One thing that I absolutely despise is homework. I’m in highschool right now, and the only thing that is bringing my grades down is my homework, or more accurately my lack of.

I have a tendency to either forget to do my homework or forget to bring it. I don’t understand why I have to review the stuff at home; I already understood all of it in class. I just forget to do it, and then the teacher gives me a 60% for turning it in late.

Just recently, I had forgotten to do my homework, and so the teacher went back to her desk after checking everyone off on her list. i immediately apologized, and so i did the homework right then and there in five minutes because it was that easy. But after five minutes when I turned it in, the teacher gave me only 60% for that grade because it was “late.”

I understand why teachers do this, but that is just unfair. Why does my grade have to go down even if I did do the homework in class, literally five minutes after she went around checking it? I just don’t understand. If I don’t do the work in class, I should get a bad grade. but homework is just too irrelevant for me.

Not to honk my own horn or anything, but I am a very intelligent student, at least compared to my fellow students (perks of being Asian). Anyways, I would literally have an A+ in every single one of my classes if not for late homework. I have two late homeworks in spanish, which is just a pain.

Of course, this may seem like me complaining about something even though my grades aren’t as bad as others. but I know a lot of other people who forget to do their homework and their grade goes down. I don’t think there should be a “late” homework policy in which teachers take of points for homework being late. I believe that homework that is one day late is just as fine as homework that is on time, and therefore I rest my case.

Shoutout to Mr. Diamond, my chemistry teacher, who doesn’t believe in giving less credit for late homework. As he said, “If you are going to turn your homework in, even if it’s late, you will. But there are people who will never turn their homework in, even if they are given a chance.”

Thanks for reading.