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gtcmoulder
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Is homework beneficial to students???

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Started: 5/15/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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amaster7

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Lots of studies find that too much homework (3 or more hours) makes it worse, but a study that tracked 3,000 students over 15 years and found that more than 2 hours a night of homework is linked to achieving better results in maths, English, and science. A 2009 anonymous study showed that kids feel angry and less confident when homework is incomplete, which leads me to my next assertion. When homework is complete students feels a sense of achievement and can feel good that they completed a hard task.
gtcmoulder

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Yes, students may have a sense of achievement when homework is completed, but that doesn't mean they won't feel burned out and uninterested. School is supposed to provide a broad, basic education, not a specialized one. But with after school homework, kids don't want to pursue a more specialized education, they want to spend every spare minute socializing, leaving them unprepared for getting a job and choosing a career. On top of that, just because completing homework gives students a sense of achievement doesn't mean they aren't going to get frustrated, annoyed, or uninterested and blow it off, or do mediocre work and not make any progress.
Debate Round No. 1
amaster7

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amaster7 forfeited this round.
gtcmoulder

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Can't argue against a forfeit.
Debate Round No. 2
amaster7

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amaster7 forfeited this round.
gtcmoulder

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Not getting any better at fighting nothing.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gtcmoulder 2 years ago
gtcmoulder
Any particular reason you keep forfeiting? I don't mean to be rude, but you challenged me this time, and I can tell that you do actually have an opinion, so why do you keep doing it? It's a tiny bit rude, and I can't really argue against my own opinion. :
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