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【说明文】2015“模拟赛场”第一期获奖作文②

写作题二:说明文写作(Expository Writing)(10分)

Write a passage to explain the Chinese College Entrance Examination to foreign students. You should write about 500 words.

 

尹佳瑞

What Is College Entrance Examination?

         College Entrance Examination, as the name implies, is a qualifying examination for high school students to enter into an ideal university. It originated from 1952, but was abolished in 1965. Since the recovery of the College Entrance Examination in 1977, it has been implementing effectively till now.

         College Entrance Examination is held every year from June 7th to 9th in most provinces. In small part of regions, it lasts for only two days from June 7th to 8th. The examination is also for universities to select talents. It involves in subject knowledge of various areas. Chinese, math and English are three compulsory subjects. Generally speaking, high school students will major in liberal arts or science according to their preferences during the second academic years in high school. Liberal arts consist of politics, history and geography while science is made of biology, physics as well as chemistry. Distinct regions have different cut off score. Furthermore, there are some aspects for students to get extra credits, for example, the children of revolutionary martyrs, high-level sports players, outstanding students at the provincial level and so on.

         The College Entrance Examination is considered as a critical turning point of the whole learning career for students of grade three in high school. The review for the exam includes three major parts. The first review plays a fundamental and essential role in the whole process and students also need to spend much more time and vigor. During the first review, teachers ask students  to pay more attention on textbooks, including basic definitions, formulas, examples and more. It is a golden time for students who have deficiency in basic knowledge to make up. Therefore, the purpose of the first review process is to consolidate the basis and to make preparation for the second stage.

         The second review is a transition stage, which focus mostly on special exercises. Students need to take advantage of their acquired knowledge to solve relative questions as much as possible. But one more thing needed to pay attention, they need to deal with the questions accurately and efficiently. Thus, the second review process is to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of solving questions based on the fundamental knowledge. The significance of the final review process ranks next to the first one. Students have experienced the first two stages and summarized the experience and lessons, which can better help them to reflect and get down to correct the errors.

         The College Entrance Examination is not only examine the knowledge which students have learned but also the attitude. It is a long and protracted war, also a psychological warfare. During the review process, knowledge is the most important weapon. However, when it comes to the real battlefield, mental and psychological condition play an increasingly important role in applying knowledge to practice. The College Entrance Examination is a transfer station that students say farewell to high school and then start the next excursion for the wonderful life journey.