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Word List: School

all-nighter

Word List: School

studying, working on a project, or cramming for a test through the entire night

I pulled an all-nighter in order to prepare for my final exam.  I sure hope I do well!

alumni

Word List: School

students who graduated from a school, college, or university

Many alumni who were once in the same fraternities or sororities like to stay connected throughout their lives.

colleague

Word List: School

a co-worker in an educational institution

My colleagues and I make a great team on the projects we’re responsible for doing.

cram

Word List: School

studying non-stop, usually the night before a test

We pulled an all-nighter cramming for our final exam in our History course.

dorm

Word List: School

short for dormitory -- a place for students to live on campus or close to the campus while they are going to school

I’m really excited!  My mom said I could live in the dorms my first semester of college.

graduate/graduation

Word List: School

the result of completing required courses in school

I graduated high school in 2016, and now I'll go to college.

Greek

Word List: School

used when you don’t understand what someone said or what you are reading

I’m studying science right now, and we have tons of reading.  At this point it’s pretty much all Greek to me. Hopefully, it will be more clear by the time of our exam.

handout/handouts

Word List: School

useful papers containing information

We got so many handouts the first day of class.

Harvard University

Word List: School

an Ivy League university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States

My friend just got accepted to Harvard  How cool is that!

homecoming

Word List: School

an annual high school or college celebration that takes place in the fall, where alumni return to see their friends and to watch the school team play football

My friends and I graduated last year, and now we’re looking forward to going to our 1st homecoming.