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Homework Running Head: HOMEWORK HELP Homework Doesn’t Always Help Kevin Pintauro Dr. Budesheim Creighton University 1
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Homework Homework Doesn’t Always Help All that homework can possibly do is help students to learn. Or is it? An article from Penn State entitled “Too Much Homework Can be Counterproductive”, about a recent book "National Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and the Future of Schooling," written by Penn State professors Dr. LeTendre and Dr. Baker who have concluded just that. They explain in their book that since the 1980s American students have been given more homework to help them raise their scores against students in countries abroad such as Japan and that since then scores of students have been declining rather than increasing (LeTendre, 2005). The chapter from David Levy’s “Tools of Critical Thinking” explains many possible different reasons to a concluded study’s “correlation”. The example about the relationship between creativity and mood swings is more than sufficient to help one understand correlation. I learned that given “A” and “B”, (mood swings and creativity), the study fails to show that whether it is “A” that causes “B” or if it is “B” that causes
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 111 taught by Professor Buddesheim during the Spring '08 term at Creighton.

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