Lessson: Talking About Study Problems
- Why? What's up? = What's the problem?
- ... I'm just not keeping up. = ... I'm just not progressing
- ... I was too laid-back; thinking it'd be a piece of cake. = .. to relaxed/lazy / an easy task
- ... not up to par ... = not of an acceptable level
- ... drop out. = to quit
- It seems I'm not cut out for this course. = I'm not suited for this course
- You can't throw in the towel now. = You can't stop trying now
- No. I don't stand a chance of getting into another course now ... = No. I've little or no chance ...
- ... to see this course through ... = to continue with this course
- ... going to knuckle down ... = work hard
- ... ask for some pointers ... = some advice
- If I really get stuck into it... = concentrate
- That's more like it! = That's better idea
Summary of Vocabulary Class
Lessson: The Nature of Vocabulary (Synonym)
- evolve = develop, change, grow
- global = international, overall, worldwide
- environment = setting, surrounding, situation
- evidence = facts, proof, belief
- symbolize = be an emblem of, stand for, represent
- transform = change, make over, alter
- furthermore = in addition, also, moreover
- eventually = finally, sooner or later, in the end
- decline = do down, weaken, fall
- capacity = ability, power, competence
Summary of Academic Research Writing Class
Lessson: Punctuation (Part 1)
Semi-Colon (;) have two main uses in academic writing.
- To separate closely-related sentences - to separate two sentecnes which could be wirtten as independent sentences but very closely related in meaning.
- Complicated list - to separate item in lists, especially if the items are long and complicated and already contain commas
Colon (:) are used to add extra information after a clause.
- A colon can introduce a list
- A colon can be used before an explanation
- A colon is used before quotation