Brazil’s Academic Vocation: A New Kind of Scholar

Academic vocations are booming in Brazil, with nearly two-thirds of Brazilians now pursuing a career in the field.Many Brazilians choose academic vocational degrees because they’re perceived to be more fulfilling than their traditional profession, as evidenced by the country’s ranking in the World Economic Forum’s “Top 25 Global Economies” and the popularity of the prestigious […]

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How to tell if you’re getting a degree at an institution of higher learning

In many ways, the United States has been the birthplace of the academic degree.For centuries, scholars, politicians, and business leaders have sought to build institutions and networks that would better serve their lives.But the degree is now viewed as an un-American burden that’s a hindrance to advancement.Now, as the country becomes increasingly international, how do […]

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‘Academic Degree Phrase’ to Catch Up with the Modern World

In this video, National Geographic linguist and co-author Dr. James C. Haggerty shows how to pronounce the word “academic” as it’s written in the U.S. It’s also important to know the difference between the two, because, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it is the first letter of the first syllable of a word and […]

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