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    Default A student's notebook or?

    Hello,

    What is the American word for a noteebook that students have at school in which they write their homework?

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    In BrE, it's an "exercise book" or a "notebook", but the former was more common when I was at school.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    Not an answer -I don't speak the language. But in Br Eng it's an 'exercise book'.

    [Many years ago, when schoolboys (there was no such thing as a schoolgirl at the time) used to write roughly in a 'rough book' and then copy it, using a fountain pen) into their 'copybook'. This gives us the iidiom 'blot your copy book'. We still use the idiom (to mean 'make an obvious and gross mistake, when you're supposed to be on your best behaviour), although there's no such thing as a 'copy book' any more.]

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    PS http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...+copybook.html
    Last edited by BobK; 04-Jun-2012 at 16:32. Reason: Added link

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    If you are talking about plain paper, then it would be a notebook.

    Students in elementary school often have "workbooks" for different subjects, like math, where problems are printed and the student has to solve the problems. Each page is perforated and can be removed from the book, to be given to the teacher for grading.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    I didn't make myself clear, sorry. I mean the notebook in which a teacher marks good or bad behavior of a student and which parents have to sign weekly.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    We have no such thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    My Russian-English dictioanry says it is 'school record book'. But you don't use it either, do you?

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    Teachers keep a grade book, or at least they did when I was in school. Report cards are issued periodically, and it is these that the parents have to sign.

    Many schools use their websites to keep parents informed about their child's progress.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We have no such thing.
    That makes me wonder, how do the parents know that their child misbehaved? Or maybe in a minor case of misbehavior, it could be overlooked, but what if it happens often or when it is something more serious? For example, when the kid gets into a fight two times in one week, or when they forget their textbooks regularly? When the child swears often etc.? Surely they cannot call their parents every time something like that happens, or can they?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: A student's notebook or?

    So I can use 'grade book', then. Do students write their homework assignments in the Report cards? I suppose they do so in their 'grade books'.

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