ERIC Number: ED266526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Homework: Helping Students Achieve.
Bradshaw, Jim; Amundson, Kristen J.
Students and parents are offered advice in this booklet on how to make the most of homework. The booklet first reviews the basic reasons for assigning homework: homework helps students learn better and faster, helps families become involved with education, communicates the school's high expectations, and helps students develop self-discipline and organizational skills. Specific methods students can use to improve homework skills include establishing appropriate places and times for studying, previewing the material, focusing attention, reading carefully and thinking about the concepts covered, casting what is learned in different forms, self-testing, and taking notes effectively. Parents can encourage students by helping them discipline themselves, by reinforcing the idea that studying improves performance, and by maintaining awareness of the students' attitudes and concerns. (PGD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Student Role, Study Skills
Publication Sales, American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00151; 1-50 copies $0.60 each--orders of $20.00 or less, add $3.50 shipping and handling and prepay).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.