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Lukeirwin46
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Himans45
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Is homework necessary

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Himans45
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/7/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lukeirwin46

Pro

I think that homework is necessary. Homework helps memory, and helps you learn. If schools think that homework dos not help they wont do it but they bleave that is is helpful. It dus help. it helps me learn math and it helps kids be responsible. thay ned that to get a job not being responsible gets you fired
Himans45

Con

BOP is on pro, as he is the one making the claim.

The definition of necessary is as follows

nec"es"sar"y
G2;nesəG6;serē/
adjective
adjective: necessary

1.
required to be done, achieved, or present; needed; essential.

"Homework helps memory, and helps you learn."

My argument against this is that busywork does not in fact, help students learn. [1] Cooper (1989a) argues that reviews on the link between homework and achievement often directly contradict one another and are so different in design that the findings of one study cannot be evaluated fairly against the findings of others. There is no proven benefit to homework and it's effect on learning. There have been studies [2] that have shown that students who do not do their homework have similar average grades than students who do.

" If schools think that homework dos not help they wont do it but they bleave that is is helpful. It dus help. it helps me learn math and it helps kids be responsible. "

Just because it helps you learn math, does not mean that it is necessary for every student. Plenty of students I know (including me) rarely do their homework, and still end up with high test scores on their SAT's, regular tests, and quizzes. If it was completely necessary then there would not be a single person who does not do their homework that gets good test grades.

"thay ned that to get a job not being responsible gets you fired"

Not sure what relevance this has to homework, but students learn responsibility in a multitude of ways, thus making homework simply an option, not a necessity.

[1]http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org...
[2] http://news.virginia.edu...
Debate Round No. 1
Lukeirwin46

Pro

.ORG and .edu are not reliable because there not made by experts
.GOV OR com are
http://www.studentpulse.com...

You need homework. It like studing it praktice praktice maks perfekt to get a job to live it you dont praktick have fun in the homliss shelter.
http://www.scholastic.com...



Himans45

Con

First of all, where did you get the idea that .orgs and .edus are not reliable, and that .coms are? You cannot simply dismiss the source because of its domain. Anyways, pro failed to rebut my arguments and failed to successfully provide a claim. Vote con.

I see no reason to continue the debate into this round, as he didn't offer any new arguments or rebuttals.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Lumberjay85 1 year ago
Lumberjay85
Why would you think .edu and .org are not valid? .org is no different than .com, except it is a non-profit website. .edu means it is an education sponsored site, essentially being one of the MOST valid source you can find.
Posted by Lukeirwin46 1 year ago
Lukeirwin46
To point out you seed not a necessary.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had a developed, compelling argument. Pro seemed to be more interested on attacking Con's valid source choice.