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Should Homework Exist?

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Started: 12/4/2017 Category: Education
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Homework causes stress, little time, and A LOT of frustration. Does anyone want these 3 things in their lives? NO!!! Without homework, these things would happen WAY less. These are just a couple of reasons why teachers, and school systems should at least reconsider homework.


I will argue that homework helps the student body to a more enlightened education.Let's tackle your first issue of stress, if homework is properly managed by the student they are able to finish the homework in a stress free and swift manner.To address the time issue it comes back to being organized and use the time you have to do your homework.Also frustration falls on the ability of the student to work on the homework.To get rid of homework would harm students as a learning tool or as a preparation for the real world.
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Posted by Plebidise 2 years ago
Generally, I feel like homework should be reduced... but not removed completely.

Homework is meant more as a review to help structure and solidify knowledge about specific things through practice. Having to completely remove homework would be problematic in terms of the pacing in how schools (well in America) are structured and it could lead to worse exam/test scores without a specific direction of teaching.

HOWEVER, this does not mean that people should be spending most of their time afterschool (Not Including Sleep) for just doing homework. One key issue with excessive homework comes from the fact that not only is it stressful, but it can encourage quantity over quality work. There would be an overwhelming amount of work to do to the point where a lot of people would make worse answers to go an easier way out or they reflect on the material less efficiently which could even lead to misinformation causing excessive homework to sometimes be worse than no homework AT ALL. Excessive homework also penalizes younger people from trying new hobbies or even trying out for team sports because of homework problems which can create less opportunities for people to learn new things outside of school material that may come in handy in the future. Not only that but excessive homework can encourage an unhealthy lifestyle of sitting down constantly and eating frozen/fast food just to save time which in general is not all that healthy and can damage the body in the future. Let us also not forget that excessive homework can lead to a lack of sleep which correlates to a lack of academic performance.

Homework on it's own isn't a bad system, but high school's tend to give students too much homework than they should which will not only make the student feel more stressed and miserable, but it can also defeat the purpose of homework along with causing lots of health risks and having students not sleep well enough.

Generally 1 hour of homework is fine, maybe 2 if a student ta
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