Is Homework Helpful to Students?

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Is Homework Helpful To Students?

Practice makes perfect, at least that is how the saying goes. How much practice makes perfect, though? According to Goslin (May 22, 2005), by practicing something that we want to do, we will build raw talent and a strong, almost fervent, desire for success. As a student, I deem that homework and practice are related, connected by the context when students are learning on their own and applying new knowledge. By practicing homework repeatedly, students are engaged in applying new learning and the goal of practice itself is for students to get as close to mastery as possible. Homework is meant to help students practice and reinforce their daily learning and develop good study habits (Smith, n.d). However, is that true that homework is really helpful to students? Homework has been around for a very long time. It is set and traced as a tradition of having teachers assigning work and students completing it. Most people and students believe that it is necessary for teachers, tutors, and professors to give out homework. Teachers should give out homework because it helps the students better understand the subject that they are studying. When a teacher gives out homework and looks over it, the teacher can observe the student's advantages and disadvantages. Because of this, teachers can help students if they have disadvantages in a certain area, so that the students can improve their study skills and teach themselves that learning can take place anywhere, not just in school buildings. In addition, students can be able to express positive attitudes towards the value of school stress and also foster independence and responsibility when they are completing their homework. Despite all the benefits for students to have homework, conversely I believe that assigning homework is actually harmful to the students because it causes students’ stress and exhaustion, lack of time for other activities, and possible loss of interest in learning. Stress...
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