Some people believe that school children should not be given homework by their teachers, whereas others argue that homework plays an important role in the education of children. Discuss both of these views and give your own opinion.

People’s opinions differ as to whether or not
school
children should be given
homework
. While there are some strong arguments against the setting of
homework
, I still believe that it is a necessary aspect of education. There are several reasons why people might argue that
homework
is an unnecessary burden on children.
Firstly
, there is evidence to support the idea that
homework
does nothing to improve educational outcomes. Countries
such
as Finland, where
school
children are not given
homework
, regularly top international
educational
Suggestion
education
league tables and outperform nations where setting
homework
is the norm.
Secondly
, many parents would agree that the
school
day is already long enough, and leaves their children too tired to do
further
study when they return home.
Finally
, it is recognised that play time is just as beneficial as study time from the perspective of brain development. In spite of the above arguments, I support the view that
homework
has an important role to play in the schooling of children. The main benefit of
homework
is that it encourages independent learning and problem solving, as children are challenged to work through tasks alone and at their own pace. In doing so, students must apply the knowledge that they have learnt in the classroom.
For example
, by doing mathematics exercises at home, students consolidate their understanding of the concepts taught by their teacher at
school
. In my view, it is important for children to develop an independent study habit because
this
prepares them to work alone as adults. In conclusion,
homework
certainly has its drawbacks, but I believe that the benefits outweigh them in the long term.
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Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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