Homework, a student’s kryptonite
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Homework, a student’s kryptonite, is a very big topic in schools today. Is homework necessary to give to students?
According to the website ed100.org, “Children in America, on average, spend about 1,000 hours a year in school (ed100.org/lessons/schoolhours). With students spending so many hours in school, do we really need to go home with more work?
After a long day of school, many of us are involved in sports or activities. With practice or competition nearly everyday, and a long drive home for some, students do not have much time to do homework. When we get home, we want to eat dinner, spend time with family (who we have not seen all day) and go to bed.
Also, what’s the point of homework? At MC, we have 45 minutes in each class. Forty- five minutes is plenty of time to focus on the lesson being taught, and also for practice. For example, in math class, if we are going over logarithms for 45 minutes and practice it many times, will the extra 15 questions that will take me 30 minutes to complete really help me that much?
Although I do not agree with the amount of homework sent home to students, I do believe it is important to at least do something at home. Studying is a very important skill that students need to develop before college. Studying also takes a lot of practice. You need to learn what kind of studying helps you. Whether it is making flash cards, watching videos or just simple practice, we all need to master the skill of studying to succeed in college and beyond.
Miles Hoey, a senior at Mount Carmel, is a varsity wrestler who lives on the South Side of Chicago in Beverly. Hoey would love to pursue his dreams of...