In So Many Words

Books of Educational and Informational Comics from Larry Paros


Book II: School Daze (Education and Schooling)

The Core Curriculum

Graphics Text Extras

Key Root for this column

Latin: studere, "to be zealous or eager," hence "dedication;"

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

Minor Roots


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?