How time flies! Here we are in the medium-term, and this class serve as a connecting link between the preceding and the following.
Begin with my summary of the past half month, we made a multi-dimensional thinking map, which presented the relationship among facts, causes, results, solutions, even the pros and cons in a two-side things. For instance, in the Chinese education model, teachers tend to view the causes and results most primarily. However, in the United States, in comparison, teachers regard the primary purpose of education as making students think differently. Also, we took the developing countries and the developed countries as examples, whose policies vary from. The four-type IETS writing prove this map has its own rationality.
Then we concluded several models about TOEFL practices. The first model is a cube model which show the connection and logic both in reading and listening. In the meanwhile, we payed attention to the most essential ability in a TOEFL test-the ability to paraphrase. And the second is a linear structure of writing, which readiy show the writer’s persuasive ability and comprehensive thinking through logical process.
The most impressive part on me in this class is the understanding of the following three questions: 1) What is TOEFL? 2) Where is TOEFL from? 3) Where is TOEFL headed? It had a similar situation in my first class. At that time, I have never ever knew what TOEFL is, the only image was that I should go through with it so that I could apply for my ideal school. And now, I know that in spite of its character of an examination, it gives me a lot more than I have imagined. TOEFL becomes my best partner in my way towards success.