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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Drowning in Homework!

Written by  Erin Donovan

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QMy problem is I just started a new private school in my area. No, it's not the friends I have problems with, it's the teachers and the amount of homework I am given. I am given at least an hour's worth of homework each day from each teacher. I already have commitments and plans! What do I do???

ASchool work can seem like a hassle when a lot of it just seems like 'busy-work' and it's interfering with your friends and other activities. You just have to prioritize. If you put hanging out before school work, will you be able to deal with the consequences of getting bad grades?

Private schools can be more demanding on students than public schools. If the work load is really too much you could talk to your parents about switching schools.

If you don't want to switch schools, but still can't deal with all the work, talk with your guidance counselor about switching to easier or lighter classes.

It doesn't sound like you're having a problem understanding the work, it just sounds like you don't want to put so much time into it. If you have plans to go to college when you graduate, though, a heavier work-load in high school will help to better prepare you for college.

There are always weekends to hang out with friends, and maybe you could set a schedule that you go out one or 2 nights a week instead of every night.

Think about your future, and what you feel is more important in the long run and decide what to do from there.

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Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan's contributions were written in the year before she began college, at which time she was WholeFamily's Senior Teen Advisor.

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