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Academic
(adj) relating to education, especially education in colleges and universities: The book brings together several academic subjects.
Academic
(adj) not relating to a real situation, and therefore not relevant: Given the lack of funding, any discussion of future plans was somewhat academic.
Academic
(n) someone who teaches or does research at a college or university: The meeting was chaired by a leading Japanese academic.
Conscientious
(adj) working hard and being careful to do things well: Simon is a very conscientious worker.
Cram
(v) to study hard in order to learn a lot in a short time, especially for an examination: My exams are in two weeks, so I'm cramming at the moment.
Curriculum
(n) the subjects that students study at a particular school or college: Our mathematics curriculum is much broader now.
Distance learning
(n phr) a system in which students work at home with the help of television and radio broadcasts and send work to their teachers by post or e-mail: Are you doing the course by distance learning
Graduate
(n) someone who has a degree from a university: There aren't many careers for history graduates.
Graduate
(v) to complete your studies at a university or college, usually by getting a degree: He graduated from Yale Umvers1ty m 1936.
Ignorant
(adj) not knowing something that you should know or need to know: I was ignorant of the terms used in business.
Inattentive
(adj) not giving much attention to someone or something: I hate speaking in front of an inattentive audience.
Intellectual
(adj) relating to the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand things, especially difficult or complicated ideas and subjects: Students were asked which task represented the greatest intellectual challenge.
Intellectual
(adj) well educated and interested in art, science, literature, etc at an advanced level: Though not intellectual, my mother was highly intelligent.
Intellectual
(n) someone who is well educated and interested in art, science, literature, etc at an advanced level: Though not an intellectual, my mother was highly intelligent.
Intelligent
(adj) good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge: Surely an intelligent person like you can deal with this.
Intensive
(adj) involving a lot of teaching or training in a short time: It's an intensive language course for beginners.
Knowledgeable
(adj) knowing a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject: He's extremely knowledgeable about business and finance.
Lecture
(n) a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university: The course will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars.
Lecture
(v) to give a lecture or a series of lectures: She lectures on Greek Literature at the Sorbonne.
Mock exam
(n phr) an examination you take for practice before an important examination: We've got our mock GCSE exams next month.
Plagiarise
(v) to take someone else's work, ideas or words, abused them as if they were your own: They accused her of plagiarising her speech.
Self-study
(n) work that you do without the help of a teacher: I have to do a lot of self-study on this course.
Seminar
(n) a class at a college or university in which a small group of students discusses a subject with a teacher: We had a very interesting seminar on climate change.
Special needs
(n phr) the particular needs of people who are physically or mentally disabled: If a student has special needs, he or she will be offered additional classes.
Tuition
(n) the work that a teacher does when they teach a particular subject, especially to one person or a small group: He's been getting private tuition in French.
Tutorial
(n) a lesson in which a small group of students discuss a subject with a tutor, especially at a university or college: We had a very interesting tutorial on climate change.