Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine / Volume 2, Number 1/ January 1, 1995

Which `Academic'?

Date:         Fri, 25 Nov 1994 18:38:47 -0800
Sender: Creative Writing in Education for Teachers and Students
From: Brian McKinney (bmckinne@VIKING.DVC.EDU)

  1. Belonging or relating to the philosophy of Plato
  2. Belonging to, or associated with an academy of school esp. of higher learning
  3. Formed by school training or associations
  4. Very learned but inexperienced in or unable to cope with the world of practical reality
  5. Visionary - thinkers and schoolmen (not me - Webster), men (Webster, again) whom the free spaces of thought frightened and who felt safe only behind secure fences
  6. Based on formal study at an institution of learning
  7. Of or belong to literary or art studies
  8. Conforming, usu. overrigidly to the traditions or rules of a school
  9. Meeting the standards or deriving from the teaching of an official academy
  10. Of a conservative nature
  11. Theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical act or result
  12. Of no practical or useful significance
  13. Conforming to the architectural theories of Vitruvius (1st century B.C.) and later classical theorists as embodied in the doctrines of the Italian and French academies
Brian McKinney
Diablo Valley College
"Bore: a person who talks when you want him to listen" - Ambrose Bierce


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