Most Overused Types of Assignments Teachers Give Out in School


The Top Ten

1 Homework Homework

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. - Kwaysar

Shouldn't even be used at all - christangrant

Fun fact, homework was used for punishment back then. So...I guess they decided to punish all kids.

I hate it

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2 Warm ups

These are stupid as hell - christangrant

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.


Don't need em. moving and being active while having cramps is a blessing. you burn calories so fast it hurts - Morefunthanfun

3 Essays Essays

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)

In 9th grade, I had to write a 10 page book report... school sucked back then. Now they have computers... - KingSlayer93316

This is so annoying.
Basiclly I get to see a piece of paper in red ink in my teachers handwriting Telling me I suck at writing.

4 Tests

The stress you already had from homework has been MULTIPLIED!

Before test: happy and always comfortable 😊🌹🌹🌸🌼💐

After test: suddenly the world is on fire

5 Crossword puzzles

Or basically what Teachers use when they run out of ideas - christangrant

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

6 Word search puzzle

See Crossword Puzzles - christangrant

We’re not in first grade...

7 Math problems
8 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... - Kwaysar

I hate analyzing them. It's so hard!

I always hated writing them. Whenever I did, I would get an F. And analyzing them sucked! - KingSlayer93316

9 Projects

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

All projects do are overworking your kid.


10 Questions that are answered during a movie

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 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. - Chloe21

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. - Kwaysar

Movies? You guys are lucky. I have to jot down notes from entire documentaries. - Cyri

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

Why do teachers need to know about our personal lives and why do they always give these assignments you don't learn anything from them, screw all types of these assignments. - christangrant

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.

Especially annoying if someone went to Australia or something while all you did was play computer games - Pieclone

Totally pointless, especially when you are like me and often don't do all that much. - Cyri

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13 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. - Cyri

We had to read them THEN ANALYZE THEM!

I like these - Amaimon

14 What will you do when you grow up assignments

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

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

Name: Some random Asian kid

When I grow up I'm going to be a doctor because my parents want me to do so. The end.

15 Science fair Science fair

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

16 What did you do over the summer break assignments

I hate these assignments - modern_music_is_stupid_705


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

17 Summer assignments (ex. Summer reading)

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 - KingSlayer93316

Who has actually done one of these summer reading assignments? I’ve never done them 😂 - Amaimon

I hate these with a burning passion! Like seriously can you not leave me alone for 2 and a half months? Teachers assign this and then wonder why kids don’t like to read. Well for me it’s forcing books down my throat that turns me away from reading altogether! Look I like reading what I’m interested in! Not some 1600s or mythological stuff. And people wonder why kids don’t go outside as much anymore. - Randomator

18 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


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!

I got a prank call from a class mate after filling out one of these - thunderclanrocks

19 Pop quiz 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. - Chloe21

20 Analyze the poem
21 Mythology

Greek mythology is cool and awesome. Others are boring.

22 Coloring pages

My high school special ed teacher did this.


23 Study guide
24 Math drills

AKA the worksheets with 100 math problems that you have to do in a minute. Very common in elementary school

25 Algebra
26 Excel
27 Typing
28 Short answer
29 Current events
30 Poster
31 Powerpoint

I like these - thunderclanrocks

I acall like making powerpoints - Chloe21

32 I'm Thankful For______
33 Seasonal stuff

Ex. holidays in elementary school

34 U.S. geography
35 Models
36 Journals
37 Write about an experience you had with_________
38 Book reports

Actually kill me - Amaimon

39 Reading comprehension
40 Punishment sentences

Ex. write "I will not go to the bathroom during class" 200+ times

41 Layered work
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