Homework is a major part of every student's life. However, many dislike
homework, as it keeps them from doing what they want at home. Often, students
will make excuses to avoid doing any homework. However, homework actually plays
a very important role in education for a number of reasons.
gives students practice in what they have learnt in class. Without this
additional practice, students will usually forget what they have learnt. The
extra work will also enable students to find out if they have understood what
was taught during the lesson. When the teacher marks the homework, the teacher
will also be able to check if a student needs help with a certain topic or
concept. If a student has difficulty with a subject, it will be detected from
his homework and the student can receive help before it is too late.
Another benefit of homework is that it keeps students occupied in a
productive activity. Without homework, students will have a lot of time on their
hands after school. They would most likely spend their time on things which they
enjoy but are not beneficial, such as playing computer games and watching
television. Homework ensures that students do some studying, which will help
them do better in examinations. Otherwise, their time would be wasted on
unproductive and even unhealthy pastimes.
Besides, homework is important because it promotes self-discipline. Homework
is usually done at home where there is no supervision by teachers. Unless
students have strict parents who monitor what they do, it is up to the students
to decide when to do the work or even whether to complete the task or not. With
this, students would slowly become more used to the idea of doing independent
work without someone breathing down their necks.
This value will serve them well in the future, especially during work, where the
ability to do independent work is a prized skill.
To conclude, homework plays a very important role in education, even though
students like to complain about it. It provides students with valuable practice
in what they have learnt, it provides students with a productive way to spend
some of their time and it builds self-discipline. It is clear then that students
should not be lazy and should do their homework