I wonder what we call 'school work' in German?

For students, we say, for example : Videospiele beeinflussen meine Studien

What do we say for pupils ? Videospiele beeinflussen meine schulischen Leistungen ?

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    To clarify, are you talking about, in general, time spent at home studying for school, including reading, homework exercises (Aufgaben) and reviewing notes? Why would it be different for students vs. pupils?
    – RDBury
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 16:21
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    Yes right . Concerning your question : Because pupils don't say "ich studiere" when they're still at school and 'Studien' comes from Studium so that's why I concluded that Studien is only related to students and not pupils
    – Samir
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 17:39
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    Students would more likely say "mein Studium", rather than "meine Studien". Except if they speak about actual studies that they perform.
    – Carsten S
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 18:37
  • Ok and what do pupils say ?
    – Samir
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 18:59
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    In English, a pupil and a student are more or less the same thing. I know there is a distinction in German between a Student and a Schüler, but it's confusing when you try to carry that over into English. If you mean Student vs. Schüler then you should use the German words; they are not interchangeable with the English.
    – RDBury
    Commented Aug 13, 2021 at 21:55

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Ja, genau. Es kommt aber etwas darauf an, was genau gemeint ist:

Schüler gehen in die Schule und lernen dort. Videospiele können nach Meinung einiger sogenannter Experten deren schulische Leistungen negativ beeinflussen. Insbesondere könne das Erledigen der Hausaufgaben dadurch zu kurz kommen.

Studenten gehen zur Uni(versität) und lernen bzw. studieren dort. Videospiele können auch dort nach Meinung einiger "Experten" deren Leistungen negativ beeinflussen. Insbesondere werden ggf. während des Studiums fällige Studienleistungen sehr spät erst angefangen.

"schulische Leistungen" sind alle Leistungen von Schülern in der Schule oder auch für die Schule zuhause in Form von Hausaufgaben.

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    I see this answer has already been accepted, but while "schulische Leistungen" is certainly a correct and valid term, it is most likely not what a pupil would say. It is, after all, quite formal, and even carries a hint of legalese or Beamtendeutsch. Commented Aug 14, 2021 at 14:12

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