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Should students do their homework?

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Started: 12/12/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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bc.atul99

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I feel like we should have homework in every class, " [homework] would allow you to learn more and it is just a better chance to understand things and take advantage of it," (Chute). Homework helps improve academic performance because it allows students to learn new skills, it is beneficial, and finally, it is influential. Students can learn many things from doing our homework, as well as improve on their skills. In this essay, it will talk about all of the pleasures of doing homework.
First, homework helps improve academic performance because students learn more from doing it by themselves, therefore making them learning new skills. "Parental help isn"t always a help in the long run," (Sultan). Basically, parents who help their child make it a hindrance to the development process of their child"s learning. Students will not learn anything when their parents are holding their hand with homework. Therefore, parents should let their child do their own homework. Some may believe that this is wrong because they want to help their child and they do not want them to be left unattended. They do not want their child to be lost in their learning. But, by making them do their own homework, they will develop different types of skills, such as problem solving, which will help them now and in the long run.
Next, homework improves academic performance because it is beneficial for students" own learning. "I think homework is a good time for kids to practice the skills they"ve learned in the classroom," (Chute). By practicing the skills they have learned in the classroom, they will learn all of the necessary skills that they need, which will benefit them for future purposes. Homework is very beneficial to children and adolescents because it gives a greater understanding of the topics that they have to learn, and it gives them an opportunity to grasp the learning that they have to do. Some may say that homework does not help when we are paying attention in class, but that is not true because they will get lots of practice from doing it, in turn allowing them to fully understand what they have learned. Also, doing homework helps students prepare for any future quiz or test or just a general question that they will have to take or answer. "I get it done because it"s another grade that helps me get an A," (Chute). All in all, homework is beneficial for our learning because it helps them get better grades, it gives them a better understanding of the topic, and it allows them to securely grasp the topic. But, students will need to understand how homework is beneficial, so they will need somebody to guide them into the right direction with homework.
Finally, homework helps improve academic performance is because it is influential, in turn persuades students to do homework to become more intelligent. Homework can be influential in many ways. One way that it can be influential is with the parents" attitude towards homework. The students look up to their parents and learn plenty from them. So, if the parents can find a way to show their child the importance of homework, then their child will respond in the same manner as their parents would. They would respond in the same way as they were taught to do. It is important for not only the parents to become leaders, but also for them to let their child figure out some things for themselves because they have already observed what their parents have done, and they should develop those same skills. "Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, recently wrote an op-ed in which he described not helping as his 5-year-old son struggled for a minute to sound out the word "gratefully" while reading a book together," (Sultan). Sal Khan did not help his son when he was having trouble pronouncing the word "gratefully", so his son learned for himself, and he was taught to pronounce it by himself. Once Sal did not help his son, his son learned from his dad to do things by himself. Also, his dad made him read a book because he is showing his dad is showing him the importance of learning. So, his son will read and do his homework thanks to his dad"s attitude towards learning. Some may say that students are just lazy to do their own homework, but by showing students from people who set a certain standard towards homework, they will realize the importance of homework, so they will be influenced into doing it. Finally, being influential can increase the amount of students doing their homework, in turn making them more intelligent.
In conclusion, students will improve their academic performance due to homework because they will do it by themselves, so they will be the ones really learning and not their parents. So, parents should give their child some space when they are doing their homework. But, that does not mean that parents should not have a role in their child"s education. They should be supportive and influential to their child, so that their child can look up to them and learn all of the important things from them. Finally, it"s beneficial for their own learning because it gives them critical knowledge for not only school, but also for any question they may have to answer later on in their lives, thus allowing them to succeed in their bright future.
derdebator

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No, i do not believe students should have homework for a multiple of reasons. How much time is the student going to get outside of school to do other things such as revise, go to groups, play outside with friends and spend quality times with their family? Not much if the student has to do a piece of homework in every subject. This could have serious health effects on the student from depression caused by the constant thought of going home to homework every day but also to high blood pressure and stress levels caused by the pressure to get all pieces of homework done on time, correctly. This could also have an effect on students knowledge, because it is extremely easy to get one subject crossed over with another one, this is especially true with subjects such as Physics and Maths where equations and formula comes into play.
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Posted by Blakec97 2 years ago
Blakec97
It depends cause if teachers don't do anything related to school over a break or weekend why should the students
Posted by Shauna13 2 years ago
Shauna13
Yes, they should because you can't expect to learn something and not put it into practice.
Posted by Jation 2 years ago
Jation
A feel there are many other roles to be played at home as homework should be left in school, where it belongs.
That's why it is called home.
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