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    Hello,

    I have come across some notions which I cannot fully understand. If anyone can explain them briefly to me, I will really appreciate it:

    1. transfer student
    2. night student
    3. discussion session
    4. a more academic class, usually with grad students (What can that mean?)
    5. a student-teacher
    6. full-time (part-time) fees
    7. a college work-study job
    8. What's the difference between a grant and a scholarship?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Hello,

    I have come across some notions which I cannot fully understand. If anyone can explain them briefly to me, I will really appreciate it:

    1. transfer student
    2. night student
    3. discussion session
    4. a more academic class, usually with grad students (What can that mean?)
    5. a student-teacher
    6. full-time (part-time) fees
    7. a college work-study job
    8. What's the difference between a grant and a scholarship?

    Thank you!
    1. a student who moves from one school to another.
    2. a student who takes classes only at night.
    3. This is a class, often with a teaching assistant, to discuss the concepts or materials presented in a lecture by a professor.
    4. a higher-level course (as opposed to entry level)
    5. someone who is working on his/her teaching degree and needs some classroom experience before graduation.
    6. probably those fees assessed to full-time students
    7. a part time job that allows time for classes
    8. usually a grant is based on financial need and a scholarship is based on merit (but there is overlap).

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    Mike, and what is the difference between "a discussion session" and "a seminar", if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Mike, and what is the difference between "a discussion session" and "a seminar", if any?
    They could be the same depending on the local definitions. In my college days, "seminars" were upper-level courses run by a professor. "Discussion sessions" were lower-level courses run by a teaching assistant (graduate student).

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    Mike, thanks!

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    Mike, thanks!
    Your welcome, Morpheus.

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