Too Much Homework ? By : Abigail Williams

An excessive amount of homework can have a negative effect on students. Homework is defined as tasks assigned to students by teachers that are meant to be done outside of school. Homework teaches students to gather information, solve problems, and learn the material. Students who spend a great deal of time on their homework, don’t have enough time to relax after. Across the United States, a lot of students are getting (too much) homework.

Too much homework can lower productivity and performance , instead of raising it. ”Satation, denial of leisure time, community activities, and parental inference are the negative effects”. (Abeles, Vicki. "When Homework Does More Harm than Good." The Huffington Post ) They can affect the wellbeing of students, which can bring down their happiness, comfort. This also can affect their behavior and how they act. Requiring students to devote too much time to a subject, can result in the student’s lost of interest in academic material.

On the other hand, homework is sometimes good because it improves students thinking and also memory. “Homework encourages students to use their time wisely and teaches them to work independent”.(Skool, E. -. "14 Reasons Why Homework Is Good” E-skool. ) If students maybe have a bad grade in that class, homework may not be worth much points, but they still add up little by little. A reason why homework is a good thing is, because it teaches students how to be responsible for his or her work. Another reason is , homework helps students learn how to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials, and computer websites to find information.

In conclusion, the need to give homework must be considered carefully. If teachers are going to give homework, they should give a little bit. It can be helpful in certain circumstances , but students and teachers must understand the value and importance of homework.In my opinion, finding the balance between free time and homework will lead to a happy and successful school experience for students.

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