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should we get homework?
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gwrocks9
Dec 31, 2010
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skiingfool435
Dec 31, 2010
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Judging by the language you use in your argument, you could use a bit more homework. The average high school student only spends 3.5 hours a week on homework (which is an hour less than they spend on sports). Being as one's ability to apply learned information is the basis for success in this new economy, we need even more homework, not less.

 
halachuinic
Jan 01, 2011
2 convinced
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He gets to attack how you write and argue because (1) this is a debate and (2) you're pushing forth a proposition that homework should not be forced on students. That is, your argument concerns education and how you don't need it. When someone inarticulately argues that some form of education is unnecessary, that person raises major credibility issues and tends to sap his very own argument. And he has the right to judge you because you've elected to begin a debate (in a public forum no less) and taken a side.

 
immy1000
Jan 09, 2011
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Yes we should get homework, I am an adolescent and am a pupil at a top school in the United Kingdom, I get an average of 3 to four hours of homework a night and lessons on Saturday's, as you can see it shows with my correct use of grammar and my writing style, that without anything else should show you why you need to do homework but I will add some other points too. Homework is very beneficial to all students, not least because it shows what areas students need to improve on and it enables us to pass our exams and to learn to study for them. It also prepares us for responsibility in later life. It enables self- discipline and it keeps our minds attentive and it is also a vital part towards your end of year reports and grades. Also in lessons your teacher may not know how much work you have done yourself as friends and members of the class can disrupt other members and cause them to not achieve their best.

 
skiingfool435
Jan 01, 2011
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Sorry, are you trying to prove my point? Firstly, your first sentence is a question, and as such should feature a question mark rather than a period. Secondly, "your" is properly spelled "you're". The bottom line is, do you, as an adolescent (generally speaking) know what's best, or should you trust that your elders have some idea of what you should be doing? To answer your question, I judge how well you do because this is a debate. We have established general societal norms to facilitate exchange; without education, our ability to appreciate these norms becomes limited. The world is not an easy place--it requires hard work over many years. Without an education, how can we hope to compete in the marketplace? Certainly, we can default to more menial jobs, but these are fast disappearing. Demand is for information potential, and thus education is required.

 
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gwrocks9
Jan 01, 2011
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Stop being so rude. your being well ou of ORDER. who the HELL do you think you are to judge how i write and how well i do. your not my bloddy mum so keep ypur big fat mouth shut ok.

 
iisawesome
Feb 17, 2011
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I personally think that homework is a little overbearing. when i get home from a 7 hour school day, I really dont like to worry about what projects im forgetting and things like that. Its not really about how I just dont want to do work, but that in a 45 minute class period, a lot of the time my teachers will spend the entire class time explaining the same 2 or 3 things to us over and over again but they wont let us work ahead. I feel that in class there is less distraction so I can concentrate. If I wait to get home its always a struggle to keep from giving in to just watching TV or reading a book. I think I could get a lot more done if they would just give us a little more to do in school every day rather than burying us in homework.

 
omelet2000
Apr 01, 2011
1 convinced
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You kids should NOT get homework. Homework allows you to digest, process, and retain the lessons which have been presented at school. This would create too many educated citizens. History has taught that an ignorant populace is easier to control by the elite. However, you wouldn't know that since you didn't do your homework!

 
gwrocks9
Dec 31, 2010
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we should not have homewwork cuz we already do loads at scholl and then we are forced to do homework in our free time and then we get punished if we dont do our homework. this is out of order and we desevere a bit of resect and not for our free time to be taken away from us

 
gwrocks9
Jan 01, 2011
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who are you to judge how well i do. your well out of order there

 
justaguy332
Jan 06, 2011
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i do 7 hours of school 5 days a week. An added hour and an half wastes free time and adds stress to both the adult and the child. I believe homework should be banned

 
mchobbit
May 07, 2011
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In most countries, children spend six to eight hours a day in school already. Homework takes anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. It is not common for a 1st grade to have more than one hour of homework. There is evidence that child directed play has many developmental benefits. So are family dinners. I even heard that family dinner have been linked to better grades. We all know that conversation and reading boost vocabulary. Sports and maintaining friendship are good for people of all ages. Sure, you could say that children can do all of these things on top of homework- BUT, there is not ONE study that proves that homework has any academic benefit below High school level, and even then it is minimal and diminishes when too much homework is given. Yet there is proof that other things they could be doing instead do.

The "ten minutes more per grade" idea is flawed as well. Unless teacher give the first graders ten minutes of reading every day, there are no ten minutes of homework. What might take one kid ten minutes takes the next one an hour. As a child, I was always given a lot of Maths homework. I was never good at Maths and it took me hours upon hours to do the work. It "should" have taken 30 minutes to an hour, it didn't. Of course, that only made me hate Maths more. I despise numbers to this very day.

Also, kids cheat! Even if the work is turned in, teachers can never be certain that the student is the one who did the work. Parents get sick of "helping" with all the homework and tell their kids the answers. And they certainly do go to great lengths to make sure their kids wins the Science fair (meaning, they do the projects...or at least "help" a bit too much). Teens use sparknotes. Essays previously written by friends or siblings are being turned in. There are millions of websites that help children cheat. I've even heard of students having paid "tutors" who do their work for them.

Giving out, collecting and checking homework takes up a lot of class time.Teachers keep complaining that they don't have enough time to cover concepts. If homework wouldn't be given in the first place, the work could be done at school. Instead of homework, kids could get voluntary reading lists, suggestions for at home projects, and worksheets to take home if they desire so. Out of school learning should be encouraged, not forced down their throats.


 


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