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美国高中高年级学生辅导低年级生考大学(双语)

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Peer Guidance

听同辈的话

(来源:芝士英语)

Dozens of students crowded into a small conference room at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Virginia, to learn about Advanced Placement classes.

在弗吉尼亚州利斯堡的劳登郡高中,数十名学生挤在一个小会议室,了解跳级生课程(AP)。

Unlike similar sessions-typically led by teachers or counselors-the seminar was conducted by four student leaders who had taken nearly every AP test the school offers. They stood in the front of the darkened room, delivering a slide presentation and sharing their experiences with the underclassmen.

不同于平常由老师或辅导员带领的会议,此次研讨会由4名学生干部带队,他们几乎参加了学校发起的每一场AP考试。他们站在黑暗的房间前面,用幻灯片进行演示,分享他们的经验给低年级的学生们。

The session was part of a weekly series-called "student professional development seminars" - that the school launched this year to help students succeed in high school and prepare for college. It's the only such program in Loudoun to be led by students, school officials said.

此次会议是每周系列“学生专业发展研讨会”的一部分,于今年在该校发起,旨在帮助学生成功升上高中并为上大学提前做准备。这在劳登郡唯一由学生主导的项目,学校官员表示。

The 30-minute sessions cover topics such as preparing for Advanced Placement, and SAT and ACT tests. In the seminar on AP classes, senior Maria Brock told the underclassmen that the curriculum moves at a much faster pace than they are used to. "But don't worry," she said. " It may seem really difficult at first, but once you get into it, it will get much better."

这个30分钟会议涉及话题包括跳级考试准备以及SAT美国学业能力倾向测验(Scholastic Aptitude Test,是高中生升入大学必须通过的测验)和ACT美国大学入学考试(American College Test)备考。

在AP课程研讨会上,高年级的玛丽亚 • 布罗克告诉低年级的学生们,越到高年级,上课进度越快。“但别担心,”她说。“也许,它们一开始看起来真的很难,但一旦你习惯了,就觉得好多了。”

Senior Noelle Branch urged the students to be diligent in citing their sources in research papers. Brock warned against plagiarism. Sophomore Nia Dumas said some teachers use online tools that indicate what percentage of a paper has been copied.

高年级的诺艾尔布兰奇敦促学生们要多在研究论文里引用文献。布罗克警告不要抄袭。二年级生尼娅大仲马告诫说,老师可用在线工具检测出一篇论文中的抄袭率。

Younger students appreciate hearing from their peers. "Kids just have a different way of relating to one another." said Prof. Shawn, organizer of the program. The seminar series was sparked by a survey of the faculty to determine which qualities they thought were most important for the school's graduates. Words such as "confident," "compassionate," "critical thinkers" and "lifelong learners" came to the fore. The goal of the seminars is to develop students who have those qualities.

低年级的学生会接受与他们同辈人的言论。"孩子们只不过用另一种方式将自己与他人联系起来。"该项目的组织者肖恩教授说道。此项会议系列的灵感来自一次关于教职工的问卷,调查他们认为哪些品质对于该校毕业生最为重要,最后,诸如“自信”,“体恤”“批判性思考者”及“终身学习者”等字眼脱颖而出,而研讨会的目标正是培养学生具备这些品质。

Luttrell asked the Students' Union to take on the project because she wanted them to become more involved in academics. When she came to the school last year, the Students' Union had been focused mainly on social development, she said.

鲁特瑞尔号召学生会加入这个项目,因为她希望他们能更好的提升学术能力。她于去年来到这所学校,但学生会的重点主要是社会发展,她说。

"They are elected by their peers to lead," she said, "so they need to focus on both dimensions, academic and social."

“他们由同辈选举出来,当选领队,“她说,“所以他们需要同时关注两个维度,学术和社会。”

Brock said that she approaches her presentations by thinking back to her freshman year and asking herself, "What would I have wanted to know?"

布罗克说,当她演讲的时候,她会回想到自己的一年级,并问自己,“还有什么我想要知道的吗?”

 

1. Which of the following is NOT a topic that the sessions cover?

A. Advanced Placement.

B. The SAT.

C. The ACT.

D. IELTS.

 

2. We can infer from the article that ______.

A. many students don't take the AP curriculum seriously at first

B. students find it difficult to catch up with others if they are left behind in the courses

C. improvement in their study will be made when they get familiar with the courses

D. courses in universities tend to be very difficult

 

3. The seminar is popular among students because______.

A. students are more likely to identify with their peers

B. more activities will be available to the students

C. fewer assignments are given in the seminar

D. professors give more interesting lectures in the seminar

 

4. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?

A. The Students' Union failed to assume its responsibility to introduce the courses.

B. Regular lectures are not popular among university students.

C. Being a volunteer as a teacher in university is a tough job for most senior students.

D. The Students' Union used to lay more emphasis on social activities.

 

答案: DCAD

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