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Homework: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. | December 26th, 2011 | Teen Perspective, Teens

I don’t want to toot my own horn here, but I am a good student.  So far, halfway into my sophomore year I have all A’s and one B+.  I also maintain a 4.14 GPA, which is in between an A and an A+ at my high school.  I have learned that part of the secret to getting good grades is doing your homework.  So, I thought I would share my thoughts on doing homework.

  • Do thy homework.  I know homework sucks.  I hate doing homework myself.  The fact of the matter is that even though it sucks, you still have to do it.  There are loads of people who do not like doing regular tasks like cleaning.  That is no reason to live in a filthy house.  Depending on the class you are taking, homework may be an important part of your grade.
  • Find out what the rules are.  I have several classes where my homework counts for zero percent of my grade.  In other words, you do not have to do it.  That doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter though .  Often, teachers will have open note tests with the exact questions from the homework  — to see who did the homework.  Also, at my school, in order to get a retake for a test, you must have done all homework for the section or chapter.
  • Get it done when and how you want to.  I know that teachers are constantly advocating that homework should be done at home.  Well, that’s a load of bull.  If we are handed a paper before or during a lecture, I do it right there in class.  I do almost half my homework in my study hall and I even do some before school after the bus drops me off.  Also, procrastination is okay to some degree.  I don’t think many people want to come home from school and immediately begin to do homework.  Between sports and procrastination, I don’t always start until 8 p.m.  But it gets done.

It doesn’t matter when or where you do your homework, as long as it is done well and on time.  That’s the moral of the story.  Because the teachers only care about the end product, not the means used to make it.

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