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    Default Is homework hamrful towards learning in K-12?

    Very often, students go to school with having homework assigned. Homework is thought of a burden, the fact is that most people don't actually want homework. Homework is harmful towards a student's success to high-school and learning. Students who always do their homework will just see school as a chore and there are those who will never do their homework at all. Homework overall is harmful towards a student and here's why.

    Homework causes people to hate learning which causes students to resent school. Homework damages a student's attitude towards school. Why should students be forced to take home assignments? Why don't people actually think on why they ever assignment homework in the first place? Most jobs don't actually have people to take homework for their jobs. Most people would hate that. Why not just make the students do their work at school?

    Homework is instructive,bothersome and unwanted. Think of how many people will end up passing their classes if homework were just assigned at school.
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    Below a certain age, I'd agree. But homework for certain subjects is basically a necessity. For something like math, the only way to effectively learn how to use a method is practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by an hero View Post
    Below a certain age, I'd agree. But homework for certain subjects is basically a necessity. For something like math, the only way to effectively learn how to use a method is practice.
    I'd actually argue most homework is useless. Homework in school is just memorizing facts. I mean, what's the point of memorizing facts if people are just gonna forget about them?

    Math is useful. However, I'd would just argue that math class should be two hours long. The extra hour is for students to finish their homework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by great_bay View Post
    I'd actually argue most homework is useless. Homework in school is just memorizing facts. I mean, what's the point of memorizing facts if people are just gonna forget about them?

    Math is useful. However, I'd would just argue that math class should be two hours long. The extra hour is for students to finish their homework.
    No subject should be taught as "just memorizing facts". That is lazy teaching.

    Yes, many subjects do require practice, or in the later grades, more extensive reading than can be accomplished in the school day. Students in earlier grades probably don't need much homework. For the older students, it should be carefully chosen to be productive, and not just busy work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    No subject should be taught as "just memorizing facts". That is lazy teaching.

    Yes, many subjects do require practice, or in the later grades, more extensive reading than can be accomplished in the school day. Students in earlier grades probably don't need much homework. For the older students, it should be carefully chosen to be productive, and not just busy work.
    Homework requires a tremendous amount of self-discipline to do. I'm against any kind of homework even if they are older kids. I'd equate the discipline to do homework on par with exercising everyday. There are people who just far problem doing that. Is it far more convenient to do homework at school then at home. I myself feel pretty disappointed by myself how I didn't do well in high-school simply because I never did my homework. I just could not have the self-discipline to do so. If I were given an hour and 20 minutes at school, a day to do my homework, I would had excelled on my work.

    I myself don't have any problem doing my homework at college now. I only missed like two minor assignments that was worth very little points.
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    I am going to disagree.
    In college I had a class or two with no homework, and I struggled with them far more than the ones with extensive amounts of homework. Homework requires you to use the materials you learn in a real sense and truly learn it. My opinion at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzyLarsen View Post
    I am going to disagree.
    In college I had a class or two with no homework, and I struggled with them far more than the ones with extensive amounts of homework. Homework requires you to use the materials you learn in a real sense and truly learn it. My opinion at least.
    You should have homework in college. Kindergärtners and 1st graders should not.
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    There are some things like the multiplication table that kind of have to be learned as a homework assignment, but I agree that most homework is probably worthless to most students. Ideally, you have a curriculum and teacher that caters to each student's individual learning style. If the homework assignment is something hands-on or something that lights the fire of imagination in a kid, that would be much more valuable than rote memorization assignments.
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    depends on the learning style, for me homework is a necessity i love study guides it just drills home what i need to know, but if i don't go to class and just do the homework i'll still fail so i need both in person and at home. but for little kids like kindergarten and 1st grade i don't think it's neccery i didn't have homework til 3rd grade which is probably around the time it started to be necerry. but not dire like it was in highschool and college for me.
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    There's a time and a place for that, and that's in the middle grades. In kindergarten, you're hopefully still under the delusion that school is just awesome and homework doesn't need to shatter that reality just yet. At some point, it can be used as a tool to sorta help teach time management.

    It ought to taper off at higher levels (e.g. senior year, undergrad, grad school..), really. At that point, you know how you learn. You're an adult. And you shouldn't need to be babysat so much with homework -- or, worse, with participation or attendance grades. Though one good thing about homework is that it helps account for, say, a day where you happen to feel like shit and have to take a test worth 75% of your grade. (But in-class tests personally piss me off anyway.)
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