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academic
1. (adj) relating to education, especially education in colleges and universities 2. (adj) good at learning things by studying 3. (adj) not relating to a real situation, and therefore not relevant 4. (n) someone who teaches or does research at a college or university
conscientious
(adj)working hard and being careful to do things well
cram
(v) to study hard in order to learn a lot in a short time, especially for an examination
curriculum
(n) the subjects that students study at a particular school or college
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
graduate
1. (n) someone who has a degree from a university 2. (v) to complete your studies at a university or college, usually by getting a degree
ignorant
(adj) not knowing something that you should know or need to know
inattentive
(adj) not giving much attention to someone or something
intellectual
1. (adj) relating to the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand things, especially difficult or complecated ideas and subjects 2. (adj) well educated and interested in art, science, literature, etc at an advanced level 3. (n) someone who is well educated and interested in art, science, literature etc at an advanced level
intelligent
(adj) good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge
intensive
(adj) involving a lot of teaching or training in a short time
knowledgeable
(adj) knowing a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject
lecture
1. (n) a talk to a group of people about a particular subject, especially at a college or university 2. (v) to give a lecture or a series of lectures
mock exam
(n phr) an examination you take for practice before an important examination
plagiarise
(v) to take someone else's work, ideas or words, and use them as if they were your own
self-study
(n) work that you do without the help of a teacher
seminar
(n) a class at a college or unversity in which a small group of students discusses a subject with a teacher
special needs
(n phr) the particular needs of people who are physically or mentally disabled
tuition
(n) the work that a teacher does when they teach a particular subject, especially to one person or a small group
tutorial
(n) a lesson in which a small group of students discuss a subject with a tutor, especially at a university or college