- The place where children do their homework - whether at a desk or in front of the television - may play a big role in how well they do at school
- ''Successful students see homework as a daily routine,'' Mr Coutts-Trotter said. ''They have a desk of their own and a school and family that help them develop scholarly routines.
- "Visiting libraries regularly is another thing successful students do.''
- Children do better sitting at a desk than on a bed; implies a different attitude
- From primary school, some groups establish better habits - study each day, and for longer. In the year 3 group studied, the children of Chinese background spent about an hour every night of the week, compared with children of Pacific Islander background - 10 minutes for two to three nights a week - and Anglo Australian children - about 20 minutes on only some nights during the week.
- Socio-economic background wasn't necessarily a factor in success/failure - good habits helped at any level
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