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fall in love • application • tedious
math person • critical thinking
  1. I am not very good at .
  2. You will with the new computer system. It is so easy.
  3. Please submit your by June 9th.
  4. I am a so algebra is easy for me.
  5. Filing taxes can be very , but it needs to be done.
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1029 Grad School

Nydja talks about the process of getting into grad school and her experience.

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application process


You know all about the application process.

The application process are steps you need to take when you apply for a job or university. The application process may include submitting an application form, sending official documents or having an interview. Here are a few examples:

  1. The application process for that school is very hard.
  2. You must complete the application process to get a job here.



The process can be pretty tedious.

When something is tedious, that means it requires many steps and/or lots of detail. Something that is very tedious usually takes a lot of time and attention to detail. Notice the following:

  1. Grading papers can be very tedious for teachers.
  2. The log in process for that website is very tedious.

fall in love


I fell in love with the program.

Usually, people fall in love with other people. To fall in love with someone means to see someone as a person you love romantically (for example, you do not fall in love with family). However, the term 'to fall in love' can refer to things as well. You can fall in love with a book, school, or class. Here are a few examples:

  1. I fell in love with that new cafe. It is so cozy.
  2. I am falling in love with this book. I can't stop reading it.

math person


You are not a math person?

A math person refers to someone who is naturally good at math or enjoys it very much. People are sometimes classified as either being a math person or a language person. Notice the following:

  1. I am not a math person. I can barely add.
  2. Math people tend to do well in science.

critical thinking


There is a critical thinking section.

Critical thinking is a test to measure people's answers to complex questions that often have many parts. Tests for admission to university programs, such as the GRE and SAT, often have critical thinking questions. Here are some samples:

  1. It is very hard to teach critical thinking.
  2. The test had three critical thinking questions.