Fun Facts For Students: Is Homework Good For The Brain?

There is a lot of debate about homework as it is, whether it’s good or bad for students’ brain and health upon the whole. While scientists claim that it’s useful, students are sure that it steals their sleeping and resting time and hate dealing with their assignments. There’s still no single opinion on the usefulness of assignments they bring home from school, yet, it’s possible to track certain dominating lines in the discussion.

As research results show, managing their assignments, students develop several very important skills that are useful not only in school but in everyday life, as well. These skills involve the following:

  • Self-organization,

  • Readiness for problem management,

  • Attention, memory,

  • Ability to figure out a problem,

  • Persistence,

  • Self-discipline.

The most obvious positive results can be seen in students of the highest grades, especially the ones who dedicate minimum six to ten hours per week to their homework assignments. However, the ability to handle assignments effectively should be developed since the earliest grades in order to develop persistence, devotion, patience that is required to receive a certain result. All these skills determine successful school studying in elder grades.

Besides that, studying and repetition (which is homework, namely) is good for students’ brain, helping it develop faster and more effectively. Tasks that relate to different spheres of knowledge and activities help develop both hemispheres of the brain.

Practicing helps students train their skills and improve them as much as possible. Repetition of the previously explained material improves understanding and settles the things down in one’s brain. Tasks that are managed without teachers’ assistance are able to develop logics, the ability to find connections between facts, to prove one’s point of view with reliable arguments, etc.

As scientists claim, studying at home develops long-term memory, which makes a person’s knowledge profound and lasting. The more you study, the more you can remember. Besides that, people with a developed memory can find easier, more effective and interesting ways to remember things instead of dull learning by heart. It’s possible to say that the more you learn, the more creative you become.

Finally, there is an opinion that studying develops the brain, helping it get bigger. The size is hardly able to determine the true level of intelligence, still, it provides a person with a better potential.

However, all these positive effects and changes are available only to those students who give some attention to their assignments. In case you deal with your tasks only with the help of professionals who cope with them instead of you, there will certainly be no effect.