Assigning homework every day may seem correct in the opinion of some teachers and parents. They think that only with homework will a student go through the notes and books that are taught and therefore achieve the best throughout the course. I strongly disagree with them and I believe that daily homework is not necessary for the following reasons.
First of all, daily homework will easily put pressure on students, making them feel exhausted and reject to learning. Every student has different ability. Some of them may be able to finish their homework quickly and some may take two or three days to finish them. If students get homework from every subjects every day and they have to hand them in the next day, this will certainly put great pressure on those students with lower capability. Even for smart students, they will need to spend most of their time doing homework after school, sacrificing the time to play sports or joining other beneficial activities. Soon they may find it burdensome going to school and may lose the interest towards learning.
Secondly, assigning homework every day also increases the teachers' workload, affecting the quality of education. Though there are some kinds of homework that need not be marked, like asking students to read some notes to prepare for a discussion in next class, almost all kinds of homework are required to be gone through by the teacher. In the long run, teachers' workload will inevitably be increased and teachers will spend most of their time marking assignments rather than preparing a educational material for the next class. As a result, quality of education will be depleted.
Thirdly, there are other methods that can be used to substitute for assignments. The primary goal of a piece of homework is to assess the student to see how much progress they are making throughout the course and to encourage them to go through the materials right after they are taught. In addition to homework, the goal can also be achieved effectively by method like asking students questions in classroom and holding discussion after the lecture. If students find that they cannot answer the question well or cannot do well in discussion, teachers can easily spot them and offer help immediately.
To conclude, everyday homework is not necessary since there are better methods to replace it and these methods will not put pressure or extra workload on students and teachers. Nevertheless, homework is still important for assessing studentsí progress and hence should be not abolished. In my opinion, assigning weekly homework will be the best for both students and teachers.
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