Homework is important in academia. It is how teachers get their students to become familiar with the kinds of problems of the subject and practice solving them. A study done at MIT used empirical evidence to show that students who do their homework are more likely to do well in their classes. The study also identified who was copying the answers to homework problems rather than doing the work. They, of course, didn’t do so well in the classes where they copied the answers. Interestingly, these homework copiers were much more likely to seek a degree in business.
I laughed at that, but then I began to realize it makes some sense and explains a few things.