Essay by PaperNerd ContributorCollege, Undergraduate February 2002

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Homework Should Not Be Assigned On A Daily Basis Here I am on a Friday night doing the same thing I always do, homework. Everyone always says "being a teenager is going to be the best time of your life!". "Never take advantage of it!" they say. But I am here to ask you, how can this possibly the greatest time of our lives if we have to spend most of it doing homework. We work at school long enough and I think that homework should not be assigned to students on a daily basis! First of all, homework cuts down on the time students need to be employed. A large percentage of high school students work and by giving homework on a daily basis how can you expect them to find time for a job. High school students have needs and wants that need to be respected. To get things they need students need to work to make money.

Many students need to help out at home by getting a job. By not having the time to work it will affect them and their families. Working allows many students to become more independent and allows them to prepare for the future. I know many students that work and find that homework just adds to their work list making it far harder to find time for work. Many students need the money to pay for college and/or university. What good is it getting good grades if you cannot afford to go further with your education? Students would get bored when homework is assigned on a daily basis due to repetition. By repeating the same thing over and over again, a student could definitely get bored resulting in a lack of interest. With the lack of interest comes lack of effort...