How Too Much Homework Can Actually Hurt
Homework, in small portions, can be a good thing. It helps us review material from class, and gives us new challenges to think about. However, it seems that many schools are now providing homework simply as a way to grade a student.
Although it might not eat you, too much homework can hurt your mind. Experience has shown me that when the amount of homework gets over a certain amount, students end up staying up much later than they should be staying up. Studies show that not having enough sleep can affect your memory, whichmakes it harder to do homework and classwork. This can end up making you stay up until after midnight or later. Many students must wake up at 6:00 to 6:30 AM, so they get only about 6 hours of sleep if they go to bed at midnight.
So, if your teachers are giving you too much homework, do something about it. Even if doing your homework will raise your grade, not being able to do it because of memory loss and lack of sleep will only lower it.