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A New Look At The Pros And Cons Of Doing Homework

In the last years, we hear more and more discussions about the real benefits of homework. Some specialists say that asking students to complete assignments at home can be more damaging than beneficial and, of course, students agree with them. On the other hand, there are many professors and parents who insist that assignments are a very important element in the life of students and that it should be preserved. If you don’t know what to think, take a look at these pros and cons of doing homework:

  • - Disadvantage: it takes so much time. Let’s be realistic here: a student spends at least 7 hours in school every day, and a few other hours in transportation, doing chores and eating. If he also has to spend a few hours to complete his assignments, there is no time left for anything else. The student will be tired and frustrated all the time and at some point, he will dislike school and study.
  • - Advantage: it helps improving the memory. During class, the student is not asked to memorize anything; he just has to pay attention to what the professor is saying. The only moment when he can memorize essential information is in the afternoon, when he goes home. If he does not do this it is impossible to handle difficult subjects like history or biology.
  • - Disadvantage: it can be more confusing for the student. If the student needs to learn how to solve some math exercises, he needs someone to explain them to him. Of course, there is no one to do this at home, so he has to do everything by himself. Very often he will not be able to comprehend the exercise in good way, so he will solve it in his own way that can be wrong.
  • - Advantage: it helps students be responsible. Teenagers don’t have many responsibilities; they only have to go to school and clean their room from once in a while. Assignments are a very important element that will teach them that every action has consequences. If they complete them in good way, they will be rewarded by their professor. On the other hand, if they fail to do so they will receive a bad mark.
  • - Disadvantage: it will not allow students to follow their passions. There will simply not be enough time for this, so the students will get frustrated.