Persuasive Essay Homework

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Homework has been around for a long time, but do the growing numbers in homework really help students, or would they be better off without it? Homework generally stresses students, and the stress isn’t good for their health. A teacher (Dan Gottlieb) did a survey and asked her students if any of them were stressed from their homework and 90% of her students admitted to being stressed from their homework. Homework also deprives students from sleep, sometimes they have other things to do after school and end up doing homework until late at night. Even students who have good sleep habits are generally sleep deprived. Homework provides kids with stress, sleep deprivation, and ruins their social lives and should be highly modified. Homework has been around for a long time, so there must be some reasons as to why they haven’t gotten rid of it completely. It can help by practicing what you’ve learnt in class and covering more material in a year. Homework helps make sure students can understand the concept without the teacher having to lead them through the steps. In a previous meta-study in 1989 Duke university found that high schoolers have much to gain from doing their homework, and that those that do, do their homework outperform those that don 't by 69%. Andrea Townsend argues that she wouldn’t get through as much content in a year if she didn 't set it. She also states that hands on is the best way to learn, however, that means if she does hands on activities in class then
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