With students having after school activities that take up around 2 hours, students are exhausted and when they get home all the want to do is relax, but some of them have responsibilities that they have to do, which gives them less time to relax from a long day of school. On top of having homework students end up staying up late getting all their work done, which cause them to be less focus the next day not allowing the
Everyone knows the phrase, “kick them while they are down.” Well, that’s exactly what homework does. After an exhausting day of school, hard-working students feel very tired when they arrive home. However, homework prevents students from getting their much needed rest and makes them feel even more weary. Yes, a few studies have shown that homework has led to a slight increase in grades. But does that small increase in grades worth making students suffer everyday after school?
However, students are often knee-deep in homework, leaving no time for these activities. Viki Abeles wrote in the Washington Post, “They’re sacrificing a decent night’s sleep, exercise, family life, a social life, and spare moments to simply read, invent, dream or explore- everything that’s essential to a growing mind.” Abeles makes a good point, kids these days do not have any spare time; they need time to do things they want to do. To continue, a lot of teenagers work so they have even less time to complete their school work. John Porter,
Unhealthy problems is an effect of kids doing too much homework for too long, students have to complete all of their homework in just a limited amount of time, and less time for family and extracurricular activities and family and friends is created because of homework. If homework continues to increase through the years, students will go through a midlife crisis! They will not be able to handle all of the pressure and who knows what the students will do with all of this homework on their backs. Remember back to Michael. He was stressed out from all of the homework he had received from school, though, he went to school excited.
For many students, homework is a chore--mandatory, useless, painful. In addition to already-long school days, many more hours are spent by students at home, working on numerous, often unimportant, assignments. Students, already overworked, are given further stress; stress that leads to severe physical and mental consequences. Due to its length, inaccurate representation of student knowledge, insignificant impact on academics, elimination of free time, and damage on the physical and mental health of students, homework does not benefit students. Although common knowledge states that homework has a significant impact on academics, this impact has rarely been proven.
Ph.D. But on the other hand, homework can decrease socialization time, create fights between parents, and cause stress.13 According to Occupy Therapy, homework decreasing socialization time is bad, because when a child is developing, it is just as important for them to have the time they need to socialize and work on those necessary skills. If the child is forced to go straight home and finish piles of homework, it disagrees with the skills of development as a teenager.14 Homework can create fights between parents because teachers were assigning homework forces a person to take an added disciplinary responsibility. The child should have the decision to come home and decide that they would rather watch television or play with friends than do their homework, it is up to the parent to lay down and expect the child to finish the homework.According to the Occupy Therapy, homework can cause stress because, a Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.15 In Conclusion, Homework is helpful because it increases mental abilities in classrooms, but on the other hand, children don 't get enough socialization time.The Pros of students doing homework are bringing Teachers and Students to work together, Teaches Students how to be responsible, and brings families closer together with each other.However, homework can decrease
After all of this, they are exhausted, but they still go home to study a little more and wrap up some unfinished studying or homework. These athletes miss class and school days very often due to away games. This means having to spend time trying to catch up on the material that was presented in class and the work that needed to be done. This can be very challenging at times, because the professor may or may not review or reteach the material for the athlete(s). These athletes can miss days at a time, which makes it extremely difficult to catch up, but makes those study halls very valuable.
Having this issue, I got put into an “extra help” reading class. This class didn’t amuse me, it actually made my day worse every time I had to go. Having this class made me dislike reading even more. The teacher made me read books I didn’t want to, which took it to another level. Being in this class for almost the whole year really opened my eyes, it made me want to
Make High School Great Again Most adults remember high school as the best years of their lives; however, this is not the reality for students today. The majority of teenagers would agree that high school is currently dreadful, mainly due to the outrageous bulk of homework they receive each night. Homework is now consuming students’ lives, leaving no free time to have fun, attend extracurricular events, sports games etc. Homework is becoming a popular public debate because of the adverse effects it has on America’s teens. In fact, many studies have proven that abolishing homework has a positive outcome.
They would not be having any time to relax and that would cause some more stress than usual, because teenagers in this generation need more sleep and have some peaceful time. For example, a senior has all these AP exams and final exams coming up and prepared really well for them. She had finished all of them and now her parents surprised her with a trip to relax and enjoy some fun time. But the school won’t allow it because she has no experience in volunteer work and has to do it or else they will fail high school. That cause more stress on her and have all this work on her back, piling on her and causing her to be worn out.
There’s no doubt that being an eighth grader has many challenges. In the passage ‘The Challenges of Being an Eighth grader’ states that, “Because of the boatloads of homework we seem to get, and after-school activities galore, if one of your friends has different classes than you then you may rarely get to see them” (Jenkins 14). That means that we get a lot of work as eighth graders and not as much free time to see our friends from the year before. Another statement said, “Many [students] are afraid that their family will embarrass them at a school function” (Jenkins 14). Family members that could be attending the same school could be embarrassing, which adds pressure to them.