Full In-Person School Causes Workload Increase

In-person school, loss of at-home days overwhelms students


Oscar Walsh

Leading up to the end of the school year, students study for AP exams and finals as well as work on projects and homework in the library.

Sofia Perlman, News Editor

Since returning to full in-person school, many students have noticed an increase in the workload. This increase, combined with the transition to a new schedule and all in-person classes has placed students under an immense amount of stress. Zoe Goodwin ‘24 says “We have to go every single day, so there’s more pressure to do work each night instead of having that free day.” 

Regarding the amount of assignments increasing, Goodwin states “I think that the assignments have just gotten longer and more intensive, they’re still assigning the same amount of work, the assignments are just harder.” 

Overall, students feel overwhelmed with an increase in large assignments like projects and tests. However, after not having regular school for over a year, many have gotten used to not having large amounts of work to do each night. Ben Cady, Social Studies teacher says, “It’s been a year since any of you [students] have had to go to school everyday, that’s ultimately going to make you tired when you’re not used to that pattern. On the flipside of that, I wouldn’t be surprised if teachers are feeling a little bit of a pinch from needing to get in as much as they can in these last few weeks.”

Jay Gulati ‘22 highlights the benefits of returning to all in-person school “I have more control over my work and to me that’s easier. I have easier access to other people in my classes so that I can ask them questions, so I’d probably say I’m less stressed [attending full in-person school] despite the fact that I have more work.” Gulati continues to state that “I had a good amount of homework when I was fully online, but I had so much time to do it … so regardless of whether there’s more work or not, it feels like there is.”