Most Overused Types of Assignments Teachers Give Out in School


The Top Ten

1 Homework

My middle school doesn't give homework - Yoshidude

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. - SheWolfCloud

Wow agreed. People in general should be more thankful that they can go to school and have an education. - DarkBoi-X

I must be lucky! because my school doesn't give homework! - XxMontrealxXRBLX

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

2 Essays

Ahh! I have an essay due tomorrow and I'm surfing the internet. Odd.

My biggest problem with these is they give you a weird topic and expect two pages when the topic could be answered in like 3 paragraphs - Randomator

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. - Jasmine21064

How about the fact you have to make like a 2 page essay over something that can be explained in a paragraph or two. - Stalin

3 Tests

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

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.

These decide your fate. - shiftaltkey

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

4 Warm ups

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

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

Dumb as hell. - shiftaltkey

These are stupid as hell - christangrant

5 Math problems

Easy - Yoshidude

This says a lot about our society

6 Crossword puzzles


What easier than other assimgent - Yoshidude

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

7 Word search puzzle

Is there a point to this?

I suck at these - Yoshidude

These were hard sometimes - trains45

They stress me out - DumbWays2DieFan

8 Poems

I'm not a writer, y do I have to do this?

I spit 'em though. - RobertWisdom

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

So worthless

9 Projects

Projects are much better than Tests.

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. - Jawsome274

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. - Jasmine21064

Depends on the circumstances honestly - Randomator

10 Review packets

Yep. Typical. - shiftaltkey

The Contenders

11 Questions that are answered during a movie

Takes the fun out of a enjoyable movie.

I had film studies in grade 10 and the teacher would pause it and ask questions or explain a part, it got annoying sometimes - trains45

I hate this so much. I always miss like 2-3 questions. Like seriously just let me enjoy the damn movie - Randomator

This is ridiculous. Just let us enjoy the movie. - RobertWisdom

12 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

13 Book reports


Refer to my comment on the projects section about dirt projects - DumbWays2DieFan

Actually kill me - Amaimon

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

I hate book reports, just let me have my break.

I had to do a summer holiday bingo game on my 2nd day of high school and had to ask people what they did and people had to ask me what I did - trains45

These are great! If there's one good way to learn about different subjects, it's about making connections with things you enjoy! - Jawsome274

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. - Jasmine21064

15 Study guide
16 Summer assignments (ex. Summer reading)

Can't school let me enjoy my life?

Lucky I never had this - trains45

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. - Jasmine21064

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. - HoldenFanatic

17 What will you do when you grow up assignments

I don't know and why do you need to know?

I don’t even know what I want to be.

They said you can be anything, so I guess I want to be a plant in the future...? - Misfire

I personally am fine with this. I have no problem telling my teacher(s) what I want to be when I grow up. - Jasmine21064

I want to be a music critic when I grow up!

Teacher: Why that choose a real job - oneshot

18 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 remember doing a game or asking questions from students on my 2nd day of high school - trains45

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


19 Excel

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

20 Short stories

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. - Jasmine21064

I liked writing these though. - shiftaltkey

This is... really fun actually. - Juni

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

21 Science fair

I made a fake volcano in elementary school

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

:O Wow! You guys are so lucky! - kittygirl2

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

22 Personal information

This would be wrong, like say ask for your address, email, etc - trains45

I may sound like a crazy person but...
Okay, that COULD happen RARELY.

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

23 Analyze the poem

Yup. IB goals. - shiftaltkey

24 I'm Thankful For______


Curious George gummy snacks - 0w0uwu

Absolutely nothing!


25 Mythology

I love mythology! - Jasmine21064

@Juni-yes I have. I just like Greek mythology more.

Greek mythology is cool and awesome. Others are boring.

26 Exit Tickets

Just let me leave in peace.

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. - 0w0uwu

This is one of the main reasons why my English and World History grades are barely as good as I want them to be. - Jasmine21064

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

27 Journal questions
28 Venn diagrams

Depends...if you love maths like I do, then you will enjoy doing them.

29 Reading

I got way to much reading that gets in the way of my memory work, which also we have a lot of!

Just depends what your reading one time it sucked when I had to read a book I hated, - trains45

30 Response to literature

I hate these so much

The teacher gives us way to many and he decides if your point make sense or if "yo gave to little information". Is 2 paragraphs on one question too little for you?!

What does (insert any random object in story here) symbolize?

31 Dioramas

I hate these things. - RobertWisdom

In elementary/middle school, I made these out of shoeboxes, clay, paint, and toys. Then after presenting them and displaying them in the classroom, they fell apart a few days later and I had to throw them away.

I am in elementary regina howell ashy is that u chloe this is kiera

I am in elementary school regina howell let me know if u guys r.
I had to do a tale of despereaux diorama.
so I got some clay to make bones for the dungeon.
then painted the dungeon black
then for outside I got a castle and painted it grey
then a cat toy for despereaux

32 Coloring pages

I never had to in my special ed class in high school, at least, but I remember doing one in grade 2 and 3 math class when I had to color a castle photo, by numbers by a certain color, like green for 1, blue for 2, red for 3, etc, I can't remember what the numbers color's were, I remember the first time I went too fast and colored the water green lol, 1 year later, I did it again, and I colored the water blue the right color - trains45

@trains45-I had to do something like that in special ed, but it's the mystery picture color by grid type.

My high school special ed teacher did this.


33 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

34 Typing

Ugh my SE teacher 👩‍🏫 game this assignment to all of my special needs classmates eve mwa

35 Current events
36 Punishment sentences

I remember my dad forcing me to do this just because I told a lie. It was obvious that it didn't work because, even thought I don't lie as much as I did years ago, I still lie to this day. - Jasmine21064

I thought this was used by parents (not mine), not teachers. - Alkadikce

@Alkadikce-my 6th/7th grade math teacher made the whole class did this once.

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

37 Question of the day

Question: What do people suck?
Kid’s answer: Balls
Real answer: suckers

38 Math drills

I used to be good at these in elementary. But then they added complex algebra and then I sucked at math. - 0w0uwu

Lame - RobertWisdom

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

39 Algebra
40 Poster
41 Powerpoint

I remember we went to The John Hancock building in the 5th grade and did a powerpoint presentation. It was awesome! They had a great lunch for us afterward too. - RobertWisdom

I like these - thunderclanrocks

I acall like making powerpoints - Chloe21

42 Seasonal stuff

Ex. holidays in elementary school

43 U.S. geography
44 Models
45 Journals
46 Write about an experience you had with_________
47 Reading comprehension
48 Layered work
49 KWL Charts

Ugh, we just did one today. - ShopkinsLover

50 Four Square Charts
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