Oceanridge High School - We give the best
"No, this isn't too much homework! You have two
days of holiday to complete it!" (do we really get
holiday's to chill out, or complete a bunch of assignments...
it gives me great pleasure to state that the latter is
completey true). I quote the creator of homework. Let's
face it - homeworks are useless! This quote is one special...very
special indeed. No, I'm quoting a teacher... I'm quoting
the ones who give homework. Ok... it's true we have two
days to complete our friday homework... but what the hell...isn't
it a holiday. It's very similar to a situation where the
employees are loaded with bagfull of papers to complete
on their leave or weekend. It might not be ridiculous
to say our weekend holidays are not holidays at all...
at the back of your mind, you always know yo've gotta
finish ALL THAT HOMEWORK, and goto school the next day.
And no, it isn't simple to ignore this conscience...or
to make it shut up! Ask any student in his right mind,
and they will definately agree to the fact that they detest
the subject which occupy most of his bagpack... be it
math, nepali, science, psychology, computers... they suffer
from agoraphobio, and homeworkphobia.
Okay, some brilliant student may appear to ruin this whole
critique... but deep down inside...even they loath homeworks
(don't get me wrong here... i know psychology!!! i really
do! and even though they might not loath homeworks, i'm
still right - because i say so! any problems?)
Now we come to the most critical part of the research...
defining the term homework, which would have a much more
positive meaning to it, if it was really about work you
did at home - surfing net, watching TV, phonecalling,
bluffcalling, dishwashing (yes... you read it right -
dishwashing) or even...or even... eating and sleeping!
I doubt we'll ever get anything productive out of homeworks,
except a bunch of schoolwork (english actually is a crazy
language see...?) If there's one thing mankind hasn't
been civilised in, it's homework. How primitive can you
Now come's another very important sector of this useless
piece... analyzing the student's school lifespan...
Early Morning: "Hey, it's 7! Wake up!" Ok...
that's pretty fair... now you change, stuff in the breakfast
and scurry to your bus stop. School environs are executed!
The Whole Day at School: Study, Read some, write some...
oh, come on! It's school... how can you ever get burdened
by small stuff like writing a few essays? It's only fair!
Returning From Bootcamp...err... i mean SCHOOL: Everybody
is elated for some dumb reason (besides the fact that
they're completely oblivious to the evening homework...
and tomorrow's class test)
At Home: Get back, eat some kind of food - snacks (well...
don't you?), watch the usual TV show Friends. Uh-oh...
it's time for...OMG (oh my god) HOMEWORK! The subject
is horrified, terrified, and you can see it in one's opalescent
eyes, matching his ghostly-while face...he feel's fear
brewing up... and has no choice but to start his homeworks.
Once he's gotten over the fear of his bag devouring him,
he has the most painstaking task of reminiscing ALL of
his assignments... Math - Page 62 (10 - 40 even) Nepali
- Essay on Democracy and Freedom, Science - Draw figure
1.2 from book, English - Read Shakespeare's original Comedy
of Errors. It suddenly occurs to him that it's friday
- no wonder there's so much homework! "Ok, "
he states, "I'll leave some for tomorrow, and the
rest for Sunday". Sleep usually early, you've got
that habbit already!
Saturday: Saturday..yahoo! Oh yea... homework! Darn...i
can leave that for tomorrow. Sir did tell me how we had
2 whole days to complete them. Yup, he's right... as teachers
always are! 'll just leave it for the whole day tomorrow,
and have fun today!!
Sunday: Oh yea... the daily outing today. I'm pretty
sure I can complete my HW after I return in the afternoon.
Sunday Afternoon (1730 hrs): Oh... hehe, look at my new
article... it's about Metal is Not Dead...boy, i sure
wished school assignments could be like that! Well...
gotta start now! (Starts at 1800 hrs and stays up till
2215 hrs... with a few more remaining)
School Next Day: Let's just say his incomplete homework,
and not working hard, earned him a day like hell!!! Now
the student hates all the subjects that assigned him homeworks...
and since his encaphelon is fried up... he flunks all
his tests. Rest assured, the homeworks really helped him
for the academic year...as his days were spent like so,
and he passed on to the next grade.
WOW!!! Student's should be thankful to what occupy the
majority of one's bagpack's contents... It helped him
be independant, have a strong brain (now he can come up
with original excuses, without taking Joe's help), work
harder, earn more money, get a better job. So therefore,
it is obvious everyone deserves quality education like
the one Oceanridge High School, provides... This system,
like the government, will remain for a long time, irrespective
of it's critic's and haters...for 'good' shall forever
evil! Hail! Hail the homework messiah!
By: Parimal Satyal (age: 13)