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Study and homework. These are the two things that most students share all over the world. It’s doesn’t matter where they live; it doesn’t matter where they study from. Studying and homework almost look like they mean the same thing, but they don’t. So what is the difference between studying and homework?

But first, we need to look at the reasons as to why each of the two is important;

Studying is like homework to some extent, but the thing with studying is that you select for yourself what to do, the time to do it, and how to do it. Studying is done outside class time from you learned a particular topic.

Let us take an illustration of a math class, for instance, when you are in class, your teacher will assist you on how a certain number is done. He gives you some exercises to do so that he can know if his or her students have understood whatever he has been teaching. The teachers set questions that a student now takes as home to do it as homework so that later at home, you remind yourself of what you did in class. Then after like a period of about a month, the teacher had begun teaching another topic, so you as a student decides to take 30 to 45 minutes passing through The exercises of the previous topic, to make sure that they kept fresh in your mind. That is what we call the study.

Now that we have looked at what study is, let us also what homework is so that we can differentiate between the two. Most nights, a student is going to receive his or her homework from their class teachers. Most of the time, we don’t think that homework can be like studying, but it is an essential part of the process of learning.

There are two purposes that homework is meant for;

- To insert the learnings of class into one’s head by making the students pass over the concepts that are key in the topic that they learned that day for the second time.
- To give a student another opportunity to discover the loopholes in his or her knowledge.

The amount of study that one should do is dependant on various factors;

- Are there any challenges that one is facing in a particular subject?
- The level at which one has reached in their career of academics
- What is the quantity of time that one has to study?

For students who are in years, 7,8,9 and 10 must be able to handle a block of study in a minimum of 4 nights in a week. A period of 40 minutes to 60 minutes of study is known as a block. It still comes down to what the student can handle, if he can handle one block each night that is up to the student.

Since we know the definition of study and homework, there is now a clear reason why balancing both (study and homework) is essential. One can’t let their homework overload such he doesn’t have time for studying and at the same time you can’t miss out on homework to study.

Homework and studying go hand in hand, but if there is limited time for doing both activities, one can find ways to finish his homework before studying, studying can be done at your own time.

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