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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.)

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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 ....

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
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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 , ...

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