Although homework is generally thought to be negative by the large part of the student population, it actually does have benefits. The main thing that makes teachers go wrong with it is by over doing it. The reason for homework is to refresh and sustain the things that you learned in class. Reasonable for math: worksheet with 15-25 problems depending on level of difficulty. What teachers actually assign: 50 math problems that take an average of 4 minutes to calculate. If we had reasonable assignments, which we sometimes do, homework would not have the extreme negative connotations that it does.
In a perfect world:
Teacher: Alright kids, for your ninth grade English homework today read a chapter, and write a four sentence summary.
Kids: Ok! That should take about twenty minutes! Yay!

Teacher: Alright kids, for your ninth grade English homework today read five chapters, and give me a page on the representation of disestablishmentarianism in the novel.

by avadakedavra January 12, 2011
The fuckin' bullshit that you should have done yesterday night.
My shitty teacher gave me a big fat zero for not doing my homework.
by dafuq785? December 21, 2013
a assignment you normally get from school. it is very boring and many students dont want to do it but, they must push through it.
"i really dont want to get homework today"
"last nights homework was so hard"
by rosiedog1! December 11, 2013
The satanic torture device originally designed during the 1200's as a method of breaking down a person's mind and removing all sleep from their life to induce stress and insanity, now a perfectly acceptable tool to help 'enforce' material that students have already learned 15 times over again or to do the job of a teacher that was too lazy to do during the 7 hours given, or given over breaks because 180 days isn't enough to teach material. It is what you should be doing right now, only you were to pissed by your overload of zombifying material so you came to read definitions on Urban Dictionary that potentially share your pain. Homework also has the accolade of being ranked #2 in the worldwide list of ridiculously inhumane punishments seemingly accepted by modern society right after impalement by electrified molten spiders.
I forgot to teach my students thermonuclear astrophysics during class, let's make them learn it tonight for homework and have a quiz tomorrow.
by Blocksystem November 30, 2013
Life's way of kicking us in the ass.
Girl: Aww man, I have so much homework!
Friend: Dude, you had half an hour. I had 8 hours.
by soyeahprettymuch November 20, 2013
This horrible thing that emerged from the pits of Satan that is only created to make sure that you feel like you're in school 24/7 because your teachers hate you. You spend all day in school and come home to do homework. You only get a break for dinner because mommy made chicken and chicken is yummy and you go to bed at midnight even though you're really tired. Homework is for people with futures. Not people who spend their time looking up "homework" on UrbanDictionary. Go bake some cookies and watch America's Next Top Model cause you deserve it honey.
She spent all night on her homework.

The only class that didn't give her homework was the Art of Twerking.
by SheTwerksAllDay October 16, 2013
Worthless shit is another word for this. In case you're a fucking idiot, homework is paperwork, projects, and research given to students after school. So we suffer through 7 hours of hell (School), And then we have to do 3 hours or something worth of homework given to us by bitch ass teachers. The time after school is supposed to be for FUN AND RELAXATION! In 7 hours we've already learned all we need to for one day. Infact, I haven't learned SHIT from doing homework. It's stuff I already know so it's useless! Do those cunt licking teachers even know people have lives outside of school? And those fuckers even give homework on WEEKENDS. WHAT THE FUCK!! Homework makes you so stressed out. I'm sure if homework was taken away almost every kid would do better in school. Also, some teachers think they can give extra homework for their one class and act like it's not alot, but guess what shit suckers?? We have homework for fucking 7-8 other classes too!! And then they yell at you if you forget to do it and say "WHY DIDNT YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK YOU HAD PLENTY OF TIME!!!111!" Ummm.. No we don't bitch because we get a ton of other homework that takes all fucking night to do!
I'm not doing my homework because it's worthless shit.
by PissAnt October 07, 2013
because 7 hours of school a day isnt enough
by pussy slapper September 19, 2012
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