Most of students think they are asigned too much homework (TMH). There is no such thing as too much homework. And, here’s why…
Every day you are learning multiple subjects. You are given new material, or are building on what you learned the prior day. You are being asked to retain and then show, through tests, essays, class participation, your teacher that you understand and have mastered graphing, or what a transition sentence is.
Essentially you need to turn your brain’s short-term memory upload of information from the day into long-term memories that means you retain concepts, formulas, and principles for future use as a comprehensive set of information. You are then prepared for what’s to come at the end of the semester: a final project or test. Homework is one of the biggest things that will help you over the finish line.
What does homework do?
- Retain all the new information you were given over the day and then over a week.
- Studying independently leads to preparing for future advanced academics as well as for a job when you will be asked to perform a task or project without anyone there to help you out.
- You add to the list of things that help you to succeed academically, like the net, the library, studying with other students (this helps you understand how to work in groups or teams as well.)
- You are learning how to manage your time.
- You are meeting deadlines (when you turn in a project or a homework assignment you are building your “responsibility” gene.)
- Finally, when you do your homework, let’s face it you are increasing your ability to master subjects and then use access that impressive reservoir of knowledge in any number of ways.
How much homework should I be doing?
It’s a simple formula: take the grade you are in and multiply it by 10-minutes.
So, let’s say you are in 8th grade.
8 X 10 = 80 minutes or 1 hour and 20 minutes.