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College Vocabulary

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assignment
= One piece of homework. Ex. We have a big _________ that is due tomorrow.
advisor
= A person who helps students in planning their education Ex. She talked to her _________ about what class to take.
avoid
= keep away from or stop oneself from doing something. Ex. He wants to ________ video games, so he can do his school work.
bachelor's degree
The first degree people get after studying at a university for 4 years. (2 words short for BA) Ex. He has a __________ in math.
campus
= The buildings and land of a university or college. Ex. There are a lot of trees and grass on our _________.
cite
= to quote something as an example or proof of something else. Ex. Please remember to ________ your source when you write an essay.
community college
A college that offers two-year programs for students from the local community. (2 words) Ex. OCC is a ______________.
commencement
A ceremony people graduate, finish their college life and start their life after college. Ex. There was a famous speaker at the ____________ ceremony.
courses
A series of lessons on a particular subject, usually ended with an exam. Ex. What _________ are you taking this semester?
Cut and paste
to move words or pictures from one place to another in a computer document
Degree
The qualification given to students who have completed their studies at a college or university. (noun)
Department
A section of a college or university that deals with a particular area of study. (noun)
Dining hall
A large room in a university building where people can eat together. (noun)
Diploma
A document given by a college or university that shows you have finished your studies or passed a certain exam. (noun)
Dormitory
A large building at campus where students live. (noun)
Enroll
To officially join in a course. (verb)
Exam
A formal test of a student's knowledge or skill in a particular subject. (noun)
Expect
to think that something will happen. (verb)
Fail
To be unsuccessful in a test or exam. (verb)
Fill out
Complete a form by writing information (verb)
Freshman
A first-year student at school, college or university. (noun)
Get caught
be discovered doing something. (Verb)
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The average of a student's grades during his or her studies at university. (noun)
Graduate
To complete a degree at a university (verb); a person who has a university degree. (noun)
Lecture
An activity when students make notes and listen to a professor talk. (noun)
Major
The main subject that a student studies at college or university. (noun)
Master's degree
A university degree that you get after studying for one or two years after your bachelor's degree. (noun)
Minor
The second most important subject that a student studies at college or university. (noun)
Paraphrase
to say or write something that has been said or written in a different way, usually so that it is clearer (verb)
Pass
To succeed in an exam or test. (verb)
Penalty
A punishment for breaking a rule or law (noun)
PhD
An abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, the highest university degree, which is obtained by doing advanced research. (noun)
Plagiarism
Taking someone else's work and saying it is your own (noun)
Prerequisite
A class that must be taken before another class. (noun)
Professor
A university teacher of the highest rank. (noun)
Quote
to repeat what someone has said or written (Verb)
Quotation marks
" "
Research
A careful and detailed study of a subject in order to discover new facts or test new ideas. (noun)
Rush
to hurry or move quickly somewhere (Verb)
Semester
One of the two periods into which a year is divided at university. (noun)
Source
a book or document used to give evidence in research. (noun)
Summarize
to describe briefly the main facts or ideas of something. (Verb)
Syllabus
A list of topics or books that are planned to be studied in a particular subject. (noun)
Term paper
A long essay you write in school or college. (noun)
Textbook
A book that contains detailed information about a subject that people study at university. (noun)
Transcript
An official record of the courses that a student has taken and the grades received . (noun)
Tuition
The money that a student pays to get an education at a university. (noun)
Tutor
A teacher who works with one student or a small group of students. (noun)
Undergraduate student
A college or university student who is studying for a bachelor's degree. (noun)
Unique
different from everyone and everything else. (Adjective)
Graduate student
A student studying for a master's degree or PhD. (noun)
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