The debate "High school homework should be abolished. College homework is ok cause students are more serious" was started by
January 14, 2016, 9:41 pm.
11 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 20 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
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AngryBlogger, FlyingCookie, nbgblue, DarkDerpy, akdavid and 6 visitors agree.
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homework is put there is put there so that the teacher sees if the child understands what has been done in class and is also a form of revision to help them understand the work and help them improve
you can learn from a homework. back then I sometimes dont pay attention to the teacher and from homeworks I was able to pass tests XD
I agree that high schoolers are less likely to take homework seriously than college students. I know I did when I was in high school. It also definitely can take away from family and social time. These things still do not outweigh the necessity of homework in my opinion.
Homework largely falls into two categories. It tends to either be practice at a skill or independent work. Practice is important because there are simply not enough hours in a school day to master every skill needed to graduate. Independent work is important because once students get beyond high school, they will be on their own. They need to learn how to write essays and do projects without someone hovering over them telling them what to do next. This helps prepare them both for higher learning and the workforce.
Homework is also important in teaching time management. If the student is easily distracted or wastes time, they will not complete their work. This skill is important when they get to college since the professor is not going to force them to do work. It will be assigned and, if incomplete, they will fail.
The expectations for high school students should be similar to those of college students, just less stressful and demanding. It is a balancing act since not enough will leave them unprepared for later in life and too much is stressful and results in poor conditions in high school.
to defend this argument. High schoolers do not take homework as serious as college students do. Homework takes away personal and family time, especially those who are forced to go to bed early as 8 or 9. While the idea of homework is good, it does not really apply to high school students.
High school should prepare you for college. How would babying high school students help prepare them for post secondary education?