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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,772 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...cash from an ATM machine , using a PIN number as a password. A supermarket clerk searches a milk carton for its UPC code . High-school seniors study hard for the SAT test (though the SAT owners now insist that the T does not stand for test — see SAT ). Economists monitor the CPI Index . American and Russian diplomats sit down to negotiate at the SALT talks as their military counterparts consider whether to launch ABM missiles . Websites may display pages in PDF format . And scientists try to unlock the mysteries of the deadly HIV virus ....

Persuasion

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
5,639 words

...self-monitoring (the degree to which they are sensitive to the image they project), with this then predisposing receivers to vary in the degree to which symbolic or instrumental functions are served by their attitudes. Thus a high self-monitoring receiver might be either easier or more difficult to persuade than a low self-monitoring receiver, depending on whether the message's persuasive appeal matched the receiver's underlying symbolic attitude function. Studies of such phenomena (the effects of variation in receiver attributes such as self-monitoring,...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
3,014 words

...and prescriptive connotations in bad usage, correct usage, usage and abusage , and usage controversies . History The first citation of the term usage in the OED in a linguistic sense is from daniel defoe in 1697 , referring to the proposed English Academy to monitor the language, on the model of the Académie française: ‘The voice of this society should be sufficient authority for the usage of words.’ Before the 17c, the concept of usage or custom in English was hardly known: individuals spoke and wrote largely as they wished, and each...

brick

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
3,326 words

...thick cloud of dust brought over Sydney, New South Wales, by a south wind from neighbouring sandhills (called the ‘brickfields’)] ( Aus. ) 1 in Sydney, a sudden squally wind, bringing relief at the end of a hot day although sometimes accompanied by a dust-storm. 1829 Sydney Monitor 10 Oct. 2/6: His Excellency and family were placed in considerable danger whilst sailing in consequence of a brickfielder […] which nearly capsized the boat [AND]. 1833 Lt . Breton , R.N. Excursions in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 293: It sometimes happens that...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
54,714 words

...Childress, Alice Like One of the Family (New York 1956) Chisholm, Alec. H. (ed.) Selected Verse of C.J. Dennis (Sydney 1951) Chittenden, Larry Ranch Verses (New York 1893) Chittick, Victor Lovitt Oakes (ed.) Ring-Tailed Roarers (Caldwell, ID 1941) Christian Science Monitor (Boston 1908– ) Christie, Agatha The Body in the Library (London 1942) [London 1959] —— Dumb Witness (London 1937) [London 1949] —— The Hollow (London 1946) [London 1950] —— Murder in Mesopotamia (London 1936) [London 1952] —— Murder in the Mews (London 1937) [London...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,120 words

...word is also what one of the acronym's letters stands for. Thus, a bank customer withdraws cash from an ATM machine , using a PIN number as a password. A supermarket clerk searches a milk carton for its UPC code . High-school seniors study hard for the SAT test . Ecomists monitor the CPI Index American and Russian diplomats sit down to negotiate at the SALT talks . And scientists try to unlock the mysteries of the deadly HIV virus . The problem with these phrases, of course, is that they are technically redundant ( automated-teller machine , ...

Women's education

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

...education . Until the establishment of the National schools system in 1831 , with its uniform curriculum and the opportunity for bright pupils to become monitors and assistant teachers, very little opportunity existed for the systematic education of women. Compulsory education, introduced in 1892 , also made a contribution. In the same year, the Queen's Colleges in Belfast, Cork and Galway began to admit women to all courses (the Dublin universities did not admit women until 1910 ), as a result of pressure exerted by a small number of feminists....

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