I want to get back to showing what you know again, and understanding that teachers might want you to demonstrate that you understand something that was done in a lab and they'll have homework to address that. So you need to know if that assignment is about memorizing the content of the material, the content of what you may have read or been presented to in class or in the lab, or demonstrating a skill.
What are the relationships and the sequences that I can identify between the homework and the material in the class? Does the teacher want facts in the homework? Does she want you to know about facts or memorize facts? Does she want you to mention facts, use facts and arguments, or does she want you to synthesize information or does she want you to be creative? Oftentimes, this would be an English assignment where she wants to show your creativity or to make your own story based on something that you read.
And then lastly, understand how this information might be used later on in the test and think about that. Try to get thatRemember. that we aim for goal-driven and purpose-driven studies and purpose-driven homework.in, pretend that you are that teacher, and how might this be a setup for a test or a project later on.
So just to recap, to organize your material, understand what the purpose of this assignment is. How does it relate to what you were doing in school today? Understand why the teacher wants you to do this. And for parents of younger students, you might actually need to get the course outline.
This is something to ask the teacher early in the semester. What subjects are you going to be covering? What periods of history might you be covering? What books are you reading? What are the relationships between the books that you're reading? And you can actually tee yourself up for success if you can ask the teacher this in advance.
I noticed you've, you're reading these books and I don't understand how they're related. Perhaps you can tell me how they might be related. Is it based on that time and in history, is it based on the types of authors that we're reading? Is it based on a subject?
And so just knowing how the material might relate to each other actually is a way of organizing material and actually helps you understand the purpose of the homework later on. Understand also the timeline of how the teacher is going to be presenting the subject over the course of the semester and how that homework or those projects have to do with the timeline that you're studying in history or the number of books or the type of books that you're reading in English.
So you might be reading, let's say three books by feminist authors, and you might be given three books at very different times in American history. And that might be the teacher's purpose, is to try to tell you or to show you or teach you how that literature evolved over the course of the 20th century or evolved from the 19th century through the 20th century. That's something that you might get on homework.
For younger students, you might really be working on understanding material, extracting key sentences, understanding concepts, and understanding the key themes of a story that you're reading. Take stock in the type of homework questions that your teacher is asking you, because chances are those types of questions will be on the test.
So I hope today you've got some tips that are useful. I hope you're going to make your pre-homework checklist with those key questions that I have down for you. Please establish a homework space and consistent office hours for homework. Parents, focus on the student and limit your distractions. And really remember that we aim for goal-driven and purpose-driven studies and purpose-driven homework.
So try to figure out the purpose of the homework, and what's your purpose as a student for learning in this class? What goals do you have for learning in class this semester? Please let me know how this works out for you. Best of luck. Bye.
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