Essay: Homework


Present Situation Many children today have to spend hours every evening doing homework. One side: Some people seem to believe that this will help the children in their academic career. Other side: Others feel that homework is mostly useless. Thesis: This essay will examine the positive and negative aspects of homework and discuss its benefits for schoolchildren.

Body Paragraph 1: (For) Topic: There are several advantages to homework, if it is given in the correct amounts and at the right time. Reason 1: First of all, students do need some practice of new material learned in school. Supporting Detail 1:They need to sit quietly at home and find out how well they understand the new information and ideas. Reason 2: Secondly, homework helps the teacher to know what the students have or have not learned. Supporting Detail 2: The teacher can then change the next lessons to match. Reason 3: A third point is that homework can involve parents in the education of the child. Supporting Detail 3: Family members can encourage the child and see his or her progress.

Body Paragraph 2: (Against). Topic: However, too often there are negative aspects to homework. Reason 1: Many teachers give too much homework, and often teachers do not coordinate the quantity given. Supporting Detail 1:The children do not have free time to relax or play sports. Reason 2: A further point is that unnecessary assignments raise the stress level of the student. Supporting Detail 2:This can actually lower productivity and performance, instead of raising it. Reason 3: However, the main argument against homework is that most of it is just boring practice. Supporting Detail 3:The students learn nothing new – the teachers just give it because they are expected to. Summary/Extra Information: I agree that some practice is good, but endless practice of the same material does not lead to improvement.

Conclusion/Summary: In conclusion, the need to give homework must be considered carefully. One side: It can be helpful in certain circumstances, Other side but students and teachers must understand the value and importance of homework. Future: In my opinion, finding the balance between free time and homework will lead to a happy and successful school experience for our children.

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