Homework On The Weekends Essay Help

  • Weekends are breaktime

    Weekends are a time where people are supposed to have a break and spend time with their family. Teachers should not give homework because like I said weekends are supposed to be a break from school and just time to be lazy but students can't because they are worrying about homework. So teachers shouldn't give homework on weekends.

  • No Homework Over The Weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm 11 and I get so stressed over the weekend because of homework.Weekends are for family's to bond. When ever I ask to go to a friends,watch TV or play video games. My mom is like "check if you have homework and if you do then do it" So if we have no homework over the weekend, then everyone would be happy.

  • Why we need home work on weekend?????

    Like come on am 10 years and I never have a break. I have school 5 day than go a different school the to other days and those 2 days are harder thanks all 5 day and we need to go home with HOME WORK like come on its called weekend for a reason . Well it defats the reasons HOME WORK stress us kids out and parents make it worse by saying we need to learn and learn and so on us kids want to play we want to have fun but HOME WORE MESSES THE PLANES UP!

  • Homework on the Weekends is an Increasingly Depressing Cycle of Disappointment

    Every Monday night I sit in room and think about everyhing I have to do the coming week. I realize that I will be very relieved when the weekend is near. As the the week progresses, which each passing day I tack on assignment after assignment.
    I then start wishing and thinking "I can't wait for this week to be over....It'll get better...."
    It becomes evident Friday afternoon, and often even at the beginning of the week, that I will have several essays to write, tests to study for, and projects to complete in my supposedly two precious days of "relaxation."
    It's not even relaxation, it's more like trying to regain all those hours of lost sleep I lost throughout the past week and actually having time to do my chores. Not to mention conversing with family. I never have time for that Mon.-Fri.
    And so then this lack of rejuvenation leads me to harbour detrimental thoughts: was I not good enough to deserve rest? Am I not working hard enough, is my lack of energy not evidence enough of my dedication towards performing well in school?
    And so I complete my assignments with a hope that maybe the following week I'll earn a time for my body to physically rest.
    This cycle continues, and continues, and continues. And eventually, you become depressed and lethargic.
    So all of you adults who are trying to persuade the world we need longer work hours and more homework, let me tell you something: you don't understand! It's as simple as that. Yeah, sure you "suffered" through high school. But it wasn't nearly as hard then as it is now. So don't try to empathize with me or anyone else my age.
    And don't be surprised when the spike in adolescent suicides is due to an unbearable amount of stress from the "best years of our [teenage] life."

  • Having been to school, as a child

    I hated having to do home work at the weekend I mean I was in school from 8:30 until 3:30 so thats 7 hours a just about a normal work day 5 days a week then I had 2 hours of homework so thats a 9 hour day which as a child is a long day then I have homework to do over the weekend while everyone who is in work has the weekend off. So no weekend home work is a bad thing.

  • Weekend Homework is Counterproductive

    I am a student and weekend homework Is torture. I almost find it counterproductive. Instead of relaxing or spending time with your family, you are forced to write an essay or do a math packet. I just want a break but it seems to get worse and worse, the teachers dishing out more and more homework each weekend. It is HORRIBLE!

  • Well i am a student my self and i say no no no

    Yo yo yo i say no no no because the weekends are for children like my self to have a break and we need time to cooperate.However,the week days are also for children like me or any body else to do some work so i do not think it's fair to have homework on the weekends.

  • It takes away your family time and stresses you out.

    First off, kids already study alot on weekdays and rest of the day they just sleep till dinner time. Second off, we get homeworks from science, math, social, english and second language. They expect us to finish this in two freaking days. And then submit on monday. Homework is fine but not ok weekends. Why not give homeworks from 2 different subjects every week? Give us h.W on monday and we will submit it on friday or thursday.

  • No! We should not!

    As one of my teachers once said 'Our brains are like a Muscle, they need to be exercised, but also they need Breaks to relax.' Weekends are for relaxation. I know people will say 'But, We need to work Constantly, that's how the real world is.' But it's not. Most Jobs have Weekends off. So, What's it really doing? I know a few friends who have felt very depressed and just all around sad because of the Lack of Sleep the Past week has caused them. They are just children, by the way, they need these Weekends to relax and just have some good old fun. They aren't children forever, right?

  • Weekend homework is stupid

    It is a waste of time in general but when kids have it on the weekends it makes them crazy because they spent the whole weekend cooped up at a desk writing or typing. When they are crazy things can get broken and sumtimes the things that get broken could be valuble. This is why weekend homework is stupid..

  • For many high school seniors, October is crunchtime as they juggle rigorous classes with a wave of college application deadlines. It can be tough to finish admissions essays and scholarship forms when there’s Shakespeare to read and calculus problems due.

    Enter the homework-free weekend.

    Some students in the Washington region are getting a breather from homework for at least a couple of nights this fall as schools look to relieve stress.

    At Watkins Mill High in Maryland’s Montgomery County, the break came last weekend. At Poolesville High, also in Montgomery, it’s this weekend.

    “Everyone I know is trying to find any smidgen of time to work on college applications,” said Kelly Simonson, 17, a Poolesville High senior who is taking six Advanced Placement classes and facing four deadlines in coming days.

    Nov. 1 is the priority deadline for applying to the University of Maryland at College Park, the state’s flagship. It’s also the early-action deadline for the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Catholic University and other schools.

    Students around the region are scrambling to meet admission requirements as they also devote time to sports, extracurricular activities, internships and jobs.

    Those benefiting from a homework hiatus say it eases the load.

    “It’s like a pause button,” said Sarah Elbeshbishi, 17, a senior at Watkins Mill High who takes International Baccalaureate classes and is class president and editor in chief of the school newspaper. “It just gives us a little more time.”

    Nationally, dozens of schools have created occasional homework-free weekends as students take more advanced and honors classes and have become increasingly over-scheduled with other activities, said Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education who has worked with schools across the country on such efforts as part of a nonprofit called Challenge Success.

    “It makes a big difference,” she said. “These kids never have a weekend where they don’t have work, and all of the sudden you’re giving them Friday and Saturday and Sunday.”

    Pope said the strategy is popular because it’s relatively easy, delivering “a lot of bang for its buck.” She urged it be part of a broader evaluation of whether the homework being assigned is meaningful and furthers student learning.

    [‘Race to Nowhere’ film highlights stress students face in high-pressure academics]

    While some in the high-performing Montgomery County district have pointed to the limitations of such weekends — saying homework may simply get steered to other days or students doing longer projects might not feel relief — several principals said they have found it helpful and kept it going for years.

    Wootton High School in Rockville, which gave its students a homework-free weekend in September, offered sessions to help seniors with their college essays and provide information about the federal financial aid application. The concept goes back to 2008.

    “It’s become a real tradition that we have this weekend designated for them to work on their applications,” said Kimberly Boldon, Wootton’s principal.

    At Watkins Mill, in Gaithersburg, Principal Carol Goddard emailed school families earlier this month to urge students to use Oct. 13 to 15 for SAT and ACT test preparation, college applications, essay writing and community service. Goddard said seniors, in particular, need the timeout.

    “They’re exhausted and frustrated, and you name it,” she said. “It’s kind of a reprieve, if you will.”

    Kate Heald, coordinator of the school’s college and career center, said it’s about freeing up time for the college process but it goes beyond that. “It gives them time to catch up and maybe even relax and recharge, which is just as important,” she said.

    At Poolesville High, the weekend homework break — twice a year, in fall and spring — started six or seven years ago in response to student concerns about workload and balance, Principal Deena Levine said.

    Some students focus on college tasks, while others make up missed assignments or spend more time with their families, she said. “It’s been very positive,” she said. “Parents even put it on their calendar.”

    Pete Barry, 17, a Poolesville senior and captain of the lacrosse and basketball teams, said the break is helpful, as is the time to focus on college tasks. Two schools on his list have deadlines nearing — U-Md. and Clemson University — and he intended to spend part of his no-homework weekend reviewing and trimming his essay. “That’s definitely the plan,” he said.

    Some students said they are glad for such weekends but note it’s an imperfect approach because not all work gets put aside. Project due dates or tests may fall during the week following the homework-free weekend — so students don’t feel off the hook.

    “It does lessen the load,” said Simonson, the Poolesville High senior. “I really like homework-free weekends. I just don’t consider them entirely free.”

    It’s unclear how many schools in the region set homework-free weekends. Several area school officials said they had not heard of the idea.

    In Virginia’s Fairfax County, schools have embraced a request to refrain from assigning homework on Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks so students can de-stress and enjoy time with family and friends, a spokesman said.

    In Montgomery County, not all schools that have experimented with the weekend break have continued it.

    Alan Goodwin, principal of Walt Whitman High in Bethesda, said his school tried the idea about 12 years ago and found it better in theory than in practice.

    Teachers still had a certain amount of material to get in, he said, so they ended up giving more homework during the week, rather than on the weekend. At the same time, he said, it was not clear seniors made a concerted push to apply for colleges during the allotted time.

    “It created its own stress,” Goodwin said.

    At Watkins Mill, Victoria Joya Euceda, 17, welcomed the extra time. The first in her family to apply to college, she said she has been buried in scholarship applications for weeks. On top of that, she has a Saturday internship, plays field hockey and is making her way through Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”

    Four of the 11 colleges on her list have Nov. 1 application deadlines — making the last weeks of October a squeeze. On her school’s recent homework-free weekend, she completed an application to the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

    Having no homework is “a blessing, for sure,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for everyone to catch up so they can have a brighter future.”

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