The Importance of Equal Balance


Day by day, the world is becoming more advanced. The students; with all the new technology and newest software are as well. Nowadays almost everyone has their own devices which makes it easier for them to complete assignments. Also, teachers have decided to give homework which can be submitted online. This gives all the more reason why teachers should keep an equal value between in-classwork and take-homework. When it comes to generating marks, there are several reasons why homework should as importance as in-classwork such as tests. Firstly, it would be a lot safer for students along with being easier and more convenient. Secondly, it’s important for students to keep up with all the new technology for their future. Lastly, students may have difficulties concentrating during class.
Keeping an equal balance between homework and classwork would be beneficial to both teachers and students. In other words, it would be safer. First of all, many students often lose important documents such as homework. This is detrimental for the student’s grades unlike if the student could simply send their work to the teacher online. Then the student could truly be accountable since most schools already provide electronic devices. Also, doing so would be easier for the teacher since they would not have to carry so many assignments all by themselves and have the fear to lose them. Another issue is plagiarism. Although friends can be nice and sincere, they can unintentionally plagiarize their peer’s work too. Basically they can cheat. But if homework were given equal importance, then the student could show the teacher their ideas through their homework. Therefore marks would be fair since the so-called ‘friends’ won’t be sitting next to students in their home. Last but not least, the teacher could benefit from this system. This is because the teacher can look through completed homework in more detail. So they could improve their teaching methods throughout their teaching years. Homework is often given just for practice but it’s truly more important than that if looked at in different perspectives.
Students need to keep up with all the new software and technology for their future. They are now often submitting their homework online which is why they need to keep up with new tech. This is important because a lot of jobs are now using technology such as graphic design in artistic jobs. Another example is when many employees need to present or propose something to their boss; they use programs such as Prezi or Microsoft PowerPoint. In addition, students need to research a truck full of information for studying. So it is better for them to learn how to research properly when they are completing their assignments. Thirdly, submitting work electronically is very good for the environment since it saves millions of pieces of paper (according to author Marie Pond). It’s much better for the environment and schools to give the same value to homework as it is to classwork.
Students go through many of ups and downs when they are going through the process of education and growing up. For many students concentrating during class can often be quite difficult for various reasons. One reason is that there are many possible distractions. Yet the most popular ‘distraction’ bothering students is chatting. Yes, they have issues resisting the temptation of talking to friends. This is especially when something special has happened the night before and their friend is beside them. Another reason why children have trouble concentrating during class is that many of them need a certain environment to work in. For example, many students find it easier to concentrate while music is playing or when the room is dead silent. They may not always find this focus during class which is why homework should be given equal importance. Thirdly, a big problem is that many students can’t concentrate under pressure. Yet teachers may be the cause of this. The truth is that many teachers like to walk around the class during tests to see if everyone is on task. Although the teachers’ intentions are good, it doesn’t mean that all their actions are helpful. Instead of focusing on the test or quiz, many students get frightened or nervous and ‘mess up’. Therefore students shouldn’t have to worry about not being able to focus; rather they should only worry about getting the best grades possible. This would be easier if homework mattered more than it currently does.
But a question still may come to mind. Lots of teachers complain that students don’t usually complete their homework. So if equal importance was given, their grades would suffer. But this isn’t the actual case. Instead students will learn how to manage the given time to complete their homework. This is a very important skill and will not only help them in the future but will help them in present time. Not only that but it will possibly give some relief to teachers since they won’t have to complain as much. In a nutshell; giving equal importance to homework will teach students valuable skills which could help prepare them for their days ahead.
In conclusion, when generating marks teachers should think a little bit more about how students complete their homework. This is so that the students can benefit more from the feedback. If this happens, students can easily get higher marks since they could relax at home while still getting work done (without any tension). It would be better for students (and nature) and easier for teachers. Lastly, students will learn things which are important for their life ahead. If all is done then this young generation could grow up to be successful and therefore make the world a better place to live in.


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