When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort. This proves that homework is not an effective learning strategy, and it actually teaches negative habits. Homework supporters believe that more homework translates to smarter students. Many studies have proven that dropping homework has positive effects on students in their school. Nancy Kalish’s article describes one school that put homework to the test,
Although homework can help increase understanding of new topics this kind of practice is not helping students because it can interfere with sleeping, stresses kids and teenagers out and can cause depression, and even make a kid give up on school altogether. Some people believe that homework helps reinforce the skills taught to their students that day; however, if students are getting an overload of homework by almost every teacher every day it gets hard to balance sleep and school work. According to Teen Ink too much
Despite the fact that most of the schools and universities use technology in almost every aspect, there are some students who dislike technology as they consider themselves computer illiterates (p. 362). Therefore, this proves that studying with the use of a laptop is useful. But, not for those who are against technology. Technophobia is not something new that has been introduced out of nowhere. If you go back to the early centuries when technology was first introduced, you can see that technophobia followed it directly.
Students have become so dependent on their devices: “‘[...] low-achieving students are more likely to be distracted by the presence of mobile phones while high achievers can focus in the classroom regardless of the mobile phone policy,’ according to the study” (Tlumacki). In the classroom, students will hear or feel their phones vibrate or ring. Students will pull their phones out to see if someone needed them, but they end spending more time than they should on their electronic devices. Students can very easily become distracted by their devices and it takes their attention away from the teachers. It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class).
When students were in the developmental education, they usually take math and English class, so they do not have chance to prepare the major courses in the beginning of their college life, and it causes that students may not get success in their major because they do not have enough knowledge about their major. On the other hand, developmental courses are not hard enough for students who want to take major courses in college because math and English are very easy to handle, and students have enough time to deal with these two class. However, after they start to take the major courses, they may have to deal with four different classes. Therefore when students get used to study two classes, they are very hard to handle four classes at the same time. For example, I took developmental courses before I took my major courses.
Trivial appliances like calculators or spell check may seem like they are just there for convenience, but they are really depended on. Sure, they make life easier, but are they really necessary for words we should have learned in elementary school or simple math problems? When students let technology do their work for them, they become more and more dependent and eventually cannot handle life without it. They lose thinking skills and creativity skills. Also, students and office workers may say they cannot live life without computers and the World Wide Web for information.
One common example is essay writing which happens a lot in secondary school students. To make things easy, a lot of students tends to go on Google and search for essay topics and copy. That way, their work can be done faster and they can hand in their work in time. This phenomena not only has decreased students’ creativity but also their essay writing skill. They find it hard to write essay during exams without the help of internet.
They would read during pleasure times such as during semester break or after they had finished their major projects. Several researchers have found that light reading does not automatically result in an ability to read advanced materials (Hafner,Palmer,&Tullos,1986). Nevertheless, both good and poor readers reported they spent more time on academic reading than any other types of reading in college. Besides, the reading has social, academic, economical and survival significance, because democracy of a country can survive when people at large have reading competence. (S. Thanuskodi,
Abstract Introduction According to the national educational standards, usually students have to memorise facts and statistics rather than making an analysis and evaluation of the ideas mentioned in the classroom. Thus, it is not difficult to realize that most of the knowledge that is gained at school ages is not useful in the future. The vast majority of the theorems and formulas become forgotten after several years, and their applications in the real life are unknown both for adults and students. We have better cars, cellphones, houses and movies, etc. Whenever you look things are getting better, but not in education.