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2017大三出國輔導通報系統 - 留學心得報告[編輯]
語言 404810508  李昀萱   留學學校:天普大學

(一)基本資料

University: Temple University City: Philadelphia Duration: 2017/8/22-2018/5/12 Course: English(writing and literature)(12字)

(二)課程學習

照片說明:museum report

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Course: Survey of English Literature: Beginning to 1660: Writing Perspective Instructor: Dr. Carissa Harris The class is about early literature in English. Professor also introduces some literary devices and historical events. The most interesting parts are close reading and creative writing. Professor will highlight some important or interesting parts in the text during in class close reading. She will ask some questions link to nowadays society and students will have some discussion on the topic. Creative writing is the homework assignments focus on different topics and aspects of literature. For example, she asks us to design a book cover of the poem, to see if we really understand the theme of the poem, and which objects and images need to be emphasized. Other questions like: write a sequel of the text, link the early literature with modern world, write a rendition in particular English literary genres, write a assignment focus on a marginal character and his feeling, and create modern-day television adaptation of the text. Course: Analytical Reading and Writing (ESL) Instructor: Julie Herskovitz After the whole semester learning analytical reading and writing, I feel more confident of my writing skills ,which include essay structure and research. First of all, I think outline is really helpful for me to build essay structure. Everything become easier after making lists of points and argument. What’s more, outline are really useful for people who not sure about his or her statement; after students list out all their points and ideas, they will realize which side become more powerful and persuasive. The essay structure include few parts, each part just makes article more and more persuasive and logical. Essay structure is useful also because of its regular succession, which start from topic sentence then opposition, your own point, and analysis. It’s like a template for students to follow and successfully plan on their essay. Next, I learn more on the way to do research. There’s lots of way to find sources, for instance, google scholar and library. When doing research, key words usually very helpful; student can find more and more information through different words in same meaning. It’s really an interesting way to help develop ideas and find evidences. Doing research also improve reading skills, students need to analysis if the source is persuasive or not, or if it’s fit to topic by reading text carefully.(397字)

(三)生活環境

照片說明:Philadelphia city hall

【照片說明:Philadelphia city hall】

I live in Morgan Hall, it's the tall building in the campus, near the city hall. It also close to student center, international student service, classroom, subway station, super market, and dining hall; all in all, it is really convenience. The weather is fine, even though it's snowy on December, January, and February, it won't keep snowing the whole month. Food in dining hall include pizza, sushi, fast food, and Chinese cuisine. Even recreate foods in the United States cannot be same as authentic cuisines; that doesn’t make it less delicious and valuable, both of them wonderfully present cultures at particular space and time. As Oscar Wilde once pointed out, “Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital”. Similar to the situation of immigrants’ dishes in the United States, foods and eating cultures in the U.S. are new and complicated. Although there are plenty of reasons that makes local foods different from authentic cuisines, they’re all in well and wisely puts for people who want to enjoy immigrants’ dishes in the United States. I went to Philadelphia city hall many times during my winter vacation. I get many cross-cultural experiences there; as lyrics in Colors of the Wind , “ if you walk the footsteps of a stranger / You'll learn things you never knew, you never knew”. Study abroad program offer a place and opportunity for students to become strangers of culture and place; students develop cross-cultural understanding and respect through such special experience, which will keep influences a person throughout the lifetime. (263字)

(四)自我成長

照片說明:win Super Bowl

【照片說明:win Super Bowl】

As “outsiders” in the United States, building friendship with American students become one of the important part of our daily lives. However, it’s somehow hard for international students to make friends with local students. In My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student , Rebekah Nathan points out, “International students learned quickly that being a student, being a dorm mate, being a classmate—none of it automatically qualifies you as a ‘member of the community,’ that is, someone whom others will seek out for activities”. Moreover, in “Americans are Self-Centered but Friendly? 60 Opinions from International Students” , Jessica Stahl points out, “50% of international students responded that they do not think Americans make an effort to get to know international students”(Stahl 7). The reason why American students and international students having less communication is that they face the hardship on language and culture differences. To begin with, language differences bring difficulties to the conversation. People having different mother languages need to deal with various misunderstanding. Lots of “Chinglish” speakers can’t express their real meaning accurately. Next, something more than language differences on the surface, culture difference are the main reason for international students and American students to have struggles. For example, their care of privacy and relationship with friends. Such culture shock may brings uncomfortableness and anxiety. Misunderstanding and ignorance can be found in every place and every day’s life. Every time we try to face it, it’s like Gulliver in Lilliput; different language and culture bring challenges into lives.(254字)

(五)大三出國建議

To begin with, bring less clothing and makeup to the United States; it's not only heavy but also useless. Fashion in Taiwan make ourselves even more like outsiders. Moreover, clothing and makeup is cheap in the United States. Secondly, in order to be more confidence, it's better to practice English speaking and listening before study abroad. At lease need to know what they talk about and how to reply. Third, I strongly suggest students choose "Analytical Reading and Writing (ESL)" as one of the courses in first semester. This class includes many international students from different countries. Students in this class not only can learn more than one country's culture but also own a save place to speak English with some mistakes. What's more, this course is a basic class for freshman, so it won't be too hard. Next, complete the tooth and eyes curing in Taiwan. Medical treatment in the United States is really expensive. Furthermore, bring enough contact lenses if it's needed; people need to spend more time and money to buy contact lenses in the U.S.. After that, it's also important to learn how to drive. Without driving skill, it's much harder to travel in the United States. Last but not least, arrive the university one week before classes start and join the orientation. In the orientation, people in international students service will make sure foreign students know everything, including the meal plan, accommodation, classes,the university's mission statement, international student service, installation, surrounding, safety, registration, and diamond dollar.(253字)

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