VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]


1. Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is the motivation generated from the within, not generated under external influences, or a result of  characteristics that you’re born with, that can help you grow into something along the way.

2. Extrinsic Motivation

A kid tends to learn based on the extrinsic positive influences and negative ones he accepts during the process.
I am extrinsically motivated to work hard, and I think most people are motivated extrinsically to work hard, too. Because few people would agree to work too much without a proper reward.

3. Mover

I used to think “movers” are expressed as (furniture) conveyers or furniture transporters, but there’s such a simple word: mover!

3. Mover
I used to think that words used to explain a person moving furniture from one place to another were  conveyers or furniture transporters, but there’s such a simple word: mover!

4. Work Ethic

So “work ethic” is not about having ethics at work, but it’s used to describe a certain spirit at work, that you value hard work and devotions.

5. Persevere

It’s hard to persevere/persist learning at my age.

6. Persistence

the persistence of  a hurricane (the continuing state of having hurricanes)
the persistence of a certain social phenomenon like religion religious worship???

7. Fall Behind

I used to fall behind in Physics back in high school and it sucks.

8. Lag Behind

Lagging behind in a race kinda makes the runner lose face.

9. Left Behind

Usually people will forget about the children left behind in their villages,which is sad.

10. Rat’s tail

It’s cute to say “I don’t give a rat’s tail about something”. Sounds like a fun game of words.

11. Rat

A story “Rats in the countryside VS rats in the wild”

12. Blunt

When you say the word “blunt”, an old stubborn grandpa sort of person appears/pops up  on my mind.

13. Straightforward

Being straightforward is good, but sometimes this way we can hurt people’s feelings.

14. Bold

Be bold in the interview, but not too bold.

15. Professional

A professional topic

16. Specialized

A teacher specialized in American history

17. Trends

Even small/minor trends can lead to big changes in the future.

18. Driving Forces(驱动力)

The driving force for me to move on is to provide a better life for my son. I’m driven to move on by wish to provide a better life for my son/ Well-being of my son is my major driving force

19. On The Weekend

I tried to think of different places to go on the weekend.

20. In

I didn’t quite wake up in the morning.

21. Relieved

I am relieved to see that …

22. Awareness

Have awareness towards dangers/ Have safety awareness


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specialization (n): 1-a particular area of knowledge or the process of becoming an expert in a particular area:
E.g. :Specialization (= limiting study or work to one particular area) usually doesn’t occur until PhD level.
E.g.: The lawyer said that he was unable to help us because our case fell outside his specialization.

well-being (n): 1-the state of feeling healthy and happy:
People doing yoga benefit from an increased feeling of well-being.