school·work | \ˈskül-ˌwərk \

Definition of schoolwork 

: lessons done in class or assigned to be done at home

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Despite suffering from severe migraines, which landed him in the hospital during his freshman year, Jenkins stayed on top of his schoolwork. Isabella Gomez And Justin Lear, CNN, "He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he's going to Harvard on a full ride," 24 May 2018 After a spring announcement, Acer has built the first Chrome OS tablet, the $329 Chromebook Tab 10, to give teachers and students a more flexible device to use for schoolwork both in and out of the classroom. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: Chrome OS revives Google’s tablet future," 23 June 2018 Eagles coach Steve Addazio encouraged Brown to focus on his recovery and his schoolwork. Julian Benbow,, "BC quarterback Anthony Brown nearly ready after knee surgery," 4 July 2018 The threat of having to go to summer school was held over my head as both a carrot and a stick to stay on top of my schoolwork, grades and attitudes. Lynn Petrak,, "Petrak: Summer is here, but that doesn't mean school is out," 23 May 2018 His mother, a social worker with a master’s degree, pushed him in his schoolwork. Matthew Ormseth,, "Paroled After Two Decades In Prison, James Jeter Will Attend Trinity College This Fall," 8 July 2018 The next step should be targeted policies to close the homework gap, the inevitable achievement gap that occurs when a student is unable to complete schoolwork at home due to a lack of reliable Internet access. Nancy Webb, charlotteobserver, "Our NC Influencers weigh in on reader education question," 2 July 2018 Then there's schoolwork, which isn't allowed to fall by the wayside. George Ramsay, CNN, "From teenager to test match: The long road to rugby stardom," 11 May 2018 Harris struggled academically at times in his first semester, then learned how to handle his schoolwork. Ron Kroichick,, "Top recruit Najee Harris eagerly awaits bigger role at Alabama," 4 July 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolwork

: work that is done in classes in a school or given to students to be done at home


school·work | \ˈskül-ˌwərk \

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: lessons done at school or assigned to be done at home

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