It’s not fair to punish one because of something he or she didn’t do, then students should not be penalized for not doing assignments. This is a question that is always in the minds of many students who are always haunted by ghosts of homework. Some students have nothing but excuses for not doing their homework. They always have a sophisticated reason that seems to be legit for not attending to their homework. This is some of the reasons given for such inexcusable acts;
- My homework was stolen.
Some lame excuses like thieves grabbed my briefcase in the morning and with it was my homework inside. Always, the scene painted is that it was a matter of choosing between your life without homework or death with your homework.
- My homework was super hard to attempt
Some convincing excuse is that the homework was deadly hard and the student had no chance of even attempting it. This technique can be taken to a new level when students intentionally mispronounce the hard terms from the subject unit to sound convincing.
- There was a power blackout
Some will come with this convincing excuse to make it sound that it was beyond their reach to complete their assignment. Excuses like they had sat down then suddenly, “bang,” a power cut off took place leaving them without any backup lights to do the homework.
- Involvement in other extra activities
There is an inexhaustible list of extra-curricular activities that student provides as a source of their reasons for not doing homework. Among these activities include jogging, volunteering, fishing, thanksgiving, and many more. These activities should not be given top priority than homework as this will negatively impact on your grades.
- Domestic cataclysms
Except for a few being genuine cases, some students are good at forming convincing stories that seem to put their domestic environment as the sole reason for their inability to do their homework. Some sympathy attracting excuses like the books caught fire or the neighborhood was flooded and all the books were destroyed by flooding water.
Some are very crafty and will come up with health reasons behind their laziness. Headache is the most used excuse among many as it is known that headache affects mental element that is needed to do the homework. What if a student had a real headache? Taking headache pills can alleviate the pain and take a nap to help reduce brain activity before doing the homework. Telling excuses about the previous day’s headache to teachers is unlikely to be bought.
- Pinpointing everything
As time catches up with students, there is a tendency to postpone their work as they are engaged in other activities. This accumulation of homework can pile pressure and school life end up being difficult for students. At this point, all the above excuses and lies are thrown at teachers as a possible reason for such laziness. In case of emergency, always tell the truth.