Side Effects Of Homework

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Sleep deprived, overstressed, and mentally drained. These are all side effects to the drug teachers love prescribing to their students, homework. Some may say they need it to keep continuing their education, but is it ruining them in the process? Kids and teens get up early to go to school, following the final bell most often students participate in some sort of extracurricular activity. By the time the student gets home it is late and yet they still have countless hours of homework to complete. Causing to have a late night and the cycle repeats on and on for the rest of the week. For athletes in particular, going to practice and coming home after a couple hours of strenuous activity and a long day of school the last thing on their minds is …show more content…
In an seven or eight hour school day one would hope an extensive amount of lessons would be accomplished. Homework stresses kids out because after spending one third of their day in a school building, they are greeted home with more work to do. A psychology professor, Harris Cooper, from Duke University conducted a study on how much homework should be given to a student each night. “"The bottom line really is all kids should be doing homework, but the amount and type should vary according to their developmental level and home circumstances.”(duke.edu). Cooper says this to prove the point that yes, homework can be given so that students can comprehend the lessons they are taught and gain knowledge. It should not however become an overwhelming activity that makes students obsess …show more content…
I believe this because students are very stressed, sleep deprived, and mentally drained. I myself have personally expressed theses symptoms of homework and adding sports or extracurricular activities on top of that is a lot to handle for a high school student to take on. If they want to have a good college application, having those on the applications looks really good. Yet it can be difficult with all the homework that students receive for them to participate. Some students think that they would not be able to balance all of that. Homework should be limited to give students the opportunities to do as they

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