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They say two and a half hours of homework is optimal, however the average amount of homework given is 3.1 hours per night, and again quoted from stanford, too much homework can be counter productive.
Another downside is how homework has been linked to causing health issues in students such as sleep deprivation. Quoted from stanford, "In their open-ended answers, many students said their homework load led to sleep deprivation and other health problems". (1)
Next, I"d like to address your point when you say "Many students hate obtaining homework when they have after school activities or they just are lazy." Laziness does play a role in this, but students who dislike homework because of extra curricular activities have a solid reason. As stated by stanford, Both the survey data and student responses indicate that spending too much time on homework meant that students were "not meeting their developmental needs or cultivating other critical life skills," according to the researchers. Students were more likely to drop activities, not see friends or family, and not pursue hobbies they enjoy.
Homework is a balancing act. No one questions homework can be beneficial at times, but in the current state, the negatives outweigh the positives.
Over to you
Over to you
Now for rebuttals:
Rebuttal 1: "However, yes homework can be counterproductive but that is called busy work". Let"s define homework shall we. Homework: "schoolwork that a student is required to do at home." No matter what it is, even if you throw around terms like busy work, homework is homework. "They cite prior research indicating that homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night", stated from http://news.stanford.edu...
Whether it be homework or your so called "busy work", its effectiveness plateaus at around two hours per night.
Rebuttal 2: "this is caused by students with poor time management. ". To a point I agree with you here, but at this point we can"t really blame the students. If an excess amount of them have these health issues, it gets to a point where we can"t blame the students.
Rebuttal 3: You haven"t been taking sleep deprivation seriously enough here so let"s lay down some effects for you:
-High blood pressure
So, potentially, homework can kill you. Next, sleep deprivation also plays a role in learning, hurting grades at school. Quoted from webmd, "Sleep plays a critical role in thinking and learning. Lack of sleep hurts these cognitive processes in many ways. First, it impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. This makes it more difficult to learn efficiently."
No doubt about it, homework has its positives, being
-(sometimes) improved learning (if given in moderation)
-Better performance in the class
But cons include
-Numerous health conditions that can be caused by the excessive amount of homework given (3.1 hours on average per night)
-Homework starting to become counter productive
-Struggles learning due to sleep deprivation
Last thing, I know I have burden of proof, but can I get a source when you say "homework can lead to greater memory"
Now let"s ask ourselves a question. Is somewhat improved learning worth these risks?
I leave it at that. Fun debate my friend.
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