What do students have to do after working for eight hours at school? Homework. Many students spend hours of their day after school doing more work for school. Students despise the work and teachers and parents fuse over having to deal with it. So why do teachers continue to assign it?
Some people may say that homework is great practice, but when is it too much to handle? Unfortunately, too much homework can lead to mental disorders. Too much homework can also cause physical symptoms in a student.ome say homework serves as a re-learning of material and keeps the mind fresh and on topic, however there are alternatives. Too much homework can lead to stress and mental issues. Some of these illnesses are very serious and are very harmful to students.
Consequently, kids are feel taxation and get stressed out. Students are also given too much homework and stress levels rise. Studies show it is much worse if the assignment is overdue (Druker). Students are already learning enough in the classroom environment, they don’t need to spend more time out of school on their work. Homework produces unneeded stress, especially if there are multiple or overdue assignments.
Some say that homework is beneficial to students because it gives them more practice on the content they are learning, however, studies have proven otherwise. Schools should eliminate homework because it deteriorates both physical and mental health and it lacks the ability to improve grades. To begin, homework dominates and pushes aside any time for physical activity. In the article Excessive Homework Strains Family Life, the author starts by writing about what students are missing out on due to homework; one topic she mentioned was exercise: “Kids who don 't have time for play and recreational activities, such as softball teams or dance, just don 't get to move around a lot—and there is evidence that exercise actually helps with academics” (Ponte n.pg.). Homework takes an exponential toll on students, which causes some to forfeit their sports in order to finish their assignments timely.
This left Viki with two choices: complete them and suffer the consequences of lack of sleep, or get the much needed rest but put her grade in jeopardy? This question haunts many students and is one of the reasons why homework negatively affects youths. Source 1 discusses common issues that excessive homework causes, such as exhaustion and stress that increases unnecessary family tensions. It states “...too much homework can do more harm than good. Researchers have cited drawbacks, including boredom and burnout toward academic material, less time for family and extracurricular activities, lack of sleep and increased stress,” “as homework load increased, so did family stress, researchers found (American Journal of Family Therapy, 2015)” and “they also reported greater academic stress and less time to balance family, friends, and extracurricular activities.
Likewise, thirty-three percent of students put pressure to earn good grades in a category of stress (Parker). Meanwhile, students who only focus on earning good grades, do not learn as significantly and thus, do not benefit from the homework as much. Homework can make students have health problems when teachers do not use it properly. Homework should not lead to health problems. When students have homework, they should plan ahead on how they are going to accomplish it.
Some people believe that homework is beneficial to students, and helps them learn, but they are mistaken. Homework is only harming student’s grades as well as their physical, social and mental states, so, as long as the amounts of homework stay consistent, there will be a decline in student performance and satisfaction. Starting off, students are being overworked to the point where there is simply no time for them to do anything that day other than the work that was assigned. This can harm their ability to interact with others and takes away from their free time in the day. Children are locked up in school for 7 hours and then are expected to go home and do another 4 hours of work.
Does your kid come home and complain about how they have too much homework? Do they always insist there should be less? Many people that think that the amount of homework that kids get is a problem and that they should get less. There are many complaints that homework stresses kids out and takes up all of their time, when in fact homework is essential to students because it gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a topic, allows more new material to be introduced each year, and readies students for the future. During school many students tend to stop paying attention to the lesson being taught.
Lastly, homework not only affects students but it also affects family at home. Parents are trying to bring this subject to the attention of schools so something can be done about it. “In recent years, parents have voiced worries that their children are being overworked, and newspaper and magazine articles have highlighted stories of students working late on homework, even after participation in other extracurricular activities like organized sports, volunteering, and music lessons” (Is Homework Beneficial). Few elementary and middle school students are able to manage the planning required with considerable help from a parent. Many experts question if children are even getting a real childhood.