High schooler taken aback by older sister’s ‘unfair’ academic request: ‘She has to do her own homework’

A high school senior is refusing to do their sister’s college assignments.

They shared the dilemma on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The senior is an above-average student with a high-grade point average. Their sister, on the other hand, is struggling to excel during her sophomore year of college. The Reddit poster’s mother began forcing them to do their sister’s homework. 

“My sister is going to be entering her sophomore year of college,” the high schooler explained. “So far, she hasn’t been doing the best. During her freshman year of college, she got a job at a local pizza place and has been working a lot. She has been struggling with school whilst going to work. When she does assignments, she is usually frustrated and she finds difficulty in doing them. One day, my mom came into my room and forced me to help her. I honestly felt embarrassed. I asked her why I was obligated to do my sister’s assignments?”

The Reddit poster’s mom is now threatening to punish them for not doing their sister’s work.

“My mom tells me I have to help her because she buys me stuff (which she rarely does, it’s usually only food anyways),” the Reddit poster said. “If I don’t help, she will take away my phone, pc, etc. [She] always say something along the line of, ‘you are a lazy piece of s*** who does nothing, helping her out is the least you can do.’ It just p***** me off. I’ve written her essays, done discussion posts, etc. What made me even madder is that while she was registering for her classes for her sophomore year, she specifically picked courses she knew I was knowledgeable in so I could do her assignments. She literally told my mom this in front of me.” 

Reddit users thought the mom was unreasonable.

“This is an unfair request,” one person said

“She has to do her own homework. That’s the whole point,” another wrote.

“It’s academic fraud,” a user commented

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