Do you need homework in order to learn 0

July 5, 2019, 9:08 am

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The debate "Do you need homework in order to learn 0" was started by MADHURA on July 5, 2019, 9:08 am. 20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 19 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

JDAWG9693 posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

MADHURA, Deat, pankaj1407singh, romeroa251, GotWood and 15 visitors agree.
hollieg, JDAWG9693, Only_tani_123, sk25, YonkiMonoso and 14 visitors disagree.

Nemiroff
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once again, I'm making a clear distinction between college and fundamental education. in college, you are an adult. if you choose to not do your reading/homework, you get an F. the teacher, generally doesnt care. if they see effort they will help. if they dont see effort, they will not help you in return. many times college classes have way too much material, and especially lectures, wayyy to many students. you dont have to be exceptional to make it through college, but you do have to be an adult.

homework is more of a strong recommendation. it is assigned for all, but how much effort you put into it is completely up to you. it wont be graded or checked unless it's a big project or report.

1 week, 4 days ago

I admit, I was mostly talking about primary and secondary schooling, but that is a valid point with higher education.

I think that there are a lot of people who do need homework to learn, but not everybody. That being said, I think it is also impractical to expect the teachers to figure out (especially within, say, the first few months which is a very short time frame) which individual students need homework and which don't and is more realistic to simply assign the homework to all, making sure that they help those who do need it.

1 week, 5 days ago
Nemiroff
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that very much depends. I agree 2 hours a night is more then enough for most fields, but if you also have a full time job + class time + household responsibilties, 2 hours may be all the free time you have, and it will go to school. that's why I say study hard the first time around, when you dont have to also work.

college doesn't really have homework. besides a few papers or projects, there are no daily drills to be completed. instead what it has is simply way too much material to cover, so you study it *before* and come in to ask questions after.

so the amount of homework can range from minimal if you do a quick read, to infinite if you highlight and take notes of variable detail, make flash cards, etc. studying accounting vs law or med school are completely different experiences.

2 weeks, 1 day ago
JDAWG9693
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No, I don't think any student should have more than about two hours of homework per night. But, I'm saying that I think that homework is helpful for a lot of primary and secondary school students when they are mostly developing not only their knowledge, but also their work ethic.

2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nemiroff
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what I mean by this statement is that college is very possible for the average Joe with decent motivation. and you dont need to spend most of your time studying either (unless you also have a full time job, study hard the first time around)

2 weeks, 2 days ago
Nemiroff
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I was an D student in high school. barely attended. had a strong early education and when I went back to college, was 4.0 til I got into the main program and still had to juggle work. so as in all things high school, what your teacher said was a gross oversimplification.

judging people by a single metric is always a fool's errand.

2 weeks, 2 days ago

My college professor told me this: High school is for the C students; college is for the A students. And, I strongly agree. People who find high school difficult need homework

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Need? No. Help? Yes

2 weeks, 2 days ago
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