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Homework Ban

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Started: 10/31/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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Round One is acceptance, Round Two is arguements, Round Three is rebuttals, and Round Four is conclusion. I want a nice debate.


I'll accept

Best of luck,
Debate Round No. 1


Note: My structure will change because I will use many quotes, so there is no "argument"

I: Arguments

"Studies have proven that homework does improve the stability of students in school. According to Cooper’s much-cited review of homework studies, there have been 20 studies since 1962 that compared the achievement of students who received homework and achievement of students who did not. Results are that 14 of the studies showed benefit in doing homework, while 6 did not. This further strengthens the statement “Time spent completing homework is time well spent."."

This means that if you spend your time well doing homework, then your grades will probably go up, making it a possibllty of going to a good university and a good job.

"Homework is an important and valuable component of learning. It teaches the students important life skills that they will need to apply even when they become working adults, especially time management, prioritizing work, as well as values, namely responsibility and self-discipline. "

This means that they will be smarter, and will have important life skills.

"By doing homework, they will start to develop time management. They will start to allocate their time for leisure pursuits and completing their homework. Through this, the students will be able to learn the value of self-discipline as they try to refrain themselves from playing until they have completed their assignments. They will also develop a sense of responsibility by knowing the need to finish homework in time and contributing to group work or projects. "

This shows that they can develop time management, and will grow more mature.

If we ban homework, we won't have these things.

"Hence, some students may not fully understand the topics that the teachers taught in school and they might have problems learning well and coping with the syllabus. Setting homework and assignments extends the student’s study beyond what they learn in school and allows for a wider and deeper understanding of the topic. With homework, school hours are also put to good use in which teachers can spend their time teaching well instead of giving the students class work to do, and students can avoid distractions from others when they attempt their work at home. They can also catch up on missed classes by doing homework."

More than making it more mature, it is just like practice makes perfect. Homework can make you understand the topics easily.

"Homework is useful to inform teachers of the students’ weaknesses in certain topics, giving them a chance to improve and acquire new skills. If there is no homework, teachers would have to base majority of the students’ standards on tests alone, which is not reliable at times."

Why is this not reliable? Because students can cheat.

"Homework provides students with sufficient practice for what they have learnt in school so that they can build a good foundation for that topic. With a good foundation, they can progress better in school and achieve better results for their tests and exams. It also lets students revise and recap what they are taught and more importantly, homework gives an early warning to students who do not understand certain key concepts so that they are aware of it in the future. "

Homework can make you more factual, and better at tests.

II: Conclusion

I have shown that homework is not needed. Vote Pro.

III: Endnotes

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Your entire side is voting to KEEP homework. You are PRO for homework ban so this is very confusing to me.

Homework more times than not is going to be necessary for practice and studying because you won't have time to get through all of it in class.
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Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
Looks more like Wingdings.
Posted by PsionicTurtle 1 year ago
Your argument is... emoji?
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