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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
What you should be doing right now.
I should be doing homework right now instead of reading hilarious definitions on Urban Dictionary.
by Smashing Pumpkins Fan October 05, 2008
the extra-curricular activity done at home, as opposed to school-work.
Homework sucks dick.
by n00b pwnage December 18, 2004
(Noun) a punishment given to students by evil teachers after the students have already put in 7 hours of hard labor:(
homework is done at home
by grrrrrrrryyfhjlkh November 29, 2005
Work assigned daily from teachers. You work hard all night getting the work from that day done, and get even more the next day. Gets progressivly worse as you get older.
In kindergarten our homework was to jumprope 50 times. We had that assignment twice, and no other homework. Now we have at least two or three essays a week along with a whole crapload of other assignments from the rest of our classes. And most of the teachers suck at teaching.
by Leah was here January 08, 2006
Cruel and unusual punishment created simply to make students unhappy, and to distract them from thinking about the opposite sex, the internet, their friends, the mall, the TV, or any other possible forms of entertainment. It's work, reviewing tedius classes that you sat through or talked through, or slept through in school. Usually homework takes many hours, unless you have "very little homework", which is also related to heavenly.
"Guh, I have so much damned homework tonight, I don't think that I can go over April's house. Doesn't that suck?"
by Brian-Sue January 22, 2004
Let me tell you why teachers must give homework. They must give homework because in order survive, they have to know that they are causing someone to suffer at all times. If they lose this reassuring bit of knowledge they become very paranoid and cannot sleep. Thus if they don't give homework they cannot cause more suffering the next day due to lack of sleep, and the meaning in their life is lost. Why must they hurt people all the time you ask? because they realize they are failures as people. They wanted to be movie stars and millionaires but then they became a teacher. Because of this they have to hurt others in order to try and fulfill their shallow meaningless existence. bottom line: they have to hurt others at all times because they are angry so they give homework.
(9:00 pm)

Teacher: Oh my God! I forgot to give homework! That means that those students might be doing something fun right now (gasp!) or even worse, THEY COULD BE DOING SOMETHING WORTHWHILE WITH THEIR TIME!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
by superninjapenguin March 03, 2007
The ultimate end to "your time". Assigned by your evil teachers who aren't satifised that you put in 7 hours a day mon-fri of work that you would rather take a dump on than do. If somebody was prepared to do that with me I'd be pleased. But no. They decided that you can't get home from schhol, kick your shoes off and do what ever it is you wanna, you gotta start doing your homework. It makes me wanna puke. Some homework might actually be worth your valuble time. Other shit isn't. Pour exemple the subjects which you don't like/couldn't give a shit about/is not anything to do with what you wanna be when your older.
My maths teacher is the biggest bitch when it comes to homework. We have maths on mon,tues and weds. she expects our monday homework in on tues, and our weds h/w in on thurs morning. How unfair is that! see said if it changed, she'd have to see our homework on the tuesday instead of monday, and our class voted against that happening cos some people has stuff to do/more h/w than they have on a monday. I almost stood up and scream "FUCKS SAKE, JUST DIE MRS OWEN"
Homework has made me cry/lose sleep/kick things and hurt my own foot/want to top myself. It should be abolished.
I must point out however that some teachers are safe and don't set homework ever/very rarely/easy h/w. Those are the teachers I respect
*My class is sitting in Maths with Mrs Ford learning Trigononmetry*
Mrs Ford: Right, for homework I want exersise 2.2 questions 1-7 for next lesson please.
Me: How will this subject help in later life
Mrs Ford: If you wanted to work in construction
Me: Well I don't. I could be doing something useful in the time it takes me to do this stuff
Mrs Ford:*realises she got nowt to bring to me*
Shhhh and get on with your work, you're disrupting everyone else
Me: tuts and comtinues playing pac man on my phone
by Queen Of Sheeba October 07, 2006