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Homework

Homework is given for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The main purpose of homework is to reinforce the skills and concepts taught at school. There are, however, additional benefits.

Positive effects of homework:

  • Immediate achievement and learning
  • Better retention of factual knowledge
  • Increased understanding
  • Better critical thinking, concept formation and information processing

Long-term academic benefits:

  • Learning during leisure time
  • Improved attitude toward school
  • Better study habits and skills

Nonacademic benefits:

  • Greater self-direction
  • Greater self-discipline
  • Better time organization
  • More inquisitiveness
  • More independent problem solving