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Ison 1 Madison Ison Katrina Knebel Senior Composition Enriched 30 November 2018 Teachers Give Too Much Homework A vague common belief about homework is that it helps. I can say from first hand it does but the belief is not necessarily always true. Many children do struggle from receiving excessive amounts of homework. This is not just from children taking Ap classes or even from children not finishing homework in class. From experience, some regular classes assign more work than Ap classes. Good teachers can get a lesson taught to their students in time to give them more time to work on their assignment. Sadly, there are still teachers that do not plan ahead--furthermore giving students little time to complete or even start their assignment, in turn, the students have more homework that night. I think teachers do this because they think their students will excel if given a mass amount of homework to do; studies prove otherwise. Not only does excessive amounts of homework affect the student, but it also affects others around him or her. Some teachers know ways of teaching students without giving a ton of work, by strategizing a system that gets through to their students. The issue is, most teachers would rather save themselves the time and effort, and assign a great deal of homework to their students, unaware of the activities they might have or the amount of homework other teachers have assigned. Although homework commonly has beneficial effects, too much of it can lead to numerous drawbacks. Homework is a stressing subject to students who are not used to receiving the excessive amount given. I feel as if homework really hits the hardest with who it primarily directs, the students themselves. According to a Stanford researcher who took a survey on children in a well-
Ison 2 off neighborhood in California, students often only studied on average three hours a night (Parker). Schools in that area are known as prep-schools, their students have a certain level of knowledge to keep up with. Studies from that area but in public schools show that children average about two hours of studying a night, which would be the most optimal amount of time. Anything more than that could be unfavorable and counterproductive. More than on average two hours of homework can lead to stress; half of the students say homework is a primary stressor along with other students which would say tests are stressing. A large percentage of students say excessive amounts of homework prevent them from getting the correct amount of sleep, which

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