Homework Is A Great Learning Tool Essay

1815 Words Nov 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Not a day goes by when I don’t hear my classmates, including myself, complain about the amount of homework that we receive. In response to the protests my teachers will often say that we’re supposed to spend two hours on homework for every hour spent in class, so we shouldn’t be surprised. If we were to follow that line of reasoning, we would end up spending twelve hours on homework a day, which is completely unrealistic; even spending half of that on homework is insane for one day. Although teachers are correct in saying that homework is a great learning tool, it only overwhelms students when assigned in excess--making it difficult to complete. Time is a subject constantly on everyone’s mind, especially for students with due dates for assignments, information to know by the test day, finals, applications to colleges, etc. There are only 24 hours in a day, six of which high school students already spend in class and that is something that teachers need to remember. We as students have lives, including extracurricular activities, social lives, work and many other activities to attend to. If we are to spend six hours in school and six to twelve hours on homework, there would hardly be time for anything else. It is unreasonable for people to expect teens to live healthy physical and social lives when we are also expected to spend this much time on homework. I am currently taking a Precalculus class and it’s expectedly difficult, but many of my…

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