Tired and Over Worked

BY ABBY DRYE Staff Writer

Many students say that there are too many classes in the school, and I agree. Eight classes a day, everyday, is a lot for a student to handle.

As an AP/Honors student, I know from experience that it becomes too much when five out of your eight classes assign homework due the next day.

“There is so much work to do, and not enough time to get it done efficiently,” said junior, Stephanie Wagner

This is also true for academic student at Lebanon High School.

“Teachers need to lighten up on homework and realize that they are not the only class that we have,” stated senior, Carlos Sepulveda.

Is the workload in some classes hindering students from doing their best? I sat down with Mr. Seyfert to get a teacher’s perspective on the issue.

“No, I think if the teacher knows their students, the workload should match the student’s capacity and be at a level that causes the student to be challenged, but not hinder success.

“Also, students should be comfortable talking to their teacher about workload, and each should be willing to make adjustments that allow for content to be covered and students to achieve success at their ability,” said Seyfert.

This is a good point, however, I disagree with it.

Some teachers’ ideas of a student’s capacity may be different from another.

I am not saying that students should not be challenged in classes. However, I do feel as if there should be fewer classes in the school day and teachers should be more forgiving.

Perhaps, if there were fewer classes a day, students would be able to better handle a teacher’s workload. A change should be made to benefit both teachers and students.

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2 responses to “Tired and Over Worked

  1. The only other feasible option would probably be a block schedule, which would mean students would only have to worry about 4 classes at a time. I think that might help some students better manage their workloads because they’d only have 4 different subjects to remember information, assignments and due dates for at any one time (I know I liked it when I was in school. I would have hated having to juggle 8 at a time). However, that would also mean the classes would be twice as long and (in theory) each class would cover content twice as fast, which would essentially double the amount of work students would be responsible for from each class on a given day. Also, you’d miss twice as much if you were absent for a day, so there are trade-offs to any scheduling option.

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