Academic phrase or come-on?
May 14, 2020 2:24 PM   Subscribe

I’m looking for some phrases or terminology from academia that could also be applied to flirting. I’m writing a lighthearted, but ultimately sad, short story about a girl having an emotional affair with a classmate who’s a few years older than her.

So far I have:
• independent study
• Did the reading
• Homework
• Failed the take-home

What else?
posted by pxe2000 to Education (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Sharpened pencils
Rearranged the desks
Posted the grades
posted by Melismata at 2:28 PM on May 14, 2020

Did a group project
posted by quiet coyote at 2:28 PM on May 14, 2020 [4 favorites]

office hours
posted by ohkay at 2:42 PM on May 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

Do some cramming
If its an English course - "Isn't it ironic that if you pronounce innuendo correctly it's a double entendre"
Maybe you can do something with "grading on a curve" or "breaking the curve"
"Studying anatomy"
"Pull an all-nighter"
posted by 445supermag at 2:45 PM on May 14, 2020 [4 favorites]

failed the test
got an A+
extra credit
late for class
didn't study hard enough
took good notes
fell asleep in class
used the wrong tense
made the honor society (or dean's list)
posted by Glinn at 3:00 PM on May 14, 2020

Repeat policy, repeat the course
Get a waiver
Get on the deans list
Magna Cum Laude
Natural Sciences
Syllabus available for pick-up

ugh, stick a fork in it
posted by artdrectr at 3:09 PM on May 14, 2020

got an extension
made the dean's list
easy A
broke the curve
taking a practicum
aced the lab
posted by gideonfrog at 4:05 PM on May 14, 2020

At a neuroscience journal club, someone presented a paper which showed that sexual arousal/ gratification improved a memory task.

We kept using "Study with a buddy." <wink><nudge>
posted by porpoise at 4:17 PM on May 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

I know "internal assessment" got a lot of mileage when I was at school.
posted by slightlybewildered at 5:04 PM on May 14, 2020

Is this limited to general academia? Because the sciences have whole webpages dedicated to this; that is just one and others may be better. You have to skim the whole list as some are more overt/obnoxious than subtext/flirting
posted by beaning at 6:40 PM on May 14, 2020

did some labwork
went through a deep analysis
posted by Quonab at 6:59 PM on May 14, 2020

Department of Academic Affairs
posted by effluvia at 8:23 PM on May 14, 2020 [1 favorite]

Is his name Ed? Then maybe she's "taking physical ed".
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 8:41 PM on May 14, 2020

Not academic strictly speaking, but the jargon files used "priority interrupt."
posted by SemiSalt at 6:14 AM on May 15, 2020

Asking for an extension
posted by to recite so charmingly at 8:08 PM on May 15, 2020

"Can we unpack that?"
posted by pykrete jungle at 8:54 PM on May 15, 2020

How has no one mentioned an oral defense of your dissertation
posted by ejs at 10:01 PM on May 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

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