In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


What Makes for a Good Student

The Key Root for this column:

Latin studere, "to be zealous or eager," hence "dedication."

Latin, pupus, from the Latin for "boy," pupa, for a "girl." The diminutive ending illus(a), making things, "little."

Words and Phrases List

Study, student, studious,

Pupil, apple of one's eye.

Thoughts for Today

  1. What makes for a good student? Are you one? If not, why not?
  2. What do you think is the impression your teacher has of you? Is it accurate?
  3. Has that impression colored how the teacher treats you, evaluates you?
  4. Does your teacher favor one kind of student over another? If so, what are the criteria for that favoritism?
  5. What would it take for your teacher to think better of you? What, if anything, is keeping you from taking the necessary steps to do so?