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Scholar up

analogy verb
To reference a paper or essay retroactively; to add in-text references after the writing is complete. Used to add credibility to a research paper where you haven't really done the reading, ex. googling papers that have similar terms to what you used in your essay and then referencing them.
 
"Time to go scholar up that paper."
Etymology : From English "scholar" O.E. scolere "student," from M.L. scholaris, from L.L. scholaris "of a school," from L. schola (Etymonline)
Source : Anthropology professor, September 2010
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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