Is there any benefit to homework? I give my thoughts below.

By Ryan Snider, Staff Writer and Artist 

Okay, okay, okay, I realize this opinion is very controversial. I know some may even get angry that I have this point of view. But hear me out…

Homework is super lame.

I don’t know; maybe it’s just me. But, like, getting assigned homework can totally throw a wrench into a good day. Suddenly, I’m just bummed out for the rest of the night!

Now I know a lot of you “homework lovers” might argue that it helps you learn the subject’s material better.

But c’mon, let’s be honest here. Every one of us pushes homework off until the very last minute. And before we know it, it’s 3 a.m., and you’re just now starting it. And last time I checked, when you’re sleep-deprived, your memory isn’t in tip-top shape.

So, are you really gonna learn anything? 

No, the answer is no.

But I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say somehow you are actually responsible and get the homework done at a reasonable time. You can’t deny that most homework is just busy work. Really, all you’re doing is wasting time writing something that you most definitely won’t remember in a month from now. And I can almost bet half of the stuff you wrote you got from Google five minutes ago.

So, even though I know many people are gonna disagree with me here, I’d like to petition for no more homework.

If you’d like to join this radical cause, feel free to call me at 1800-HomeworkSucks. It’s a totally legit number I didn’t just make up.

But okay, the bottom line is this…Homework is lame and super not fun, man. So, I say let’s not do it! No more essays! No more reading! No more assignments!

Who’s with me?

No one? Well, dang. It was worth a shot, I guess.

Yeah, who am I kidding? When you get an A, the sleepless nights are totally worth it. Okay, I better get cracking on the 7-page essay I’ve been procrastinating on.