Over the past years, there has been a continuous debate regarding homework. Some critics’ opinion is that there is no evidence that homework helps in student achievement, while others believe that homework is helpful and necessary and it was designed for students to practice the concepts they have been taught in class, reflect on their own learning and build good study habits.
There are two main questions regarding this issue, but unfortunately no answer yet. Is there too much homework? Is there too little?
Homework has both pros and cons. The advantages of homework range from better retention of factual knowledge increased understanding and better study habits and management skills to greater parental involvement in schooling and stronger critical thinking skills. On the other hand, too many home assignments can lead to potential loss of interest in academics, decreased leisure time and family activities, physical and emotional fatigue, increased pressure from parents to perform well and increased opportunities for cheating.