My handy-dandy agenda book, which I use to record all of my deepest and darkest secrets... I mean, my homework.
If it weren’t for rain, I wouldn’t be writing this.
No, really. Here in Virginia we received so much rain yesterday the streets flooded and no one could go anywhere – including school buses. The Facebook statuses stating some variation of “No school! lawlz!” were innumerable.
I guess you could say I’m happy about it. After all, having an extra day off allows me to catch up on blogging and book reviewing, reading, working out, etc. I must apologize once again for the infrequent posts, school has taken over my life so I won’t be updating as much as I used to. I know what you’re thinking: now how will Thomas release all of his teenage angst? Hm…
Back to the subject. I have a love/hate relationship with homework. Here’s the hate aspect:
Math is like my kryptonite, except without the actual pain and stuff.
And yet, despite how much time it consumes and the headache it causes (I’m looking at you, Precalculus w/Trig Honors), I’ve kind of come to… appreciate, homework. Before you chase me out of town with your pitchforks, let me explain why.
Humans crave routine. It’s been proven. I’m human. That isn’t proven, but chances are it’s true. Therefore, I crave routine.* The amount of homework I receive requires me to spend hours and hours completing it every day – and when it isn’t particularly difficult, I actually don’t mind it much. Like I’ve listed on Facebook, I enjoy intellectually stimulating activities. Besides, homework is a piece of cake compared to what other people have to endure on a daily basis.
So what I’m saying is, now that the first week (er, three days) has gone by, I’ve become acclimated to the workload and accustomed to completing it from day to day. Not having school today threw me off a little bit, as I now have to check blackboard (an online site for teachers to communicate with their students) and my e-mail for updated homework assignments.
Not like I’m complaining. Now I have time to
waste on the internet get ahead on my studies.
What do you think of homework or the tasks you have to complete daily? Is it burdensome or do you enjoy the routine it provides?
*can you name what mathematical property I used to come to the conclusion “I crave routine”? Comment and let me know!