homework: Good or Bad?
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Homework does serve a strong purpose. Last year, which happened to be my High School Sophomore year, we had a debate on this very topic in speech class. This allows your teachers to see where you are on a lesson, and if you need more help in understanding the concepts and standards of the lesson.
As such, homeowork is helpful, and should continue to be assigned by teachers. Not only does it help the teacher see where the student is in terms of understanding the lesson, but this plays a major key in the grading systems, and without homework being assigned, not as many grades will be put in, which in the long run may hamper a student's ability to raise their grade if necessary.
If the teachers cannot see where their students are in the lesson in terms of understanding, the day of the test may be more difficult for students who are reluctant to go ask the classroom teacher for assistance in the lesson before the day of the test.
Let's take yesterday in my geometry class a prime example. We had covered a lesson, been assigned homework, and the teacher had realized we needed to review the steps a little more before we could move on in the chapter. Once we had a better understanding, we moved on.
This way of handling class not only allows the teacher to see if you're ready for the chapter test or section quiz, but also sees if you're ready to move on to the next sections, as in many classes, especially mathematics, skills learned in previous lessons can come in fairly handy in the upcoming lessons. If you cannot understand one lesson and have troubles, chances are, you won't be able to complete the next section(s) either, as you still don't have a fair understanding of previous sections.
school at eight and go home at three, which is a full day of school."But then the
teachers load you with homework. In Finland, kids don"t have homework so they
have more time to study and earn better grades. I t doesn"t make sense that you
learn anything NEW from a piece of paper that you already did at school. If you"re
cooped up in school during the day, then have to do your homework when you
get home, you"ll develop poor health. A much better solution would be to do all
the learning you need to do in one place, in a short amount of time. Some
Australian professors did a study and found out that kid"s grades were falling
because of homework. Plus, even if it"s unfinished work, then it should be easy
because the teacher must have explained it. But if they didn"t explain then the
students will have trouble with it, leading to health disadvantages that Dawson
explained. This is why we believe homework is not necessary.
A lot of the time, homework is to assist a student in studying for the final exam, test, or quiz. Not all grades slipping can be blamed on the fact that homework assigned, but rather shows that the student needs help improving on the section, which can be brought to the teacher's attention before the day of the test. There are numerous occasions in which getting more homework has helped myself and my family improve before a test, which ended up getting us a better grade in the end.
I find it to be pure ignorance that one would think all or nearly all cases are the same in terms of grades falling because of the homework itself, which cannot necessarily be true, as it'd more likely be for the factor that the student either isn't paying attention in class, in which case they'd perform poorly either way.
To conclude, assigning homework will help improve a student's skills and in the end, will allow for more success on the test than before if they had not done so well at the beginning.
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