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Should Homework Be Banned

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Started: 10/2/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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To start with my First Pillar: It is Time Consuming.
Homework should be abolished because students will just ponder this 6 hours a day 5 days a week 10 months a year every year till they get a job is that not enough there's a difference between giving work because it's not done but just popping up and saying here do this worksheet even though you already talked about this for 6 hours if they have all their work done let them be free not having to sit down doing more work they already had 6 hours of work seriously. Students need Free time, home is where they can relax unwind after a hard day of work. Some of you may argue that it needs to be fresh in their mind. But they have school all week and they only have a two day break not including summer.
They should not be kept up till eleven pm trying to finish it. Now by staying up they won"t be ready for the next day and will only have a bleak memory of what happened. This will not enhance their learning experience at all. BUT there is a difference between having a class assignment overdo for 2 weeks and just giving extra work after school. That is only middle school. High School has a very strict with homework. Starting from grade 9 or 10 an average student will have homework every day.

Trudging home each day after long hours of hard work and concentration, high school students all over the World face more hours of tedious schoolwork. As many as five or six hours of homework a night are not uncommon for students, leaving them little time to do much else. Assigned homework in almost every class, the students have acquired a heavy load of work by the end of the day. However, if a plan were installed in the high schools that allowed each teacher to give each of his or her classes a maximum of three hours of homework per week, students would have more time to develop themselves in other areas and a chance to lead more balanced lives.


I accept. Arguments will be in the next round.


Homework: Schoolwork that a pupil is required to do at home

Banned: Officially prevent (someone) from doing something


1. No forfeiting, or else you forfeit the whole debate to the opponent.

2. No trolling

3. BOP is to Pro. Pro has to explain and tll why the resolution is correct and we should ban homework.

4. Defintinons are provided below so no need to change them.


1. Acceptance
2. Arguments
3. Rebuttals

Note: Pro made his argument in the first round. Due to doing this act, he has to waive his 3rd round by saying, "No round as agreed upon" If he does not say that statement, all points come to me. This is for the even amount of rounds.

Please read my round carefully because many debaters just do not read and do whatever they want.


Debate Round No. 1


Sleep is your body"s way of restoring organ function, stabilizing chemical imbalance, refreshing areas of the brain that control mood and behavior, and improving performance. During sleep, your brain replenishes spent nutrients and repairs circuitry, rearranging your experiences much like a computer rearranges data. Doing Homework for three hours and for a University student in some cases, 5. This will lead to less sleep which is very bad for your body. This can lead to memory loss in older recipients according to a study conducted by the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.

Now my Third and final Pillar: Stress. We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often " like when you're stuck in traffic " it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic " unless you take action.
For example when stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life for an extended period, it becomes even more dangerous. The longer the stress lasts, the worse it is for both your mind and body. You might feel fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason, for example. But chronic stress causes wear and tear on your body, too.
Stress can make existing problems worse. In one study, for example, about half the participants, were constantly thinking negative thoughts about their pain. Chronic stress may also cause disease, either because of changes in your body or the overeating, smoking and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. Job strain, high demands coupled with low decision-making latitude is associated with increased risk of coronary disease, for example. Other forms of chronic stress, such as depression and low levels of social support, have also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk. And once you're sick, stress can also make it harder to recover. One analysis of past studies, for instance, suggests that cardiac patients with so-called "Type D" personalities characterized by chronic distress " face higher risks of bad outcomes.

Yes, homework is too stressful for students. I think this is so because teenagers have so much to deal with already in life. They are going through many changes in life, both physically and mentally, and added homework causes some students to experience stress. Teachers, I think, sometimes forget that we teenagers do have things outside of school that we have to do and take care of and teachers constantly asking us about missing homework is stressful at times. Especially when the teacher thinks that our reason for not doing homework is irrelevant.
New research shows that some students are doing more than three hours of homework a night -- and that all that school work may be literally making them sick.
According to CNN, A study from the Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. They tested surveyed more than 4,300 students from 10 high-performing public and private high schools in upper-middle-class California communities. The researchers sought to examine the relationship between homework load and student well-being and engagement, as well as to understand how homework can act as a stressor in students' lives.
Their findings were troubling: Research showed that excessive homework is associated with high stress levels, physical health problems and lack of balance in children's lives; 56% of the students in the study cited homework as a primary stressor in their lives.
This shows that the stress they face can lead to migraines, ulcers and other stomach problems, sleep deprivation and exhaustion, and weight loss.
To conclude, from the studies and reasons I have just stated including the how time consuming homework is, the values of sleep and the effects of stress and chronic stress I am stating that between the reasons I have just stated is that not only that homework is time consuming and boring, it can make you sick. Therefore, Homework should be banned. Thank You.


These are the benefits of having homework

The first benefit of homework is that it allows students and teachers to work more closely together. They can discuss their assignments or any problems that they are having with parts of their textbooks, before or after classes.

The second benefit is that it can bring families closer together as students may ask their parents or siblings for help on their homework. Not only will this help the students get a better understanding of their work with any parts they are stuck on, it will also allow parents to get more involved in their child's educational life.

Thirdly, doing homework will prepare students for the big end tests. If a child does poorly on an assignment then they will learn what is necessary to do well on the next test without being punished. It also provides students with the opportunity to practice at what it takes to be successful in school. Like they say, practice makes perfect.

Doing homework is also a great way to develop responsibilities. By being assigned work one day and knowing that it has to be done by the next day, they will develop a sense of punctuality by turning their work in on time.

And finally it allows parents to see how their children are being educated and they can develop a better idea of how they can help their child. However, some parents, students and even some teachers feel that after 7-8 hours of lessons in school, it is unfair to expect students to come home and work for another three hours.

Debate Round No. 2


Since I have to post something, I am just going to say it was a pleasure debating with you and the best of luck. Thank You.


Thanks for your kind concession. Vote for Con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
>Reported vote: LoserBro2003// Mod action: Removed<

7 points to Pro. Reasons for voting decision: Everything con did was better

[*Reason for removal*] Clear vote bomb. The voter doesn't justify any of his point allocations.
Posted by ax123man 1 year ago
This debate was ridiculous. Both sides plagiarized. Con specifies all the rules as if the instigator. Con also thinks it's a concession although it was CON who specified the "wave 3rd round" rule. That's funny given what Con wrote just after that: "Please read my round carefully".

Is this what DDO has become? I spend hours putting up original material on a debate and can't get a vote. Oh well....
Posted by V5RED 1 year ago

Where Con copied his argument from
Posted by debate-master1 1 year ago
oh yeah. Sorry. I misread.
Posted by Vance34 1 year ago
I thought you said I couldn't debate in the third round
Posted by debate-master1 1 year ago
Why did you concede? You had some good arguements.
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