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Context: Studying subject at last minute for the only examinations. But, not focusing on their growth/development.

Some students are only mugging up for examinations instead of their career development.

Please check the sentence.

I am not sure that "career development" is suitable here. Please suggest it.

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Context: Studying a subject at the last minute, only for an examination. But not focusing on their longterm development.

I used to say cramming, not mugging. I don't know what students say now.

Some students are only cramming mugging up for examinations instead of learning more thoroughly for their longterm unestandng.

Please check the sentencesThose are definitions, not sentences.

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kumenglishmugging up

This does not make sense. You should explain it.

anonymous
kumenglishmugging up

This does not make sense. You should explain it.

Given that we're constantly admonishing students to "look it up in the dictionary", it seems we should do the same when we don't understand the meaning of a word.

There is no shortage of dictionaries that are available for that purpose. Emotion: wink

Fair enough?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mug%20up
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/mug-sth-up
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/mug-up

CJ