There is no telling what a student is bound to do when they are given assignments or tasks to complete during a semester. In the 21st century, there are three types of students. There are the lazy ones, the ones who are ever too busy to work on their assignments, and those that take theirs seriously. I like to take some time off to do my homework. The reason is that I recognize the benefits and skills one accrues by doing so. However, on several occasions, I find myself thinking about how much time I would save if I reached out to the online essay writing services I see advertised all over my web browser for help. It sounds easy to do, as one will be relieving themselves of the stress brought about by strict deadlines and let their essay writers deal with that. Nevertheless, there are some advantages of personally seeing to it that homework and other assignments are finished individually. It allows people to stay organized, manage their schedules, think critically, and other aspects that might prove useful to students in future.
Now, with this in mind, it would be important to think about how several students, each having their own opinions and thoughts about a certain assignment and working together to come up with the best solution, would fair. It is only through task sharing student become active rather than passive learners (Sofroniou, & Poutos, 2016). The group acts as a platform from which they can use their collaborative and cooperative skills to learn about things that will help them now and in future. Looking back at the example given, every single time I have to do my homework, there are several things that I research on but have no clue what they mean. From what I have experienced in the groups I have taken part in, some students happen to find it easy to comprehend certain concepts while others are more knowledgeable on others. Once each of them airs what their opinion on a matter is, and then deliberated upon by the group, and learning becomes even easier. Task sharing, therefore, encourages the development of critical thinking skills. By learning from our peers, we become more aware of how to go about certain matters (Godat, 2014).
Some students may consider hiring essay writers from the companies that offer online essay writing services as a form of task sharing. Technically speaking, it is a kind of task sharing but does not add value to a student. They may help in handing over assignments in due time, as well as providing quality articles. However, they tend to make students lazy and heavily reliant on these online essay writers. It goes against the intended objectives of giving out the assignment in the first place. In addition to this, students do not get the chance to get involved in their learnings. There is more to completing a task than just getting the final solution. The process of getting to it also matters very much. Every interaction, within the group and outside, is set to teach something to the student. The online essay writing services do not have the social interaction aspect of learning. Students pay for a service, and the product is sent back to them upon completion. The only thing that happens to the student is that they end up parting with a portion of their finances.
Finally, while still comparing the different definitions of task sharing between a group and online essay writers, there is one common thing that they share. They each help save time for the student. It all comes down to gains more than the other. Task sharing involves a shared workload meaning that each person involved takes part and has a certain role to play. The student, in this case, ends up learning something new. On the to the hand essay writers do all the work, and the student ends up doing nothing. Taking part in task sharing gives the student a chance to learn about something they did not know before and also save on their finances. Those relying on the online essay writing services do not learn important things and also lose part of their finances as well.
Godat, M. (2012). Collaborative learning and critical thinking in technology-enhanced environments: an instructional design framework (Doctoral dissertation, Queensland University of Technology).
Sofroniou, A., & Poutos, K. (2016). Investigating the effectiveness of group work in mathematics. Education Sciences, 6(3), 30.