Saturday, March 31, 2012

OUTLINE for ARGUMANTATIVE ESSAY: IS HOMEWORK HARMFUL OR HELPFUL?

Introduction

Homework is defined as an out of class task assigned to students to help them practice and prepare for their future. Homework has been around for a very long time. It is set and traced as a tradition of having teachers assigning work and students completing it. Parents say that teachers require it and teachers say that parents demand more of it. Teachers assign homework to help some students improve their grade and pass the course for those of who do not do well on tests or standardized examinations. Can homework be considered helpful or harmful to students? This controversy turns into arguments and disagreements.

Thesis Statement: For me, homework totally can help students in study because there are many benefits we can get from doing homework. Everyone has their own opinion right? I have my own opinion too about this topic because I think it is better if I say homework is helpful to students. Why? There are my own reasons why I support this topic.

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First Main Idea


First of all, homework builds up an initiative in students. They initiate study. Teachers get the schoolwork done from students whereas students initiate doing homework. There is a sense of responsibility associated with completing their homework. Children feel responsible for finishing homework and accomplished when they do it.

Supporting Details:

i. students develop time management
ii. helps the children learn with interest
iii. children learn to cope up with their school activities

Second Main Idea

Secondly, students who are likes to do homework that are given from their teachers are mostly get the good achievement in their study. Two British studies found that while homework in secondary schools produced better exam results, the influence was relatively small. Students who spent seven hours a week or more on a subject achieved about a third of an A level grade better than students of the same gender and ability who spent less than two hours a week.

Supporting Details:
i. Homework teaches students the importance of planning, staying organized and taking action
ii. Homework teaches students how to solve problems
iii. Homework teaches students how to work independently

Third Main Idea

In addition on my point, it is the amount of homework that governs its benefits. Homework should not become a punishment. Studies have brought out certain rules regarding the amount of homework to be given to students of particular ages. Homework manifests its benefits only if it is given in right amounts and taken in the right spirit.

Supporting Details:

i. involving parents
ii. involving teachers
iii. cooperation between group members

Conclusion
For the conclusion, homework actually give many advantages to students and it is helpful to help students to be more understand on what they had learn from what their teachers teach. Besides that, homework helps teachers determine how well the lessons are being understood by their students. I totally agreed with topic is homework harmful or helpful to students because for my opinion, I choose that homework are helpful to students.

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