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5 Reasons Why Students Should Have Less Homework

by KAsahina, KAsahina


School seems to follow you all over the world. Aside from school itself, it appears at home, pops up in conversations between friends, and even interferes with your vacation. After being labored 100% at school, students are required to bring home this workload to the very small amount of freedom they possess. Some may argue that less homework would mean that they will have less time to learn. Although this may be convincing, one fails to consider that homework brings along many negative consequences. What are these negative consequences? Homework creates stress among students, it creates more work for teachers, and it separates children and their parents. Decreasing homework will ameliorate these problems.

Exploration Time!

Less time studying means more time exploring. Even though the world is a vast place with many possibilities, students stay locked up in their room at their desk finishing homework. These children should have the opportunity to explore the part of the world that they have been missing out on. They will be able to meet new people from other countries, and learn more about the animals that share the world with them. When I was in Japan, I received little homework due to the fact that I was in elementary school. In my extra hours, I would spend a lot of time on my bicycle exploring my neighborhood. My friends and I used to spend time together riding the buses or going into unknown areas. It was a great time to let my curiosity lead the way. The Natural Learning Initiative claims, “time with nature will result in an increase in physical activity, social relations, and self discipline.”

Less Stress and Increase in School Performance

The word “stress” is heard often among the conversations of teens. Professors claim that the source of stress is sleep deprivation and health issues, and it takes no genius to know that the source of those problems is homework overload. Lack of sleep and health could also have a negative impact on school performance. During class, it is not uncommon to see students resting their heads on their arms with their eyes shut. Every adult knows that lack of nutrients would result in lack of concentration. Therefore, students with more homework would have a hard time concentrating during school. All in all, one can conclude that more work at home means less work achieved at school, which is the exact opposite that parents expect from their children.

More Time for After School Activities(ASA)

After School Activities are an enjoyable time that all students are able to take part in and have fun. It is a precious duration of time where students are able to do what they want, and reduce stress from school. Many students find ASA a great time to hang out with their friends and cooperate with them to complete various tasks. By decreasing the amount of homework, they will be able to take part in ASAs. The American Learning Institute shows this can have an effect on confidence and health. I have had a personal experience in which I spent time taking part in an Archery ASA with my companions because I didn't have homework that day. It was good opportunity for me to chat with my friends and have fun. Therefore, one can say that less homework will give students a break from everyday homework.

Less Work for Teachers

Being a teacher is a hard job. They have to dignify naughty children, and make sure each and every individual ends up as a satisfactory adult. If the teachers do not meet the requirements from their executive, they are punished or even asked to leave school. Considering the number of obstacles they hurdle over, their salary is not prosperous. Washington Post claim that teachers work up to 53 hours a week. In their service hours, they might grade tests or assign homework. Even teachers are humans, and any minute subtracted would be a grateful reward. Homework decrease is the answer. Most of the time, the number of students in a grade sum up to over 50. By assigning less homework for students, they will have to do less work. Teachers can spend their newly gained overtime watching movies, reading books, and even playing sports. Now it is a win-win situation for both teachers and their students!

Family Time!!

The last and most important reason to decrease homework has a lot to do with family. Families are the one thing everyone needs, but does not take advantage of. They have been with children since they day they were born. They have taught adolescents that behind every problem, a reward awaits. They have gifted their sons and daughters with safety and a prosperous life. We cannot thank these people enough. Although good grades might be a good repay of kindness, spending time with them is no doubt the best reward. Showing them how they have grown and how they will continue to grow into adulthood will help parents feel confidence and pride of the successes their children have tackled. Less homework will pry students off their desks. It will become the bond between children and their parents.

Some may argue that less homework would mean less time for students to spend studying. Although this may be true, they fail to consider that most students already go to enough academies and after school tutoring. To add to that, they still receive homework. A little less of their studying time does not mean they will stop learning. Homework is not bad. It has educated students and have helped them prove their knowledge to teachers. As many people say, everything has to come to an end sometime. This is applicable to homework as well. Although homework should not be diminished, a limit must be placed.

In conclusion, one can see that less homework will mitigate problems for students, teachers, and parents. It reduces stress, and give everyone a better experience. Many schools can incorporate these notions and create a situation that is beneficial for everyone.


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Hello, KAsahina! :D Aulyasela3597 here for a review!

I found it rather interesting to read this piece :) I'm totally agree with your points and you did great by explaining well the evidence. This essay is good I would love to give one good mark for the efforts and thoughts put in this. Here's some of my thoughts on cons by having a lot homeworks...


1. A lot of the time homework is simply busy work. How much will you really learn from a standardized worksheet? If homework does not provide opportunities for meaningful learning experiences, it's unlikely that most students will get a lot out of it.

2. All students have different learning needs, but homework is usually the same for every student, meaning that it doesn't address the needs of every student. This might mean that some students who do not learn a lot from sitting down and doing a worksheet might find themselves in academic trouble simply because their homework is not appropriately designed for them.

Thank you for writing this topic and sharing it with us :) I'm delighted to see more of your literary works! Keep writing and stay inspired!

Warm regards,

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Some sentences could be formed in a different way from the one you had written them in so they could catch the eye more and just go more naturally with the whole thing.
I think you are making very good points and you explain them well.You give good reasons and you say what you think about it.
I really hope you get a very good mark on this essay because I would give one good mark for the efforts and thoughts put in this.Good job hope the teacher is not a jerk and give you a good mark!




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Hello fellow human!

The title really caught my eye. As a student myself, I understand the problems homework Entails. Also, I have also wrote an essay on the problem, so I feel it is a problem that should be addressed. So here is my review.

I think some of your sentences could be worded in a different way to help create the flow it so desperately is striving for. An example of this would be "After being labored 100% at school, students are required to bring home this workload to the very small amount of freedom they possess". This, My friend, is not 100% grammatically correct. An easy way to fix this, however, is to just use an easier sentence structure. Try writing somewhat like this, "After students are forced to labor for the entire school day, they are then required to lug even more work home. Only to then have to complete said work within the small amount of 'free time' they possess." see how there is a little bit more of a flow to it?

"Decreasing homework will ameliorate these problems." I find 'ameliorate' doesn't really work in this context. Its definitely a good word, but some times to get your point across as you want it to, you have to make sentences simpler.

Another point that could have been mentioned is sleep. Considering the fact that most teenager sleep only 5-6 hours a night (which is way below the recommended amount of 8-9 hours). and how sleep deprivation can cause changes to the body's natural built-in clock, and can lead to early death, depression, anxiety, obesity, and so much more.

Anyways, speaking of sleep. I should probably get some. I really enjoyed you're essay and you made some very valid points. If you already handed it in (or if you were going to in the first place, or if you presented it.), I hope you got a good mark. Thank you for listening to my incomprehensible babbling, and I hope to read more of your pieces.

*Keep Writing.*




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This title certainly caught my eye! Hi there, I am here for to review your essay. :) I completely agree with all of the points you make in this essay, and it's mostly well-written. You make a lot of great points and back it up with evidence.

I think you could word some sentences a bit differently. For instance, "...students are required to bring home this workload to the very small amount of freedom they possess." This part of the sentence isn't grammatically sound. I would reword it as "...students are required to bring home piles of work and are expected to complete it in their limited free time." You see how that's a bit smoother?

"Decreasing homework will ameliorate these problems." I don't like "ameliorate" here. Using big words doesn't always make you look smarter- and I'm not saying that to be rude! It's just out of place here. Also you need to say "Decreasing the AMOUNT of homework students take home..."

"Exploration time" could also lead to more physical activity. You can be physical and educational at the same time, so that's a good gateway into the obesity epidemic being linked to too much time spent studying at a desk! You could tie in how your bike also gets you active and fit.

I agree with all of your points, but the problem is that students have study halls which they don't utilize. I was guilty of goofing around with friends in study halls instead of getting work done when I was in high school. Perhaps you could mention mandatory study hall as one of the periods in school? And perhaps SILENT study halls, that way secondary level students get the study time they need and the environment they need to concentrate!

You made some excellent points in this essay, and overall it was well-written! Just a little fine tuning is needed, but keep up the good work!! :)

Happy writing,

Kali L.




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groganbabygirl says...



How about this: actually have enough time to get the sleep you need?????





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