Homework consists of school assignments that students complete outside of class time, ranging from worksheets and practice exercises to long-term projects that extend over an entire semester or year. It also includes time spent studying for tests as well as reading and writing to prepare for upcoming class discussions.
Homework can serve several purposes. Most teachers intend it to reinforce and extend understanding of material taught in class. Educators also emphasize that doing homework regularly helps students develop habits of self-discipline and time management.
Since the late nineteenth century, debates over the amounts and types of homework assigned have occurred periodically, usually around the concern that schools expect students to complete too much or too little homework. Scholars continue to.... (Opposing Viewpoints)