The winter holidays are finally here, and for those of you who have just finished your mid-term exams, it's time to relax. But if you have a lot of homework to do, don't panic. You are not alone. Students from Immanuel Lutheran College share their thoughts about homework - and they've also got some suggestions for teachers: Cosette Leung One problem with Hong Kong's education system is that there is too much homework. I take part in a lot of extracurricular activities, so I usually stay late at school and get home just before 5pm. Then I have to do my homework and practise the violin and piano. After dinner, it is almost bedtime. I go to bed before 9.30pm. I wish I had time to relax - read a book, watch TV, play on my computer or listen to music. Unfortunately I can't at the moment. Time flies and I must start my routine again. Cindy Chan There is too much homework. Teachers are well aware of this, and know that we need to have a break. But if they do not give us homework, they cannot be sure we will follow the syllabus. So I would like to suggest that teachers give us five to 10 minutes before the end of a lesson to do some homework. It would be even better if we could do our homework on computers as some students prefer typing to writing. If students work hard, they shouldn't need to spend a lot of time on homework. Maney Lam I see many students copying their homework from others. I am enraged because I spend so much time trying to finish mine. They just take a few minutes to copy it. I know doing homework is good for us. If we don't do it, we will not know how to apply what we are taught. Teachers should punish those copycats. Sally Chow I think homework is good for us. However if you have 12 bits of homework to do every day, this is not that good. Racing the clock to get all our homework done isn't much help. We cannot understand the subject because sometimes we need to copy from others. I think a good education system encourages students to learn outside the campus. It should also make students enjoy their classes more.