Persuasive Essay on Less Homework.
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Persuasive Essay on Less Homework How much homework is too much? Everyday student stays up very late to finishing there homework. After a stressful day in school, after hard practice for school or another sports team and maybe some hours of work, they come home and the only thing they want to do is going to bed. But they can't because they have to do a bunch of homework. An average student gets every about 30 minutes of homework a day per class. If one has 7 periods a day, that makes 3 and a half hours of homework every night! Imagine the worst case: (show visual number 1 and 3) you stand up at 6 o'clock in the morning to get ready for school. Then you have school from 7.20 am to 3.10 pm, afterwards you go directly to your sports practice which ends at about 5.30 or 6.00 pm. But maybe you have to work to attend college, purchase clothes or other everyday needs. Thus you work for 2 to 3 hours every night. When you arrive at home, have eaten dinner and so on, it's 9.30 pm and then you start doing your homework for 3 and a half hours.
The student should have the choice of reviewing and repeating his subjects. So if he thinks he understood everything in school and didn't need to review this by doing exercises, then he shouldn't be forced to do this, and if he made the wrong decision, than he will notice this on his decreasing grades! Another argument for more homework is, that it prepares you for college and later life, but before all it is important for children and students in the years they are going to school, to have time for other important things, like family, more sleep or sports activities. Now one could say that you could gain more time by canceling one of the other activities, but I think that activities like sports, taking part in other clubs or serving for community is more important than homework to develop a well rounded personality. Before all sport and sleep are very important things, because health should have priority over the finished math exercises. With more time because of less homework, students would have more time for their family, friends and things like taking part in school or other clubs, what is also important for college applications.
And if you didn't understand something in class then you won't learn it by doing it as homework, because nobody is there to explain it for you and if you have more time in the evening because you don't have to do so much homework, you have more time for studying and so the students could improve their knowledge and grades. The result I draw from this, is that the advantages for students and teachers of less homework outweighs the disadvantages. Now it is important to find the right amount. You can't say no homework at all is the best, because there are several things which have to be done at home or which are important to repeat as homework, but I think the key for less homework is to change the kind of homework which is given. It would be better to give homework, where the students learn something while doing it, then finishing 60 tasks in your book where you only do the same and the same again! So I think the recipe is to have homework from which you can learn, not simply to waste our time!
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