There are different types of homework for students:

  1. they are asked to solve problems in theory
  2. Write composition
  3. make handicrafts

What certain vocabulary can be used for each one of these tasks?

  • Homework is any assignment not performed at school. You may multiply your categories indefinitely -- prepare for a debate, learn lines of a play, write lab reports, and so on. Please give us an idea of the different vocabulary you expect and how you would use it.
    – deadrat
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 4:30
  • I just need certain words that would fit the three types of homework I have just mentioned Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 4:33
  • The two categories of homework are done and not done. Correction: the single category of homework is not done.
    – Drew
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 4:42
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    I'd call them: "a <subject> problems assignment", "a writing assignment", "a project"
    – Jim
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 5:00

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These are by no means the only terms for the examples you listed, but in my studies I have heard them called as such:

1. solving problems in theory: "problem sets" (mostly in physics or math)
2. write compositions: "paper" (as in, "I have to write a paper.")
3. make handicrafts: "project," or perhaps "arts and crafts project"
  1. If it is the testing of an idea, it is 'experiment'. If it involves numbers, it is 'calculations'.
  2. Writing skill or essay writing.
  3. Art and design or Practical creativity.

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