The Riverside: A Writer's Resource


Classroom Definitions

syllabus = map of the course including rules and requirements. Sentence: You need to check the syllabus. 

due = a time when you have to give something to your teacher; a time when something is scheduled to happen. Sentence: The homework is due tomorrow. 

absent = not in class. Sentence: You missed the test because you were absent yesterday.

assignment = work that you do in class or as homework. Sentence: That assignment is really easy!

turn in = to give something to someone who is expecting it. Sentence: When should I turn in the homework assignment?

prepared = to be ready for something. Sentence: If you miss class, you should come to the next class meeting prepared

frequency = how often, or how many times something happens. Sentence: His absence frequency is very high.