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A position paper on banning of Homeworks


Homework as define as task assigned to students by school teacher intended to be carried

our during non-school hours. It is one of the unique evils that all of us can relate, whether in

plagued are evenings and weekends

School and colleges often give homework’s to student. Sometimes they get new and

assignment to do. Homework is an unavoidable fact of life for everyone. Our parents had to do it,

we had to do it, and so on and forth. Actually making the thing worse, many people are starting

to think that it may cause more trouble than it’s really worth. The overburdening of the work

load on students that may been showing negative effects in their academic as well as their home

life. While the purpose the homework is to improve students understanding and seem to believe

that this homework will help students in their academic career.

This paper aims to debunk the positive effects of having homework’s; however, this paper will

also examine the negative effects of having homework’s in school.

Counter Argument:

The first argument is, homework is a vital and valuable part of education. There are only

few hours in each school day- not enough time to cover properly all the subjects children need to

study. Setting homework extends study beyond school hours, allowing a wider and deeper

education. It also makes the best use of teachers, who can spend lesson time teaching rather than

just supervising individual work that could be done at home. Tasks such as reading, writing

essays, researching, doing maths problem, etc. are best done at home, away from the distractions

of other student.

In response to:

Homework has little educational worth and adds nothing to the time spent in school.
Some schools and some countries don’t bother with homework at all, and their results do not

seem to suffer from it. Studies show that homework adds nothing to standardise test scores for

primary/elementary pupils. International comparisons of older students have found no positive

relationship between the amount of homework set and average test scores. If anything, countries

with more homework got worse results.

The second arguments:

Having homework also allows students to really fix in their heads work they have done in

school. Doing tasks linked to recent lessons helps students strengthen their understanding and

become more confident in using new knowledge and skills. For younger children this could be

practising reading or multiplication table. For older ones it might be writing up an experiment,

revising for a test, reading in preparation for the next topic.

In response to:

Homework is almost always done when a child is already tired from a long day at school.

As a result few students are their best when they sit down in the evening to yet more work.

Homework ends up being done in hurry, by students fighting fatigue, and poor quality work is

produced. Worse still, students who have been up late trying to finish off their homework, then

come tired into school the next day, and so are less ready to learn

The third argument is homework prepares students to work more independently, as they

will have to at college and in workplace. Everyone needs to develop skills in personal

organisation, working to deadlines, being able to reach, etc., If students are always a whole range

of “spoon-fed” topics at school they will never develop study skills and self-discipline for the


In response to:

Setting homework does little to develop good study skills. It is hard to check whether the

homework students produce is really their own. Some students have always copied off others or
got their parents to help them. But today there is so much material available on the internet that

teachers can never be sure. It would be better to have a mixture of activities in the classroom

which help students to develop skills, including independent.

My Argument:

Homework’s produces large amount of pointless work of little educational value, but

marking it ties up much of teacher’s time. This leaves teachers tired and with little time to

prepare more effective, inspiring lessons. They heavy workload also puts young graduates off

becoming teachers, and so reduces the talent pool from which schools can recruit.

Homework’s takes a lot of time up. Being young is not just about doing school work. It

should also about being physically active, exploring the environment through play, doing

creative things like music and art, and playing a part in the community. It is also important for

young people to build bonds with others, especially family and friends, but homework often

squeezes the time available for all these things.

Homework is a class issue. In school everyone is equal, but at home some people have

advantages because of their family background. Homework is one of the most common causes of

family arguments.


Homework can put too much stress to students and family, can cause decrease of

performances of students and when students don’t have the teacher they may not have enough


In conclusion, homework doesn’t work. As shown by numerous studies it brings no

educational benefits and act as a root cause of conflict between children’s. Homework is more

closely associated with punishment than with pleasure. So, homework should be banned.