Michellea, a mother of a middle school student, says that some work can reinforce certain skills, but hours of homework are unhealthy and unproductive. Mominseattle agrees. She contemplates that such a heavy load can result in potential drawbacks to the students. Hours of homework a night plus a full day of school can be just as much work as an adult at a full-time job. She believes students should enjoy their childhood, as short as it already is.
The students will force themselves to go against their biological sleep clock so they can get another assignment done. “We sleep less because we want to or must work more, study, socialize, or engage in other activities that take precedence over healthy sleep.”(Imaging Sleep and Sleep Disorders) College students prioritize school before sleep, because of the high amounts of homework required for them to do, but sadly this has a horrible effect on the student’s physical health and the health of their grade. Most college students now-a-days are paying a lot of money to be in school, or maybe I should say the parents of the students are paying a lot, but none the less there is some money going into college; the students have a lot of pressure from their parents to get good grades and make all this money for college go to some use. Another stressor is scholarships, most students with scholarships have to keep their grades up or else they will lose their scholarship. All the students focus on their GPA, is it high, is it low, is it going to get me places?
Everyone at one point in time has complained they have had too much homework. Especially in High School. I was always told homework will help me because it is a way to practice and fully master the material I needed to learn. In high school students spend a few hours a night doing what they see as busy work, meaning they do not think homework is helpful, while some students do not mind the work load. The students may feel doing the problems,writing the short responses, and filling out packets helps them practice and remember the material.
Procrastination has always affected many people’s lives and how they go through school. Even if after school activities get in the way, asking family members to help out with homework and studying will hopefully help out for the next week or so. Procrastination should be handled more easily because I feel as if people in middle school and high school aren’t managing their time well, which is why they don’t get work done, they sleep late, and they wake up late and become tardy for school. Those students who have trouble with learning how to manage their time should try to make a schedule and plan things out. (Just stay off phones as much as possible because that has helped
They’re biologically programmed to stay up late” (Dador). Although the bodies of most high school students have evolved, side effects have emerged. Students have increase stress in their lives from the pressure to finish homework; high blood pressure can also result from the same problem of stress. Research also found that depleted amounts of sleep in students causes a decrease of learning and memory, since their mind is focused on sleeping. A freshman in high school states, “If I get less than four hours of sleep I find it a lot harder to stay focused, which makes it difficult to pay attention in class and do well on assignments,” (qtd in Taylor) Dr. Kohler, a pediatric sleep expert, states the... ... middle of paper ... ...eep Deprived” Center For Advanced Health.
But currently children are forced to stay up all night scrambling to finish up the work assigned to them. Children wake up the next morning exhausted and have to go through the same cycle again. Although homework is beneficial to some extent, Common Core has forced teachers to give more independent work. This is causing depression and children are disliking school. The reasons that teachers are giving out a lot of homework is due to the expectations of the common core state standards.
This came to the mind of several observers and teachers rising the question, is homework beneficial or not beneficial for students? In the teacher’s perspective this is a good way to have students learn faster a material and have more understanding on their own but for the child it can have another perspective. For example, at a young age, our mother would make us pay close attention for homework so that we were well educated but as we sat down on the living room we both noticed that my brother would get frustrated and get mad with himself because of a homework and will take it to the point of wanting to lose focus of it and not do it. Sometimes he required to stay after school to discuss with a tutor or a teacher, but he never could understand enough to be able to do it on his own. Observing students, you can see their capacity of completing by themselves or not.
Homework has been around since the dawn of human-kind; from the first scholar to today, homework has been continually influencing our learning, even Plato himself would have had work for his students to take home, but yet we ask ourselves everyday what is the point of homework? Surely there is more to homework than just doing it to avoid a bad report. Some would say that homework is just another practice to agitate us, but still we wonder why homework is the bane of our education, with the suffering we all have to go through just to complete those tedious work sheets every night. It is often difficult to identify the difference between counterproductive homework and 'exam preparation' homework, however multiple researchers agree that there is a major difference between a teacher handing out homework because they're following 'regulations' and handing out homework so students can prepare for an exam, this difference is one of the reasons why teenagers and even university students dislike homework. Homework should be treated as a tool, a tool that allows students to extend their learning from the class, all the way to their homes; in an ideal world this sounds great, the teacher has more time to teach in the classroom and in result the students can continue what they learnt during the day while also getting ready for upcoming exams, but this is in an ideal world, in reality the original purpose of homework has been completely forgotten, this issue in my opinion is the main cause of homework being disliked among students and not only is it "Finish the work sheet by tomorrow," teachers have been also basically threatening students with detentions/having to remain behind in class for as little as leaving one question blank on a workshe... ... middle of paper ... ...f motivating people to want to do homework would create far more positive results in both study habits and academically.
In today’s society there is a great debate over homework and how it can affect student’s lives outside of school. Homework is defined as any tasks assigned to students by a teacher that is meant to be carried out during non-school hours to help them practice and prepare for their future. Since homework has been around for a long time it’s viewed as a tradition in most classrooms and homes and some parents even demand more of it. This controversy has been going on for many years; however homework is an useful tool that all teachers and parents can use because it build initiative in students, helps them improve on concepts, and helps student make meaningful connections with their own interest. Homework builds up an initiative in students.