Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Amounts of Homework

Hello readers,
Recently I have read the article Homework: Little or Too Much? It Depends.  This article is about how different schools have different amounts of homework, there are other things kids may do after school besides homework and how the past is compared to the present based on how much homework kids get.  

Different Schools, Different Amounts of Homework
Different schools may have different policies. Some kids may have hardly any homework at all, while others may get a two hours worth each night though they are in the same grade. In the article it says, “The amount of homework can differ widely from school to school, though.” I think other kids may find this unfair because some kids may wish they had more or less homework knowing what other kids get.

Other Plans for the Night
Many kids have other plans for the night that homework may interfere with. Sports, band and some other after school-activities are popular in a lot of schools. The article says, “Students were asked to list how much time they had spent per week on various activities. Nearly two-thirds said they had spent six or more hours a week socializing with friends.” I think other activities may be a problem when it comes to homework.

The Past Compared to the Present
The past is a major difference to now of how much homework kids get. in the article it says,“But only 38.4 percent spent that same amount of time on studying or homework during their last year in high school. And homework not only came in behind socializing. It also trailed exercise or sports and working for pay...Back in 1986, the percentage of students who spent at least six hours a week on schoolwork was larger: 49.5 percent...The percent of students with more than two hours of homework was almost the same in 2012 as it was in 1984” I wonder if this is a problem or something good?



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Different schools, different amount of homework.
“The amount of homework can differ widely from school to school, though.”
I think that this may seem unfair to other students because some students may wish that they had more homework and others might want less homework.
Other things kids may do besides homework.
“Students were asked to list how much time they had spent per week on various activities. Nearly two-thirds said they had spent six or more hours a week socializing with friends.”

I think that other activities might interfere with how much homework kids need.
The past compared to the present.

“But only 38.4 percent spent that same amount of time on studying or homework during their last year in high school. And homework not only came in behind socializing. It also trailed exercise or sports and working for pay.”     “Back in 1986, the percentage of students who spent at least six hours a week on schoolwork was larger: 49.5 percent.”              “The percent of students with more than two hours of homework was almost the same in 2012 as it was in 1984”

This is a major difference. Is this good or bad?

1 comment:

  1. Brianna, I like how you included your table in your post. Can you tell me why you did this?

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