选择你的大学How to Select Your College?
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"So, what are you doing after graduation?" Many juniors and seniors get bored answering that question over and over. Most students, however, choose to go to college for further study. Here are some practical tips to prepare yourself for the journey.


*Talking to Your Parents  
What if your post-graduation plans differ from what your parents have in mind? Talk openly with your parents about your plans — both for the short term (like what you want to do next year) and the long term (what you think you'd like to do in life). If your parents want you to go to a college but you don't feel that college is right for you, explain why.

* 和父母聊聊  

* Getting Advice  
Your parents probably don't know everything. For school and career guidance, visit your school counselor1 and talk with adult friends. Make an effort to talk to people in the fields that interest you. Ask friends and older siblings1) who are in college about their schools and about other schools they're familiar with.
Whatever you choose to do now does not have to be what you do forever. You can always go back to school or change a career path — lots of people do.

* 多方搜寻建议  

* Making a Decision
Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be and how they plan to get there. Rachel's dad is a doctor and his love for his chosen career inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Rachel, who is about to start medical school, said she chose her undergraduate program with the idea of medical school in mind.
Not all of us are so sure of our plans, though, and that's OK too. School is also not just about careers and getting a high-paying job after graduation — it's a place for learning about yourself and the world.  

* 做决定

* Selecting a School
If college is in your future, you need to plan. Which schools appeal to you? How do you decide on a school when there are thousands to pick from? Start by asking yourself questions about your preferences2):

* 选择学校

* What are my strengths?
* Am I interested in liberal arts or science or business?
* What kind of learning environment is best for me?
* Would I be more comfortable in a small school or would I feel confined?
* Do I want to stay close to home or live far away?
* Would I prefer to be in a city environment or a small college town?
* Do I like being with people who are mostly like me or do I want to meet a diverse group?

* 我的优势和强项是什么?
* 我感兴趣的是文科还是理工科?抑或是商业?
* 哪种学习环境最适合我?
* 如果是在规模较小的大学学习,我会感觉更舒服还是受限制?
* 我想离家近一些还是远一些?
* 我更喜欢城市里的环境还是小的大学城氛围?
* 我喜欢和跟我十分相似的人相处呢,还是想要认识不同类型的人?

Once you've narrowed down your choices, you can visit their websites. When you've whittled2 your list down3) to a manageable number, make arrangements to visit. Try to do this when school is in session so you can get a good idea of what life is really like on campus.



1 counselor czlxd     
  • The counselor gave us some disinterested advice.顾问给了我们一些无私的忠告。
  • Chinese commercial counselor's office in foreign countries.中国驻国外商务参赞处。
2 whittled c984cbecad48927af0a8f103e776582c     
v.切,削(木头),使逐渐变小( whittle的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He whittled a simple toy from the piece of wood. 他把那块木头削成了一个简易的玩具。
  • The government's majority has been whittled down to eight. 政府多数票减少到了八票。