How long should students spend their time on doing their homework?

Researchers at the University of Oviedo in Spain studied more than 7,000 students and they found out that 70 minutes of homework per night has plenty of benefits but if teens are asked to do more than that, the benefits start to decrease.

The students answered a series of tests and questionnaires. They found out that those who regularly do their homework had good test scores and those who don’t do their homework regularly had lower test scores. However, those students who spend more than 90 – 100 minutes of homework per night did a little worse on the tests.

While it’s still true that requiring students to do homework is beneficial, the amount of time being spent in doing it affects their performance in school.

Contributed by: TEACHER NATSU


Vocabulary Enhancement:

  1. Plenty – a large or sufficient amount or quantity; more than enough
  2. Series – a number of things, events, or people of a similar kind or related nature coming one after another
  3. Questionnaires – a set of printed or written questions with a choice of answers, devised for the purposes of a survey or statistical study
  4. Beneficial – favourable or advantageous; resulting in good


Perspective Exchange:

  1. How many minutes/hours do you spend in doing your homework? Why does it have to take that long?
  2. Do you think homework is beneficial for students? Why or why not?
  3. How many minutes/hours should students spend on their homework? Why do you think so?