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TylerFoos

MississStanfield
languagearts5
20october2014
Ishomeworknessassary
Throughmuchresearchscientisthavefoundsurprisinginformationontheeverso
hatedhomework.homeworkissomethingthatisconsiderednecessarybutcanitbemore
badthangood?Couldanyoneevenimaginelifeinschoolwithouthomeworkanymore?most
ofthetimewithhomeworkwillbethoughtofassomethingthatwon'thurtyoubutcanitdo
muchmorethanjusthurt?Homeworkisalargerproblemthananyonecouldhaveguessed.
Itiswellknownthatsometimeshomeworkisassignedinexcessandthatusuallyon
busynightsitcanseveralhoursbutwhendoingthatmuchworkthereisonlyasmall
improvementifanyatallandnotalossofeducation.Atbest2hoursanightmaybring34
extrapointsonatest.Theonlyclassthathasanyhelpfromsuchworkismathandmore
recentlytheyhavefoundthatisfoundtonothaveanyhelpinthateitherfortheaverage
student.Surprisinglytheamountofhomeworkhasbeenbeenfoundtonotevenaffectgrades
ofstudents.Whenresearchersfoundthisitwasprobablythemostsurprisingevidencefound
becausethehomeworkisgradedbutwhenitcomestogradesanyhomeworkisalwaysfound
tohavethelowestpointvaluebecausetestwilloverpowerthemwiththescoresarenot
severelyaffectedbyhomeworksoitisunnecessaryforgrades.
Alongwiththeresearchthatshowsthatgradesandscoresarehurtorinsignificant
healthishurtbyhomeworkaswell.Almostallstudentswillagreethathomeworkisamajor
stressorhowever,unlikemostotherstressors,homeworkneverendsyoujustgobackthe
nextdayandgetmore,whichleadstomorestressandtheverydangeroussideofhomework.

Depressionisknowntobecausedbyalastingamountofstressoveralongperiodoftime.
ThewaythatitisproventobeastressorisfromsurveyssuchastheonedonebyDenise
Popethataskedstudentstomentionthestressorsintheirlives.Mostresultslistedhomework
asoneandmannylistedasthetop.Healthissueslikeulcers,
headaches,exhaustionfrom
sleepdeprivation,andweightlossorgainhasbeenlinkedtohomework.
Inadditiontohealthissuesandacademicissuesthelargehomeworkloadmeans
thereislesstimeforthingslikefamily,friends,andmostlyself.Whenstudentsspend3hours
ormoreafterschoolitcanmakeithardtofindtimeanddaylighttodoanythingelse.Although
threetofivehoursmaynotsoundlikealotitcanbeverydestructivebecausethereisonlyso
muchdaylightespeciallyinthewintersoschoolmaytakeupanentiredayofactivitybecause
whenakidmeetsupwithfriendstheytendtoonlymeetduringdaylight.Exhaustionfrom
schoolmaymakestudentswanttonapaftertheyfinishhomeworkiftheyfollowalmostevery
schoolruleofnosleepinginclass.Nappingmeansthattimeiswastedafterhomeworkand
maybecausedbytheextra,boringwork.Ifastudentalsotriestodosportswhichisprovento
helpgradesandschoolalongwithlettingthemstayhealthywhilelettingsomeofthestress
fromschoolgotheywillnothavetimeforanythingbutschool.Withlargeprojectsevenifa
studentstartstheprojectwayearlytheywillstillwanttostayonitforaslongaspossiblesoif
theyspendtimewithparentstheywillmostlikelybeworkingonhomework.
ThroughoutthisessayIhaveshownhowdangeroushomeworkcanbeforverylittle
help.Alloftheeffectsarefarmorecommonthatadmitted.Homeworkisdestroyingkidslives
sowhenIhearthingsliketeachersaskwhydidyounotdoyourjobIalwaysthinkwhydid
younotdoyoursofdoingthebestpossibleeducationaladvancementwhilekeepinginmind
thewellbeingofyourstudents?Therehasgottobeandendofhomeworkintheeducational

systemsothateducationmayfinallyimprove.Inordertohavethebestpossiblechancesto
havethebestadultsinthefutureweneedtoputanendtohomework.

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