Sophomore is a term used in
States to describe a student in the
second year of study (generally referring to high school or university study).
The word is also used
for the second album or EP released by a musician or group, the
second movie of a director, or the second season of a professional
The etymology is from Greek
‘clever device’ from sophizesthai
devise, become wise’, and the original English spelling was
"Sophumer".It was not until 1726 that the spelling was established
in United States as "sophomore".
The 10th grade is usually the second year of a student's high
school period and is referred to as sophomore year. High school
sophomores are expected to begin preparing for the college
application process, including reducing and focusing their
extracurricular activities. Students at this level are also
considered to be developing greater ability for abstract
In the U.S., colleges generally require students to declare an
by the end of their
sophomore year. College sophomores are advised to begin thinking
about career options and to get involved in volunteering or social
organizations on or near campus.
Usage in other countries
In other countries, like the [Philippines), sophomore is also
widely used specifically in high schools.
- "Your Argument..is so sillie, as that not some exq[u]isite
Sophister, but any punie Sophumer may at first sight discover the
feebleness of it."
- Sophomore Year: Time to Narrow Down Your