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Student story: The good and bad things about homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Student story: The good and bad things about homeworkBy Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School

Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.

There are also bad things about homework. If you have co-curricular activities after school, you may not be able to finish your homework which often ends in a timeout or a warning which nobody enjoys, especially if it is not your fault. Also, homework can be bad if you have some sort of social event that is very important to your family, but you cannot go because of how much homework you have to do.

In my opinion, I dislike homework but it can be important. So in conclusion, homework can be fun even though you may think it is boring and homework can be helpful to many things that you might be doing in the next week or two in school. So there are good and bad things about homework. Next time you have homework think of both sides - how is it good and how is it bad?

There are very few children that get excited by the idea of doing homework – if your son is one of them, read our tips on how to motivate your son to do his homework. If he puts in the effort, he will reap the rewards of diligence and dedication to homework and study.

At Trinity Grammar School we believe that the best predictor of academic success is effort and perseverance. We believe that helping boys to develop a growth mindset (when he sees his ability as something that can be improved through effort and application) as opposed to a fixed mindset (where he sees his ability as being unable to be changed) can make a significant difference in determining a boy’s level of self-confidence, resilience, motivation and ultimately, academic success.  

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