Even though your parents probably complain about how hard it was in their day, students nowadays have more homework than ever before, even when just starting their first year at middle school. That homework doesn't need to be a struggle now. Learning to plan out an efficient schedule for completing your homework, working on it effectively, and knowing when to get help with difficult assignments can help take the stress out of studying. Don't put it off any longer. See Step 1 for more information
If your third-grader is spending an hour and a half on just her math homework, for instance, that's way too much. “Keep track of her time for several days, then talk to the teacher,” suggests Dolin. Sometimes teachers honestly underestimate how long an assignment will take. If your child routinely works long hours because she's struggling, also talk to the teacher. But if she seems to be slaving over homework because she's a perfectionist, you may need to discuss a reasonable amount of time to devote to an assignment and then clock her.
Hello, my name is Ty Decker, I am 13 years old and I hate school/homework more than anything else in my life. I've seen a lot of idiotic comments on this page that make homework look like it actually is needed. IT IS NOT. The average weekly time for a full time job is around 40 hours give or take, and most jobs have you do the work in the job. Most schools go AT LEAST 6 hours a day, so 36 hours weekly. (I know people that go to 8 hours in middle school) Add in two hours of homework a day and you are working 50 HOURS WEEKLY. And giving a certain number of time that is homework overload is complete ****, the difficulty of the homework, whether you're good at the subject, and whether you had a stressful day at school can determine homework overload, so it's different for everyone. (Now I'm going to talk about your messed up "education" system) One of the biggest faults in your system is the grade system, most teachers have weighted grades on tests, so if you do good at homework, but terrible at tests, you're screwed. For group projects, if one person messes up with a big part of it, you're screwed because the project is 75% of you grade. And let's talk about the conditions of the machines (Kids) that have to go to school every day. You are forced to wake up in the morning, (Just like ******* concentration camps lol) forced to go to the classes that you HATE, and the teacher can hate you back without punishment, most teachers that I've had have said something like, "It's your grade not mine," and that is neglecting their job, you are not allowed to TALK to your friends, and to be honest, that is one of the things that ruins it for me, already having terrible conditions with teachers that don't care about you, AND NOT BEING ABLE TO SOCIALIZE? Really, switch the teachers with prison guards and you have a juvenile rehabilitation center. I have learned more from the Internet in the 3 years that I've had my phone than the 10 years I've gone to school, I know so much about World War 2, anatomy, psychology, and EVEN GRAMMAR, than I've learned in school. Please read this and Email me @[email protected] , thank you.
5. To put it the other way around, studies finding the biggest effect are those that capture less of what goes on in the real world by virtue of being so brief. View a small, unrepresentative slice of a child’s life and it may appear that homework makes a contribution to achievement; keep watching, and that contribution is eventually revealed to be illusory. See data provided — but not interpreted this way — by Cooper, The Battle Over Homework, 2nd ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2001).
Parents around the world would love the magic formula to encourage kids to do their homework. Alas, it's not as simple as waving a wand, but there are some methods for encouraging your kids to develop and stick to a regular homework routine. For some parents, effective encouragement will also be about changing your own approach to homework enforcement. Don't worry, it's not hard, it's just about taking a moment to work it through. Create a homework space and schedule, establish clear expectations, rewards, and consequences, and approach homework positively.