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Enforcing Homework In Spanish

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[...] may ask: 'CanIhand in my homeworktomorrow because [...]
I did not have enough resource material to make a good job of it?
[...] podría preguntar: "¿Puedo entregar mi tarea mañana?
I have also donemy homeworkand I do not want to mention any names, but we will be able to do thisinfuture.
Yo también he hecho mis deberes y no quiero citar nombres, pero en el futuro si que podría.
[...] electricity, so I try and domy homework inthe daylight.
[...] electricidad, así que trato de hacer mi tarea a la luz del día.
Mydelegation has workedhand in handwith you as the coordinator of [...]
the Eastern European group.
Mi delegación ha cooperado con usted mano a mano en calidad de Coordinador [...]
del Grupo de los Estados de Europa Oriental.
She then collects firewood, prepares
[...] dinner, and lendsahandwith the boys'homework.
Luego recoge leña, prepara la
[...] cena y ayuda a sus hermanos con las tareas escolares.
Idomy homework inthe pastures while I'm tending the cattle.
Hadgu dice que hace sus "tareas escolares en los pastizales, [...]
mientras vigilo al ganado.
[...] know that I have donemy homework.
My son's disappearance, it's like I am holding a burning coalin my hand.
La desaparición de mi hijo es como sostener un carbón encendido en la mano.
The government produced a framework for reform of the state; I have
[...] its road map and objectivesin my handas I speak.
El Gobierno elaboró un marco para la reforma del Estado;
[...] mientras hablo tengo en mi mano su hoja de ruta y sus [...]
It is not that simple, but I will trymy handatitinany case.
No es tan sencillo, pero de todas formas lo voy a intentar.
Nothingin my handIbring, Simply to [...]
"Nada en mi mano llevo, Simplemente a [...]
On the otherhand, mydelegation believes that the Council could exercise the necessary discretion, albeit prudently, when it becomes necessary to consider looming threats to peaceinexceptional circumstances.
Por otra parte, mi delegación considera que el Consejo podría ejercer la discreción necesaria, si bien de manera prudente, cuando tenga que examinar las posibles amenazas a la paz en circunstancias excepcionales.
The governments, legislators, central banks and bank regulating authorities,
[...] on the otherhand,didn't do theirhomework.
Los Gobiernos, legisladores, Bancos Centrales y autoridades supervisoras de los bancos,
[...] por el contrario, no cumplieron con sus tareas.
Mydaughter, on the otherhand,breezes through herhomework.
Mi hija, sin embargo, hace su tarea con mucha facilidad.
I could, unfortunately, not cope
[...] with my domestic responsibilities as well as allmy homework.
[...] pude lidiar con mis responsabilidades domésticas y mis tareas.
I always try to save energy during the
[...] day so I can domy homeworkand review school [...]
lessons at night," she says.
Siempre trato de mantener energías durante el día, de manera que
[...] a la noche pueda hacer los deberes y estudiar [...]
las lecciones de la escuela", explica Tabita.
It is provisional because a
[...] great deal ofhomeworkis yet to be doneinterms of external [...]
costs, one of the key bottlenecks.
[...] queda mucho trabajo por hacer en materia de costes externos, [...]
uno de los principales cuellos de botella.
[...] that I extended himmy hand,"he said about a previous trialinwhich he testified [...]
Me avergüenza más aún de que
[...] yo le extendí la mano", dijo sobre un proceso judicial previo en que testificó [...]
INWITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto setmy handthis twenty-second day of April,inthe year of our [...] [...]
and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
EN FE DE LO CUAL, suscribo la presente este visimo segundo día de abril del año de Nuestro Señor [...]
dos mil nueve, y ducentésimo
trigésimo tercero de la Independencia de Estados Unidos.
(HU) What I am holdingin my handis not a bottle of [...]
Alsatian wine, but a total disregard for European decision-makers,
the deception of European consumers, the parody of inequality among Member States and the bankruptcy of the power of enforcement.
(HU) Lo que sostengo en la mano no es una botella de [...]
vino alsaciano, sino un desprecio absoluto a todos los responsables
europeos, el engaño de los consumidores europeos, la parodia de desigualdad entre los Estados miembros y la bancarrota de la autoridad.
I still had my mobile phonein my handbecause I had been [...]
talking to reporters to see if they could denounce what was happening.
Yo tenía el celular en la mano porque estaba hablando [...]
a las emisoras a ver si podía denunciar lo que estaba pasando.
While I did have grafting surgery done onmy handdueinpart to my gloves failing, the [...]
areas protected by the PBI Gold gear were not as severe.
[...] por unos injertos en mi mano, debido en parte a que fallaron mis guantes, las zonas [...] [...]
equipo PBI Gold no estaban tan graves.
Parental support helps to ensure that children
[...] complete theirhomeworkand stayinschool.
El apoyo de los padres contribuye a que los
[...] niños realicen las tareas escolares y permanezcan [...]
[...] agitation does not help led to one ofmy homeworklessons: learning how to keep my mind [...]
Pude ver que la agitación mental no me permite
[...] encaminarme hacia las lecciones que tengo de tarea: aprender a mantener mi mente más relajada.
[...] where you can workinsmall groups, study, and dohomeworkon your computer, [...]
now that the facilities are equipped with wireless internet.
[...] realizar tus trabajos en equipo, estudiar y hacer tareas en tu computadora, [...]
ya que cuentan con red inalámbrica.

New research suggests that a lot of assigned homework amounts to pointless busy work that doesn’t help students learn, while more thoughtful assignments can help them develop skills and acquire knowledge. How would you characterize the homework you get?

In the Sunday Review article “The Trouble With Homework,” Annie Murphy Paul reviews the research on homework:

The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. And evidence suggests that as of now, homework isn’t making the grade. Although surveys show that the amount of time our children spend on homework has risen over the last three decades, American students are mired in the middle of international academic rankings: 17th in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in math, according to results from the Program for International Student Assessment released last December.

In a 2008 survey, one-third of parents polled rated the quality of their children’s homework assignments as fair or poor, and 4 in 10 said they believed that some or a great deal of homework was busywork. A new study, coming in the Economics of Education Review, reports that homework in science, English and history has “little to no impact” on student test scores. (The authors did note a positive effect for math homework.) Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.

She goes on to enumerate some of the aspects of effective independent assignments, like “retrieval practice,” which basically means doing practice tests to reinforce learning and commit it to memory, and “interleaving,” in which problems are not grouped into sets by type, but rather scattered throughout an assignment, which makes the brain work harder to grasp the material.

Students: Tell us how effective you think your homework is. What kinds of assignments seem pointless? Which ones are confusing or frustrating? Which ones are most engaging and interesting? Which ones are you fairly sure help you learn and grow?

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