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Homework Success
Homework Success

What is Homewor​​k?

Homework is work that you do outside of class to reinforce concepts, knowledge and skills that you have studied in class and/or to prepare for the next class. Sometimes homework is review homework which is directly related to preparing for a test or exam.  

You can expect that homework in many forms will be a part of all of your courses. If you do your homework consistently you will increase your success at school. ​​


Myth – I will have tons of homework every night for each class.

Reality – You won’t have tons of homework but you can expect to have some homework in some of your classes each night including completing upcoming assignments.
 
Myth – Homework isn’t necessary if I attend all of my classes.
 
Reality – Homework is assigned to extend and support your learning. Completing your homework will help you be prepared for your next class.
 
Myth – I won’t be able to do extra-curricular activities or see my friends because I will always be doing homework”

Reality – If you set up a schedule, you will be able to balance homework with your social activities. However, on some nights you will have to make homework your priority.

So, what do I need to do?

Record. Make sure that you record your homework in your planner consistently.
 
Location. Make sure that you have a quiet, well-lit place to do your homework with all of your necessary materials within reach. Otherwise, you may become distracted!
 
Routine. Choose a time that works for you and stick with it. 
  
Daily. Do it every day and you will always be prepared for class and feel on top of things.
The Board has a homework policy that supports student learning and recognizes the importance of personal and family well-being. The amount, frequency and nature of assigned homework will vary depending on the student’s strengths and needs, well-being, grade, subject and other factors.

There are resources to support students w​ith homework, inclu​​ding:

 
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