Poor homework skills are a main cause of academic problems. Many children do not know how to do their homework efficiently and effectively. They may waste time on assignments, overlook facts or quit before completing their homework. Because they do not have good homework skills, they may be “turned off” by the educational process and thereby limit their potential to learn.
Children with poor homework skills tend to read without recognizing the meaning or skim so fast they miss important facts. They may be careless, messy in their paperwork, overlook or skip problems or tasks. They also are easily distracted, do not stick to tasks, daydream or try to do homework while watching television of listening to music.
Children must develop the ability to work independently. Working alone requires self-discipline. Self-discipline involves willpower, concentration, the ability to organize work and to use time wisely.
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