home work...??

@Hrishi86 (676)
India
February 10, 2009 9:22am CST
wat does homework do for the student...?? its a kinda of pointless but then again its not...?? wat do u think..??
9 responses
@anjel016 (330)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Actually for me some homework are senseless while some are not. Just like for example, in my course, we always have a homework for our accounting subject. Well it helps a lot for us to understand how the system works. Also in mathematics, each homework will help a student to improve his/her capabilities in understanding the current lesson in addition to practice how each formulas works.
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• India
10 Feb 09
its good
@jshekhar (1562)
• India
12 Feb 09
The idea behind homework is to let the child do it on its own. Then the teacher can keep a track of how much the child has learned from the previous day. Even if the child does not complete the home work, the teacher will know the topics which the child has not understood properly. But these days parents sit with their child and do all its homework themselves, so that the child can get praised in school by the teachers. Otherwise, they would appoint a tuition teacher to take care of all of the child's homework. This is wrong and ultimately the child will suffer in the long run. This is the reason we are debating about homework today. It is not pointless to give home work so long as the child does it on its own.
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@loveyevi (513)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I think homework can be a useful teaching aid to a small degree. When we are in grade school it is necessary for teachers to assign homework, otherwise kids will not take the time to study outside of school. On the other hand, when we reach college or university, I think homework can become detrimental. In the real world no one is going to force you to learn something you need to know for the career. When teachers assign homework it can actually take away from a students ability to learn on their own. They will focus too much on getting a good grade, instead of actually learning the material. Everyone needs to learn how to learn on their own, without a grade being held over their head. At least that is my opinion.
@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I think the pros/cons of homework depend on the subject, as well as how an individual learns. When I was in college taking law classes, the subject matter was so extensive that all I could do in class really was take down information that the professor was giving. It was really hard for me to really absorb the material, because there was so much of it. So when I got home at night, my homework consisted of really going thru the materials and creating a study system. Also, some material needs to be put a certain way for some people. For example, the concepts of some math were hard for me to grasp unless I put it in terms of my own experiences. I would often need to apply the previous lesson to new lessons in order to really understand it. It was really hard, college I mean, but homework, for me, was what really taught me the materials. Learning at your own pace is the most effective way of retaining what you're taught.
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• Mexico
17 Feb 09
The homework helps you when you are in your house to asimilate in a best way all the knowledge you got while you were at class (thats why is called homework..lol)And I am ok with it.But the bad thing about it is that some lazy teachers dont teach you anything but they give you lots of homework
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
17 Feb 09
In some ways homework is a good thing. Learning new words in a new language are way easier if you repeat them on a daily basis - the same goes for multiplication and thing like that. High amount of homework is something else and I don't belive that helps much at all. If you're playing an instrument you'll have to practice every day in the beginning to improve your playing - the same goes for reading. When you've reached the top, you will have to keep on playing and reading to maintain your skills.
• Canada
13 Feb 09
This sounds a lot like this discussion: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1901246.aspx#2_18934583 Contains a lot of good points as well.
• United States
11 Feb 09
It just depends on your learning style some people it helps a lot to others (such as me) they could do without it
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Homework is not pointless. It teaches you a lot actually.. and some of the things that it teaches you are things that aren't usually obvious like being organized.. having a planner and properly budgeting your time in a day. It helps a lot for the cultivation of children to be independent adults I suppose... hope i helped :)