Homework has been an essential part of academic life (for all those who have taken their education seriously, and those who were compelled to have a committed relationship with it) and is such an integral part of the education that many of us recall most of the nightmares pertaining to incomplete home assignments and bad grades in them.
Seems like we have grown up listening to the benefits of homework, but many of them can be easily disputed.
1. Homework Teaches Time Management
The fact that you get to know exactly how many seconds more would you need to procrastinate in order to finish your tasks at the eleventh hour is an amazing skill that homework teaches us. And that’s not the only use of it, it is such an important skill that it always helps later in life. You’ve got to catch a bus in five minutes? You would never make the mistake of leaving your place 6 minutes prior to it.
2. Homework Helps Teachers Determine the Level of Understanding of Students
It helps teachers understand which of the students in class have the most amazing understanding so to copy each other’s homework without the slightest change of punctuations even.
3. Homework is a Chance for Parents to Know What Their Child Is Doing at School
The brighter the grades the lesser the homework, since the parents perceive the kid would have done it if they’re out playing till late evening and that their child is some sort of super human to be managing it. Only the truth is revealed upon receiving the final report cards (if the child doesn’t freeze them).
4. Homework Teaches Independence
Homework teaches students the independence to carry out any prank in the name of science experiment. So now you know where all that super glue from garage had vanished and why was the fish was dead in the tank with purple colored water.
5. Homework Teaches Students the Importance of Doing Things When They Feel Otherwise
Who says slavery doesn’t prevail? Homework gives real life examples of it by making students do what they’d not do in their wildest dreams. Talk about the boring assignments and the piles of worksheets and see your child’s gait change into a feeble old man’s.
6. Homework Teaches Problem Solving Skills
The problems in their lives have been gigantic and all thanks to homework, now they know how to ask out the cutest girl in town and how to shop secretly from their father’s credit card. Those are real problems, but algebra hasn’t even found its own ‘x’.
7. Homework Educates Students on Setting Priorities
The students now know what has to be done and when; the list could include a gig first followed by binge eating all the snacks in pantry and few episodes on Netflix, and with the leftover energy they could have all the focus on the gravitational force in the space.
8. Homework Teaches Planning, Organization and Taking Action
The students learn through homework how to plan their vacations and where during their geography sessions, and about the chances of catching a flu to have a week off during their biology sessions. After that, all the plans and organization of tasks are according to their ideas and actions are taken in the quickest manner possible.
9. It is another Opportunity to Review Class Material
And have the inner voice speak to them ‘You’re a champ; you don’t need to learn it twice’.
10. Homework Inculcates a Sense of Responsibility in Students about Their Educational Process
Homework helps students understand how important it is for them to study but how much more important it is for them to follow their dreams at a tender age, and get sick of the studies already!
And it is then that these responsible young adults plan and carry out their goals in their creative manner!