Worst Things About Homework

The Top Ten

1 It takes up all of your free time

"Not ALL of your free time, but some if it."

For some of us it DOES takes up all of our free time. The older you are, the harder your classes are, and some of those classes has A LOT of homework.

Not ALL of your free time, but some if it.

I was going to six flags, but I got homework, and the trip was canceled...

I don't like it

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2 Gotta do it during weekends

TGI... wait, I have homework this weekend. :( - DrayTopTens

Weekends are for taking your minds off school, not for doing stressful work from school.

Why teachers

I have to always worry about my friggen grades! OVER THE WEEKEND!

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3 Not enough time with family/friends

Picture this: Dad came from work, he wants to spend time with his son. Son: "Dad can't, you know why? I gotta do my homework.

Last semester I was invited to dinner at my uncles' house to spend time with my aunt and grandma who was visiting from CA, but I couldn't go because I had SO MUCH HOMEWORK! >:(

That kinda hurt dad feelings - theDj7121

I do literally nothing on weekdays because of stupid homework which is as boring asf

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4 Gotta do it on your birthday

Teacher: Happy birthday! Here's tonight's homework
Birthday kid: NO 😭

5 Waste of time

Every weekday, I have to wake up, do my homework all day (with breaks for lunch and dinner and showers,) then by the time I'm done with some of it, I have to go to bed immediately!

Then the next day I do it all over again.

I agree with all of these, but this and the free time one are the most annoying things ever!

I've wasted hours doing homework mainly because I don't do it at school. I would rather talk with friends instead of do work at school so I guess this is my punishment.

I sit through school (an already HUGE waste of time) and then I get homework. By the time I finish it, time for bed. come on!

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6 Won't let you sleep

It steals sleep from my sister. She is now constantly sleep deprived because of it.

One of my classes gives so many homework assignments and pointless essays that staying up until 2am every college night is becoming the norm for me. Everyone else seems just as sleep deprived, yet the teacher wonders why half the class is failing. - Entranced98

Yes, I know that their purpose for giving us homework is to make us hardworking but they should know that lack of sleep is dangerous too.

Never really had that. My teachers don't give me so much homework that I can't sleep.

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7 It's boring

It depends on the assignment. I once had to type a 10 page essay (yes, you read that right) on a history topic and that was very boring and another time I had to type an essay that connects my life to psychology in a certain way and that was very interesting.

YES! I use only 1 hour on my homework, and you get very bored.


8 You don’t have time to be with loved ones

My sister had to skip several family gatherings when my relatives came over from CA because she had so much homework

9 Work at school all day, come home for more

Exactly - DrayTopTens

This stress me out

10 It's too difficult

That depends on the assignment

So right

so right


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The Contenders

11 Too much homework

Per night is around 1 page of math science English and random $### yove never heard off. If you get the thing you've never heard of wrong, detention

On gd you right

During my spring break I had to read 7 chapters (yes, you read that right, 7 CHAPTERS! ), edit a few web pages, and do some Photoshop. While I don't mind the later 2, the 7 chapters took me FOREVER to read!

You can have so much you don't have time to blink

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12 Kills trees

So does all the other paper we use

Teachers need to understand!

Teacher: we need to save trees!
And what is homework done on? Paper of course and where does paper come from? A TREE!

It just kills them homework is bad your kid it makes them sick

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13 Doesn't teach you anything

This is the #2 thing I hate about homework. Today was our first day of homework (my teacher told us that before recess) when I walked out of the classroom I already made plans to destroy it! like throwing it an electric fence and burning it with a flamethrower. when I got home I did my stupid homework and I learned absolutely NOTHING! the only thing I learned is...wow, I can't remember a single thing I learned while doing homework (most of it was just filler. I'm in 5th grade by the way) My mind was completely blank I KNEW I SHOULD'VE BURNED IT! and don't get me started on the place value sheet I have to do!

I learnt nothing from doing homework. Just the teachings from teacher at school.

Homework is more stupid than daylight savings. Imagine this: You come home after a long boring day of school and all you wan't to do is relax for like an hour. Go on YouTube for like 2 hours go outside and play for an hour and a half but instead get 3 to 5 hours of this piece of garbage known as homework. Not just homework though. Mostly school in general. Kids get stressed all weekend because of worries of schoolwork and it just disgusts me how some kids have to go through this kind of stuff. Like being punished for no reason.

I don't need to know that stuff and how do I use them in real life? I would want to know real life stuff not crap! - InfernoTopTenners

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14 It has nothing to do with what you've just been taught in class

so true

15 Gotta do it over summer

It ruins summer! In 2016 my sister had so much homework that WE WERE UNABLE TO GO ON VACATION AT ALL THAT YEAR! >:(

I can make it work over the normal school year, but after finals, the last thing I want to worry about is next year's tests...

16 Doing homework about a new topic that you haven't even started

How are you supposed to know what to do when your TEACHER hasn't TAUGHT you what to do? That is their job and that is what they get PAID to do

17 It has caused teenage suicides


I have tried to commit suicide 15 times because of hw and another 5 for depression - Ihateschool

18 It's really stressful

Homework is evil!
Homework can kill you!
Say no to homework!

My mom and I fight over the computer and I have lots of homework to do and I really want to do it all at once but my mom keeps kicking me off of it and using it for her thing >:(

I have no time for family and cousins over the weekend the teachers gave us hw

19 Teachers ask for it too early
20 Family feuds

My parents are always fighting because of homework

My mom complains I don’t exercise enough. I do exercise, IF I HAVE TIME FOR IT! I don’t have time for it because I have SO MUCH HOMEWORK this semester!

I wish my mom would understand... :(

21 Doing it

No one wants to waste their time doing crap they already can figure out with common sense. Homework applied to everyday life is useless. If you actually needed most of the stuff taught in schools then everyone's parents would know how to do it yet none of them do. They can't help you with calculus because they've never had to use it. When will you use geometry at the grocery store? Are you ever going to need to find the angles of a cereal box at Wal Mart?

22 How people hate it

Lol everyone hate it

My kid is lazzy because of it

23 It causes depression because of its impact on your grades

I do very hard homework, I fail some stuff and pass some, I get Bs and Cs as my final grades, and my Asian mom gets disappointed in me for it. Need I say more?

Sadly they make it out like everything's riding on a few letters on a piece of paper. A lot of this needs to change - some of the obsession over grades could at least be replaced with teaching students other skills that will ensure them success in the workplace. - Entranced98

I cut becuzz of it

24 Was invented as a punishment

Yep, you got that right

25 You don't get to play fortnite or fnaf

Fortnite has gone too far if you agree like this comment

26 You'll forget about it anyway
27 You don't have time to eat lunch when you forgot about your homework


28 It doesn't let you have fun

It depends on the assignment

29 It doesn't help at all with my work
30 You have to read boring books

I just wasted 1-2 hours of my Saturday reading a poetic book with 6 STORIES! Although it wasn't even 100 pages, the book was so boring that I felt like I just read 300 pages.

Why can't we just read whatever we want for fun for our summer reading?.

31 Doesn't make you any smarter

I'll forget everything that I have learned the previous semester anyway...

I already have to do work at school, it's not like homework is going to make a difference, because I am going to forget it anyways. SUCH A WASTE OF TIMEEE.

32 Doesn't make sense

Math question:
If 2 trees are needed for this page of math, then how many idiots does it take to figure out that homework is just ******

Copy this number (234) ok, who copied 234? *everyone raises hand* That's incorrect!

33 I have no time for relaxation,

No time to just chill but teachers make it hard not to flip them off lol

Wha wha whawhawawa. Dude I have not had a dingo night of sleep, relaxing or sitting since August and it is December.

34 Having to show work on algebra problems that are easily solved on a calculator

I hate this so much

35 Recapping things that have already been done in lessons

Why redo a topic that you have already done?

It helps us remember it better for future studies, tests and exams and the like, but redoing the same stuff a thousand times is a different matter. - Entranced98

36 You get home happy that school is over but realize you have homework
37 It does not help you at all

Its true it does not teach you at all its not a teacher

38 It keeps you from being able to watch TV

Last night I wanted to watch “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” but I ended up missing a majority of it because I had homework to do! >:(

39 It takes hours to do

I spend 10+ hours A NIGHT just to do homework for my online classes. AND I STILL COULDN'T FINISH THEM!

40 Waste of your life
41 Teachers are not available for help
42 The instructions can be really confusing
43 You'll sleep so much in class
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1. Gotta do it on your birthday
2. Gotta do it during weekends
3. Not enough time with family/friends
1. It takes up all of your free time
2. It's too difficult
3. It has nothing to do with what you've just been taught in class


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