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homework should be banned

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Started: 12/10/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tashtash

Pro

Homework can be a beneficial tool to help a student apply certain concepts that they have learned. However, since they may not have someone sitting next to them or working through it to make sure that it is correct; they could just be practicing bad habits and learning how to do problems the wrong way. Perfect practice is the only way to ensure that students are learning the right concepts. If they are doing it wrong, then it isn"t helping and is actually making things worse. Parents today learned how to do many of these concepts so long ago that they may not be able to assist their children in their homework. That leaves the student to fend for himself.

Students sit in school all day and barely get any exercise. When they get home, they have to sit some more and do their homework. By the time they are done, it is time to get ready for bed. Where is the time for activity? Where is the time for exercise? The fact is that there is no time. During the school week and sometimes on the weekends, the student is busy doing work and school and homework at home. They don"t have time to play sports and if they do then they are rushing through their homework anyways.

It is another thing to grade and most of the time it doesn"t even show how well a student understands a concept. Homework can be an improper tool to test a student"s abilities. If you have your classmate do your homework for you, then it looks like you really understand topics that you don"t really understand. You can give your teacher the improper information. If you do the homework yourself and just rush through it, you can make careless mistakes and that will lead to incorrect information being given to your teacher as well.

All and all, the whole constitution of homework needs to be revised. There is seriously got to be another way to help students understand the different topics. If the reasons behind homework are to give the kids some solid hands-on experience, then maybe they should just do this in class instead of sending it home for them to do all by themselves.
Adrn00

Con

Hello, I accept the challenge.

First of all, I would like to thank pro for making this debate. But, I also noted that you literally copy all of your arguments from this site (http://www.trentinternational.org...) and didn't cite the source.

Also, since pro didn't give any definition, I'll give the definition.

Homework : Assignment, or exercise that a student is required to do at home.

Rebuttal I
Pro claims that homework can make students practice bad habits because there is no one to tell them whether they are right or wrong. After the students done their homework (since you mention sitting and all, I assume the homework we're talking about are assignments) usually the teacher will explain it to them in the next lesson, or usually the teacher have already explained it before and giving the homework to make sure they practice, and memorize the lesson better. The students can also discuss what they don't understand in the next class so they will get it right.
Therefore, pro's logic is impossible since there is no way the students won't find out they are doing it the wrong way, since it will be graded the next day (which you also state in "It is another thing to grade")

Rebuttal II
Pro also claims that students have no time to do other things like socializing, etc because they have too much homework. The average time a teenager spent for homework is around 4.9 hours a week, (http://www.huffingtonpost.com... ), that means 0.7 hours a day or 42 minutes per day. So, it certainly won't disturb your social life, or exercise.

Rebuttal III
Pro claims that homework doesn't show how well a student understand a concept. Well, actually the purpose of homework is to make sure the students practice it at home, and to give them some exercise (http://www.crayola.com...)
Showing how well a student understand the lesson is the purpose of exam.

I don't know whether I should post the arguments here or on the next round. So I'll just play safe.

See you on the next round, and good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
tashtash

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by EvangilisticOmega 12 months ago
EvangilisticOmega
Stop copy and pasting other peoples arguments.
Posted by tashtash 1 year ago
tashtash
hurry up pliz
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