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The Debate On Homework Is A Necessary Evil: 5 Points To Consider

If you ask any student, most of them will tell you that they don’t like homework. In the end, there are so many other interesting things to do besides homework, and it’s difficult to convince a young pupil to stop playing. Besides, more and more parents and professors consider that it’s better to study just in school, and to have the rest of the day free for other activities. Even if some arguments are valid, there are also many reasons why students should study after school.

  1. There is not enough time for everything during school. A teacher must work with twenty students or more, so it’s not a lot of time to explain the lesson to every one of them. For sure, some pupils did not understand the information that was presented or how to use them. When you revise the exercises in the afternoon, you have the chance to memorize better the lesson and to learn to apply all the formulas.

  2. It will prepare the students for exams. If they are working only in class, they will never know how to work individually and they will not be able to handle an exam. It takes a lot of work and preparation if you want to be successful in your finals.

  3. It will develop the imagination of the student. When he needs to write an essay or paper, he is forced to use his own imagination and knowledge to create a good piece. This does not always happen in class, because most of the time the professor will interfere and help him. It is very important to allow pupils to discover their own writing style.

  4. They learn to be responsible. Most of the time, homework is the only task that they must complete in the afternoon. To be responsible and to know the consequences of your actions is vital, and this is something that will be useful in the future.

  5. The student will get valuable information. He must make research to complete his homework, and this can make him interested in many other topics. It will allow him to read other papers, books or articles and to find out supplementary details about the topic that he is analyzing. Not everyone has a passion for reading, so this is an extra point of great value in favor of homework.