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Parental Attitude Adjustment Can Improve Homework Motivation
2011-09-01 06:52:55

  Parents who want to improve their child's motivation to complete homework this school year need to change their own attitude and behavior, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In the study published in Learning and Individual Differences, BGU researchers found that if parents had a more positive, supportive attitude and communicated the learning value as motivation, rather than focusing on completing an assignment or getting a higher...

2011-08-19 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg, the social education platform, today announced it has acquired Student of Fortune, an online tutorial marketplace for those who need help or can help others with homework. The acquisition is the fourth in little more than a year for Chegg, which has evolved beyond its flagship business of online textbook rentals into a full-service social platform for students. Student of Fortune, based in Los Angeles and founded in 2005 by two...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'