Maryan Khalif, a senior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science, prefers to do her homework while still at school when the day’s lessons are still fresh in her mind.
“It just makes everything more effective,” she says.
For serious students who know that their homework requirements won’t simply disappear, one of the major questions surrounding it boils down to this: do it now or do it later?
As the long school day ends, some students say they need a break before hitting the books again. Others, meanwhile, feel they better get to it right away.
“Homework is just one of the most boring tasks one could do,” says Natakki Jones, an O’Bryant senior, “so it’s best I finish it ASAP.”
Kiana McLean, a sophomore at the O’Bryant, chooses to do her homework in a setting away from school.
“It makes me more productive,” says McLean, “to focus on the task in my quiet home where distractions are limited.”
This article was prepared in collaboration with 826 Boston.