Do you think study together for the homework a good idea?

@Marvin42 (279)
United States
October 23, 2008 5:33pm CST
Pur teather today just went in crazy and gave us tons of homework. Several of my classmates decided to work together this weekend, each one doing a part of the homework, and then we can copied the other's work and add some modifies. I am still not sure if i will be one of them. This lesson is important to me, i do want to get a high score. And if I join such cooperation group, I will surely get a better homework,but it does not good to my understand of the lesson. So, what is your suggestion,have you ever done this before? ;)
9 responses
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I agree. We used to do this in college. Aside from having fun, you'll learn. This helps minimize the pressure and tension especially if what you are doing is a take home project.
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I think working together is a reasonable way to learn more & develop a better grasp of whatever the lesson is, if you each do the work & discuss what you've found. If you're just copying one person's answers, you will not learn more.
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@smacksman (6076)
23 Oct 08
A good idea to study together and to pool your knowledge for the good of all. But a team effort like this should not involve copying. When I was at school, any copied homework was given a zero mark. The teacher can spot copying a mile off when he is marking papers. And he also knows who wrote the original! Maybe it is allowed today?
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@dodo19 (27694)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Oct 08
Last year, during the fall semester, a few of us got together to study for our introduction to technical theater course, since a lot of us were having difficulty in studying and understanding it. So, we were going over our notes and stuff and, if there something that we didn't understand, we'd ask and help each other out. I think for me that's more the way to do it. To get together and do it together. And help each other out this way. We get understand the subject better, in my opinion.
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@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
24 Oct 08
Hi Marvin. Yes, it is a good idea. To make a homework together involve a discussion of the best way to do something. It is a good way to learn. As a teacher, often I give a big homework that need a searching and need to be made in group. It is common in university and in homework from university studies. But all the persons on the group must do their parts of the work. It is a bad thing if someone only add his name in the homework without does nothing. It will be about the honesty from each one. Have a nice day.
@koolkate (242)
• Bahrain
24 Oct 08
I usually try to do my homework myself but there are sometimes that I am not able to complete my work, then I copy from my friends.
• United States
24 Oct 08
Several times, my students have done this. It's always a disaster in one way or another. Sometimes one doesn't really understand what the other has done, so their attempts to modify don't work and they fail for cheating. At other times, one is called upon to answer a question that was part of someone else's concentration, so they can't do it. The horrible thing about it is, though, that nobody in the group seems to actually learn the material, so they can neither pass the tests nor use that knowledge througout life. I suggest studying in groups to be done as an exercise in deep discussion ofter everyone has read all the material to clarify misunderstandings or explain things one might not have understood. The material is well reinforced when it's reviewed in these discussions, too. Frankly, I've never found a "good" way to cheat.
@xiaoyue (206)
24 Oct 08
I think that studying together for the homework is not a good idea.I admit that we can have many ideas when we study together,but if we want to study together,we should have the same free time,which is a very diffcult thing,at least to me.I like to study alone.
• India
24 Oct 08
yes of course