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Gao Kao should be replaced by SAT- or ACT-like test—TIME FOR CHANGE!
虞左俊 2010-12-13 04:57
If you are a parent with a child still in middle school (not high school), you should join the revolution to replace Gao Kao (Chinese National Higher Education_Entrance Examination) with a test that is much shorter and can be taken more than once during a year. ...
个人分类: Education|4479 次阅读|7 个评论
Is XXX field in China strong (when compared to other countries)?
虞左俊 2010-11-11 16:41
How do we know if a field in China is strong or weak (relative to other nations)? Here, lets exclude those fields that we Chinese dominate, such as Chinese medicine, Kung Fu, Mahjong, etc. I would go check out the publication record of a few ...
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Before you switch your major in college…
虞左俊 2010-11-11 05:53
I know there are loads of problems with Chinese colleges, but things are getting better slowly, such as switching major in collegesomething I never dreamed of doing. (Ok, the progress is not fast enough. I agree.) An undergraduate student told me that he is thinking of ...
个人分类: Education|2668 次阅读|没有评论
How to get into a U.S. college without taking SAT
虞左俊 2010-11-8 15:20
We all know the Gao Kao in China is grueling on the students, the parents, and even the grandparents. So, does it sound too good to be true, if one can skip the Gao Kao all together? Sure, if your parents can afford to send you to the U.S.; you can do so even without taking SAT ...
个人分类: Education|2238 次阅读|没有评论
Fiske Guide for Colleges (in the U.S.)
虞左俊 2010-11-3 07:01
A friend's child is getting ready to apply to colleges in the U.S. Maybe your child is, too. For many families in China, how to find a college for their only child is quite a task. Based on my limited experience (since I only have one child who is applying to colleges right now), a quiz is needed ...
个人分类: Education|2503 次阅读|1 个评论
How to pay for colleges in the U.S.
虞左俊 2010-10-26 11:38
I never had the time or heart to finish the last part of my Blog on college counseling. Compare to my friends and colleagues who work and live in China, I am relatively poor. So, I am looking into how to obtain the best loan for my son's four-year college expenses. Here is some professional ad ...
个人分类: Education|2250 次阅读|没有评论
Honor System in Education (from wikipedia)
虞左俊 2010-10-15 04:39
An honor system or honesty system is a philosophical way of running a variety of endeavors based on trust , honor , and honesty . Something that operates under the rule of the honor system is usually something that does not have strictly enforce ...
个人分类: Education|2780 次阅读|没有评论
Introducing Singlish :)
虞左俊 2010-9-15 16:18
I heard about Chinglish before, and I learned some Singlish today. It's easy Speak Singlish can? Cannot. Singapore fears local patois will crowd out proper English By ALEX KENNEDY , Associated Press ...
个人分类: Education|2429 次阅读|1 个评论

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