Homework Should Be Abolished
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009
Susan : Ann, Arent you coming out to play??
Ann : No, Susan
Susan : But why?? We had decided about the match earliar..
Ann : Yeah, I know but teacher has suddenly given us the maths assignment as homework today and wants us to complete it by tomorrow. If not then we will get remarks and will also be punished!
This is how homework spoils pre planned events .
Homework: We all have it, we all hate it. There seems no way to avoid the extra work we bring home from school every evening. Or is there?
What happens when you use electronic devices for a excessive period of time? It overheats. That is what happens with our brain. The point of homework is to increase the knowledge and improve the abilities and skills of the students.
But reality is at odds with that. Kids get off from school late in the afternoon, anytime after is mostly spent doing homework and studying. Kids are very active after school, whether its spending time with family and friends, practicing a sport, or just playing . Kids are suppose to practice and learn in a classroom, and study what they have learned at home. But doing the same thing a thousand times is a bit much, because does doing fifty math questions accomplish more than doing five? Memorizing words is not the best way to increase vocabulary- especially if reading does a better job. So what is better? Quantity of education, or the quality of education?
Eliminating homework will make kids happier in class, therefore more productive. Because if kids have afternoons free of work, then there is no excuse that they should slack off during school.
Right from the moment we start primary school, we are given additional work to do at home. Whether it be reading a book or learning times tables, from the first year at school we are set some form of homework.
And as we grow older, so the pile of homework grows on our desk.
Most junior school children are set spellings and times tables for testing once a week, plus additional work for over the weekend.
Once secondary school arrives, this changes to a couple of different subjects per evening, quite often due in the next day. It seems too much.
With the average school day consisting of five hours of lessons, plus lunch breaks and assemblies, we are in education for over half of our waking hours. Then, just when you think it's time to go home for a rest, to watch television or hang out with friends, the reality hits - all this has to make way for homework.
Let's face it, how many teenagers actually like school because of the education aspect? To insist, then, that they must continue learning at home seems unfair and unjust.
Home life and school life should be distanced. After all, isn't that what teachers say when they catch students playing on their PSPs under their desks?
Teachers claim that homework is set because there isn't enough class time to complete the designated syllabus.
Of course, there is the argument that homework enriches our learning, and enables us to do things unfeasible in the classroom. This is true - indeed, many tasks involving computers are better undertaken in the student's own home, and with suitable parental assistance.
Yet there are ways to cheat on homework tasks, which the teacher will rarely recognise, and as such, will not know the areas in which students are failing.
Not everyone does their homework, and the majority of such students are punished by detentions, taking even more free time out of their day.
Nowadays, students can not indulge in any activities other than those included in their school syllabus. School takes up half of the day, while the other half is wasted on homework. Students can only take a short nap after their school, and then start completing their homework. Homework is done when it's nearly time for bed, and Mom starts telling them to go to sleep. Weekends, instead of bringing fun, bring a diary full of test schedules, and a sleepless night plus a tense day.
Thus, homework is more of a burden than any help to the students. Keeping this in mind, anyone can come to the conclusion that homework should be abolished. To compensate the loss, school hours can be increased. It may also help if only four or five periods are held in class, so that students can understand and memorize the lesson then and there. In this way, students can spend appropriate time on study, and the remaining time on other healthy activities like Sports, Reading , and Writing etc.
This will also give time to students to spend with their family. To conclude, homework should be abolished, but steps should be taken to compensate the loss. In this way we might also see many budding sports persons, writers etc who will bring pride to their families and their nation too.
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» left by Rimsha from India 3 years 266 days ago.
ya.. this article was very useful..thanx a ton..!!!!!!» left by aaratrika 3 years 263 days ago.
you are welcome....
» left by veenu from india 3 years 223 days ago.
its really helpful. views expressed are well supported by logics
» left by Shweta Mohan 3 years 200 days ago.
Thanks yaar!!!!!! It helped me to do my 'home work' assignment
» left by dhanan jay from canada 3 years 175 days ago.
Thanx aaratrika.It was really very effective in revolting against it.
» left by Anonymous from sulphur springs tx 3 years 16 days ago.
yes it was very help ful to me
» left by Anonymous 3 years 3 days ago.
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» left by jashan pannu 2 years 183 days ago.
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» left by flora symonds from nonstop, turkey 2 years 114 days ago.
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» left by prabhat from nagpur 1 year 80 days ago.
homework is jst wastage of time children dont get their liesure time
» left by namitha from kerala 1 year 68 days ago.
thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.it helped me a lot to do mi assignment.