Negativity is apparent and undeniably present at the sight of homework, but to say it is evil without a bit of positivity is wrong. No matter how harmful and stressful homework might be, it sure has a positive side of its own. A student’s fundamental issue with homework is their total concentration on the negative side of the work, forgetting that nothing bad comes without an advantage.
Most times, we generally categorize the advantages of homework as just having good grades and promotion to the next level of education. But homework teaches the child the necessary habits that will help them live a life of influence and excellence. Part of the practices learned while doing homework then includes:
- Frugal ways in handling time. The beauty of homework is the time limit given to complete the task, and this has helped students overtime to accomplish and use time preciously. Having a deadline to meet up with will set the student at a pace of achieving excellence yet in a little space of time. Most importantly, there are other activities to accomplish during the day, and the student will not want to leave out the pleasures just because of homework and so resort to using the time for homework wisely.
- Homework also helps in teaching students on how to set a preferential scale of duty. By this, I mean, students have loads of things to do for the day, and majorly some of them are of little importance. With the mind of homework and time limit, a student will find it easy when they set their primary concern and essential duties first, and other things will follow. This habit of preferential scale is vital to leading a good and structured life.
- The purpose of homework is to give the student questions to profer solutions to, and this definitely will help the child to reason a lot. It then means that homework teaches the student to think deeply and find answers to problems around them.
- Homework doesn’t just help the student. It also has a significant advantage for the teachers. Every good teacher will want feedback on how their student is coping and understanding their subject. Giving homework to the student then helps the teachers to know the rate of assimilation and level of understanding of each student.
- Homework also helps the parents to know how much their child has gained knowledge from school.
- A constant study they say helps retention of knowledge. Excellent students are usually the ones that study over and over. That’s why homework is a form of revising the topics learned in school and will, therefore, help the student to retain the knowledge for a long time.
- A well-thought-out and solid structure are learned while doing homework. So we can say homework teaches the student how to take risks and do things with or without a love for it.
- Ability to stand alone and reason things out, especially taking the responsibilities of the outcome of life processes, are also part of the packages gotten from doing homework.