女孩希瑟

希瑟把彼德送到Grasse河边的宿舍区,下车与彼德依车布置起作业来。希瑟也是眉头一皱计上心来:既然已经看过圣劳伦斯大学,就写一篇中美大学学费方面对比的短文吧。

彼德回到宿舍,不顾饥寒交迫,径直启动手提着手写作业。彼德习惯于求助于网络词典和搜索引擎来辅助英语写作。不过这次作业彼德简直是一气呵成。等下一次带去见希瑟时,彼德期待的只是与希瑟呆在一起,越久越好。至于英语写作在希瑟面前肯定像个小学生般错误百出了。下面是希瑟给彼德指出并圈写的批注。希瑟在讲评前,先注明ww – wrong word, sp – spelling, wc – word choice, awk – awkward,看来她真是受过较好教师培训的女孩。

A Comparison on Tuition System of Universities in China and US

Blankly Honestly/Frankly/Directly(ww) speaking, I should not have used this title, because it looks like a research paper or a thesis for a degree. Therefore, please let me talk treat this in a way kind of like a seminar or whatever.(too informal)

There are private and public universities both in the USA and the P. R. China. I cannot tell do not know the details about their management systems. As for tuition, as far as I know, the tuition for American public universities such as SUNY Canton is around US$25,000 per year, and China ¥10,000 (approximately(sp) US$ 1,500); the tuition for American private universities such as St. Lawrence Universityies is around double as that of(awk) SUNY Canton, that is US$50,000 per year, and China ¥20,000 (approximately US$3,000). This seems relatively the same equal with respect to the difference between public and private universities: private university students pay much more than public ones.

Miss Heather Swanson told me this afternoon that private universities have several different scholarships for all the students in at St. Lawrence University. This is also true for SUNY Canton. But in SUNY Canton, most of the scholarships do not go to international students. I know two Chinese students in SUNY Canton. They always get a GPA above 3.7, but they asked for a scholarship, without success. Students who apply for a scholarship will be accessed assessed(ww) in a few aspects, including GPA, volunteer work, student leadership and so on. In China, there is a kind of studentship called something like Poor Need-based(wc) Student Aid. In my college in China, every year we grant this kind of studentship to poor but very hardworking students. We have some female students from poor rural areas, and the studentship can spur push/inspire(wc) them to work even harder.

In fact, Chinese students and parents put too much emphasis on scores in tests and exams. This may lead to a negative effect that will wear away students’ creativity. Hence the question from Ken Robinson at TED: Do schools kill creativity?

整节课一个小时左右,尽管希瑟讲解的有些英语语法问题彼德并不以为然,可是这些都是不值得认真辩论的,保持和谐发展的交流至关重要。因此,彼德心中在考虑怎样和希瑟一起出去边散步边学习,怎样请希瑟一起去中国餐馆吃饭。

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