I'm a graduate student and soon be a Ph.D. student in Physics. The semester is about to end. We have been given too many assignments throughout the semester that we don't get time to read the topic taught in the semester from a book at least once. So when we have to do the assignment, we usually search the problems on dozens of the books and see whether the question matches from somewhere or is related. Then we read that part and repeat the same calculation for our own problem.
Now there are very few of the problems, where we say, Yeah! I think I can apply this or try to approach it this way. It also leads to less interest in the subject. Now I know, that the assignments are necessary to do as they carry the weight of marks. I wanted to ask, If it's essential in the point of view of research.
I wanted to know about the correlation between solving the assignment problem and doing good research work.