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Ask any twelve-year-old child if he/she likes homework, you will hear strongly and resounding NO! which is accompanied by vigorously shaking of the head. They prefer spending most of their time playing. Students, teachers, and parents are all asking themselves the usefulness of homework. The homework assignment is an out of the class activity that students are assigned to elaborate or as an extension of classroom work. Students spend many hours doing homework, and also teachers spend many hours marking and correcting the homework. No matter the burden the homework has on both teachers and students, homework is necessary, and it is essential in the success of every student. Despite many people doubting the effectiveness of homework in students, researchers and teachers agree that homework is helpful to both students and teachers. Homework is vital as it helps students to get an in-depth understanding of what they have been taught in class and help teachers to asses his/her students in understanding of a given concept. With the current advancement in technology, homework help children to understand how to use resources such as computer websites to find information, reference materials, and libraries. Homework can be categories into three; one given for practice, one assigned for preparation, and the one for an extension. Thus, homework should be assigned to students as per the requirements of the current or next lesson. Assigning homework to students daily makes them follow their studies in an efficient way, thus bringing academic stability—research associate homework with some greater academic achievement. Homework teaches students to be responsible for people. A good education system is one that prepares students to go through life situations successfully. People who have done right and graduated from a school system are able to succeed in any aspect of life and this calls out for a system that is not only preparing students for the next level. Homework prepares people for their life responsibilities. In the educational community, phrases and buzzwords used are to give the opportunity to own their learning and be accountable of what they do. Homework contribute to this by making students to take responsibility of their actions and they get rewarded with grades when they complete and they can face consequences when they fail to complete the work. Homework is done by students with minimal supervision and with no specific time to do but only to be submitted before a given duration. This help to train them to know how to plan themselves to complete the task given within that allowable time and to be done according to the guidelines set. In employment, companies require all employees to be responsible in their duties

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