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  Homework 'not worth the trouble'
Updated 09 February 2004, 13.22
Girl doing homework
Homework causes more trouble than it's worth, according to a new study.

The Institute of Education at the University of London found that doing after hours study causes stress and only has "modest benefits".

The research said that your parents often hold you back by saying where and how you should study, and that homework only really helped older pupils.

But if your parents tell you to turn off your CDs, argue - the study says kids work better to music!

They reckon it's because music and TV makes a wall of sound to block everything else out.

Because parents cause stress telling you how to study, the research said they should only offer advice when you ask for it.

And the experts reckon after-school homework clubs would be much better, because there'd be fewer arguments!

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