Argumentative Essay On Too Much Homework

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Erik Entrikin from the CNN Homework Debate once said, “We need to figure out what the right “dosage” is. Currently, it is much too high.” Mr. Entrikin uses quotes around the word dosage. When using this word, he means dosage as the amount of something; in this case, he means the amount of homework. In today’s society, homework is given out too much. Having too much homework stresses a person out, lowers grades, and doesn’t get done because one has little time available. “[S]tudies have found that high school students may also be overburdened with homework- so much that it’s taking a toll on their health” (Levy 3). Stress can be caused by excessive amounts of homework, which can be bad for your health- hence why being burdened with so much homework can cause a strain on one’s health. Due dates stress a person out because someone will get homework and it’ll be due the next day. What about work? What about spending time with your family? One time, I had a huge essay to get done, and I needed help understanding something so little that my teacher would not help me and told me to figure it out on my own. Yes, it was something little, however; my teacher not helping me really stressed me out. On top …show more content…

“Some argue that we need to toughen kids up for high school, college, and the workforce” (Kalish 2). This is true, however; there are many other ways to teach responsibility, such as chores or lessons that are not lessons based on the core classes of a school but on life, instead. Another argument some might make is the thought that homework doesn’t lower grades. If a child does not fully understand the concept of how to do something, for example in a math class, and they are doing problems in a way they believe is right, the way the problem is done by them will be embedded in their minds. This could lead to a failure on a test, which will then lower their

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