During the course of our academic life, we grow spatially. You will be amazed by the improvement you go through if you compare yourself in Grade 7 and 9. This gradual yet compact growth is ensured through school curriculum and processes incorporated by teachers.
Homework has been an inveterate part of that growth process. It is actually a part of our learning heritage. However, lately, there have been constant debates over its usefulness and value. Many people in responsible academic positions are vouching for its complete boycott or gross reduction at the very least.
In the main, you cannot overstate the benefit of school assignments. There are reasons why you should not be wary of or loathsome of your school assignments. Here they follow –
- They instill discipline – As school kids, you are quite young and often driven by whims and fancies. You may not take well to certain subjects and left to yourself, may not spend much time in grasping them. There are only two compulsive attributes which make you disciplined towards these subjects; exams and assignments. Now, while exams happen only at graded intervals, assignments have to be tackled almost on a daily basis. This keeps you disciplined; a trait which is immensely helpful in later life.
- Help in grasping – The assignments are intelligently strategized by teachers so you can grasp the subjects in bits and pieces. Thus, while a subject may have an intimidating influence on you on the whole, you may find it apt enough in blocks and starts. While handling segments of the subject, you slowly begin to get a groove and your dread for the subject peters off substantially. There are quite a few cases where students in fear of a subject ultimately begin to love the very subject.
- Keeps you updated – This is especially for those students who are habitual laggards. If you are one of them and tend to lose speed during studies, you will find the assignments helpful to your cause. It will keep you updated with the goings-on in class. This also encourages you to pay more attention in class; as you will be more understanding of what the teacher suggests. Otherwise, you may find covering the syllabus extremely hard when exams knock your doors.
- Makes you savvy – The constant pressure of homework makes you approach different succors and keeps you on your toes. You search online for help; you ask neighbors for auxiliary tips. You even conduct debates at home or in neighborhood. You become more conversant with worksheets and even understand the practical value of educational forums that run online. This savvy attitude helps you a lot in future academic pursuits. You also understand the significance of crisp and compact submissions.
The two problems
Now it is clear that if you don’t pay attention to your assignments and don’t plan their fruitful culmination, you will have two problems; one instant and the other long-running. Your teacher will berate you for your clumsiness and make you feel ashamed in the middle of the class. You will also feel the total lack of reference materials while preparing for exams; something that homework copies do ideally.
This is precisely why you should not hate your school assignments. After all, you are not the only doing it; so why not do it with zeal and ardor. You will only show a positive light to your classmates and prepare a better-streamed path for you. You should plan your studies in such a way that there is separate time for assignments and general studies. Both are equally important and need their time-frame under the sun.