TOEFL Essay Topic 68 - Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
Daily homework is necessary
I agree with the idea that daily homework is necessary for the students. There are several reasons for this.
First, without homework, I do not think that the students can study effectively. In the classes, many students tend to be passive and just listen to the the lectures. However, especially in the case of mathmatics or its related subjects, it is hard to understand the important concepts without using them by themselves. It is only after they actually do exercises, have some questions, and ask the teachers about it, that the student can truely understand what has been taught in the lecture. Therefore, for the better understanding of lectures, I think that they need homework in addition to attending lectures.
Second, although it is possible for the students to study by themselves, doing homework is more efficient. For example, in the case of mathmatics, there are so large a number of problems in the textbooks that it is hard for the students to solve all of them. Thus it is needed for them to choose the most essential ones, which is hard for the students. On the other hand, teachers who know much better about the subject than the student can do it without ease. When they choose what they think is important, students can study effectively without doing too much work. In other words, homework saves time in studying, when compared with the case where they study by themselves.
Finally, homework is also a good opportunity for the students to get along with the others and get to know each other well. In doing homework, the students can cooperate with each other, for example in a study group. While in the classes, they do not necessarily have much chances to know each other well while in the studygroup they can talk easily. Moreover, in a studygroup, unlike the official classes, the time is not limited that they can continue studying as long as they want. They can learn how to communicate with the others well, and also can obtain new perspectives of them. When we study by ourselves, out way of thinking is limited and we tend to be too self-confident. Doing homeworks with other students will help us know other ways of thinking.
For these reasons above,I believe it is necessary for the teachers to assign homework every day.