Just the mention of the word “homework” causes college students everywhere to cringe in pain and disgust. Okay, maybe not that bad, but homework does get a bad rap with a lot of college students. It’s also not too popular with the kids. If you’re one of the many who cringe at the thought of homework you should understand that there are really many benefits to doing it, and doing well on it. Some of the benefits can even help you land a dream job after college.
The best students understand that homework is a tool they can use to be successful in college and in life. Just like any other tool though, you have to use it the right way in order to get the most out of it. For example, using a knife to try and eat your dinner isn’t the best way to use that tool, but when used right, the utility greatly increases. Let’s look at some of the benefits of doing homework and how you can leverage it to become a better student.
Getting help on Homework Decreases Study Time
When you get help on homework you engage in a dialogue with your professor or friends. By doing so, you create a very deep understanding of the material which will help you come test time. Think about it, it’s much easier to learn about a subject when you’re talking it over with someone. It’s how humans naturally learn. Studies show that students who engage in learning communities fare better when it comes to test scores and grades. Since you are in essence “studying” while talking to your classmates or professor, you don’t have to spend as much time locked away in the library or your bedroom hitting the books.
Homework Help is Great Networking
Many people are reluctant to ask for help because they are afraid they will be perceived as weak or stupid. Neither is true. In fact, getting help with your homework provides you with the opportunity to make new relationships with classmates, school officially, subject matter experts, and professors. In other words, you’ve just opened yourself up to a whole new network of people that may be able to help you in the future. You never know, maybe one of your classmates puts a good word in for you and you snag a great job, or maybe you can now ask your distinguished professor for a letter of recommendation.
Getting Help on Your Homework Gives you “Inside Information”
Many times students who discuss homework with their professors on an individual basis get access to valuable information that he or she does not give in class. Often times they will tell you material that will be on the test as well as providing better explanations to complex material that they may have not had time to adequately address.