The value of homework 

After a long day at school, homework isn’t always a fun thing you’d want to get home to. But the truth is, there is so much value of doing your homework. You might not see the benefits right away, but you’ll definitely feel it in the long run. If you’re still struggling to see how homework could possibly be valuable to you, here are a few ways:


Whenever your teachers tell you that “practice makes perfect” when it comes to subjects like Maths, they’re not lying. Doing your homework is basically practising what was done during the lesson, which will help you keep track of your knowledge and understanding of certain subjects.  

Enhances your understanding of the work

Doing your homework helps you understand your work better. For example, sometimes you might think you understand something in class but when you get home, you realise that you don’t actually know what’s going on. Doing you homework helps you identify issues like this so that you can ask your teacher to explain it better – ensuring that you won’t have to struggle during exams. 


Homework is like a form of revision that prepares you and reduces exam stress if it’s done properly. And like I said, it gives you a chance to identify your strengths and your weaknesses so that you know what to work on a lot more when you start preparing for your exams.

Better marks

Practising, understanding and revising your work will help you pass and improve your grades. What more would you like than being a top student at your school and knowing that your good grades will get you into a university of your choice to study towards making your dreams a reality?

Catching up with friends and your social life is essential for your growth, but you have to remember that your dreams and goals are yours to work towards achieving. So, with everything that you do, don’t forget to have your priorities in order. There will always be enough time to relax and have fun- right after doing your homework!

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