do homework

do your homework

to learn everything you need to know before doing something If you had done your homework, you would have known it was a silly question to ask.
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do your homework

to make careful preparations so that you know all you need to know about something and are able to deal with it successfully They hadn't done their homework, or they'd have known it was a waste of time asking her that question.
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It offers a free after-school program for young people to work with volunteer tutors and mentors to do homework and creative arts projects, such as music recording and performances, visual arts, filmmaking and photography.
Instead of one building, there are many different spaces where students do homework.
Many of our students, especially those at risk, fail to do homework because they lack either the appropriate resources or the necessary selfdiscipline to complete homework.
There are important individual differences among learners both in motivation to do homework in general and in specific preferences about when, where, how, and with whom they prefer to do it (Hong & Milgram, 2000).
If we want children to do well at school, to go to grammar school, to go to university, they need to do homework.
Children are often unhappy and sometimes rebellious about having to do homework.