The Main Pros And Cons Of Not Having Homework

This may seem like a crazy topic to discuss because how can there be any pros of doing homework. It is designed to give students hands-on training on the concepts that they are learning about in class. We can’t retain everything that we see and hear. We can usually only retain the information by applying it. Therefore, assignments were designed to get children to practice what they learned in class so that it can be converted to memory.

The only problem is that sometimes it is just used as an evaluation tool. Yes, it is an evaluation tool. It is used to see how well you understand the concepts that you are learning about in class. However, it is more than just that. It is not only a practice tool and an evaluation tool. It is also a tool that instructors can use to evaluate whether or not it is time to move on to the next subject. Here are the pros and cons of not having homework:


  • Work can be very time consuming. When you don’t have an assignment to do, your brain gets to rest and you can enjoy yourself.
  • Assignments are not usually graded and handed back in a reasonable amount of time to make it useful. If you don’t get your work back right away so that you can learn your mistakes, it is usually just pointless, busy work anyways. Why keep practicing the wrong way and reinforcing bad habits. It will not help you out in the long run.
  • If you play sports, you will have more time to just relax and enjoy the game and you don’t have to worry about completing your assignments before practice.


  • Practicing the problems pushes you to better understand them. Since most people can’t retain everything that they see and hear, so the work allows them to practice what they are learning.
  • It gives you an idea of the things that you need to work on. You will likely be tested on the concepts that you are being taught in class and that means that you will know what to work on and what you have already mastered.
  • It gives your teacher a chance to know whether it is time to move on with the next lesson. If everyone or the majority of the class fails to complete the assignment successfully, then it is not time to move on to something else.