Dear Ms Quinlan,
A waste of time, unnecessary and extra stress. The first thing that comes to a student’s mind when these words are said is homework. Homework can be defined by a student as: an unnecessary attempt from teachers to get their students to work promptly out of school hours. Obviously, banning homework as a whole is unreasonable and has been tried by students before. Predictably, this effort on the student’s behalf failed. Although this forced chore cannot be taken away all together, the stress can be minimised by an extension on the work itself.
Students are bombarded every single day of the week with homework from every subject and the only thing your English students ask for is a generous extension of all blogs assigned to us. With workloads gradually piling up as Exam Block creeps closer, two blogs a week, the term reading activity plus home and assignment work from other subjects is a lot for your students to handle. Do you want them to have a mental strain, then coming to school with no energy or thinking power to spare? To have a little extra time so no stressed is involved and even more detailed work can be presented is key when trying to achieve the best English marks as possible. Which all of your students are aiming to do.
Not only is homework effectively adding onto stress levels, but if you continue with the study for exams and assignment work, you’re forming an equation to a stress disorder. 800,000 Australian students are effected by stress disorders each year, and I guarantee you do not want one of those 800,000 to be one of your students. English blogs need to have extended time periods to enhance a students learning, detail and concentration levels as well as minimise the stress involved as much as possible. The only thing we ask for is at least two more extended days to complete blogs to make them even higher quality, preparing us for NAPLAN and the coming English exams we all hope to ace. Give us more time, so we can fly high.
Your favourite student,
Ena Beganovic 🙂