Many schools throughout the country have made the decision to discontinue homework for effective reasons. Although some argue that homework creates time management and study skills, the stress that comes with homework overruled this. Assigning homework to students is destructive because test scores lower, there is no free time to do new things, and it is stressful. Assigning homework to kids and teens makes their test scores weaken. Recently, a Duke University professor, named Harris Cooper conducted a study about homework.
The alternative is, you fail your classes. Imagine you aren’t doing so well in school because of constantly being loaded down with tons of homework. You are just praying to God that you will pass the 8th grade. Homework should be eliminated and become an unnecessary thing of the past. Some people may say that homework is great practice, but when is it too much to handle?
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.
The “Homework Debate” has occurred since the beginning of compulsive education. Some argue that children benefit from homework and rote memorization. Others say that homework is redundant and takes away from precious time with family and friends. I believe that homework for elementary aged children should be banned, and the homework given for students in junior and senior high school should be drastically reduced. With the heavy workload, many students are not getting adequate sleep, causing them to miss out on important topics taught the next day in class.
When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort. This proves that homework is not an effective learning strategy, and it actually teaches negative habits. Homework supporters believe that more homework translates to smarter students. Many studies have proven that dropping homework has positive effects on students in their school. Nancy Kalish’s article describes one school that put homework to the test,
Imagine there being a type of learning environment that your teachers, and parents have no say on what the children are learning. The purpose of education is supposed to be to prepare us kids to become workers when we grow up. Imagine a world full of stress and depression. We kids from are feeling a huge load of stress when we are supposed to be having a free mind during our childhood. Common core is the cause of all of this.
Personal attack shows an attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments. Ms. Campbell is the head of a department who also a teacher. She was totally looked down on the student in class 203 because many of them are on probation, can’t be relied on and are the lost cause’s. For example, when Mrs. Gruwell finds out a new book to let the student read but Ms. Campbell is not giving it to the student. Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them.
In universities and high schools, students will study for hours only to know none of the material on the test. As a result, student 's blame their failing grades on teachers, their inability to comprehend, or badly written test questions. But, the real problem is that students are studying in a way that is ineffective and inefficient. "Simple but Not Easy" written by Charles Weaver "Ten Rules of Good and Bad Studying" by Barbara Oakley discuss the common mistakes students make when studying and how they can improve upon their studying. The articles "Simple but Not Easy" and "Ten Rules of Good and Bad Studying" are similar in the content and examples they give but contrasting in format.
I remember trying to ask questions about concepts I did not understand, but she would always say, “What don’t you understand?” This was a frustrating question because I was completely lost and didn’t understand anything about what we were working on. I changed schools for seventh grade and my math teacher tested me on the first day of school. My mom received a phone call from my very concerned math teacher. I had tested at a third grade math level entering the seventh grade. Looking back to those times, I felt very bad about my abilities in school.
2.0 Life Experience 1: My Most Hated Moment In My School For the past two years which I became form 6 student in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Ampang, I had experienced the most hated moment in my school life. I was drowned by friends, problems, lovers, homework and my school teachers. In every morning, I also hoped I can skip the class. Why I think like that after I came to that school about few months? I also wondered why and finally I get my answer.