It is common knowledge that students, mostly at an early age, find a reason to not complete their homework since they just have more fun things to do in their day. However, if we were to take the time to actually look into some of the actual reasons as to why a student does not complete their homework, we would find some problems that shed some light into the whole ordeal.
Recognizing the problem is the first step in the process of solving it, so let’s take a good look at five very important reasons as to why students do not complete their homework.
1. Subject was not understood by the student
In many cases, the student might actually not have fully understood the subject. Take for example, homework that requires the writing of a custom essay by the student. Not only is this custom essay something that has to be something entirely original once it’s complete, but also the student needs to have full understanding of what the subject of that custom essay is going to be. It is, unfortunately, true that in many educational institutions; this information is not passed on appropriately, therefore making it the student’s fault in the end of the day for not completing their homework.
2. There is not enough feedback
On top of not giving good information on what the subject of the homework is, feedback is yet another essential part of the whole process of completing homework that might end up missing. Completing homework and then getting feedback for it quite crucial since the student has to progress and become better through this effort. Be it that you are practicing something or just learning something new through your homework, you will find many mistakes in your learning process and that is the reason why teachers should be good at giving feedback afterward.
3. There is no plan on how to complete the homework
Writing something like a custom essay, as we mentioned earlier, requires more than just good understanding of the subject. It also requires a plan. Many students actually go about their day, doing homework, without any proper plan. Planning out your homework and your schedule around it, is actually really important and vital to have an effective learning process through the doing of that homework. In the case of the plan, it is in most cases the job of a teacher of a parent, to teach their children how they should properly plan their homework time.
this image shows how to lay out a plan for your homework and your studying is as important as doing your homework itself.
4. The homework is actually too long
Sometimes, even teachers underestimate how difficult homework can be. We are used to hearing students say “the homework was too long to complete” and end up not believing them. Not only that, but we just think that the student was too lazy to complete their work. That is unfortunately not true in some cases and for that reasons, education institutions should have their homework tested to see how much time and effort it requires an average student to complete it, so that they know that the homework is effective in what it is meant to do.
The homework can sometimes take hours, which is why making a plan on how you will complete it can be extremely important.
5. The type of homework
Not all students perform the same and that is in many cases reliant on the type of homework that they have. Some students are better at writing custom essays than they are at solving math problems. It is therefore very important that we are able to see the strengths of students before assigning a lot of homework to students that will not be able to complete it on time or homework that will not exactly help them but stress them out instead.
Contrary to popular perception, the students’ unwillingness or inability to do their home work is not just out of their lack of seriousness in their studies. Sometimes it has so much to do with the type of home work and the general learning environment.