Most Overused Types of Assignments Teachers Give Out in School

The Top Ten
1 Homework

Most of these people are 12 years olds who do poorly in school so they blame the school itself.
Get this, it's actually you.
I do all my work, try my best, and make good grades.
School is fair, and if you don't do well it's because of you.
Even if a teacher sucks, you could learn the material online.
Homework is how you practice what you're learning. Tests see how well you're doing and help the teacher. These things are neccesary. And some people can't even get a good education, be grateful! Knowledge is power! Stop blaming everyone and everything around you and realize that you just need to try harder at school.

I'd rather have math homework than others because unlike most, this type of homework helps me not get a bad grade in a test. For me, they serve as practice for the content I'll be tested on. Other than that, all of my homework serves no purpose.

Well duh. Literally 100% of people should think this unless a teacher gives out too much tests or stuff, but its usually homework.

I hate homework it's stupid. We already worked hared on work all day now THIS?!?! All kids should gang up and go on a strick

2 Essays

I hate essays more than I hate anything else in this world. They're so useless! I don't want to write essays on boring topics, I want to write screenplays!

My teacher: Aight class today's homework is write a 10 page essay about Diary of a wimpy kid no leaving parts of the pages blank and a page is both front and back despite the fact you can easily explain it in just a paragraph and it's impossible to explain it that long

There is absolutely nothing worse than having to type 3-5 pages on a topic that you don't even care about. (unless it tells you to tell about an experience with or an opinion on something)

Even though I'm actually kinda good at most of these, I hate these only because they usually include a topic I don't care about, especially in English class.

3 Tests

Gosh I hate tests waste your youth studying on a crappy topic you are gonna forget in a week. I hate tests so much, stress builds up especially when u get a bad grade. This is especially worst in high school when kids start to get jobs or do an extracurricular activity. Also the worst part about tests is when they are on Monday geez waste of a relaxing weekend just studying

It doesn't even help you with your learning. Nope. It's an inaccurate assessment for teachers to have a broad vision of how well you are doing in a topic. That's it. Oh and it torments students when they get a bad grade.

Ok, this I can agree with. I'd say we should give them at the end of each semester.

School should just be outlawed altogether

4 Warm ups

Warmups, I would like to crush with a crusher, roll with a sawblade, and then dump them in the Sun for them to "burn" forever. Get it, you cannot burn in space.

More like "Waste all your energy before the actual assignment starts; so you get a bad grade."

More like waste your brain power before the lesson starts so you get a bad grade

I like them, they get you ready for the day

5 Math problems

This says a lot about our society

6 Crossword puzzles

I enjoy them as I usually do them at a faster rate than other students

Or basically what Teachers use when they run out of ideas

What easier than other assimgent

7 Projects

The only projects I liked were the ones that involve the following:
1. Drawing (specifically on paper with pencils and coloring pencils)
2. Writing your own story from scratch (especially when I'm not given a specific prompt. And excluding poetry)
3. Basically any subject that really interests me (which, unfortunately, is rare...)
Any project not including these two usually bore/annoy me.

What assignments are about:

Testing what you've learned.

Projects? Yeah no. They test what you've learned, but the grade is mostly on being high quality. I once made a map of Asia, and even though I got everything right, I had to redo it because it was low quality.

In middle school, we had these stupid "dirt" projects. dirt stood for directed independent reading time. I always hated them. they're like book reports, but we make them into something like a quilt on giant paper. they still sucked. one was writing a quilt on a mystery book, one was about an ancient culture, one was about math and science, etc. I wished I could stick my middle finger up the throat of whoever invented them.

Projects should be tailored to a student's preferences as they can be fun if it suits that student.

8 Word search puzzle

Is there a point to this?

They stress me out

I suck at these

We’re not in first grade...

9 Poems

Even though I get perfect scores on poem analysis assignments, it's a waste of time because I'm not even interested in having a career in the literary department. Heck, I will be in Honors English on my freshman year so yeah...

Poem analysis sucks just if the teacher only accepts his/her own opinion. Otherwise you can show your personality.

I always hated writing them. Whenever I did, I would get an F. And analyzing them sucked!

So dumb. You won't use them in real life.

10 Review packets
The Contenders
11 Questions that are answered during a movie

I hate this! You think you are going to watch a movie and do nothing in class and bam! The teacher hands out worksheets. It's way worst if it's a pop quiz about the movie after its over. Because most of the time I don't pay attention in educational movies if I do not think I have to because they're boring. Doing an actual assignment is not as boring to me.I always miss a few because some of the questions they barely mention. Sometimes I don't hear what they said and it's not like the teachers is going to rewind the movie when one person didon't hear correctly.

Very annoying. You come into class and your teacher is like we are going to watch a movie today and the class cheers then when it is finished I will ask some questions and/or give you a worksheet to complete. How annoying Might as well do normally class work. Hate this.

I wish all documentaries and movies shown in schools have subtitles. I had to write notes down and answer questions and sometimes I couldn’t finish the assignment because the people/characters in the video talk too fast and have confusing pronunciation and I have no idea what they were saying!

Well... I'd rather answer questions based on a movie that'll actually help me at a particular subject. But at least the majority of the movies I watch at school with a questions worksheet are educational.

12 Book reports

Refer to my comment on the projects section about dirt projects

Actually kill me

In my 4th grade class, we'd have to read a book, write a book report, AND THEN PRESENT IT IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS!

13 Short answer

Actually kind of hard because on tests and for questions you don't know what to say. I always turn mine into long answers

14 What did you do over the [Insert Holiday Break Here] Assignments

Oh, nothing interesting! Well, I can't just put that on my paper, so how about a bunch of nonsense words? [Insert English teacher's nonsense "big" words here]

I personally don't get these assignments. The teacher instead just ask us about our break and only a few gets chosen to tell the whole class about what happened. I'm never one of those students, and I glad about that mainly because I personally don't believe that my class would even care about what I did even if something really cool happened, unless it's about my birthday.

Also, these assignments seem pretty much pointless if you ask me. I mean, the teacher is basically forcing the whole class to tell him/her about their break in the form of writing. Whoever does this needs to stop with the assignments and instead just ask the whole class about it and choose a few of them.

My family is boring. We don't do a lot of stuff over the holidays. So when we have to write this, I basically have nothing to say because we didn't even do anything fun or interesting.

15 Summer assignments (ex. Summer reading)

These do nothing good for us. All they do is ruin our summer break. The point of summer break is so we can take a break from all the work that way we can spend time with our families and friends or go on a holiday. Homework was bad enough but summer homework is way worse. Not to mention this also causes arguments. Dear teachers, leave our summer breaks alone. We had enough work at school and we want a break. All your doing is causing arguments and taking away our opportunity to have fun.

At the end of the school year in 8th grade (when I was in it), we were given 3 books to read over the summer. Then, when we went to 9th grade, we had to write separate book reports for ALL 3 books, and it had to be 10 PARAGRAPHS with at least 20-25 sentences EACH!

Also, "Teacher decides to be cruel by giving kids Summer Reading over the summer to come back to write an essay about the book that they probably didn't read" cliche

Ugh. I hate these assignments so much. The worst one, in my opinion, is Summer reading assignments because I'm usually forced to make an essay about a book/article I will most likely not care about and/or get bored from. The worst part is that, if I do terrible, my English grade will drop during the beginning of the year, though only by a little.

We want to fill our mouths with junk food, ride roller coasters, hang out at the beach, NOT do lessons.

16 Study guide
17 Science fair

I love science fairs because I get to explore different concepts and test them out.

Just awful. Especially when they make us do those stupid science boards.

I made a fake volcano in elementary school

:O Wow! You guys are so lucky!

18 What will you do when you grow up assignments

I personally am fine with this. I have no problem telling my teacher(s) what I want to be when I grow up.

This gets more stressful as you get older because you have less time to decide

Why do you need to know? I don't know it could be several things I haven't decided.

Become a policewoman or a criminologist. Headbang in my free time. What more do you need to know, Miss?

19 What did you do over the summer break assignments

Sleep, eat, play video games, and well more sleep. But I can't write an essay on that so I guess I'll have to make something up.

I wrote nothing but sat around and got fat on this assignment once lol.

See " What did you do over the [Insert Holiday Break Here] Assignments"

Teacher: What did you do over the summer break?
Me: Two words. NUN'YA BUSINESS.

20 Excel

This is one of those things I wish we had learned how to do more of.

21 Short stories

These are fun, when you actually get to use your imagination. It's the only time I ever made a school assignment over ten pages long. We had four days to do it, so it wasn't all that good, but it was what got me into writing.

I love these, especially when I'm not given a specific prompt, meaning that I can fully use my imagination. I also have tens of story ideas because of this.

I liked writing these though.

I actually liked these.

22 Personal information

In special ed, they do this. They shouldn't even do this in the first place! Teachers don't need to know where their students live.

Also, if the worksheets fall in the wrong hands, it is very dangerous!

-every student in the school will know where the special ed students live and may come to rob their houses
-The other students may make threatening prank phone calls to the special ed kids' parents
-the other students may use the special ed kids' signatures to sign random things like papers, AKA identity theft


Don't worry. The teacher is who you can trust. Ask if anyone will read those and it will be the principal. You can also trust the principal. SO YEAH.

This kind of stuff is dangerous if it falls in the wrong hands, like oh I don't know, a kid that hates someone, who now knows where they live!

This shouldn't be happening in the first place. I just doesn't sound safe at all.

23 Pop quiz

They shouldn't do this because everybody should at leat know a nights advance so they can study. Even the brightest student can improve their grades by studying.

24 Analyze the poem
25 Exit Tickets

I used to stress over this. I wouldn't have finished my assignments because I don't understand it and I was scared because I knew I was gonna struggle. So I tried my best to sneak out without the teacher realizing.

This is one of the main reasons why my English and World History grades are barely as good as I want them to be.

When you have to answer a question to an assignment before the teacher allows you to be dismissed

Just let me leave in peace.

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