We should all do our homework

By Kyle Dugan ‘21

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Sweat runs down your face. You realize that you are not ready for this. You didn’t get enough time to study, and you thought this test was going to be easy. Then you look over your shoulder and see the person next to you is flying past this test like it is just some regular class work.

Afterwards, you ask the student how did he do that so easily, and you say it was extremely hard for you. He simply says, “I didn’t really study. Just pay attention and do your homework. It is just like practice for a game, but instead this is for your future.”

Scientists have proven that when you do homework the night before, it helps you be better prepared for class the next day, and even take a test you are more likely to pass than someone who didn’t do any homework or study.

It is recommended by scientists that the grade you are in should be how much homework you should get a night. If you are a freshman, you should have 90 minutes of homework each night, and if you are a senior, you should get 120 minutes of homework. It may seem like a lot, but the older you get, the harder work you get. The teachers can’t just give you the easiest stuff and expect you to make it in this world. You have to work hard for it.

It may not seem like it, but doing homework can help grow attributes. Perseverance is one of those, the ability of pushing through even in the hard times. Doing homework for an hour each night can help grow this attribute, with handing homework on time. Working hard through tough times has made America grow in high school graduate rates. The past year it was higher than it has ever been with 83% of high school students graduating.

When we grow up, we start to grow a bigger brain and start to remember the more important stuff. With homework, scientists have proven that doing homework helps you remember more than someone who doesn’t usually do it. Also while doing homework, it is like practice. The more you do something, the more you are likely to remember it during important situations.

Growing up as a kid one thing mostly every kid struggles with is self-esteem. Self-esteem and completing homework in a timely manner will help a child develop trust and self-confidence. The inspiration to work harder on the next project occurs when kids feel good about their accomplishments.

Kids come home and may have hours of homework due the next day. I personally have had that too, but the teachers need to find a way to help these kids have an hour or an hour and a half of homework each night. If there is too much homework, this will lead to more stress into kids and will lead into depression. We need to have a set bar on what is too much homework each night in this country, but we still need it even if we don’t want to do it.