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Why There Should Be No Homework Essay

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Have you ever wanted to just shred up your homework or throw it out the window and have no consequences? Kids are assigned daily homework from the time they start kindergarten at the ripe young age of five. Is it really necessary? Does it even help better learning or even higher test scores? The amount of homework we do wastes time, money, paper, and trees because it’s practically the exact same thing we did in class that day. Homework causes kid’s and teen’s frustration, tiredness, little time for other activities and possibly even a loss of interest in their education. It also keeps everyone up; it has kids and teens staying up until they finish it, the parents trying to help them and the teachers grading it. So, I think that homework is…show more content…

Sometimes our parents have no time to help us because they have their jobs. Then if we can’t get any help it’s going to be either a late grade or an F because we can’t get a good grade without a complete assignment. Our parents could also have a goodnight sleep without having to worry about us failing their classes because of homework. Teachers will also gain out of no homework because they don’t have to deal with grading messy handwriting and awful grammar. They don’t have to stay up however long it takes just to grade all the papers their students. It’s especially hard for middle school teachers and up because there are so many kids and so many different classes. Teachers can go anywhere they want if their lesson plan is finished for the next day if there is no homework. They won’t have to deal with angry kids, teens and yelling at them if they’re failing school because of homework. Homework is keeping everyone up.

It is also very frustrating hearing your assignment is due tomorrow because then we don’t get to do the things that we had planned for that day. For example, this essay I typed kept me up until I finished it. Waking up is the worst part. We get up feeling wimpy and restless. Sometimes were not even strong enough to eat breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day. Also

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#1 (permalink) Sun May 25, 2014 16:38 pm   Essay: Should teachers assign homework to students every day? 

Should teachers assign homework to students every day?

This conversation happened all the time when I was a little kid. “Mum, I want to watch TV when I arrive home.” “No, honey,” my mother always answered very softly but firmly, “You have to finish your homework first.” “But,” I would usually got a bit upset at the response. “I do not like homework. Why must I do it every day?” Why must we do homework every day? Why must teachers assign it every day? Nearly every student ask these two question thousands of times when caught in the middle of school assignments. Though I still do not like homework tremendously, I think teachers are right to assign daily homework, for there are many benefits to homework.

In the first place, homework provides opportunities for reinforcement of work learned during school time. It is commonly acknowledged that a timely review of what one has learned is crucial when it comes to his/her mastery of the knowledge. The assignments given to students are usually carefully designed by the teachers so that they can best help the students memorize and digest the knowledge. In fact, daily homework help me to possess a clearer view of what I have learned in classes and bare the points that I may have misunderstood during the lectures, so that I can get a better grasp of the knowledge.

Besides, everyday homework enhances students’ ability to manage their time. Frequently, students find themselves in an awkward situations where their hearts go with the football while their heads are in their homework. Thus, students must learn to measure out their limited time and balance their leisure and work. Also, they learn to weigh the priorities, sometimes forcing themselves to postpone some enjoyment in order to accomplish the assignments expected of them on deadline. This prepares them for life after school when excuses and tardy work are usually frowned upon.

Furthermore, for teachers, homework provides additional instruction in practice. The quality of student’s homework gives teachers a chance to reflect on the effectiveness their lectures, thus helping them to improve. For example, if homework was generally poorly done, the teacher might consider his or her teaching method over a certain subject: was the lecture too abstract for students? Or maybe he/she should have backed up a little bit at the beginning of the lecture. Thus, the teacher could try to avoid such cases for a second time, which, no doubt, can enhance students’ studying efficiency.

Considering all the merits of homework mentioned above, maybe to assign homework or not is actually not a question. While tons of assignments are certainly great burdens for those who finish it as well as those who correct it, moderate daily homework is of great benefits to both groups of people.

Thank you, Luschen! Your advice and corrections are awesome!

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#2 (permalink) Tue May 27, 2014 15:26 pm   Re: Essay: Should teachers assign homework to students every day? 

Hi Luckyxuan, another fantastic essay. I could find a few minor errors, but your content is excellent and your flow seems better in this one.

Luckyxuan wrote:
Should teachers assign homework to students every day?

This conversation happened all the time when I was a little kid.{colon is better here I think} “Mum, I want to watch TV when I arrive home.” “No, honey,” my mother always answered very softly but firmly, “You have to finish your homework first.” “But,” I would usually got a bit upset at the response. “I do not like homework. Why must I do it every day?” Why must we do homework every day? Why must teachers assign it every day? Nearly every student ask[s ] these two question thousands of times when caught in the middle of school assignments. Though I still do not like homework tremendously, I think teachers are right to assign daily homework, for there are many benefits to [it] {or maybe better to use a synonym - maybe "benefits to completing assignments outside the classroom"} {I really liked this introduction - very creative, yet very effective in introducing your argument}

In the first place, homework provides opportunities for reinforcement of work learned during school time. It is commonly acknowledged that a timely review of what one has learned is crucial when it comes to his/her mastery of the knowledge. The assignments given to students are usually carefully designed by the teachers so that they can best help the students memorize and digest the knowledge. In fact, daily homework help[s ]{"homework" is non-countable singular} me to possess a clearer view of what I have learned in classes and bare{maybe "and lays bare the points", but "exposes the points" or "illuminates the points"} seems better in this context} the points that I may have misunderstood during the lectures, so that I can get a better grasp of the knowledge.

Besides, everyday homework enhances students’ ability to manage their time. Frequently, students find themselves in an awkward situations{singular/plural mismatch} where their hearts go with the football while their heads are in their homework. {I guess I understand what you are saying, but "go with the football" maybe more clear to say "their hearts are in following their favorite football team"} Thus, students must learn to measure out their limited time and balance their leisure and work. Also, they learn to weigh the priorities, sometimes forcing themselves to postpone some enjoyment in order to accomplish the assignments expected of them on deadline. This prepares them for life after school[,] when excuses and tardy work are usually frowned upon.

Furthermore, for teachers, homework provides additional instruction in practice.{this "in practice" is a little unclear to me - are you meaning by extra practice, or in reality?} The quality of student’s homework gives teachers a chance to reflect on the effectiveness [of] their lectures, thus helping them to improve. For example, if homework was generally poorly done, the teacher might consider his or her teaching method [of] a certain subject: was the lecture too abstract for students? Or maybe he/she should have backed up a little bit at the beginning of the lecture. Thus, the teacher could try to avoid such cases for a second time, which, no doubt, can enhance students’ studying efficiency.

Considering all the merits of homework mentioned above, maybe {I would add "whether" here, I suppose Shakespeare didn't say "whether to be or not to be", but maybe it would have made his sentence more clear :) } to assign homework or not is actually not a {"the" - it is a question, but not "the correct" question} question. While tons of assignments are certainly great burdens for those who finish it {plural/singular mismatch} as well as those who correct it, moderate daily homework is of great benefits to both groups of people.

Thank you, Luschen! Your advice and corrections are awesome!

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#3 (permalink) Thu May 29, 2014 8:19 am   Essay: Should teachers assign homework to students every day? 

Hi Luschen, thank you for your correction first. You are always so careful and patient with my mistakes!
Actually, about this sentence in my essay "Furthermore, for teachers, homework provides additional instruction in practice", I was not very sure of what it meant when I wrote it. I wanted to say that the quality of students' work could help teachers and something like that. But I had no idea how to write it more specifically. Then I viewed some websites and I thought this sentence had expressed it clearly...:(
Anyway, do you mind giving me some tips on how to summarize that forth para? I am still struggling with the topic sentence of this para.
Thank you!
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