Homework, updated or dated?

Many people today think that homework is still an important part of school while others think that it is becoming outdated. Discuss both views and give your own opinion. #IELTS

The world-famous philosopher Socrates once said, ‘’The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance’’. Considering Socrates’s quote, is homework necessary to boost one’s knowledge? Nowadays, it is commonly believed that homework is a significant tool in the educational system. However, it is argued that homework is outdated. Below, the following essay will discuss both views with illustrations and common arguments.

A positive aspect in favor of homework is that it fosters independent learning and some essential skills to use later in life. For decades homework has been recognized as the main tool to boost creativity. Any educational task outside the educational infrastructure is meant to improve parts of the brain impossible to exercise with the help of professional educators. Following this further, the brain is a muscle and as an ordinary muscle, it needs to push harder. To clarify with an illustration, every time a student is at home doing an Algebra’s set of exercises without his/her teacher’s orientation is developing knowledge that will last longer in his/her brain. Not to mention the best positive outcome of homework, which is discipline, the most essential ability in real-life environments.

On the contrary to the homework’s upsides, educational tasks at home decrease mental health levels. It is extraordinary to believe that a tool that can foster discipline can decrease proper mental health. Unfortunately, homework minimized time with family members, friends, and participation in common outdoor interactions. Homework is a responsibility that is taken seriously by parents and the household’s tutors. Thus, it is not surprising that in order to complete homework, people are reducing their interpersonal skills. While students are involved with the daily curriculum do not notice how much they have been affected personally, until they face the outside world. A recent article published by BBC News online, informed Finland educators do not have homework in their portfolio. Their population is listed as the second happiest country and in the worldwide education’s ranking, they occupy the position number six.

In conclusion, with or without homework people should have the self-awareness to improve by themselves. Homework is a useful tool to develop discipline next to knowledge. However, it has been proven with systems in developed countries that the absence of homework, do not decrease the expected cognitive levels.

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Idea 1: A positive aspect in favor of homework is that it fosters independent learning and some essential skills to use later in life.

Idea 2: On the contrary to the homework’s upsides, educational tasks at home decrease mental health levels.

Warnings about this essay

  1. The essay above was written by an IELTS student.
  2. The opinions on the essay may not be the real inclination of the author.
  3. Having English as a second language may cause grammar mistakes.
  4. Since it was written for educational purposes numerous illustrations tend to be fake.
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