In 2013, research conducted at Stanford University found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives, and alienation from society. Everyone knows homework is stressful, especially an excessive amount in a short period of time. I remember many nights in grade school and junior high where I’d become overwhelmed with the amount of homework I had, sometimes to the point of tears. The most stress I’ve ever felt is when I’ve had an assignment due but I didn’t have enough time to finish it, or I skip out on events and sleep to accomplish the assignment on time. Sleep and mood are closely connected.
Across the United States lies 37,100 high schools; each school comes in their own shapes and sizes. Educators recently looked into whether or not lowering school size could help better these students. Results found that small high schools contain less violence incidents. Moreover, small high schools result in a wider array of student involvement. Nonetheless, small high schools offer only a limited amount of courses and extracurriculars that students can get involved in.
Is homework becoming too much? Every day students spend hours upon hours doing homework every night and stressing out if they aren't able to finish it. The first form of homework was given as a punishment to the kids that would act up in class. The teacher would give them extra school work to take home and do instead of being able to go home relax and have fun. Although homework can help increase understanding of new topics this kind of practice is not helping students because it can interfere with sleeping, stresses kids and teenagers out and can cause depression, and even make a kid give up on school altogether.
Due to the barriers of the public transit, students are struggling in school and having difficulties in keeping up. This can results to increase in school dropout rates (South, Haynie & Bose, 2007). Many students are unable to keep up with their school work and constantly feeling overwhelmed with both school and their personal life. Students currently attend school, are just striving to get their assignments done on time because if not, they face penalty deduction. However, through the rush, many students are just finishing their assignments for the marks and instantly forgetting everything they have learned.
Waking up early affects teenagers’ social life, mentality, physical being, and academic career. A study has proven that lack of sleep will affect a teenagers’ life in a negative way, “Overtime, not obtaining enough sleep can hurt student’s healthy, safety, social life, and school career.” (National Sleep foundation 1) Due to teenagers naturally not being able to fall asleep till later in the night and forcing students to wake up severely early in the morning for school, they are exhausted. A recent study shows that students are tired throughout their school day, 60% of children under 18 say that they are tired throughout the day (National Sleep Foundation 1) As Brunswick students are exhausted throughout their day and it is showing that by the grades from students. The Board of Education needs to take these studies and facts seriously so they can help provide an intelligent and responsible new
This was an educational challenge for me because it was a totally different learning environment for me that i had to get used to quickly. My studying habits also challenged me through high school because test and quizzes were given out frequently and if you didn't know how to study you probably wouldn’t get a good grade. In 9th and 10th grade my studying habits were very poor and it showed tremendously on test and quizzes. 11th and 12th grade I took the initiative to learn how to study and not procrastinate. This was a challenge for me because test and quizzes took up the most percentage over classwork and homework which means one test or one quiz could drop your grade
Homework has done nothing but make students’ school experience miserable as students dread receiving it. Day after day students are repeating the same routine of going to school, coming home, doing homework, and waking up to do it all over again. Oftentimes, there is no room for students to take any breaks. Instead, they are pressured to stay up late to complete inestimable amounts of homework. In addition, homework can prevent the opportunities to socialize with one’s family and to be physically active.
Homework, homework, homework. Homework causes hours of stress in young students’ lives. Homework should be lessened in high school and banned in grades below because it causes has an astronomical amount of cons compared to the pros. Homework will cause countless long-term complications and has numerous short-term struggles to go along with the buildup of stress that slowly gets enormous as the year advances. Homework can review previous content; on the other hand, it will cause more issues for the developing student than the review can help them learn content that they will soon forget in a couple days.
Academic Stress: Academic stress among students have long been researched on, and researchers have identified stressors as too many assignments, competitions with other students, failures and poor relationships with other students or lecturers (Fairbrother & Warn, 2003). Academic stressors include the student 's perception of the extensive knowledge base required and the perception of an inadequate time to develop it (Carveth et al, 1996). Students report experiencing academic stress at predictable times each semester with the greatest sources of academic stress resulting from taking and studying for exams, grade competition, and the large amount of content to master in a small amount of time (Abouserie, 1994). When stress is perceived negatively