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academic

academic

/ˌækəˈdɛmɪk/
adjective
related to education, particularly higher education
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The academic cap and gown is one example of symbolic clothing.

Today academic robes are usually worn only for graduation ceremonies, along with a special cap.

It's academic excellence, and you don't know your right or your left.

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assessment

assessment

/əˈsɛsmənt/
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the process of testing the knowledge of students in order to evaluate their level or progress
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And the best way to do that is do some PEN testing or vulnerability assessment.

They often reject standardized assessments altogether.

There aren't any assessments out.

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boarding school

boarding school

/bˈoːɹdɪŋ skˈuːl/
noun
a school where students live and study during the school year
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Oh, Adele will go to boarding school.

So as a kid, Blair moved to England and was eventually sent to Eton, a prestigious boarding school.

It was customary for children of privilege to attend boarding school at the age of twelve.

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certificate

certificate

/sɝˈtɪfɪkət/
noun
an official document that states one has successfully passed an exam or completed a course of study
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I have a certificate here proving that you married Bertha Mason in the West Indies fifteen years ago.' '

Actually, you want to see my certificate?

I've always had an American passport, I have a German birth certificate and an American passport.

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curriculum

curriculum

/kɝˈɪkjəɫəm/
noun
the subjects included in a course of study that are taught in a school or an academic institution
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Gallaudet has a book that they use in their curriculum.

The MediaWise curriculum was developed by the Stanford History Education Group based on civic online reasoning research that they began in 2015.

The MediaWise curriculum was developed by the Stanford History Education Group based on civic online reasoning research that they began in 2015.

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discipline

discipline

/ˈdɪsəpɫən/
noun
a field of study that is taught in a university
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So you're just gonna remind yourselves, "We have no self-discipline."

Jocko famously says that discipline equals freedom.

Could you explain that notion of discipline equals freedom?

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entrance exam

entrance exam

/ˈɛntɹəns ɛɡzˈæm/
noun
an examination based on which students are accepted into a school, etc.
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It wasn't as easily spoken as now, and so I did give my entrance exam in the IT.

It was hoped he would one day pass the civil service entrance exam.

She took a diplomat’s entrance exam, and scored 100%.

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fee

fee

/ˈfi/
noun
the money that is paid to a professional or an organization for their services
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They're also paying a hefty membership fee.

Keep them as long as you want, without late fees.

It took Blockbuster almost five years to introduce its own DVD-by-mail service and even longer to scrap late fees.

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geology

geology

/dʒiˈɑɫədʒi/
noun
a field of science that studies the formation of the structure of the Earth and its history
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I love geology jokes.

But Bretz had studied glacial geology, too, and he knew what glaciers could do.

Uniformitarianism explained a great deal about geology, and epic floods just didn't fit into it.

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to grade

to grade

/ˈɡɹeɪd/
verb
to give a score to a student's performance
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That's where there'll be graded and officially priced based on their width.

At its facility, quills are graded over 10 scales.

My chiropractor I've had since 8th grade.

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grade school

grade school

/ɡɹˈeɪd skˈuːl/
noun
an elementary school attended by children between the ages of 6 and 12
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Knowledge, as they told us in grade school, really is power!

A rediscovered historical pageant play was found in an old grade school in Point Pleasant that includes Cornstalk's Curse.

Grade school things to do.

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grad school

grad school

/ɡɹˈæd skˈuːl/
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a department in a university where graduate students can study for a more advanced degree
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I mean in my case, I called an adviser when I was finishing grad school

No, that was a story that I originally told to my girlfriend back in grad school.

Danielle's first job out of grad school was at X, the secretive research facility founded by Google.

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grant

grant

/ˈɡɹænt/
noun
an amount of money given by the government or another organization for a specific purpose
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The FDA regulates and approves drugs and grants patents.

There's a chunk of federal funds made up of grants.

Those grants funnel money to state and local police organizations.

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institution

institution

/ˌɪnstɪˈtuʃən/
noun
a large organization that serves a religious, educational, social, or similar function
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If you aren’t from a Deaf institution, that's fine.

That's because this San Francisco institution uses machines and techniques that date back to the 1800s.

Young white people resisted mainstream culture and powerful institutions.

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junior school

junior school

/dʒˈuːnjɚ skˈuːl/
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a school in Britain for students between ages 7 and 11

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kindergarten

kindergarten

/ˈkɪndɝˌɡɑɹtən/
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a class or school that prepares four-year-old to six-year-old children for elementary school
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it's like coloring in kindergarten? -

I'm like at kindergarten though...

You have some first graders coming in at kindergarten level.

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module

module

/ˈmɑdʒuɫ/
noun
a set of units that form a college or university course
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Combinations of logic gates finally form meaningful modules, say, for adding two numbers.

RAM is typically a memory module that lies outside the CPU.

First, we wire our Instruction Address Register to our RAM module.

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period

period

/ˈpɪɹiəd/
noun
a length of time which is defined by the recurrence of something
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The market value rises to $500,000 over a 5-year period.

There's no periods, there's no commas, it's too long.

But first period started, I had theater, I think it was about 30 minutes or so

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master's degree

master's degree

/mˈæstɚz dɪɡɹˈiː/
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a university degree that graduates can get by further studying for one or two years

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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

/bˈætʃəlɚɹ ʌv ˈɑːɹts/
noun
a university degree awarded to someone who has passed a certain number of credits in the arts, humanities, or some other disciplines

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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

/bˈætʃəlɚɹ ʌv sˈaɪəns/
noun
a university degree that a student receives in particular subjects, generally after three to five years of study
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I had a bachelor of science and spent a lot of time in engineering courses.

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PhD

PhD

/pˌiːˈeɪtʃ dˈiː/
noun
a very high-level university degree given to a person who has conducted advanced research in a specific subject
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But now the smart PhD's are reporting to him.

and he's like "are you interested in getting a PhD," and I said Yes

And when I started my PhD they were starting two of the first urban ones.

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philosophy

philosophy

/fəˈɫɑsəfi/
noun
a particular set of beliefs, values, or principles developed in search of the truth about life and the universe
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That's the overall philosophy I call humanism.

The philosophy pushes the company to make cars that are considered extensions of the driver's body.

And with a grow-or-die philosophy, Don Tyson's company started acquiring competitors and expanding the family business.

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postgraduate

postgraduate

/pˈoʊstɡɹɐdʒˌuːeɪt/
noun
a graduate student who is studying at a university to get a more advanced degree
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U.S. postgraduate and doctoral level programs could also see an impact.

That's a total of 6 years of postgraduate training after medical school.

Your actual anesthesia training begins during your second year of residency, or PGY-2, meaning postgraduate year 2.

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psychology

psychology

/saɪˈkɑɫədʒi/
noun
a field of science that studies the mind, its functions, and how it affects behavior
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The actual price tags follow the good old psychology marketing strategy of odd-even pricing.

It has to do with practicality, human psychology and technology.

It's true that there is a replication crisis in psychology.

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pupil

pupil

/ˈpjupəɫ/
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someone who is receiving education, particularly a schoolchild
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The pupils began to write in their exercise-books, and for a long time nobody spoke.

She used to walk past the rows of admiring pupils towards the young vicar, smiling openly at him.

Then we get an iris and pupil for fine control of light going into the eye.

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scholarship

scholarship

/ˈskɑɫɝˌʃɪp/
noun
a sum of money given by an educational institution to someone with great ability in order to financially support their education
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Now, there's no way to be sure that you had access to Muslim scholarship on this topic.

And Baghdad was the world’s center of scholarship with its House of Wisdom and immense library.

I call it a micro scholarship.

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sociology

sociology

/ˌsoʊsiˈɑɫədʒi/
noun
the scientific study of human society, its nature, structure, and development, as well as social behavior
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Today we learned about how the three major paradigms in sociology approach deviance.

Let’s go to the Thought Bubble to see a real life example of how a sociology experiment works!

Tons of sociology research is done in the field,through our third method, participant observation.

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thesis

thesis

/ˈθisəs/
noun
an original piece of writing on a particular subject that a candidate for a university degree presents based on their research
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Mackay's thesis was that crowds were never wise.

The waterbed was part of Charlie's thesis project at San Francisco State University.

His doctoral thesis, Banked Blood,revolutionized medicine.

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dissertation

dissertation

/ˌdɪsɝˈteɪʃən/
noun
a long piece of writing on a particular subject that a university student presents in order to get an advanced degree
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He got this Ph.D. in history because he wrote a dissertation.

He wrote a dissertation.

Bob: I did my doctoral dissertation on a study of the frogs of Philippine Islands.

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tuition

tuition

/tjuˈɪʃən/
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an amount of money that one pays to receive an education, particularly in a university or college
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Tuition at the academy is free, but the cadets commit to five years of active-duty service after graduation.

Tuition at Annapolis is free, but midshipmen commit to five years of active-duty service after graduation.

[Narrator] Tuition at West Point is free, but the cadets commit to years of service after graduation.

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to enroll

to enroll

/ɛnˈɹoʊɫ/, /ɪnˈɹoʊɫ/
verb
to officially register oneself or someone else as a participant in a course, school, etc.
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Now Germans can choose where they enroll and they can change funds on a yearly basis.

He moved back in the house and convinced Dahmer to enroll in college.

Offstage, as a licensed Medicare agent, she helped senior clients enroll in the federal program.

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faculty

faculty

/ˈfækəɫti/
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the staff who teach or conduct research in a university or college
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Together with colleague Suzanne Imes, Clance first studied imposterism in female college students and faculty.

The faculty was largely composed of Catholic priests, with whom he clashed often.

How did the other students and faculty and teachers treat you?

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further education

further education

/fˈɜːðɚɹ ˌɛdʒuːkˈeɪʃən/
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a course of study offered after the high school outside the higher education system of the universities

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ICT

ICT

/ˈaɪkt/
noun
the study of how computers and the internet work or data are received or stored as a school subject

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