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EAP 1 WRITER’S WORKSHOP
ARGUMENT ESSAY [EDITED]
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
Coping with Homework Assignments
The problem is about an argument about homework for some kids in school. There is a survey that has questions from families and teachers asking about homework and tells how parents can take care of their kids’ homework (Strauss, 2009). Some governments in other countries recommend homework. There is another problem which is kids do not like homework, but homework is important according to the teachers. If there is no homework, then parents and their kids will not talk about anything about school and that is a problem. There is an issue about teachers who give a lot of homework, but it is good for kids. Some research shows that kids from second grade through fifth grade write very well on their exams, but homework is a huge problem for them. Kids need this homework to improve their skills in their schools (Strauss, 2009). Homework is a good way to make strong bonding between kids and their families. Many families think that homework is wasting their kids’ time, but it is really for good for their kids. They found that if kids have too m uch homework, they will spend a lot of time studying and this is a problem for their parents according to the article (Flynn, 2009). So, people should really think that homework is very helpful for their kids and it helps them to get higher grades in the future in their classes.
I totally disagree with both authors. The authors made really good points, but they talk about how kids can cope with their problems with their homework. And that’s not a good idea, so I came with many ideas that help kids agree with the homework assignment. There are good ideas to help kids cope with homework; first, schools can make classes longer, and second, students should check with teachers and classmates.
First, schools can make the classes longer, so they can make fewer homework assignments. For example, if people do not want a lot of homework for their children, then schools should make school time a little bit longer. Also, children should think that if they have many classes, they will get tired, so the homework assignments will be short. So, students will be good at homework if they can cope with it, and a lot of classes should cover their problems. There are a lot of advantages that students can benefit from when they make the classes longer.
Also, students should check with teachers and classmates to help each other. For instance, if kids have a lot of problems with their homework, they should help each other, or go to their own teachers or maybe they can go to their classmates and work together with their homework. Another example is that students should always check with their teachers about their homework, because kids really need to be on the same schedule with the other students and not be behind the schedule. Kids should get help if they have trouble with the homework assignments.
Some people disagree with my ideas; they think that parents think differently because they have to make school time shorter and a lot of homework assignments, so kids can gain a lot of writing experience. And that’s helpful for them in the future. Also, people disagree with something else and that is classmates should not help each other because that will cause many problems for their kids in the future. That is, kids will get used to getting help from each other. Parents need their kids to be individuals, so they can have the skills.
In conclusion, many people want the best for their kids in schools. So, they need to follow these two ideas, because that helps kids to cope with their homework problems. Also, many kids don’t need help from other student “classmates,” so they should really think about how kids can overcome these problems. So, teachers should help students and classmates also.
Flynn, J. (2009, May 27). Homework: When school never ends. Telegraph.
Retrieved on July 17, 2009, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/
Strauss, V. (2009, January 27). The Homework Debate. The Washington Post.
Retrieved on July 14, 2009, fromhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-