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Homework is beneficial for school students

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Started: 11/8/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kingsley_123

Con

Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the class. Common homework assignments may include a quantity or period of reading to be performed, writing or typing to be completed, problems to be solved, a school project to be built (such as a diorama or display), or other skills to be practiced.
Yksuh

Pro

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
kingsley_123

Con

I don't think homework is really beneficial to the school students. Teachers in the school have already given assignments or lessons to the students. The most crucial thing is that the students learn or gain something fruitful from the schools.Some research indicates no direct relationship between learning and homework, whereas other studies state that homework can cause stress in young students and that students from lower-income homes may not have access to the same amount of parental assistance and resources as students from higher-income homes. We just have to ensure the students score with flying colors in their exams and understanding towards all the subjects. As you can seen in above statement, homework causes stress to students. Especially in Asia region, parents like to sign up extra-classes after school for students to brush up their studies. They have to do the homework which is assigned by the teachers from school and extra-classes. If we remain in this state-quo, students will just get too stresses out and give up their studies. Is this the outcome you speculate?
Yksuh

Pro

I invite you to quote your sources about the research you are talking about.

First I would like to come back on what you said. If students are given extra-classes in Asia, or in any other country, that is in order to help those students who might have difficulties but still want to progress. Therefore, teachers giving those extra-classes will be there only to help the students, for instance with doing his homework. I doubt they also give extra-homework, unless if the students are really looking forward to delving into courses. Even in that case, I think that if a student gives up his studies it is because courses are too difficult for him or because he is not motivated enough but not because of homework he sometimes can't manage to do.

Then, I would like to point out that homework such as exercises are great for the student because it gives him the possibility to put what he learnt into practice and to be sure he has understood the concepts seen in class. For example homework in mathematics or physics allow the student to move from abstract ideas and formulas to concrete examples. Afterwards when the homework get corrected, he will know whether he was right or wrong. In both cases it is beneficial as he can either be sure he understood or understand the mistake he made, not to make it again.

Finally, it is generally agreed that working regularly leads to better results, the brain being able to memorize information easier if they are constantly repeated. That is one of the reasons why homework is beneficial to students, indeed it obliges the student to work when he is at home. Doing so, he will review what he learnt early on and it amounts to the same thing, that is to say to work in a constant way in order to better succeed. Last but not least, doing homework allows the student to develop skills such as a better organization, efficiency or memorising abilities.

By way of conclusion, I can't see why would homework be something bad or useless, as its main goal is to help students getting better by raising the difficulties they could be facing and by consolidating what they are good at.

Your rhymes, now.
Debate Round No. 2
kingsley_123

Con

I do know their brains will work more efficient if they do more homwork. Nowadays, teenagers don't like to do homework, either they are stressed out or have inadequate time to do. We must stand on their side and think, we have no idea what they have been through. Moreover, they are still many alternatives ways to cause your brains work efficently. For instance, doing some IQ quiz which requires less effort and time compare to homework. The purpose of education is think. The most crucial thing is that they fully understood the contents that learn in school.
Yksuh

Pro

I am not just talking about brain efficiency. That would include among others, the logical and memory aspects, but what about the notions you get at school ? IQ quiz are definitely not going to teach anyone mathematics or history. It is done to measure somehow the intelligence quotient and to rank people based on logicial abilities, but it does neither take knowledge into consideration nor teach it. Besides, even if it did, I think students would be bored if they had to do IQ tests every single day. It is not related to what they are learning at school and doesn't help them to understand they lessons.

Quite the opposite, homework do. Homework make students think and in that way, it gives them better chances to understand classroom learning, to reinforce it. They are able to doing it by themselves which is a chance for them if they get a constructive return on their work. It also improves their brain's abilities as they are thinking about how they could solve a problem, or looking for ideas which develop their creativites, or also learning concepts which is good for their memory and to gain in working methods, while IQ tests are just something they would be getting tired of and they wouldn't do it seriously.
Debate Round No. 3
kingsley_123

Con

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Yksuh

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
kingsley_123

Con

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Yksuh

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Retributionist 1 year ago
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Gg Con will lose. Odds are high in Pro's favour.

Good luck.
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