Dr. Leigh Ann Copas
Too Much Homework Has Terrible Effects
Teachers should be concerned more about the side effects of too much homework. Students spend many hours outside of school doing homework. Teachers should reduce the amount of homework because too much homework eliminates students’ free time, can contribute to bad grades, and can decrease student’ health. Teachers have to understand that students go to school five days a week. They also don’t get enough time to participate in other activities. Every student has something else to do after school like sports, clubs, chores or jobs. Students should be able to have fun and spend time with their friends and families. Teacher should make homework fun or hand out less homework. First, too much homework does not leave free time to students. They are forced to choose between homework and friends. Since students need to interact with people as part of their personal development, they need to know how to be sociable, learning of their own experience and not simply things that are stated in a book. Not having the chance to normally interact with people can lead to a lack of social life, which may prevent students from developing personal and leadership skills. These are useful and necessary later in life. Student who do not acquire these skills may have a hard time as adults. Having friends makes us feel accepted in a social environment that produces a general welfare, we feel happy and full of energy. Having friends is important for our growth, our development as human beings, as well as our mental and emotional health. If we have no friends to share our things, whom would we tell our most intimate problems? With friends it is easier, because there are not family ties. They can listen without being affected. By the same logic, they have the ability to understand and support emotionally things the family could not, because the family has so many...