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The Pros and Cons of Homework - “Did you know that homework is one of the greatest causes of student dropouts and failing” (Kralovek 39). Since the beginning of the twentieth century, homework has been a major debate in America. “At first, the brain was seen as a muscle that could be trained by learning from homework and people enjoyed learning at home. This enthusiastic spirit did not last long since during the 1940’s, Professor Otto explained that, ‘Compulsory homework does not result in sufficiently improved academic accomplishment.’ When Sputnik was launched in the 1950’s, the United States feared that Russia would dominate the world in technology if homework continued to be unnecessary....   [tags: dumb homework]
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Homework is Silly - Homework has been an integral part of education since children started to be educated. Recently however, homework has begun to be assigned more and more often to students, especially in the United States, as it has begun to fall further and further behind countries like China, Singapore, and Japan. Homework is anything assigned by teachers to be completed by the students either at home, or just on their own time. The workload for students has gotten to the point where more and more parents are starting to notice the load for their kids has gotten to be too much....   [tags: Education, Student, Schools, Homework]
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Too Much Homework is Bad for Kids - To much homework may cause more harm than good. In my sophomore year being a student-athlete was a huge challenge. I would drown in homework every single night after getting home from basketball practice at 5. I would stay up until 1 a.m doing all my homework, when I would get tired I would plead with my sister to help me finish my homework I had left to do. I became stressed with 7 hours of school and then 2 hours of basketball practice and then spending all night working on my assignments. I would go to school exhausted and in fear of how much homework I would receive that day....   [tags: Excessive Homework]
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Teachers Assign Too Much Homework - Every night is the same, frustrating routine for me: get home from a brain-rattling six-hour school day, eat as much food as I can find, do my daily chores, relax for an hour or two, and then pull out my mounds of homework due the following morning. With the addition of sports, my routine becomes chaotic. Instead of having one or two hours to relax, I am at practice for two to three hours. You can see how this would be a problem, right. Everybody needs at least a little time for himself/herself every day, but with sports in the picture, the time that I would usually have to myself is gone....   [tags: Homework Essays]
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Should Homework Be a Thing of the Past? - When you were a kid, what was the one thing you absolutely dreaded most. Had the most squabbles about with your parents. Was the most time consuming. Homework. Homework is an issue that has been highly debated for centuries. Some believe it is tremendously advantageous while others passionately disagree. When considering the necessity of homework, one must contemplate the entirety of the evidence before making a rational decision: the origin, the scientific findings, as well as the benefits or detriments to the children of America....   [tags: homework, school work, education system]
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Too Much Homework - Students are bombarded with hours of homework every night and it interferes with their lives. They are tired of staying up late at night to finish their homework or a paper that is due the next day. They should not have this workload that they have every night because they also have to live their childhood. Life is too short to be staying up until 11:00 because of schoolwork. Homework is unhealthy for students and it is not academically beneficial for them. We all know the downfall of homework: the frustration and exhaustion, family conflict, time loss, and decreasing interest in learning....   [tags: Students, Schools, Education, Homework]
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A Misinformed Society Must Look Closer at Homework - Homework: it’s assigned and completed, assigned and completed. But what benefits are actually being reaped from this endless loop. The negative effects of homework reach students, parents, and the relationships between them. Academically challenged, and socially disadvantaged students experience harsh consequences of homework. There is not even a proven positive correlation between homework and achievement, in fact there are many pieces of evidence pointing toward a negative correlation between the two....   [tags: educatioin system, students, homework substitute]
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 7 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #7 -- Due Wed 21 July 1999 : 09.30am (Revised Date) In class, we discussed minimum spanning trees (MSTs) and the algorithms that derive MSTs from a graph specification. Using your class notes as a guide, answer the following questions. Note: The graph specifications from Homework #5 have been used with slight modifications, to make the data structures more familiar for you. Comments in response to student questions are in red typeface....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 408 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 6 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #6 -- Due Fri 09 July 1999 : 09.30am In class, we discussed AVL trees, binary search trees, and the breadth-first and depth-first search (BFS and DFS) algorithms for graph or tree traversal. The purpose of this homework is to exercise your knowledge and develop skills you will need for the exams and for Projects 4 and 5. Use your class notes and the text (Chapter 12) as a guide to answering the following questions....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 654 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 1 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #1 -- Solutions (in blue type) Note: There have been many questions about this homework assignment. Thus, clarifications are posted below in red type. When you answer these questions, bear in mind that each one only counts four points out of 1000 total points for the course. Thus, each one should have a concise answer. No need to write a dissertation. * Question 1. Suppose you want to find the maximum of a sequence or vector a of n distinct integers....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 1173 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 3 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #3 -- Due Thu 10 June 1999 : 09.30am This is the key for Homework #3. Answers are in blue typeface. * Question 1. Given an 8-element sequence S = (3, -10, 4, -3, 8, 6, 5, 1), diagram the merge-sort tree (architecture) for the divide, sort, and conquer phases of the merge-sort algorithm, as we did in class. Label each level (e.g., L1, L2, etc.), as you will need this information in Question 2....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 1005 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 2 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #2 -- Due Fri 28 May 1999 : 09.30am * Question 1. Assume that an n-element array (vector) a contains distinct integers arranged in no particular order. Write an algorithm to find the value and location of (a) the mean of a and (b) the value v in a closest to the mean. Note: If v equals the mean, then v is the value closest to the mean. Example. If a = (1,2,3,5,4,6,7,9), then the mean equals 37/8 = 4.625....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 884 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 4 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #4 -- Due Wed 16 June 1999 : 09.30am -- Answer Key Answers are in blue typeface. * Question 1. Write pseudocode and a diagram that shows how to implement the merge part of the merge-sort algorithm using two stacks (one for each subsequence), and be sure to use the correct ADT operations for stacks. Do not write Java code, or pseudocode for merge-sort. Answer: 1. Put the two sorted subsequences to be merged, denoted by S1 and S2 on stacks of the same name....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 1802 words
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COP 3530, Discrete Data Structures and Algorithms, Summer 1999, Homework 5 - Class Notes: Data Structures and Algorithms Summer-C Semester 1999 - M WRF 2nd Period CSE/E119, Section 7344 Homework #5 -- Due Wed 30 June 1999 : 09.30am Revised Date In class, we discussed the breadth-first and depth-first search (BFS and DFS) algorithms for graph traversal. Using your class notes and the text (Chapter 12) as a guide, answer the following questions. Note: Answers are in blue typeface. * Question 1. Write pseudocode (not Java code) for the BFS algorithm we discussed in class. Beside each step, write the number of external I/O, memory I/O, incrementation, comparison, and other types of operations employed....   [tags: UFL Florida Computer Programming Homework] 882 words
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The Benefits of Homework - ... Younger children typically do not know what they want to do with their life, and at that age it is normal to be indecisive; however, a high school student especially a senior begins to realize that homework is more important than just simply a part of a grade on a transcript. Seniors realize that homework did play an important role because it allowed them to experiment with various strategies and classes that can improve their study skills. Once a student has an idea of their desired profession, school becomes a lot more important because they realize that grades are an important part of getting accepted at a university and doing homework leads to better grades which in return leads to a...   [tags: education techniques] 1156 words
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Homework: Beneficial or Not? - ... Of course, that is why there are teachers and not textbooks that stare at you in class, however, learning and understanding topics on your own during silence and solidarity may be beneficial to most students. Twenty-five percent of learning is the teacher’s responsibility while seventy-five percent depends on the ability and participation on the student’s behalf. Most of this is actually having the ability and knowledge to comprehend how to answer questions and how to skillfully analyse questions....   [tags: responsibility and time management] 640 words
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Homework Is Harmful - R. Van Der Linden Composition 1 Mr. Roos December 1, 2013 Homework is Harmful Homework is a very debatable topic. Is homework helpful or harmful. Some say that homework is helpful because it helps teachers know if a student understands the topic that he or she is working on in class. But, does that mean homework is helpful for the student. I say homework is harmful. Students have very busy schedules, and have many late nights throughout a typical school week. On top of the late nights at sports games, they still have homework to do when he or she gets home....   [tags: education, students, time, assignments]
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Plea for Homework - In today’s society there is a great debate over homework and how it can affect student’s lives outside of school. Homework is defined as any tasks assigned to students by a teacher that is meant to be carried out during non-school hours to help them practice and prepare for their future. Since homework has been around for a long time it’s viewed as a tradition in most classrooms and homes and some parents even demand more of it. This controversy has been going on for many years; however homework is an useful tool that all teachers and parents can use because it build initiative in students, helps them improve on concepts, and helps student make meaningful connections with their own interest....   [tags: practice, initiative, support] 671 words
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Function of Homework - Students have been doing homework for centuries, and still continue, ranging to different subjects. Homework are the assignments given by teachers and are expected for the student to complete after school. Reason being because the teacher wants to understand content, practice, or its to give out busy work to the student. Yet people are two sided about this topic, arguing that homework needs to be given out to students or not. Parents and teachers need to comprehend the principle of homework and how it supposed to function in addition to comprehend how the work is affecting the students; this controversial topics need to be considered more in order to adjust the situation that is occurring...   [tags: education, students, effectiveness, responsibility]
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No More Homework! - Do you know the reason why every student dreads the last five minutes of class more than the other seventy. No. Well, it’s quite obvious really; this is the time when homework is assigned. So why does this simple 8-letter word fill us with dread. Simple, if there was ever a more disastrous invention than the American atomic bomb it was homework. This may be defined as work specifically created to be done in the home to keep students from enjoying life outside of school. Hence, I think that it should only be assigned by a teacher in the event that it is no longer possible for students to learn in the classroom....   [tags: argument, rhetorical, rhetoric] 759 words
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Homework: Is It Beneficial or Harmful to Students? - ... That is the (Research) Question”. The studies instituted that “students who had homework performed better on class tests compared to those who did not” (DeNisco). Another compelling thing about homework, are the qualities a skills that students begin to develop beginning in kindergarten and over time. In the article, “Does Homework Help Students Make the Grade?” Janine Bempechat, a senior research associate at Brown University stated that “…homework helps [students] to develop qualities that all teachers like to see in the classroom, such as persistence, diligence, [and] the ability to delay gratification” (Parenthood.com)....   [tags: time, skills, workforce, successful] 980 words
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Homework Performance: A Review of the Literature - Homework Performance: A Review of the Literature Homework has, traditionally, been considered an important part of a quality education. Recent studies have begun to raise questions as to the validity of this school of thought. (Cooper, 2006) For the purpose of my action research project, homework is recognized as an important component in a student’s education experience. I have recently observed a problem with some of the students in my 3rd grade class not completing and turning in homework assignments....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Is Homework All Pain and No Gain? - What does ‘homework’ mean to you. Homework is defined as an out of class task assigned to students to be handed in within a time period. But is homework really worth all that stress and anxiety that most students suffer. For example, two teenage girls from Eastern China, committed the act of suicide after failing to complete homework assignments#, this just a perfect example in an extreme case of the immense pressure school children can face. So is homework really worth all that stress. I think not....   [tags: out of class assignments, learning strategies] 558 words
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The Effects of Homework on Education - ... This creates an ongoing learning that is provided by the homework that you received. Time management is a huge piece of what homework teaches us. We have to learn what our priorities are and create a method that will help us in the future. “Daniel Pink, in his book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us," advises that in order for children to be motivated to learn through homework, we need to make homework meaningful, ensure that it promotes mastery, try to make it creative and engaging, and clearly define its purpose” (Griffith)....   [tags: schoolwork, duty, learning, study] 1691 words
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The Pros and Cons of Homework - Homework: Does it Help, or Harm Us. When a class is almost over and a teacher starts assigning homework, every student's heart drops. When students have an excess of homework, they do not do as well. Even though homework is a good tool to help teachers teach students subjects, teachers should give less homework because too much homework causes mental health issues in students and less homework helps improve test scores. The first reason teachers should give students less homework is that it takes away their childhood....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Homework: A Helper or a Hindrance? - ... In the late 1960s, the value of homework was questioned because educators and parents were concerned that homework interrupted recreational and social activities, thus affecting the mental health of children (Cooper Robinson Patall). Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, homework was endorsed again because there was a need to reinvigorate the declining educational standards, especially in the United States(Cooper Robinson Patall), and the renewed belief from research that homework produces academic benefits (Cooper 1989)....   [tags: academic achievement, cognitive load theory] 2893 words
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Why There Should Be No Homework - Have you ever wanted to just shred up your homework or throw it out the window and have no consequences. Kids are assigned daily homework from the time they start kindergarten at the ripe young age of five. Is it really necessary. Does it even help better learning or even higher test scores. The amount of homework we do wastes time, money, paper, and trees because it’s practically the exact same thing we did in class that day. Homework causes kid’s and teen’s frustration, tiredness, little time for other activities and possibly even a loss of interest in their education....   [tags: education] 830 words
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Homework Lead To Good Grades - Homework, homework, everyone hates homework. People are up all night doing something that they think is such a waste of time. Well is it a waste of time. Most people think so. Infact most people think it has no effect at all. homework has had a huge impact on sleeping, time and grades. Grades k-12 have seen a dramatic change in homework. Changes that happened recently. The evidence shows that homework is extremely harmful and it sure is not helping. one thing they could do to help the students is give them a break or even just completely get rid of homework....   [tags: teachers, students, education, finland]
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Why Homework Should be Banned - Harris Cooper, a researcher on homework from Duke University, claims that too much homework causes stress. In this I paper will talk about the damaging effects homework has on a child, how homework causes students to dropout of school, and some ideas for an alternative to homework. Children go to school for seven hours a day, when teachers make them do homework it causes them to get stressed. Furthermore if children understand what they learned at school why do they need to repeat it at home. If children are struggling on a certain subject, teachers should be able to help them directly, not with homework because giving them homework on something they don't know anything about is counterprodu...   [tags: students, children, school]
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Be Gone with Pointless Homework - Homework is something most students do not care for and would like to live without. Getting rid of all homework seems like a great solution to this problem, but unfortunately it is not likely to happen. But what happens if the overwhelming abundance of homework that is given and homework that is used to keep students busy like crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, and other repetitive non-interesting material, is eliminated. With the elimination of the extra homework and busywork, people’s attitudes have the potential to become more positive, and the overall educational level could be increased....   [tags: new teaching and education ideas]
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Homework in Moderation is Good - ... It is important to first point out which grades are impacted the most positively by homework. “According to Robinson’s close encounters with her children, she has noticed that younger students seem to have a harder time concentrating because the Nintendo products that her children have played with seem to have been potential distractions for them during the time they should have spent completing homework” (Robinson 1). “In contrast to students in lower elementary levels, according to Cooper, homework should play a more direct role in fostering improved school achievement in the upper elementary levels and even into further education....   [tags: family routine, outdoor recreation, academics]
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Increasing Homework Completion in the Classroom - Increasing homework completion in the classroom This project was difficult and time consuming. Since I teach Behavior Disorders, I decided I wanted to change a particular behavior of a student in my class. This student was struggling to turn in their homework and I wanted to help the student to start turning in his homework and see the positive effects on his behavior and grades. I had to choose a subject whose behavior I could analyze and eventually change. This was probably the most difficult part of the entire action plan....   [tags: behavior, student, efforts, subject, grade] 1469 words
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The Vital Importance of Homework - ... Some people may be innately gifted, but the aces who are hungry to succeed, will excel higher. Homework is the fruit of education; we learn the methods at school and we revise and comprehend new topics at home. Instructors may supply the homework, but keep in mind that they've done work too. Without homework, iPhones, iPads, and all electronic devices wouldn't exist. With homework everyone will be able to learn and therefore choose a job they love. It is the essence to victory. Continuing on, homework promotes being more efficient....   [tags: academics, success, planning] 672 words
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Homework is Out of Control - People expect so much out of teenagers, especially the students who are involved in sports and maintain a job throughout the school year. They are expected to attend classes and their extracurricular activities; they have to make it to work on time, finish their homework, do their studies, and on top of that, get enough sleep at night. This is the kind of busy schedule students uphold in their week and it’s overwhelming for them. It causes stress and exhaustion, and people still expect them to do well and keep up with everything....   [tags: negative effects of schoolwork at home]
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The Counter-productivity Potential of Homework - ... Samantha Hernandez, a freshman, says, "On average I spend 2 to 3 hours a day [on homework] and it overloads me. It makes me have to work less and I've had to leave the student organizations I was in." This 14 plus hours of homework a week is not the key to success in class. Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education and a co-author of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Education, has found that too much homework has negative effects on well-being and behavior....   [tags: negative effects, policy, monitoring] 704 words
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The Harmful Effects of Homework - ... Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to a student’s success in school, and even their safety. Researchers Sandra Hofferth and John Sandberg study social change and its effect on children. They found that there is not a positive correlation between homework and achievement. However there was a positive correlation with success and sleep (Suskind). Homework can get in the way of activities that lead to better success. If the homework load is lessened, kids can have more time to sleep, which is very important to a child’s and teenager's development....   [tags: sleep, stress, health issues] 1185 words
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The Benefits of Reducing Homework - ... However, having time to exercise is vitally important, as suggested by a report from the Institute of Medicine: “children who are more active show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed,and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active.” Allowing students the time to exercise according to their interest without the fear of homework may actually increase their performance in school” (Physical Activity.) Unfortunately, the many advantages of participating in an active sport were denied my freshman year of high school because of homework commitments....   [tags: alternative techniques to teaching-education]
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Two Perspectives on Homework - ... many parents in France are already boycotting the “useless” homework. "Teachers don’t realize the pressure they are putting on children," says Jean-Jacques Hazan, president of the FCPE . Some students can not do the homework due to disabilities like ADHD and ADD. It is not fair to the teachers or the students and even the parents. In The Atlantic’s October issue, Karl Taro Greenfeld writes about his experience doing all of his eighth-grade daughter’s homework for one week. Amazed by the amount of time his daughter spent on homework, and worried about the stress it caused, Greenfeld needed to know: Was hours of nightly work teaching her anything, or was it just causing needless stress...   [tags: United States, Finland education systems] 542 words
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Should Homework be Abolished? - Homework is a topic that almost everyone fights about, from educators to students to parents. According to Marzano, during the first couple decades of the twentieth century, teachers believed that homework helped students become more disciplined, but by 1940 homework was thought to interfere with the home life of students (Marzano, 2007, p.74). That trend goes back and forth until the 1980s when people started to have varying opinions (Marzano, 2007, p.74). The definition of homework is activities or assignments that a teacher gives a student that should be completed at home (Landing-Corretjer, 2009, p.14)....   [tags: Educators, Students, Parents, Education]
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Problems with School-Assigned Homework - Images of children and teenagers sitting at the kitchen table with books surrounding them, or sitting at desks secluded in their room, for hours on end, dutifully studying for the next day’s exam has been around for quite some time. But recent studies have shown that just because a child is doing homework, does not mean he or she is learning (Kohn). The fact is, the homework teachers have assigned has gone up dramatically. In 1981, children ages six to nine received about 44 minutes of homework a week....   [tags: Education]
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Homework Isn’t The Answer - ... There is no doubt that excessive homework is a contributing factor to kids being sedentary. It is also true, According to Centers for Disease Control, that childhood obesity rates have tripled from what they were just one generation ago. Homework is taking away from the time that kids used to spend outside playing, and making teenagers choose between sports, homework, and sleep. Essentially it is forcing kids of all ages to sit in front of a computer (after already having to sit at a desk for 6 hours) instead of exercising and being active....   [tags: teacher, sleep, health]
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Education: Homework and Priorities - Teachers never seem to be sympathetic to the needs of high school students; they assign work as though they think that studying is the most important aspect of our lives. The fact is that teachers are genuinely out of touch with the realities of today. High school students have so many outside activities, ranging from hectic social lives to late night employment, that there is little or no time to do their school work. Therefore, schools should change their policies to say that not more than five minutes of homework per class be assigned each night....   [tags: teachers, high school students]
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The Importance of Homework - Students spend hours doing it, teachers spend hours checking it. Homework is sometimes a burden to teachers and students but still it is necessary. Some people doubt homework's effectiveness, but teachers and researchers agree homework is essential. Homework helps students get better grades in school. Some people don't know exactly what homework is. Homework is defined as an out of class activity assigned to students as an extension or elaboration of classroom work(KidSource). There are three types of homework teachers generally give out....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 531 words
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The Case Against Homework: How Much is Too Much Homework - When you think about school one of the first things that pops into people’s mind is homework. Basically if you have asked your parents or your grandparents they would say that they remember the homework load. Now we all know that homework can be beneficial but also can be very unhealthy with all of the stress that it causes. Over the years the homework load has increased because of the fact that schools think that they need to try to keep up with other countries in academics. And will doing all of this homework now be all for nothing later....   [tags: stress, parents, students, obesity]
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How Effective is Homework as a Learning Resource? - ... and this trend was reversed in the 1950’s when the Soviet’s launched Sputnik lead to concern that education in the United States lacked rigor” (Costley 2). Many studies have been conducted on the subject to correlate student achievement with homework completion, with very few positive results. “Some studies show positive effects of homework under certain conditions and for certain students, some show no effects, and some suggest negative effects” (“Value of Homework, at a Glance” 1). Homework is not useful for learning because of studies in its effectiveness, studies in its relation to achievement, and the opinions of parents, teachers, and students on the subject....   [tags: Achievement, Students] 795 words
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The Correlation Between Homework and Academic Success - Ample research has been done on the correlation between homework and academic success with many opposing views. Research has shown that homework can be linked to better grades, improved standardized test scores, and more prepared students entering the post-secondary arena; however, this correlation is weak and the opposition has equal ammunition to support that there is no correlation between homework and academic success. There have been movements to abolish homework as well as movements to increase homework....   [tags: Education ]
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The Three Reasons Homework Should be Given - Doing homework can be difficult and sometimes takes a lot of time. However, at the same time doing homework can be beneficial and enjoyable. There are three reasons why homework should be given. First, teachers are able to know how students are doing easily through checking the students’ homework. Second, doing homework can stimulate the interest of studying; and finally students may comprehend better and receive high marks through doing the homework the teachers have assigned. First of all, homework is like a detector, teacher is able to know how students are doing through checking the students’ homework....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers] 593 words
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Today's Homework Stress - ... This, with the added effects of after school activities and technology, only adds to the stress that is put on students. Dr. Michael Nagel, an associate professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, says homework has no scientific benefit and that it could even be bad for a student’s brain. “The adult brain does not fully mature until the third decade of life (a person’s thirty’s) and too much stimulation could cause unnecessary stress on a student.” An analysis conducted by Pearson showed that the number of hours spent on homework was between ten and sixty-five hours a week, with females scoring higher on the hours of homework, stress, and mood disturbance (Kennedy and Nadya)....   [tags: modern education] 639 words
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Homework Should Never Be Assigned to Students - Imagine, sitting at your desk. It’s 11:30 p.m., and the paper is peeling off your social studies poster. The numerous Spanish papers are spread across the messy floor. The research paper on George Washington is only half done. Your parents yell at you for being up way too late. Night after night, year after year, students deal with a tremendous amount of homework each night. Parents and children hope that homework, after students’ activities, will help children achieve academically. Yet, students spend hours on homework and find no academic achievement....   [tags: education, stress]
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Homework Destroys Learning - Finland. This country is known globally for its gorgeous snowy landscapes and winter northern lights. However, they scored 1st in both in the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), making them the smartest country in the world. How does this country achieve this. How can America do the same. No homework. The Finnish students have no homework, yet are among the brightest teens in the world. On the contrary, American schools force students to complete hours of homework, and it causes the U.S....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]
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Does Homework Actually Help Students - ... Verbatim. Other times I may have felt rushed to finish a packet and wrote a definition that may not have been the correct one to use for a particular word. No matter what the case was, I always received a check or check plus on the packets. The teacher did not give any positive feedback or any evidence they had read what I had written down. In cases like this, students do not learn the material. By simply writing many definitions, or even writing wrong definitions, students do not grasp a deep understanding of concepts or main points of the material....   [tags: critical thinking, essays, assignments] 1053 words
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Should There Be a Limit on the Amount of Homework Teachers Give to Students’? - ... He further explains his solution by stating that he “received F’s on the homework, and A’s on the test” which clearly shows how he grasped the material without hours of “incredibly repetitious iterations of homework.” He went from long hours of homework to studying, concluding that, “. . .studying is far different” (qtd. in Raybern). Homework should only serve to reinforce skills and used as a study tool for students by having them apply the topics of what was previously learned during the day....   [tags: sleep depravation, stress, depression] 1733 words
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Personal Opinion Essay: Homework Should be Banned - ... Another reason homework should be banned is because of the struggle and stress it puts on parents. The job of being a parent is demanding and homework is tacking on unnecessary stress. In most cases students rely on their parents to help them do their homework. Many parents do not have the time needed to assist their children with homework. The demands of homework can take hours. Parents already have a full plate, and any extra time in their busy lives should not be dedicated to drilling their children with homework....   [tags: Stress, Struggle, Time] 1104 words
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Homework: Is It Busy Work Or Really Worth The Time? -   Everyone at one point in time has complained they have had too much homework. Especially in High School. I was always told homework will help me because it is a way to practice and fully master the material I needed to learn. In high school students spend a few hours a night doing what they see as busy work, meaning they do not think homework is helpful, while some students do not mind the work load. The students may feel doing the problems,writing the short responses, and filling out packets helps them practice and remember the material....   [tags: education, students]
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Homework - Homework Is it not amazing that in today’s society students must not only spend seven hours in school doing work, but then they must go home to spend another five or six hours doing homework. Their grades are not improving enough to make a difference, and they are becoming extremely unhealthy. Not only does the average student suffer from sleep deprivation but many times malnutrition and emotional breakdowns. These are all caused by the over assigning of homework outside of school. How much homework is there really....   [tags: Teaching Education] 474 words
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Assessment of Implementing Internet Homework - Assessment of Implementing Internet Homework In I.C.T we have been discussing about whether we think we should download homework from the school website, and then e-mail the completed work back to our school teacher. I think this could be a good idea because it would be quicker and easier. Although this is not at all practical. This is because some students don't have their own computer, and some that do, don't have internet access and the some that do have internet access might not have it all the time - this would be a big problem resulting in many of the students not being able to do their work....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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America Must Eliminate Standardized Tests and Reduce Homework - The world of a student is a very complicated place with either two options: a relaxed childhood filled with quality learning and experimenting, or one that is so demanding and exhausting that students cannot handle it anymore. Presently, the deciding factor for which path students will travel is the conditions and environment provided to students by the previous generation. For example, Finland is one of the most successful countries in creating proper educational settings for students to excel when it comes to world competition....   [tags: Education Reform Essays]
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Basic Data Structures and Algorithms Homework Exercises - /* CS 113 - Basic Data Structures and Algorithms * Homework Exercises (70 points) * * * Homework #6 * * * 1. Programming Projects 5, Page 241 * * Problem Statement: * An operating system assigns jobs to print queues based on the number of pages to be printed * (less than 10 pages, less than 20 pages, or more than 20 pages). You may assume that the * system printers are able to print 10 pages per minute. Smaller print jobs are printed before * larger print jobs, and print jobs of the same priority are queued up in the order in which * they are received....   [tags: Programming, Printing, System] 2324 words
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Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville - ... When he was three, he was being declined a cookie from the jar. He decided to sneak in. After opening the cookie jar, he heard his mother coming, so to get rid of the evidence, he crammed the entire cookie in his mouth. He denied having a cookie in his mouth, resulting in punishment where he had to stand in a chair facing the wall. From that point on, he always told the truth. In fact, he won't even tell white lies. This helps build up the plot of the story, where he always gives an honest answer to all questions....   [tags: rod allbright, bullied] 652 words
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Kindergarteners Shouldn't Receive Homework - Kindergarteners Kindergarteners should not have homework; first graders should not have homework; fifth grade…maybe. In this fast-paced, super-information age, children are being given more and more homework at a younger and younger age. I imagine, sometime in the near future, pre-school students will bring home some sort of “Mommy, you have to help me with this or I’ll get a bad grade”, homework. Not to say that it isn’t good, or isn’t productive, but I say that it isn’t a good idea to give early grammar school students more than they can complete in class....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1222 words
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Homework Importance -      I had the opportunity to look over the teacher’s grade book today, and noticed something disturbing to me: the homework section in the grade book were mostly blank spaces with marks down only a few names. For over the passed months, most of the students have not turned in their homework. There are a few that turn in their homework consistently and the rest have done nothing. I talked to my master teacher about this issue and she said that there was nothing she could do to encourage them to do their homework....   [tags: Unmotivated students] 376 words
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Homework #1 - Homework #1 When I was growing up there were very few computer games that could be used as learning tools. As a child I did have computer class, however this class was used to practice typing or for playing recreational games such as Frogger. When thinking about what to write this paper on I thought of one game that has been on the up rise with children as well as adults. This game is called The SIMS. I thought that this game would be a perfect learning device to teach a variety of important subjects to the age groups ranging from 10-13 years old....   [tags: essays papers] 683 words
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Excessive Dependence on Homework in American Schools - Excessive Dependence on Homework in American Schools "I didn’t feel [stressed] until I was in my 30’s. It hurts my feelings that my daughter feels that way at eleven" (Ratnesar 313). This statement describes the intense issue facing the American Education System today. More and more students are spending a lot of out of school time on enormous amounts of homework. The overabundance of homework is putting pressure on the students, along with their parents. Our nation has steadily focused on after school studying to the point of possible exhaustion....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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How Much Homework to Give Kids? - How Much Homework to Give Kids. To many kids in elementary schools, homework is a menace. It takes away quality time from a student’s daily life and activities. In Romesh Ratnesar’s article “The Homework Ate my Family”, Ratnesar mentions about a student named Molly and her daily routine. Her daily routine consists of “spending two hours doing homework, practicing the piano, doing more than 100 math problems, labeling the countries and bodies of water and reviewing a semester’s worth of science” (Ratnesar)....   [tags: Education Educating School Learning Essays]
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EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK ON THE NATIONAL DEBT - EXTRA CREDIT HOMEWORK ON THE NATIONAL DEBT First, I would like to bring to your attention that I did forget to copy the URL because I could not get back to where I wanted. I did use the general topic National Debt, Time Magazine and Time Daily. I did get part of the URL http://pathfinder.com that is all. I am not good with computers and trying for hours just to get the web created much frustration. I hope you will still consider my work. The national debt at the minute is $4,987,184,610,949.10 and increasing $616 million every day....   [tags: Essays Papers] 369 words
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Analysis of Speech About Homework Given by Year 12 French Student - In 2012 the French President Francois Hollande proposed a ban on homework within French schools. In support of this a year 12 student and student representative council member from Gardendale Secondary College prepared a speech. Aimed at educators within her school, the student makes some steering comments and convincing facts to turn the heads of principles, teachers, parents and fellow students against the giving and completing of homework. Beginning her speech with rhetorical questions provokes in depth thinking in the minds of the listener....   [tags: arguement, stress, achievement]
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Homework: Because 7 Hours of School Isn’t Already Enough - Did you know that the average high school student in today’s society has the same levels of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s. According to psychologist Robert Leahy, school these days can get a little tough– especially when most students’ first response to a heavy backpack full of homework is to worry over whether or not it can be done. In the past decade, Leahy and other psychologists have noticed a steady nationwide increase in the amount of stress caused by schoolwork among high school students (Slate Magazine)....   [tags: Subject Comprehension, Social Lives]
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We College Students Must Put More Effort into Our Homework Assignments - The night before a term paper is due, the average C earning student told himself that he will wake up early to finish his paper with ample time to shower, eat lunch and do more homework that he’s put off. It’s now eleven in the morning and he has just begun to clear the eye snot from his eyes. Class starts in two hours and he has no idea how he is going to start his paper. The student should not fret because there are two ways in which one can overcome this problem: doing the assignment half-assed or not doing it at all....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning] 714 words
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Does Music Help Students While Studying or Doing Homework? - ... The goal of this lab is to evaluate the effect of different music on test subjects taking math and literature tests, and see which music is the most distracting and the most helpful for subjects. . The objectives of this lab are to observe the effect that the pop, country, rock, and classical music have on the test subjects, and to measure the amount of problem marked wrong against the amount of problems not completed during the task. They hypothesis of the experiment is if the test subject is listening to their favorite genre of music, than the amount of problems marked wrong will be greater than if they were listening to their least favorite music....   [tags: mozart, classical music, brain]
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How to Deal with the Stress of Getting an Education - ... A planner does not, unfortunately, help when you find yourself stuck with several different activities to do after school. You may have a club meeting, a job, or a sport to perform in. Although this is an unpopular opinion, jobs can be an unnecessary cause of stress. Club membership and even sporting events can be more beneficial in the future because they can provide you with easier acceptance to college as well as large scholarships. Minimum wage jobs may provide you with job experience and money, but they do not truly prepare you for the real world whereas clubs will allow you to gain a better understanding of what you want to do in the future....   [tags: planner, procrastination, homework] 798 words
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How to Succeed as a Student - ... They will usually give you more details, or highlight the importance of certain sections of the book that you wouldn’t know otherwise. The textbook is only a small part of learning, and the instructor will elaborate and bring further understanding to the subject matter. Teachers can be picky. An instructor may have specific instructions how to do an assignment and without being in the class you may not know that. All teachers are different and have different preferences on how you will format your work....   [tags: university, attending, homework] 601 words
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Truancy Laws: Policies to Prevent Absenteeism in Schools - Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “the purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”. Throughout Erie there are numerous organizations that live by this quote, they strive to help others. The Booker T. Washington Center is one of them. Located on 1720 Holland street. The BTWC works to improve the Erie community and improve conditions for work, play, and health of the Erie community. Their after school program run by Chris Pullium operates Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm....   [tags: schools, homework, students]
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Why Students Work Harder Than Teachers - ... If we try and fit these expectations into our already busy schedule by playing sports or learning a musical instrument after school, then a lot of our homework and study time is being used up. Students end up staying up late into the night completing their work, because of the standards set by our educators and family. It’s very difficult to be well rounded and get a decent amount of sleep, as all of our extracurriculars push the time we go to bed later and later. In comparison to teachers, we have much more to do, in addition to our already enormous workload....   [tags: homework, good graders, extracurriculars] 1071 words
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How to Become an Outstanding Student - ... Get things done before you pass out. It is better to do little by little. It is not good to wait until the last minute. Take advantage of your free time. Do as much as you can, at home or at school. Seek for help from professors if necessary. Getting your homework done first can save you time. It won’t block you from other important matters. Make sure to check it over again and again. Make sure it is neat. Of course, you are not catching a train. Believe me or not, homework can help you to develop good habits and attitudes....   [tags: general advice, homework, books] 607 words
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Lack of Concentration in Students - Kids of all ages around our country, have some difficulty to concentrate in school and get their task done. Some children start in an early age which develops a bad habit later on in life. Reason why this occurs in children and some adults is result of ADHD, a disorder that creates lack of concentration and lack of controlling energetic behavior. It can also mean that it’s hard for the person to be organized with their life and turns it into a habit. Children with poor concentration in school and educational work, can affect them later on in life if not treated or start to be organized in their own time....   [tags: ADHD, school, homework]
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The Life of an American Teenager - ... On the more positive side teenagers tend to strive for success. Teens in America are now for a different life that leads to success. Teenager Jack Andraka “a Maryland high school sophomore who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.” Teens like Jake are showing up more and more in America. The American teenage life differs from many teens around the world particularly in South Korea. Many teenagers have it very easy being more relaxed, and having fun while others have it very difficult because of their goals to achieve a better education....   [tags: social media, homework, prejudice] 521 words
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Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep - ... Younger kids who are getting close to 10 hours of sleep enjoy their late start for school. While the sleep deprived teenagers wake up before the sunrise to catch their bus. It's too early for teenage minds to function properly. School should start at least an hour later than that. With that extra hour of sleep, our attendance would improve, and eventually our grades and attitudes. The facts are all out there, so why shouldn’t school hours change. With high school classes becoming more challenging each year, the hours we spend on homework each night increases....   [tags: school, homework, sports] 533 words
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The Biggest Difficulty About Education - ... All the cliques and groups go to your head and make you feel like you are worthless. That can lead to depression, but that is another topic and will be elaborated on another time. Secondly, Academics. In the world today, education is key to success. You have to do extremely well in your educational career, to even look into a job. Because if you don’t study well, you fail your big test. If you fail your big test, you fail the class. If you fail the class, your get stressed out. If you get stressed out, you fail more classes....   [tags: fitting in, too much homework] 733 words
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Freedom in Choosing College Courses - Freedom in choosing college courses has raised many views on whether to be granted to the students or not. Over the years, students have been made to take up courses according to the grades they obtained at their high school level. The colleges base their admission of students and the courses they will study according to set specific requirement. Moreover ,the students performing very well in their high school, a good number of them, are forced by the universities to study the courses they view are according to their performance....   [tags: homework, independent study, career]
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Personal Experience: The Seventh Grade - ... Being straight-forward, speaking really wasn’t my forte at the beginning of the year, I definitely had some anxiety about forced singular presentations, but now, as we near the end of the year, I realize that it can actually be kind of fun. Following the suit of weak to strong let’s continue on with writing. I sincerely enjoy writing, I always have and hopefully always will. I write leisurely every morning, it is relaxing and fills up my quick time unless I have actual work to do. In the course of this year the biggest thing I feel we have worked on would have to be conventions and sentence fluency....   [tags: presentations, speeches, homework] 1110 words
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