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    Default Homework Doesn't Help

    Interesting article I found, eh.

    The Truth About Homework

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    The dimensions of that last disparity werenít clear to me until I began sifting through the research for a new book. To begin with, I discovered that decades of investigation have failed to turn up any evidence that homework is beneficial for students in elementary school. Even if you regard standardized test results as a useful measure, homework (some versus none, or more versus less) isnít even correlated with higher scores at these ages. The only effect that does show up is more negative attitudes on the part of students who get more assignments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    Interesting article I found, eh.

    The Truth About Homework
    SOMEONE ALERT THE EDUCATION AUTHORITIES!

    because, i just died and went to heaven.

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    Agreed.

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    Homework Doesn't Help
    No shit. Other than being a source of extra stress; I saw no real benefit to homework. I mean com'on, you already imprison the kids for 6-7 hours a day, just let them have some time off to relax and enjoy life.

    I will say that long-term projects are another story.

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    Homework made me into a P so I have to say it did help!!

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    here's some whimsical mind vomit:

    homework can appear to useful in the current education style which is to drill facts and habbits into the students minds until theyre so good at it they can be mistaken for people who actually understand the concept behind what they're learning/doing. if teachers used a more holisitc, conceptual approach, i think theyd be able to cover more coursework in smaller time frames and eliminate homework. homework is just extra repitition and can be detrimental to the students health, as they have to spend time doing it (often staying up late) just so they can fufil a conduct requirment which can control the final "represenative" grade. let me use an alaogy: learning to dance. school teaches you the steps over and over and over and the test looks for how well you know the dance. school, atleast none of the ones ive been too, teach you or allow rhytm, and even if you had it and relied on it in the test, you'd fail. (and who was the better/natural dancer!?)
    although homework will also alert you to misunderstandings because its done independently, i.e. if you cant do the homework or get the answers wrong, you have a problem that needs fixing -- this can all be done in class if the teachers would STFU.
    i think assignments are different, especially when theyre designed to force you to delve deeper into a subject and/or pick out an interesting sub part not covered in class and teach you how to communicate your knowledge. the learning is more intense and efficient, i know ive learnt alot about subjects from doing assingments. independant learning has got to be the best way, but it can take longer because no one is there to spoon feed you the right information.

    i absolutly abhor teachers who ask: look up this fact (that wont help you grasp the subject and just fill your head with useless info), just for fun. BUTDOIT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Homework made me into a P so I have to say it did help!!
    wow, really? homework just made me a failure

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    Someone needs to tell this to all teachers everywhere.

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    Agreed with the article and what people have said thus far.

    Definitely, Edge. Assignments and projects have always made me remember and understand things better than any homework ever did. Classes that were based on discussion made me remember things better than any lecture class ever did. Probably because in both instances, there is an application of the knowledge that is being learned. When you take knowledge and apply it to something, you begin to understand the concepts presented far faster than any busy work you could ever be assigned.

    While I was the kid who loved the books I was assigned to read, I think it'd be more fun to allow students to choose from a selection of books which ones they'd like to read. Or vote on which book they'd like to read as a class. That way, they're less likely to feel like they're being forced to read something and will probably find themselves enjoying the material more; thus be more encouraged to read. I bet if teachers removed those awful homework things to "make sure you're reading the book", reading would be even more enjoyable. I never had a problem when writing papers or having class discussions on books, but I swear, if I ever encounter another one of those "literature circle" things, someone's going to lose some limbs.
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    It's funny because in every class I've taken it's usually the homework grade that makes or breaks you. You can be an ace on the subject and leave knowing more then anyone else but lord help you if you didn't do the homework.

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