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ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

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the atmosphere in which one attempts to learn, which can aid in the learning experience or distract from and diminish it

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ACADEMIC FAILURE

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1. nonsuccessful attempt at academic achievement, generally stemming from poor capacity as an academic. 2. a marked decrease in academic success that was once present.

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ACADEMIC INTELLIGENCE

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cognitive abilities that are regarded as being highly imperative to achieve academic success.

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ACCENTUATION THEORY

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Henri Tajfel's concept that points out a tendency to over-emphasize the differences between things belonging to different categories, and likewise, amplify similarities between things within the same categories.

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ACCESSIBILITY

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noun. Open, receptive, approachable

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ACCESSIBILITY OF AN ATTITUDE

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the probability of a specific attitude being evoked from recollection upon confronting the attitude object.

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ACCURACY

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noun. 1. with regard to an activity, a performance appraisal, typically centered around the balance of accurate answers. 2. much more, basically, the level to which answers or alternatively remarks tend to be accurate. 3. accuracy and sometimes lack of errors.

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ACHIEVEMENT

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noun. 1. the actual achievement of an intended target, or the target itself.

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ACHIEVEMENT DRIVE

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noun. A powerful drive to complete a task to the best of one's abilities and, frequently, to become acknowledged as well as approved with regard to reaching one's goals. Pupils with ambition have demonstrated higher marks than those pupils who are just as qualified but lacking the aforementioned trait. Literature studies of various cultures point out that themes of accomplishment prevail in times of swift financial upswings.

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ACHIEVEMENT TEST

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a norm-referenced and standardized test- the main goal of this examination is to calculate a persons existing skill level or competency in a specific topic. Many times the ?differentiation ?is made that achievement exams ?stress? ?aptitude? gained ?by means of ?official? ?educational? experiences ?or? ?proper training?, ?when ?skills? ?assessments? ?stress? ?natural? ?promise. ?Furthermore, ?to? ?their? ?employment ?in? ?scholastic? ?departments?, ?achievement? ?exams ?are? ?also used? ?for? ?a? ?multitude? ?of? ?specialist?, ?training?, ?and? ?assessment? practices.

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