Confused by all the tech jargon STEM concentrators are always bandying about? Us too, but we’ve managed to figure out Wikipedia, so here are some simple, plain English definitions for some common tech terms that you might see on the Internet, hear on the street, or have to explain to your grandmother.
Huge chunk of your life gone before you know it
Empirical and Mathematical Reasoning required
The closer you are to being done, the more you play with your phone in class
Causes mass hysteria
Won’t be relevant in two months
I had high hopes (pun intended) for the History of Science 140v: “The Historical and Cultural Lives of Drugs in the U.S.” lecture I was sitting in on. Would we discuss the pros and cons of doing various drugs? Would we learn that Ben Franklin secretly had a coke problem? Would there be free weed? The possibilities were endless.
The College Board recently announced that the critical reading portion of the SAT will do away with obscure vocabulary words. For your edification, Fifteen Minutes has created a series of vocabulary questions that would actually test a student’s readiness for college. Take the test and see how fluent you are in campus-speak!