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Friday, February 13, 2004
16:48Homework policy
My geometry mentor on the other hand does not accept late homework, largely justifying this on the basis that students will abuse the policy.
My own feeling is that the point of homework is to reinforce classroom learning. If late homework is not accepted, there is almost no chance that the student will do it. On the other hand, if late homework is accepted, perhaps the student will just copy the answers, but if we give homework with the answers in the back of the book to begin with, then that's not really an issue (plus it allows students to more immediately get feedback on their efforts).
Much of this is disciplinedependent. In math classes, homework is a learning tool. In other disciplines, such as English, the homework is the assessment so in that case it's more important to insist on timely completion of the work.