There are many ways of describing homework, from aggravating and confusing work to simple and mundane tasks. There is no denying that almost everyone has experienced the many hours that homework can take up in the day.

story by Trey Rice, Chyna Wallace, Malik Brazile

 

There are many ways of describing homework, from aggravating and confusing work to simple and mundane tasks. There is no denying that almost everyone has experienced the many hours that homework can take up in the day. As the year goes by, many students are ceaselessly buffeted by piles of work that can discourage the most diligent workers.

“The homework load has increased as I’ve gotten further in high school,” Junior Amie Rowland said.

The amount of homework only increases through high school. As students get older they’re expected to do more work than past years in order to build character and prepare them for college. Unfortunately, too much homework can lead to students not having enough time for personal activities after school and on those sacred days known as weekends.

“I can’t stay out as long, and I can’t do as much because of school and homework,” Sophomore Michelle Lane said.

As if the amount of homework wasn’t enough, the usefulness of the work isn’t always seen in proper light. Some teachers only give homework to keep students busy. They then grade for completion and never go over the work to make sure students know what they need to know.

“When teachers give us homework I do think it helps us learn the material easier as long as they teach it first and we are not teaching ourselves instead,” Junior Colton Kent said.

Despite this, homework is still an important process. It allows students to solidify information taught to them in class. Homework makes sure that when students come back from the weekend or a break, they still remember the material. It’s the amount of homework, however, that can stress students to the breaking point.

“It takes me two hours to finish my homework. An hour for homework and an hour for studying all my subjects I’m taking,”  Freshman Mercedezz Bracey said.

Students need time to do homework, but it’s hard to do when there’s little time to begin with. An increase in homework only makes students more stressed and cuts time short. It’s important that teachers know when students already have work to do and when to lighten up on the reigns.

“I don’t give a lot of homework and I expect it to be done,” English Teacher Betsy Hirsch said. “I realize students have to have a lot of stuff to do, so I try to give them time to do it.”