Homework Time: How Much is Enough?
When I was in college, I thought I needed to spend hours and hours studying, but it was too much time, and I ultimately wasted much of it wandering around the library, looking at unrelated books, and talking with friends. My first quarter grades reflected my lack of focus. The second quarter, I tried a new approach. I allowed two hours per day for homework and focused the whole time on my work. The result was better attention and better grades.
- One subject or problem is taking too long.
- Student is wasting time, or not focused.
- One or more teachers assigned too much work.
- The student is procrastinating or avoiding one or more assignments.