Wordlist 3 (GSOM students only)


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to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
a way in which something can be used for a particular purpose
to undertake academic studies
to do or begin to do academic studies, that will take a long time or be difficult
research findings
a piece of information that is discovered during an official examination of a problem, situation, or object
primary source
an artifact, a document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study
secondary source
a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere
key skill
those essential skills which people need in order to be effective members of a flexible, adaptable and competitive workforce
section heading
a title or caption of a heading, page, chapter, etc.
subject area
a branch of knowledge
a process by which something proposed (as for research or publication) is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field
be up-to-date
be modern, recent, or containing the latest information
contents of the article
everything that is contained within the article
statement of aims
aims that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion
literature review
an evaluative report of information found in the literature related to your selected area of study
1) a source of information (as a book or passage) to which a reader or consulter is referred
2) a work (as a dictionary or encyclopedia) containing useful facts or information
the expression of gratitude or appreciation for something
a note printed at the bottom of a page that gives extra information about something that has been written on that page
a separate part at the end of a book or magazine that gives extra information
be relevant to
connected with what is happening or being discussed
information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making, or information in an electronic form that can be stored and used by a computer
a number, amount, or situation that can change
the state or fact of being the person who wrote a particular book, article, play, etc
to provide evidence
to give one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true
case study
a detailed account giving information about the development of a person, group, or thing, especially in order to show general principles
something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things
to prioritize
to decide which of a group of things are the most important so that you can deal with them first
cut and paste
to move words or pictures from one place to another in a computer document
keep a record
to make a regular record of events or other information so that you can refer to it later
1) a result or effect that seems likely in the future
when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly
2) when something or someone is implicated in something bad
the act of controlling the size or extent of something
tentative verbs
verbs used to say what the writer suggests or speculates on (without being absolutely certain)
"hedging" language
In academic writing, claims are often couched in cautious or tentative language. This is known as 'hedging'
to be consistent with
always acting or behaving in the same way
1) to avoid something by going around it
2) to ignore a rule or official authority
critical thinking (skills)
the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action
to identify bias
to recognize the fact of preferring a particular subject or thing
visual cues
A cue tells you or warns you what's coming next, or, in a play, your line is coming up next. There can be audio, visual, verbal cues, i.e. you get the signal by what you hear, see, or is spoken
to infer the meaning
to find out the importance or value of something based on facts
to number
to give something a number in a series and usually to write this number on it
to underline
1) to emphasize
2) to draw a line under a word, especially in order to show its importance
to highlight
to attract attention to or emphasize something important:
to identify senses
to recognize the characteristic of having good judgment, especially when it is based on practical ideas or understanding
words in bold
words in colour or shape which are very noticeable to the eye
the state of being strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way
be opposed to
be completely different
to be committed to
to have loyal and willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in
to be portrayed as
Be represented in that way
likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason
per capita
the amount expressed for each person
workplace objectives
fair, unbalanced criteria for making decisions concerning employees or company problems
white collar organization
organization relating to people who work in offices, doing work that needs mental rather than physical effort
to foster
to encourage the development or growth of ideas or feelings
existing in all parts of something
specially made for a particular purpose
backwash effect
when economic growth in one area has an effect on surrounding areas
the process of dividing into two opposing groups
the effects of an activity that have spread further than was originally intended (when something spreads to another area)
innovation hub
social communities or work space or research centers that provide subject-matter expertise on technology trends, knowledge and strategic innovation management, and industry-specific insights
infrastructure endowment
a financial asset, in the form of a donation made to improving the infrastructure and consisting of investment funds or other property that may or may not have a stated purpose at the bequest of the donor
decision-making process
The thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options.
knock-on effect
effect that involves causing other events or situations, but not directly
thorough risk assessment
detailed and careful process of examining the risks involved in a planned activity
place the blame
to blame someone or something for something
well-connected background
having friends or family members who are important or powerful people
emerging economy
rapidly growing and volatile economies of certain (eg Asian or Latin American) countries
falling/lagging behind
to not be at the level that someone or something else has already achieved
the knowledge economy
a system of consumption and production that is based on intellectual capital
1) a change in position or direction
2) a group of workers who do a job for a period of time during the day or night, or the period of time itself
a thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed
causing disagreement or discussion
to wage a war (on...)
to actively engage or participate in warfare, usually after it's already been declared
to have resonance
have the same feeling with or agree with
lack of longevity
lack of duration of life
a death caused by an accident or by violence, or someone who has died in either of these ways
sense of fairness
feeling of the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable
the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
anticipate the thrill
to expect or look ahead to (something) with pleasure
glass beaker
a simple container for stirring, mixing and heating liquids commonly used in many laboratories
socially acceptable or good
to be split into
to be devided into parts
a flat, light shoe made of heavy cloth with a rubber sole, worn especially for sports
a piece of clothing, usually made from rubber, that covers the whole body closely and is designed to keep you warm when you are swimming, especially in the sea, for long periods
the ability to stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink
the force that acts against the forward movement of something that is passing through a gas or a liquid
to smash records
to do something much faster, better etc than it has ever been done before