Should homework be banned?
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Homework should be banned.
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Homework should not be banned.
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Homework should be banned High School and lower education because it is, honestly, useless.
1. The lack of the instructor is not their to supervise is very detrimental. The Internet has made it far too easy for students to cheat. They can look up the answers, plagiarize papers, or work together on assignment meant to be done individually via instant messaging.
2. High School homework leaves students unprepared for College. While not all high school students aim to continue their education, a respectable portion due, and homework leaves them ill-prepared. The switch from high school classes that take into account 30-40% of the final grade from homework to University classes where homework might only be 10-15% of the final grade, if present at all, is difficult.
With that said, there are two classes which should have a form of homework, as day to day understanding is more important to the focus of the entire class. Mathematics and Foreign Languages slowly add information over several weeks, and one bit of information tends to be essential to the next bit presented. Homework should be used in this situation, in a limited extent, to reveal where a student is having trouble, rather then as a major percent of the grade.
1105 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
Of course, homework should be banned.....
It just gives tension to the the students and nothing else!It creates a monstorous picture of studies in our mind.What it means????Are we machines?We study for 6 hours in the school and then come back home and start doing or homework.Which leaves no time and energy for anything else.....HOW SAD FOR US.....
609 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
You want stress? Try feeding a family of five, keeping a roof over your head (and theirs), keeping the car filled with gas; when everything is going up except your salary.
Kids' concept of stress is monumentally different than an adults.
1086 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.
Homework takes a lot of time up. Being young is not just about doing school work. It should also about being physically active, exploring the environment through play, doing creative things like music and art, and playing a part in the community. It is also important for young people to build bonds with others, especially family and friends, but homework often squeezes the time available for all these things.
927 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
Well, I do grammar school (in Holland) and the amount of homework we get is getting more and more...
I don't have (much) time for my hobbies, because of the homework! But I need to do my hobbies.. they make me happy!
And, homework and tests causes a lot of stress to me. When I'm doing my homework late, I'm afraid that I won't finish it and that the teachers get to know that and then that I get in trouble...
So.. Homework should be banned!
ps. My English is not perfect, that's because I'm dutch.
821 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
School is stress full as it is, add the need for a student to go home and have to finish something before the next day. Plus they want to spend time with friends, talk to family member and maybe just blow off some stem. Give them work in class that if they don't finish in class becomes homework but you should always give them time to do it in school.
649 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
Homework should indeed be banned.
Why should homework be banned?
Homework for most kids in the years when learning is most critical (Middle School - College) is extremely boring and takes their interest out of the learning process. Sure, argue that homework isn't very stressful or isn't very hard compared to the average adult responsibilities. This much is true. Fact is though, kids don't realize what stress is. Homework is their stress in a time when they know that they should be enjoying their youth. Going to school (in their mind) is just an extra in their life that is required by their parents and therefore they must go. A very strong intention to learn is one that is fairly rare to find in the mind of kids now a days. Most of the kids of today only enjoy going to school when they see their friends. Learning is already less interesting to them, so adding homework is only throwing fuel to the flame. They begin falling down a hill that gets steeper and steeper as time goes on. More homework piles up and they just don't want to do it. Schoolwork is following them to their house and it only discourages their interest in learning even more. 8 hours of their day from 8AM - 3PM five days of the week is already enough to them.
Then what happens. Homework stops being finished, grades begin to fall, and maybe a bright student with a powerful intellect will fail a class because they didn't want to do homework. They learn all of the class material with ease, but since they did not do their homework, they fail the class and must retake it or take summer school to make it up. Even more time on their hands dedicated to school and the learning process. Hatred begins to flow for school and everything it stands for. Then the drop outs occur.
Ending homework could substantially increase the amount of learning actually done in classrooms and slow down the loss of interest rate in the minds of the youth of today. Higher test scores will be produced because the tests are only on classroom assignments instead of on homework that they did not bother to do. The educational system will have a dramatic uplift, and the youth of today will be much more intelligent. Please do me a favor and attempt to have a truly intellectual conversation with a high school senior about any topic of that requires educational requirements to complete. Let me know how that goes.
649 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
home work is a waste of time,
all of my education the homework didn't teach me anything it was just an example of how lazy and idiotic teachers are. The teachers say they did all their homework and yet they are the people who fell so low of the ladder that they had to get a job in education. Homework was made just to make the lazy teacher job easier. I learn quantum physics by myself , I learn Japanese by myself NOT ONE PERSON SET HOMEWORK FOR EITHER OF THOSE!! I took more joy and effort into the work that I have done that didn't have a teacher behind it. my teachers mark my work moaning about the mistakes I've made but what about the mistakes THEY made all those poor life choices (becoming a teacher, getting a liberal arts degree etc.) all those mistakes on the simplest of things one time my teacher stated that Switzerland was the only square flag but I stated to her that Vatican City also had a square flag and they got furious
also they said hat only Jews had to wear badges in the holocaust and I wrote down that the homosexuals/criminals etc. also did and they marked it as wrong!! homework wastes our time and energy. we are not going to be alive forever, we are not going to be young forever lets get rid of homework while we still can
316 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
hw should be banned since we are sometimes not capable to finish the hws of almost all subjects some children who were absent the previous day and get hw the next without the explanation of it,how do you think they would do it??? hws of all subjects especially maths sucks like hell hw should be like shit
297 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
While I don't think it should be banned, it needs to be dramatically changed in it's implementation. Imagine this scenario:
You are up late, your homework is due tomorrow and you are stuck on a question/problem. Assuming you have the help of a parent, often times they are not helpful. Without the concise guidance of a teacher you have spent several hours on the same one or two problems, with very little progress. This impasse has only resulted in increasing frustration and hopelessness.
This is scenario is an increasingly common one, and chances are most of you have been in this situation before. For many students this can single-handedly destroy their interest in academics and school. It's an unfortunate problem associated with homework, that more often than not, undermines their efforts at school. Homework should not be used as additional class time. Instead homework should be much more open forum. Homework should tap into students own interests, and encourage creativity rather than tedious fact memorization, which will likely be forgotten as soon as it is unnecessary.
1016 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
Homework has little educational worth and adds nothing to the time spent in school. Some schools and some countries don’t bother with homework at all, and their results do not seem to suffer from it. Studies show that homework adds nothing to standardised test scores for primary/ elementary pupils. International comparisons of older students have found no positive relationship between the amount of homework set and average test scores. If anything, countries with more homework got worse results!
927 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
One of the aims for doing homework, which may require a few hours to finish and is designated with fixed questions, is to let students show the knowledge learnt in classes. Based on this definition, i prefer saying "no" to doing it.
Firstly, Homework could be an obstable for students to develop their talents. Every professional skills require time to cultivate, even for elite and brilliant people. Students hoping to pursue their born talents could be distracted by doing homework, which usually occupies a few hours to be finished("BIG" projects is not counting yet). Few hours a day sound trivial. Nonetheless, if they were invested in developing our habits and interests, the results could be totally changed. Take NBA(Nation Basketball Association) players as an example. Scarcely could we imagine that what would happen to them losing a few hours a day which are ought to be utilized to train. It is just the same for students. Some of them might favour painting but rushing to write psychological essays. Some of them might love music but frustrating to do the tedious searching stuff. Why could not these students be able to focus on what they want? We should realize sometimes paperworks are just not their desired tea.
Secondly, homework could not suit every student's need. Each student are different in terms of their academic performance and desired training while homework could only provide fixed content and question. Very often, both elite and comparably poor students find their homework useless. For the former, homework is not challenging at all whereas for the latter it is like fighting an uphill battle to finish their assignment. Therefore we can notice an inherent problem for homework is that it could almost never cater to every demand from students, let alone equipping them with sufficient weapons to survive this knowledge-based era
P.S: Sorry for putting my argument in the wrong area...
1106 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.
Homework is a vital and valuable part of education. There are only a few hours in each school day – not enough time to cover properly all the subjects children need to study. Setting homework extends study beyond school hours, allowing a wider and deeper education. It also makes the best use of teachers, who can spend lesson time teaching rather than just supervising individual work that could be done at home. Tasks such as reading, writing essays, researching, doing maths problems, etc. are best done at home, away from the distractions of other students.
Having homework also allows students to really fix in their heads work they have done in school. Doing tasks linked to recent lessons helps students strengthen their understanding and become more confident in using new knowledge and skills. For younger children this could be practising reading or multiplication tables. For older ones it might be writing up an experiment, revising for a test, reading in preparation for the next topic, etc.Homework prepares students to work more independently, as they will have to at college and in the workplace. Everyone needs to develop skills in personal organisation, working to deadlines, being able to research, etc.
927 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.
There are positive effects of homework also. It can help you get prepared for college, it can get you extra credit on tests if you failed or made a low grade.
1. Improve study skills
2. It can teach us to be responsible and to do it.
3. It can give the school a better attitude for their work.
B. It can be an exercise to your brain if you do the homework and if you put effort into homework, it can give you a better grade than not giving any effort at all.
C. Homework is one of the main sources of our everyday practice for our life.
657 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.
1.) Yes, homework can improve study skills. Another thing that improves study skills is actually studying for a quiz or test instead of worrying about the pile of homework that you must finish directly after you finish studying.
2.) Responsibility is already taught enough in the attending school and actually keeping the grades up. You must do the classwork in order to do the homework.
3.) So you're saying that schoolwork for children to take home and complete while away from the school will give the school a better attitude for their work? Please, clarify.
B.) Once again, this is something that is done all day every single day. Exercising our brain is done at all times, especially at school while in the classroom. After 8 hours of school, there must be a break if the interest of learning is going to be relevant the following day.
C.) A main source of every day practice.. when you were in high school and you were taught a solution to a math problem, didn't the math teacher write about 6 problems on the board for you to try the solution out on? Isn't that practice for school, while you're at school? When we're at home, shouldn't we be practicing what we would dream to become? (I.E. baseball stars, basketball stars, etc.)
649 days ago | Side: Homework should be banned.
Homework should not only not be banned but should be mandatory. Judging solely on the horrific grammar and spelling in the various responses and comments left by people on the Internet, it would seem today's students need as much time in study as they can possibly get.
Yes, there is a great possibility students may cheat or plagiarize responses by using the Internet; this is where (way back when) a student's parents would WATCH them do their homework and would CHECK it. The Internet should not even be allowed to be accessed when a student is doing their homework. Remember, millions of people did their homework before an Internet even existed.
1096 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.
I agree homework is really good for kids because without it they would not know the extra hard work that comes their way in life!! life without homework would mean that kids won't get the time to figure out what their struggles are. HOMEWORK SHOULD BE ABLE TO STAY TO HELP LITTLE CHILDREN'S LIVES!!! therefore homework should NOT be banned!!
9 days ago | Side: Homework should not be banned.