Students should get more homework. Persuasive writing.

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Why Children Should Get More Homework

Homework. Many students dislike it and try to avoid it, but teaching and learning indicates that children who spend more time on meaningful homework do better in school, and that the educational benefits of homework increase as children move into upper grades.

Why is homework so important? Well, it helps students to understand and review the work that has been covered in class and also to see whether students have understood the lesson. Homework is also a link between school and home that shows what children are studying. Research shows that when homework is handed into the teacher, graded and discussed with students, it can improve student's grades and understanding of the schoolwork. A good and well planned out homework programme helps reinforce learning done in class and helps the student develop a good and well-built attitude to life-long learning as well as skills needed.

The aim that the academic curriculum has about homework at early stages in a child's education is to build up the foundation of a student's basic skills and concepts because they are the most important ones as the child develops. Homework also teaches good habits and responsibility.

Throughout the process of doing the homework, handing it in to the teacher and getting back the results, most children develop motivation as time goes on. If they do well, they will be given encouragement to continue with such high standards of work. If they do bad, they will be given punishment that most likely develop fear in the student pushing them to do homework. This all amounts to the student doing the homework and being able to review what they have learnt and increasing the chance of getting a better grade in their final external exams.

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