Focus group members were very much in support of this idea. Many said that they would love to see libraries offer resources such as homework help and tutoring, as well as afterschool study programs. Some participants said that they wished their library had enough copies of the books assigned to their children as readings in class, especially when the school library only has a few copies that are quickly checked out.
It was first reported in an American context in 1965. Bel Kaufman's bestselling comic novel, Up the Down Staircase, published that year, includes two instances where the protagonist's students blame their failure to complete their assignment on their dogs. In a section written as drama early in the book, one student refers to \"a terrible tragedy ... My dog went on my homework!\" Later, a list of excuses includes \"My dog chewed it up\" and \"the cat chewed it up and there was no time to do it over.\"
It became an occasional running gag on The Simpsons, which also began airing that year, mostly playing off Bart's tendency to offer ridiculous excuses for all sorts of misconduct to his teacher Mrs. Krabappel. In a 1991 episode, a difficult day for Bart begins with Santa's Little Helper, the family dog, eating his homework. \"I didn't know dogs actually did that\", he says, and finds his teacher equally incredulous since he had used that excuse before. In a later episode, when the dog goes to work for the police, Bart must eat his own homework for the excuse to work. When Mrs. Krabappel begins dating Ned Flanders, the Simpsons' neighbor, at the end of the 2011 season, she sees Santa's Little Helper in the Simpsons' yard and asks if he is the dog who has eaten Bart's homework so many times. Bart's attempts to demonstrate this and thus lend credibility to his use of the excuse backfire.
There have been three different books that used the excuse as a title. Two have been collections of poetry for students with a school theme, and one has been a business book about lessons dogs can teach about accountability. Other books for young readers have had titles blaming aliens and the protagonist's teacher for the missing homework. A two-act children's musical called A Monster Ate My Homework has also been written. The Dog Ate My Homework is the title of a British comedy/competition show first broadcast in 2014 on CBBC.
Once you have internalized this sense of necessity it becomeshard to deal with \"regular\" people because you willhave a hard time saying \"certain,\" \"sure,\"\"always,\" \"never\" and related words that arepart of your technical terminology in situations when otherpeople expect you to use them easily (and inaccurately). I drivemy kids crazy by (almost) never being sure of anything. Them:\"Mom, will we get to school on time?\" Me: \"I thinkso.\" Them: \"Well, are we almost late?\" Me:\"No, I think we'll get there with ten minutes tospare.\" Them: \"So, then we'll certainly getthere before the bell rings--right?--why didn't you say so?\"Me: --gulp. . .
When working on homework problems, you may consult this course's website, any handouts given out in class, discussions on this course's piazza forum, the listed textbooks for this course, and your own notes. \"This course\" means this particular term's offering of CS 39. Consulting any other sources is forbidden, unless the professor has made an exception in writing.
Collaboration is absolutely not allowed on the quizzes and exams. Giving and receiving help on exams is forbidden, except that you may ask the course staff for clarifications. The in-class exams are closed-book and closed-notes. The take home exams allow you to consult sources similar to those allowed for the homework; precise instructions will be given on the exams.
Many homework sets will have one or two \"challenge problems\" accompanying the regular homework. These are meant to provide a higher level of challenge for students who want to dig deeper into the subject and relish a strong challenge. My recommendation is that you think about these problems only if you have completed the regular homework and you found the homework easy. Your grade will never suffer because of not working on challenge problems and in fact it is unwise to skimp on regular homework to work on these challenge problems.
A 20-year old junior at Georgia Southern University, who asked to remain anonymous, told BuzzFeed News that she normally spends anywhere from $500 to $600 on access codes for class. In one case, the professor didn't require students to buy a textbook, just an access code to turn in homework.
Rule: A colon is used to introduce a second sentence that clarifies the first sentence.Example: We have set this restriction: do your homework before watching television.Notice that the first word of the second sentence is not capitalized. Whether to capitalize the first word after a colon depends on the stylebook or style guidelines you are following. If you have multiple sentences following the sentence with the colon and you bullet or otherwise itemize them, capitalization and punctuation are optional. For example, if each bullet or numbered point is a complete sentence, you might capitalize the first word and end each sentence with proper ending punctuation. The rule of thumb is to be consistent.
Met Life has published an annual survey of teachers since 1984. In 1987 and 2007, the survey included questions focusing on homework and expanded to sample both parents and students on the topic. Data are broken out for secondary and elementary parents and for students in grades 3-6 and grades 7-12 (the latter not being an exact match with secondary parents because of K-8 schools).
[iv] Data for other years are available on the NAEP Data Explorer. For Table 1, the starting point of 1984 was chosen because it is the first year all three ages were asked the homework question. The two most recent dates (2012 and 2008) were chosen to show recent changes, and the two years in the 1990s to show developments during that decade.
Now, as a native English speaker, I know that this is wrong. I'm even college educated and actually trained in ESL (which included grammar classes)... and yet, I have no idea WHY this is wrong. It SEEMS to fit the form our textbook was teaching (\"I did my homework. I was tired.\" -> \"I was tired to do my homework.\") and yet I know it's wrong.
\"I felt tired when I (did my homework/saw her/found a tenner in the street)\" is also grammatical, if not in the case of the tenner very sensible. But you can't back-patch to get the idiom because an idiom doesn't exist for \"tired to\" the way it does for \"happy to\".
If you did not do your homework, because you were tired - you sort of need to signal that negation, and you don't. If you said, \"I was too tired\" the \"too\" serves as that signal, \"too much\" means something didn't work because the quantities are off. Alternatively, you have to say something about relation or sequence to make the combination make sense.
In any case, since you kind of don't signal what the relation is between the two parts of the sentence (\"I was -\" and \"to do my -\"), your listener has to fill in the blanks with how the two are connected. Happy really only means one thing, no matter which causes which (happy because homework, happy while homework, homework while happy, it's all good). So it's easy, in that case, to figure out what the person meant. Tired can mean a couple things, depending on what the tired was doing to the homework, or the homework doing to the tired. So we need a bit more info to figure out what's going on - and without that info, the sentence doesn't parse. 076b4e4f54