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5 Things You Didn't Know About The Benefits Of Having Homework

Many students cringe at the thought of homework. They wonder how anyone could enjoy doing it. It seems like a punishment from the teachers. Is it really necessary or is it a colossal waste of time? Do most students even do their school work at home? Why does it exist anyway? If you’re wondering whether there could actually be any benefits to getting assignments at all, you’ve come to the right place.

Surprising benefits of doing homework

  1. You learn more than if you didn’t do homework. You can increase the rate at which you learn by incorporating more than one of your senses. For example, don’t just read an assignment in your head. Because then you are only thinking it. If you read parts of it out loud, you are thinking it, saying it and hearing it. This increases the chances you’ll remember it. To take it one step further, you could also write it down.
  2. It sets up a pattern that will help you with other parts of your life. Doing school work helps you organize and schedule your time. In order to get it completed each day, you have to look at your schedule and make an effort to fit it in. This process assists you in deciding what a priority is and what isn’t. It helps you to eliminate time wasting activities.
  3. You are more likely to get good grades, which in turn helps to further your academic career. Even if you’re not the top grade earner in your class, your teachers will see you’re conscientious about your work and you’ll earn a good reputation as an astute student. This could get you more opportunities or even academic awards in some cases.
  4. Helps you to gain self-mastery. It’s not an easy thing to do what you don’t want to do. It’s probably a lot more fun to be with your friends or play video games or do a favorite hobby. Few people would choose school work over that. But when you push yourself a little and do the things you know are important even though they’re not your favorite, it grows your self-mastery.
  5. Gives you a sense of accomplishment. When you are in class, your teacher is supervising and making sure you’re listening and paying attention. But when you’re doing your assignments at home, you are your own supervisor, making sure you get the job done. When you are finished, you have an amazing sense of accomplishment.