Children in today’s society complain how much homework they are getting or the parents complain that their children are getting too little amounts of homework or they both complain that it is just busy work. Students and parents, as well as teachers complain about the amount and quality of homework. Homework is be beneficial to students if it furthers their education yet it also gives them stress and puts them under pressure if the amount is too overwhelming and if the content is not helpful. Homework can be debatable on too much homework, too little homework or is homework is just assigned as busy work. Many teachers and parents are debating on whether to put a limit on how much or how little homework a student is able to receive per night.
This came to the mind of several observers and teachers rising the question, is homework beneficial or not beneficial for students? In the teacher’s perspective this is a good way to have students learn faster a material and have more understanding on their own but for the child it can have another perspective. For example, at a young age, our mother would make us pay close attention for homework so that we were well educated but as we sat down on the living room we both noticed that my brother would get frustrated and get mad with himself because of a homework and will take it to the point of wanting to lose focus of it and not do it. Sometimes he required to stay after school to discuss with a tutor or a teacher, but he never could understand enough to be able to do it on his own. Observing students, you can see their capacity of completing by themselves or not.
Though homework is often seen as a waste of time, it can also be seen as a way to help students to develop important skills that can be used throughout their life and to be successful when they decide to join the workforce. Although homework may seem like drudgery, the hard work that is put into homework may pay off in the long run. In the article, “Does homework really work for students?” Jacqueline Carey, the mother of seventh grade student Micah Carey, stated that “homework gives [students] a good foundation for when they move on further in school” (Johnson). Not only that but according to Donyall Dickey, principle at Murray Hill Middle School, “if students do not acquire things in class, they will acquire them through homework” (Johnson). As we can see homework helps and prepares us for higher grade levels while in primary school that can possibly prepare us for college.
The main issues regarding homework come down to whether the type of homework, mainly packets, is the problem and whether or not homework is actually helping students improve their grades and test scores. Many students have been given homework packets, which only help them understand specific terms. This type of homework leaves a student feeling unmotivated to complete the assignment or they do not particularly care what they write for the definition so they do not actually learn the material. While this type of assignment may or may not be completed by students in the way it was intended, it is still widely used in classrooms. Fro... ... middle of paper ... ...Press, 2004.
One of the reasons homework should be banned is because of the unnecessary stress and strain it creates for students. Many students are left pulling their hair out at homework time. Students struggle with homework for different reasons. Some of which are because they do not understand the assigned homework, or they are not being challenged, and quite possibly because they have hit their daily threshold for learning and have no more to give. Furthermore, students who struggle academically will likely require extra assistance to do their homework.
Worse still, students who have been up late trying to finish off their homework, then come tired into school the next day, and therefore are less ready to learn. Setting homework does little to develop good study skills. It is hard to check whether the homework students produce is really their own. Some students have always copied off others or got their parents to help them. But today there is so much material available on the internet that teachers can never be sure.
Wesson and Dr. Rhodes study is unique because it gives a voice to the students. When they asked the students about homework and grading heres what they said. “If a teacher does not grade the homework and return it to the students the next day or quickly thereafter, the students report feeling like they have wasted their time on that activity (Wilson 352).” It is very sad that students feel like their homework is a waste of their time. If students feel that something is worthless and a waste of time they they are less likely to do it. They next go on to say “although teachers continue to assign homework when some students fail to turn it in, there are justifiable reasons why they continue to require the completion of such tasks (Wilson 353).” Why continue to do something that has shown no good results.
Many students dread the topic because it takes away from many other activities; however, if there is a limit to the amount of homework assigned, it can take the dread away from the topic of homework. While some may argue that homework can help students perfect a skill learned in class, it has been scientifically proven that there should be a limit to the amount of homework teachers
Procrastination has always affected many people’s lives and how they go through school. Even if after school activities get in the way, asking family members to help out with homework and studying will hopefully help out for the next week or so. Procrastination should be handled more easily because I feel as if people in middle school and high school aren’t managing their time well, which is why they don’t get work done, they sleep late, and they wake up late and become tardy for school. Those students who have trouble with learning how to manage their time should try to make a schedule and plan things out. (Just stay off phones as much as possible because that has helped
Homework: How It Can Be Improved The populace was taught that if students did their homework, they would execute superbly at school, so why do students not complete their homework? It has been proven that homework helps exercise the brain to help us remember what was taught in class, and people who do not complete their homework simply fail. Homework can lead to issues and can cause students to in fact, not benefit from homework whatsoever. Students do not complete their homework due to whether they have a busy schedule, or because they are just simply lazy.While it is great that students who are doing their homework are obtaining the knowledge they need to gain success, but something needs to be done with the students who are struggling. Not