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Homework Stress

September 26, 2009
By patrick13 BRONZE, Cave Creek, Arizona
patrick13 BRONZE, Cave Creek, Arizona
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Every day teachers hand out homework to kids expecting them to do it once they get home and drop everything they had planned to do their homework. 86% of kids at schools at least get one missing assignment per month some have a lot more. I believe teachers should talk out what assignments before they give them out. Lots of the time teachers give out homework in every class not even caring about what the homework other teachers gave us. Just last week I was the most stressed that I have ever been in my life. Our teacher gave us four projects to do in two weeks! I did little on the first week because I like to go outside and play with my friends. When the last week came I stopped meeting my friends, I didn’t go downstairs and out of my room to socialize with my family because I had to stay in my room and do homework. When you talk to your parents they usally say they were always outside playing but in today’s world homework stops that from kids playing. This causes obesity.

The other subject I don’t like about schools is tests. We write words that are on the bored into our notebooks for tests and not knowing what we are writing down. The problem is some teachers think if they write something on the bored students will remember it for a lifetime. The teachers that get kids to have an A in their class are the good ones. They always teach the kids what the subject is and this makes it a lot less stressful for the students, and even the teachers. The teachers are happier about their students and their teaching ability. Teachers should learn that if a lot of students get A’s in their classes then they are doing a good job. Some teachers think that they are doing well if they have a couple of kids working their buts off to get an A and the rest D’s and F’s. If teachers do that then only few students of that class are learning new things and the rest are failing and not being able to learn new things.

If teachers of the world understood the stress of students and remember when they were little maybe they would teach kids better. When kids think what they last learned two months ago its hard because school is based off learning short term memory subjects to pass a test. I cannot remember what I learned about the Egyptians because it was all based off short term memory. Teachers need to learn to help us learn instead of writing things out of the book and making us study things we do not understand.

The author's comments:
This is what todays teachers are like. There are good teachers out there but in todays time thery are very rare. We want to learn, no to fail in life

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ANNIE said...
on Apr. 27 2016 at 5:17 pm

on Feb. 19 2016 at 11:09 pm
My math teacher assigned all of her math student (including me) to finish 3 chapters of our math book and she except us to finish all to finish all three chapters by Monday. All the 3 chapters are 86 pages in all!

on May. 6 2015 at 4:45 am
Same right now actually

nikki j said...
on Oct. 16 2014 at 6:06 pm
me too                  

3Jay92 said...
on May. 6 2014 at 11:25 am
3Jay92, Chicago, Illinois
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Thats what I do it works.

Pruthi said...
on Jan. 31 2014 at 6:08 am
In china students are given only hw of one subject until they are of 14 years  

feefee$44 said...
on Jun. 4 2013 at 1:32 pm
me 2 i have a debate to do!!!

johnsmitt64 said...
on May. 8 2013 at 10:05 am
My math teacher gives us 2 assignments everyday and its really dumb.

xXQwzerXx said...
on Feb. 4 2013 at 12:13 pm
Im writing a reaserch paper on homerwork ban

k!m&m said...
on Nov. 1 2012 at 8:59 pm
my teacher printed out ur essay and i have it for......get ready for it...... homework!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i feel the same as you AND IM ONLY IN JUNIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its not fair, we dont have enough time to do anything fun these days all because of homework!!

Nelu96 GOLD said...
on Aug. 17 2012 at 5:12 pm
Nelu96 GOLD, Windhoek, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."- George Bernard Shaw

We get so much homework and teachers still expect us to be excellent in our other activities. How are you supposed to put more effort into your sports or cultural activities if you are always buried under a mountain of homework. It's impossible! I agree. Teachers should communicate with each other and only give homework when it's absolutely necessary.

LA Teacher said...
on May. 7 2012 at 4:23 pm
If the Web site that you are using as a source does not give the author's last name, you should probably be questioning the credibility of the source. 

EpicHWHater said...
on Apr. 26 2012 at 3:16 pm

HW-HATER said...
on Feb. 29 2012 at 4:11 am
during february break i had a take home test from ss, an essay in spanish, and in science i had to create a model of so2, write a page about it and an essay about bonding.  Its so stupid how they give so much hw during break and plus i was going away pretty much the whole week. so where does that leave me? stressed out to the max...

on Feb. 7 2012 at 1:27 pm
I would agree with all of you, homework is very stressful. i live in colorado springs, and i attend mesa ridge high school. we have very concerned teachers here. they understand but they expect way to much from us as teenagers. Some teachers don't i do believe its worth it but i am completely against it. i feel like if we have to do school work AT SCHOOL!!! then why must they invade our free time when we're at home TRYING to relax. The stress rate for teens are through the roof right now but teachers clearly don't see that. I refuse to do homework no matter what it is for and who its for, its annoying and absolutley pathetic... i literally hate homework! great cooments though.... -melanie

on Jan. 9 2012 at 9:09 pm
oh yea, grammer mistakes make me paranoid. it's "awww *I've* written too much..." and this is no exaggeration, hyperbole, whatever. It's hard to function with all this hw.

on Jan. 9 2012 at 9:06 pm
I get home. I do homework. I eat, drink, use the bathroom, shower, and sleep in between homework. I get on an average 5 hours of sleep. I go to school before the sun comes up and when I return home, I do more homework. After almost a half of a year, my academics, health, and overall love of life have declined. Even now, i still have 3+ hours of rigorous hw to do and I still get B's. (hard classes) I'm generally ambitious, but this hw is seriously damaging my life. I'm talking around 8 hours of homework every day. That's more than school hours. awww, I written too much and now I'm behind on world history hw. (im looking at 4 hours of sleep now) people need to do something about this.

SamO said...
on Dec. 12 2011 at 10:20 am
Yayyyyy! No homework!

Death_Eater said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 9:44 am
Last year I had to do like 20 pages of Science homework each mounth and we needed to bring our science  book home EVERY DAY!

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