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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Just for clarification....

Admin 2October 11, 2013 at 4:37 am # 

JUST FOR CLARIFICATION:

We have noticed some comments about our use of the term “Postgraduate”.
We use this term in the sense given in the following definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “a student continuing formal education after graduation from high school or college”.

This may include such courses of study as, diplomas, open university, trade/technical colleges and other registered training organisations as selected by the students.

2 comments:

  1. The use of this term by the PBCC is misleading. Yes they've managed to find a dictionary definition that doesnt specifically mention the word degree (although I haven't actually checked the definition they use) but to most people the term postgraduate has the meaning of a student who has a first degree from a university who is studying or doing research at a more advanced level.
    I made comment on the thread that the posting above appeared on and asked that for the purpose of a balanced blog the comments were not removed. You can guess what happened, yep they were removed pronto, the truth hurts I guess.
    Thanks for what you are doing Laurie

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    1. DECEITFUL AND OUT OF CONTEXT - AS USUAL

      The *full* definition from Merriam Webster:

      post·grad·u·ate
      adjective \ˌpōs(t)-ˈgra-jə-wət, -ˌwāt, -ˈgraj-wət\
      : of or relating to studies done after earning a bachelor's degree or other degree

      Full Definition of POSTGRADUATE
      : of, relating to, or engaged in formal studies after graduation : graduate

      Examples of POSTGRADUATE

      After college, she spent her first postgraduate year studying abroad.


      First Known Use of POSTGRADUATE

      1858


      Other Education Terms

      baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

      2postgraduate
      noun

      : a student who continues to study for an advanced degree after earning a bachelor's degree or other first degree : a graduate student

      Full Definition of POSTGRADUATE
      : a student continuing formal education after graduation from high school or college

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