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Academics – Students not doing enough? or Schoolds doing too much? April 7, 2011

Filed under: News Analysis — ekelsie @ 10:44 pm
 
 
 
 
 

College Student Katie Ellis hard at work

Students not doing enough? Or Schools doing too much?

Most students are eager to learn and want to succeed in school. Though lack of their attention towards homework is decreasing every year. while some students are claiming that there is too much homework given.

Board members of the Public Schools System and even principles of private schools have been debating and speculating this topic. A High School Principle asks, “Do our students lack the self-motivation to handle assignments at home or is there too much homework in general?

These are the questions that are being thrown around within the Education Systems daily.

“We’re all human,” a student comments. “We can’t help it if we slack off sometimes and forget to do things.”

Another student replies saying “It’s  just distractions. Things that pull us away from our academic needs. There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

A number of studies have shown that students who participate in class have a 40% chance of getting an honest passing grade.

Though the other 60% that do participate don’t get the grade because of their lack of attention towards homework.

“There’s no one to tell you to do it. I can’t just take my teacher home to tell me to do my homework. No one is there to say ‘ You need to know this’, or, ‘Do it and finish it.’ ” A student debates on the situation.

Commitments they have made somewhere else is their main focus outside of school. Sports, Clubs, volunteer work, part-time jobs, and even religious activities keep them active. ” These things aren’t bad but it has students’ grades dropping.” a concerned teacher explains.

With this thought in mind some schools are believing differently. A Vice Principle sits in during a high school class and listens to what is being  taught. She understands it easily enough, but is astonished at the amount of homework that is given.

Schools are starting to believe that teachers are giving students too much homework. Certain members of the schools faculty are noticing that a high school student has too much to accomplish in one night. Telling teachers that they should be giving less homework. These statements have already been put it into action.

An alternative to this problemwould be giving into giving  less homework to students .  will be more engaged within class rooms. Many even feel more like they can achieve more with others around them doing the same work.

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One Response to “Academics – Students not doing enough? or Schoolds doing too much?”

  1. molyneux111 Says:

    Kelsie – this needs another read-through. See comments below:

    First, remember you are writing a factual news account, so be careful about using emotionally charged words outside of your quotations, such as “confused,” “diligent,” “Every.”

    in title, “or SCHOOLDS doing too much? April 7, 2011” (spell check)

    “A confused teacher talks with A DILIGENT IN CLASS STUDENT.” (strange word order – try “a diligent student in class.”)

    3rd text block, “Every student is eager to learn and wants to SUCCESS in school.” (grammar – should be succeed)

    Check punctuation in the following two statements (needs to go INSIDE quotation marks):

    “We’re all human.”, a student comments, “We can’t help it if we slack off sometimes and forget to do things.”

    “There’s no one to tell you to do it. I can’t just take my teacher home to tell me to do my homework. No one is there to say ‘ You need to know this’, or, ‘Do it and finish it.’ ” A student debates on the situation.

    Grammar check:

    “With this thought in mind some schools are BELIEVING differently.” (do you mean behaving?)

    “Telling teachers that they should be giving less homework.” (this is not a sentence – no subject – who is doing the telling?)

    “These STATEMENT have already been put it into action.” (needs to be plural – statementS)

    And, last sentence: “ITshould rely totally upon that individual student.” (define what IT is….(i.e. “Succeeding at school should rely totally upon that individual student’s efforts.”))


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