学英文: 从西方角度来看《挺住, 意味着一切》
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学英文: 从西方角度来看《挺住, 意味着一切》

我们在国外常常遇到中国的留学生, 批评他们的英文水平, 觉得他们因为语言比美国社会差一点. 我们没有想到语言问题,申请学校,在其他国家其他文化生活有多么值得我们的学习与佩服. 只到我读赵星的新书《挺住, 意味着一切》我才深深地理解中国同学的英文压力. Continue reading

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NYU in the City

NYU students already know that their school is the second largest landholder in New York City, but they rarely experience the reality of this fact. Only when I travel in the city outside of the school year do I realize how my university does permeate the city. On assignment from the World Journalism Institute last … Continue reading

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Monopoly Live

When was the last time a really successful board game came out? It seems that we are all still playing the same board games as our parents were when they were children. Board games have not been revitalized because less people are playing them. Instead, children today are more likely playing video or computer games … Continue reading

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Asking Questions

Greater learning never seems to lead to answers. The better you are in your classes, the deeper you pursue a subject, the more questions you have. Although you will never find the answer to many of these questions, you would not have begun that journey of knowledge if you had not had an inquiring spirit. … Continue reading

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Learning to Think

The more classes I take, the more I realize that a college education is about teaching one how to think. Indeed, knowledge alone cannot benefit anyone. Only by critically evaluating the data can changes be made in the world. Antoine Saint-Exupery, the author of The Little Prince, writes about his teaching experience in a letter … Continue reading

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College the World Around

Somehow, no matter what part of the world you are in, universities and the students who attend them all bear certain similarities. For one, they obviously all face finals and idiosyncratic professors. As an article from Commonwealth Magazine’s college student periodical (天下校園)  shows, the college student in Taiwan is not much different from the college … Continue reading