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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Homework - Homework *Missing Works Cited* 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)....   [tags: Papers] 531 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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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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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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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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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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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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Steps to success - Homework is an important aspect in life, and it is used in a multitude of countries. Most of the teachers assign homework on a daily basis, and some only assign homework when it seems to be necessary. Some teachers also make homework as a part of your overall grade, and some teachers rely on their students to put in a total effort. Homework plays an important impact because it is the means of success, and it will determine how prepared you are for any upcoming assessments. Homework is also quality practice and enables the student to succeed more....   [tags: Students, Homework, Benefits]
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The Causes and Effects of Pressure on Students to Get Good Grades - Are the new standards and expectations the world has for teenagers really creating monsters. The amount of stress that is put on students these days between trying to balance school, homework, extra curricular activities, social lives, sleep and a healthy lifestyle is being considered as a health epidemic (Palmer, 2005). Students are obsessing over getting the grades that are expected of them to please those that push them, and in return, lose sleep and give up other aspects of their lives that are important to them such as time with friends and family as well as activities that they enjoy....   [tags: mental effects, school homework, activites]
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The Effect of College Athletics on Academics - College is a time for young people to develop and grow not only in their education, but social aspects as well. One of the biggest social scenes found around college campuses are athletic events, but where would these college sports be without their dedicated athletes. Student athletes get a lot of praise for their achievements on the field, but tend to disregard the work they accomplish in the classroom. Living in a college environment as a student athlete has a great deal of advantages as well as disadvantages that affect education and anti-intellectualism....   [tags: ncaa, homework, attendance, inferior education]
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How Can I Get Him to Do His Homework? - How Can I Get Him to Do His Homework. "The choices you make today determine the choices you get to make tomorrow." When determining the best way to get Student N to complete his homework on a nightly basis rather than putting it off altogether, I inquired about what would get him motivated quickly. Student N rarely did his homework and so his grades were being affected. When I first came to his classroom I immediately noticed Student N was extremely engaged in the lessons and was an active participant in classroom discussions, but when it came to homework there was absolutely no enthusiasm....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Texting and Cell Phone - The question of young people and cell phone use and texting causing young people to be less able to concentrate and focus has always been a difficult one to answer. Technology gives teenagers so much but includes many drawbacks. Cell phone use and texting has it’s advantages such as teachers embracing tech,uses for educational purposes, and easy to use;however,some drawbacks are as socializing,time away from homework,and bad communication skills. The first advantage would be teachers embracing tech in the classroom.Teachers embrace tech as a teaching tool in a way the students will understand.According to Eric board when students took an assignment of translating passages of Othello into oth...   [tags: young poeple, homework, communication skills]
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