this pain until they eventually blow up mentally. Teachers usually argue that students don’t have enough time to complete work during the day, and that homework reinforces the things students learn in class. While the former is true, the latter is actually a myth. There is actually no academic benefit from homework. Sources like Washington Post have researched the correlation of the amount of homework load to academic success and have concluded that there is none. Schools from Japan and Finland, who score in the top ranks globally, have under
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