Is homework a burden or a reinforcement?


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Cyber Tooth Tiger Profile

Homework is a burden in one way because people should be able to do school work; I think it's good in another way, but teachers can give lot of it.

Phil Newton Profile
Phil Newton answered

Although most people dislike homework, it really is something that's useful, and education wouldn't be as successful without it.

Here are a few reasons why homework should be considered a positive thing:

  1. Homework allows the student to make use of what they've been taught at a later date.  This helps the student to remember what they've been taught, and highlights any areas that need improvement.
  2. Homework is a useful tool to help promote time management.  It's fair to say that most people don't enjoy making time to do homework, but it's a good way to teach younger people that they will need to prioritise things that they may not necessarily enjoy.
  3. Homework allows the parents to understand what their child is being taught in school. 
  4. Homework is useful in teaching students about independence.  Away from the school, it's the student's task to assign time and energy to a homework project.

There are, of course, some negatives to homework.  These include the fact that homework can take up a lot of family bonding time, and is often not taken seriously by students. 

On the whole, however, the positives of homework usually outweigh the negatives.

Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

I think it's a burden, because kids don't care about it, so they just do a half-hearted attempt - just enough so that they don't get yelled at - in 2 minutes between classes. It's not reinforcing anything because people don't take the time to do it properly. And even if they did, it doesn't actually help most of the time.

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