People don’t always like what’s good for them and doing homework is no exception. If you need motivation to get started, here are some ways that at home assignments can actually make you a better student.
It helps you to manage time
Having to complete assignments at home regularly forces you to budget your free time more effectively. Without this you might easily get accustomed to relying on a teacher to time your actions. This is great practice for the work environment where you will also have to face deadline and decide when work gets done.
It shows you your weak points
We may convince ourselves that we are excellent at a subject because we never have to deal with the aspects of it that are troublesome. Homework does not allow us that luxury. When a teacher picks an assignment it usually deals with a little bit of everything, not just what we want. That allows us to see how much we really need to learn still.
It forces you to study
Some students study more than others. Those that study less frequently may only open their text books at home because of an assignment. This may help them to at least get some studying done at home.
It gives you a chance to bond with classmates productively
Home assignments are the leading cause of study groups being formed. Because of them, people are more likely to meet up with their classmates and discuss things that they learned. This is a great alternative to gossiping about each other or celebrities.
It helps you get over test taking anxiety
Some students suffer from crippling anxiety when they attempt tests. When at home assignments use similar formats to the anxiety inducing tests, the students becomes inoculated to them in a comfortable environments. When the actual exam begins, he or she is less likely to become afraid because it feels normal by then. The effectiveness of this will vary but it has had some success.
It shows you the consequences of plagiarism
Many students have attempted to pass of the work of others as their own. Home assignments allow them to try this and get caught under less strict circumstances. They become less likely to ruin college scholarships later on with that mindset.
So keep working on those assignments and one day you might be the best student in your class!