school·​work | \ ˈskül-ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio) \

Definition of schoolwork

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

Examples of schoolwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nyborg’s response to turmoil at home was to throw herself into her schoolwork, setting her up for a path as a high achiever. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 18 May 2022 Luckily, my school had resources in place to accommodate my schoolwork. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Reed would get pictures of Williams-Holliday doing schoolwork with her baby in her arms. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2022 A year after Grace’s story drew national attention when she was jailed for not doing her online schoolwork, outcry over the shackling of young people in court has resulted in a ban on the practice unless there’s a risk of physical harm or flight. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 28 July 2021 Kenney said the school's normal assessment week schedule would run, but that time would be available for students to get caught up on schoolwork. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Jan. 2022 One study found that more than 70 percent of university students procrastinate on their schoolwork. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 16 Dec. 2021 His parents and their friends took a close interest in his schoolwork. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 Our human resources staff help follow up on the progress of the schoolwork. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of schoolwork

1846, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2022

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“Schoolwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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school·​work | \ ˈskül-ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio) \

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

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