Homework: To Do Or Not To Do
The tide gains elevation, widens with terror, foreshadows the afternoon sky and strikes him powerfully. The student lies on the ground, breathlessly watching in fear as waves swallow him, pulling him to the bottom of the sea.
No, this isn’t a part of a James Bond movie; this is what students experience daily from an overload of homework. Going home with hours of work each day, students all around the world worry about finishing their homework. Having to work continuously, student can feel as if slowly being deteriorated mentally and physically. Just when the student finishes the homework for the day, meager rest ineffectively prepares them for more work the following day. Continuation of this cycle will cause mental stress, anxiety, pressure, exhaustion, and degraded physical health on a spectrum for the juvenile.
It doesn’t just end here. The daily obstacle of homework prevents the child from spending any time communicating with his or her family. Additionally, large amounts of homework can put students into a frustrated mood, jeopardizing any opportunity for him or her to engage in a family activity. Not only the student is influenced negatively by homework, the parents and teachers are both involved with this unhealthy pandemic. If homework is eliminated, students will have time to pursue their extracurricular passions. Activities including sports, musical studies, martial arts, technological skills and much more improves the physical state and personal traits such as cooperation in the student.
Having no homework benefits the body, mind and constructs hobbies in the crucial stage of adolescence, which most students are going through. On the other hand, academic studies, homework, sleep, and repeat; this will be the repetitive schedule of all students if homework isn’t reduced. From these monotonous habits monopolizing young individuals, are they any different from languorous robots? As the negative effects of homework including time usefully spent, physically and mentally troubling students, and leaving no time for hobbies, strongly outweigh the benefits, student shouldn’t have to complete homework outside of school. What happens when a domino tips over? No only does the one that you touched collapse, the rest of the Dominos fall with it.
This is the same with the relationship between the students, his or her parents and the teacher. Homework doesn’t grow from the ground; it has to be written or purchased by the teacher. Students must receive the work and finish it in a fixed timeframe. If he or she encounters a problem or has difficulties completing the exercises, the chain of problems starts. The teacher and parents of the student needs to help him or her until he or she comprehends the concept. At the end of it, the instructor must take more time to take up or mark the work.
At home, parents tend to provide assistance for homework on a daily basis in the United States. A parent of a four grader even reports that her daughter receives up to four hours of homework each night, which causes emotional issues constantly. With all the hard work contributed by everybody involved with the student, homework is usually deemed ineffective and plays a minor part in a student’s excellence in school. Instead of creating a neat pattern, unlike dominos, the student, parents and teachers all tumble from something as minor as homework. Academic success may give you a head start in life, but it certainly isn’t everything. On the contrary to popular beliefs, large amounts of homework doesn’t guarantee excellent grades in school.
A study done by Harris Cooper, PhD in Duke University shows little to no dependence between homework and long-term achievements in elementary schools. Therefore, unfortunately, the stress and pressure caused by homework influences students all around the globe without visible results. Hours after hours of homework not only slow circulation and metabolism in student but also commonly cause obesity from the lack of exercise. Ulcers can be directly influenced by long-term anxiety or worry, which children could encounter due to homework. With all these physical illnesses aside, having to independently complete homework hinders the child developing group work skills.
With there being more than one individual in the world, each student must learn how to effectively cooperate with others to reach a goal or achieve an objective. All homework plays in this subject is to put an unmotivated mentality for the student when assigned a task. These learners will not look forwards to school, start to loathe working within a group and have no physical energy or mental drive to excel in academia or even start other professions. Some see homework as the stairway to success; others see it as stumble backwards away from greatness. Things could only be enjoyed in moderation, and homework is no exception.
There are only twenty-four hours in a day, no more, no less. Around eight hours in a day is spent in schools for the average student. Instead of completing tedious homework, juveniles should involve themselves in extracurricular activities boosting their overall well-being. A common health factor for the present-day generation adolescence is obesity. Sitting on a chair for hours in addition to the time already spent sitting in school can only worsen the student’s health.
Oppositely, playing sports with peers of the same age can become a part of his or her healthy routine to solve the lethargic school hours as well as relieve pressure from studies. Pursuing hobbies such as chess and martial arts will sharpen the student’s mind and increase responsiveness. Hockey, a team sport, will demonstrate to children how working together as a group is much more efficient and enjoyable than tackling a task by themselves. These advantageous pastimes after school create enthusiasm for the next school day by actively engaging juvenile in a fun activity. Without limiting the amount of time assigned each day, how can our future generation ever seek these hobbies? Homework is, unquestionably, one of the most controversial topics argued amongst all members in each school community. Although it has been tradition in schools for hundreds of years, there are definitely ameliorations needed for this common practice.
It is true that homework enhances automatcity and memorization of the topics discussed in school. However, student wouldn’t be able to accurately apply the learned knowledge if it is practiced passively without interest. The pressure, stress and exhaustion from homework are solely due to the dull question formats and humdrum exercises. If homework seem fascinating to students, educations would thrive from the inspired learners. A eminent American self-improvement lecturer named Dale Carnegie once wrote that fatigue form quickly when you are unwillingly doing something, but excitement always flood people who are doing something they love.
Children may stay glued to their seats for hours when they play videogames but become impatient after nearly ten minutes of homework. This phenomenon shows that if education could be delivered through methods appealing to the students, everybody would be Einstein. Everybody would have knowledgeable minds never drowned by homework or programmed to be robots. Essentially, homework itself isn’t a harmful custom. It is the approach of homework that lacks development and personalization for each student. With improved methods to complete homework, students won’t stress, parents don’t worry and teachers don’t overwork.
In conclusion, despite the purpose of homework being righteous, unless the methods of practice change for the better, student shouldn’t do homework outside of school as it leads to a trivial or negative outcome.