EDITORIAL: HOW MUCH HOMEWORK IS TOO MUCH?

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S. Thompson

Hannah Roberts, Staff Writer

School work is essential to learning the material, but having a lot of work outside of the classroom is extremely difficult for students to manage. There is a difference between having work that makes connections to help with learning and having excessive amounts. I’ll admit that I am someone who is constantly working on things for classes. Homework is something that doesn’t really bother me, but there are also days when I end up working all day at school and then for seven more hours before first block the next day, which I think is more than needed. This isn’t always the case, but it is still very common. It takes a lot of time and consistent effort to maintain one’s grades, and I think that the ever-present work given to students is sometimes too much between the four classes that everyone has.

Many students have school work, clubs, band, sports, music, competitions, jobs, and also personal things with family and friends. To stay on top of all of these things seems like it is crucial, but at the same time, it is hard to do everything at once for students who are busy. The combination of all of the work is simply too much in some circumstances. There needs to be a balance of the work done outside of class in comparison to in class. One specific class usually doesn’t give out too much work, but with multiple courses, a lot of time is taken up with work that isn’t always needed.