Homework Is A For School Essay

1454 Words Feb 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Along with other factors, homework is a prominent reason why some students dread going to school. No student wants to go to school for eight hours a day, just to go home to complete homework for another three or more hours, and on top of this, hold down a job or participate in extracurricular activities. Homework has been a customary practice since the first public school was opened. Even though it has been around for so long, recent research states that there are times when completing homework is no longer beneficial for the students. These studies show that teachers should reconsider assigning homework that would take more than one and a half hours to complete. It is believed that homework that takes more time to complete does not necessarily help middle or high school students learn, but instead, causes other health issues. When homework is completed at home as suggested, it has the opportunity to enhance student learning and improve other skills necessary for students to succeed in school; however, only some students actually find it useful for them. In a study completed by F. Javier Murillo and Cynthia Martinez-Garrido, using the words of H. Cooper, they say that homework can be defined as “the work assigned to students by their teachers intended to be done in extracurricular hours” (663). Homework that is assigned to different grade levels has different effects on the students. For example, homework given to secondary students often has a positive effect by allowing…

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