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

Definition of schoolwork

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

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Collin Morikawa and Matt Wolff and Viktor Hovland were still juggling golf with schoolwork back then. Daniel Rapaport,, "From Augusta to East Lake: 18 Parting Thoughts From the 2019 PGA Tour Season," 26 Aug. 2019 And his children are trying to improve their grades after the trauma of his disappearance affected their schoolwork. Washington Post, "Innocent man spent months in jail for bringing honey back to United States," 23 Aug. 2019 One day, Anne locks Cécile in her room, after an argument about schoolwork. Rachel Cusk, The New Yorker, "Françoise Sagan, the Great Interrogator of Morality," 21 Aug. 2019 And parents who fear that gaming is a distraction from schoolwork will surely despair. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "A teen just made $3 million playing Fortnite," 28 July 2019 At Jeffco, McAvoy wanted teachers to understand that returning to schoolwork can be just as challenging for a student with a concussion as returning to the gridiron. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "Jeffco Public Schools hired a nurse to help students who suffer concussions succeed in the classroom," 12 Aug. 2019 Keyla had autism, causing her to struggle with schoolwork and put up with bullying. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "Hundreds mourn loss of 13-year-old girl killed in Gilroy festival shooting," 6 Aug. 2019 Oak Hill students weren't allowed to have cell phones and were given laptops strictly for schoolwork (no Facebook or Skype allowed). Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "How Yacine Diop's long journey to play for Louisville basketball began in Senegal," 28 June 2019 As children get older, their schoolwork gets more complicated. Chirlane Mccray, Fortune, "Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray: Why We're Introducing Social-Emotional Learning in New York City Schools," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of schoolwork

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 How to pronounce schoolwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolwork

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

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