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extracurricular activity

1. Literally, an activity that a student does in addition to their studies (the curriculum). With your grades and extracurricular activities, you'll get into any college you want.
2. slang Sexual activity, often that which is clandestine. If Jen didn't come home last night, I bet she and Bill were preoccupied with some extracurricular activities, if you know what I mean.
3. slang Fighting or arguing that occurs among competitors during a sporting event. It looks like both teams were flagged for some extracurricular activity after that last play.
See also: activity
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By the time we reach middle school, when schoolwork becomes heavy, we hope that we have developed the right habits and skills for them to become independent learners, who can balance schoolwork with extracurricular activities on their own.
Extracurricular activities complement academic programs and provide beneficial outcomes for students and universities (Carruthers et al., 2010, p.
Our students will find everything at hand: sport facilities, study classes, extracurricular activities and a medical nurse.
Extracurricular activities may have negative consequences such as facing bad behavior of a coach to degrade team members or to spare every free minute in multiple activities, but the positive consequences widely outnumber those and are instrumental in individual's development (Eccles and Barber, 1999).
In general, less than half (46%) of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds take up extracurricular activities, compared to two thirds (66%) of their better off classmates.
Although tuition fees are often seen as a headache for parents, it seems extracurricular activities are being put on a pedestal, and money is no object.
"If you can find extracurricular activities that help you feel like you're good at something and you feel like trying hard pays off, you might apply that back to your schoolwork.
While all 18 applicants for the scholarship were certainly worthy, Jamie's application stood out and was selected based on the following criteria: strong scholastic record, high moral character, exceptional extracurricular activities, participation and leadership in extracurricular activities, strong community involvement and a need for financial assistance.
Extracurricular activities are an addition to students' normal day-to-day school activities (academics).
Many schools offer excellent extracurricular activities which can equally enrich your child's learning experiences.
Condon, a leader at Hanscom FCU for 26 years, the scholarships for Hanscom FCU members are awarded based on academic record, extracurricular activities and an essay.
When it comes to extracurricular activities, however, students of immigrant parents averaged only 5.6 minutes a day vs.
Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks, but the evidence disputes much of that criticism, especially for certain groups of students.
KIEDERER--two sisters in the seventh and ninth grades, respectively--want to participate in extracurricular activities at school, including the scrapbooking club, the drama club, and Junior Students Against Substance Abuse.
He said education shouldn't just be limited to school time, but be extended through extracurricular activities.