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.

#school #learning #life #is #fun
by avadakedavra January 12, 2011
Something you should be doing now.
"I'll do my homework in a hour"
*one hour later
"I'll do my homework in a hour,seriously"
*one hour later
"I'll do my homework in a hour, I really mean it."
*one hour later
"I'll do my homework in a hour"
*one hour later
#highschool #school #class #lazy #hell #torture #boring
by Vflo April 26, 2007
1.) Literally, work that is done at home. Usually applies to schoolwork. Homework is unnecessary as it is given to students who have already spent the majority of the day at school.

2.) Something that gets crueler with every grade. While the first graders chug away on their addition worksheets, they are blissfully unaware that they will soon enough be doing laborous tasks such as AP World History homework, Geometry 2 homework, English Honors homework, and even Gym homework on a nightly basis.

3.) Assignments that are wickedly easy to procrastinate on whenever there is a preferable activity at hand, such as YouTube, Xbox, or being impaled by a molten iron spike.

4.) What you are probably supposed to be doing at this very moment, seeing as you looked up "homework" on urbandictionary. I would go so far as to say you have a very LARGE amount of it.
Whoever invented homework did NOT go to heaven.
#school #terrible #torture #child #labor
by Enigmatical January 19, 2010
An obsolete form of punishment enacted by teachers with no lives, homework helps teachers with nothing better to do than math problems impress their hobby onto students who would otherwise partake in a finite quantity of educational participation. Originally instated as a revenue producing mechanism in the middle ages, homework’s humble beginnings stemmed forth from Feudal kings minimizing the intellectual growth of serfs by limiting their educational advancement through repetition of previously developed skills and formerly acquired knowledge.
Also, Homework serves as the first word in the acronymic name God gave to the place he would burn sinners for eternity, and is the predominant form of punishment there.
My Rhetoric teacher thinks she's so conscious of modern social conventions, but still assigns homework. How base. Now, watch as I get a C for not doing homework and then monitor me as I use the skills I taught myself in would-be homework time to achieve a status of social prominence and leave a lasting impact on society far superior to that of a 'Rhetoric Teacher'.
#torture #hell #pain #ignorance #dumbacity #bad #stupid #dumb #evil #butt sex
by DonCachas November 15, 2005
Something you should use to wipe your ass with BEFORE you hand it in to your teacher.
You: DAMN, I'm out of toilet paper. No need to panic though. I still have my homework.
#homework #bullshit #waste #of #time
by bitch, please October 21, 2007
What you should be doing right now.
I should be doing homework right now instead of reading hilarious definitions on Urban Dictionary.
#homework #what #i should #be #doing
by Smashing Pumpkins Fan October 05, 2008
(n) something that dogs eat
my dog ate my homework
#homework #torture #punisment #school #work
by Mr LamChop October 16, 2005
Something you can do for good grades, if they're that important to you. Only reason to do it is because school wants you to suffer in life if you choose to do things differently, by giving you bad grades for people to judge everything about you by. Another way for them to make sure every child who comes out of there shit ass schools is yet another robot, product of the american dream.
The school system needs to be changed, don't ask me how, it does.

Mrs. Robert's homework can eat my ass, in fact so can she.
by Regular John August 17, 2004
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