EDITORIAL: English classes should bid farewell to Study Sync

Study Sync is the new requirement for the English curriculum, but really, how effective is it?

The students at CMR find that Study Sync is extremely ineffective, as the technology is confusing, and they find that Study Sync seems to offer more work than they can handle. Instead of Study Sync, students should have in-person, teacher-led lessons instead of referring to technology everyday for more complicated assignments.

Some people might argue that they prefer doing all their work on a computer instead of writing on paper all the time, or having to sit through 45-minute lessons. Although that seems to be way more boring than being on a computer, having to do all your English work on a computer could be far more distracting than anticipated.

How might Study Sync be a distraction, you ask? Study Sync is required to be accessed through a computer on a daily basis to access assignments, but people can easily get distracted playing games instead of doing the actual work. How is Study Sync more distracting than doing just regular pencil and paper work? While doing work off of a computer, you’re less tempted to play games and waste time while doing your assignment, and if anything you would seem to be more focused and willing to do your work.

Study Sync also produces more assignments than any student could handle. Some students have after-school activities and might not be able to access their computer between activities. Some students also just don’t have access to computers or technology at home, therefore having regular paper assignments and teacher-led lessons is easier and more beneficial for students.

Sure, some might lose their assignments occasionally, but it’s far easier to do in person work than learn off of a computer. In conclusion, Study Sync should not be part of the English curriculum.