Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Second Home

         
In general, people always say school is our second home in the world. In China, when the school needs students' help, for cleaning or something else, the teacher will say the school is our home, the clean and tidy depend on student effort. However, the second home in different country is extraordinary dissimilar due to the huge different surroundings and culture. When I came to America, I gained a lot of alternative experiences about second home in the U.S. I have a new perspective of school.


“An jing”—Be quiet. When someone came in the classroom in china, he would always hear the word like “An jing” for the teacher, they were so strict to students, and they didn’t allow students to interrupt them when they were teaching. As a result of some of them were concerned about face-saving. In addition, they believed that teacher would not make any mistake. Nonetheless, in the U.S., teachers are so friendly that you are able to raise your hand to ask any question or even correct teacher’s error. American teachers encourage students to think positively and expand their mind. With the open education teaching system, American teachers and students are almost equal in every way. As far as I can see, I prefer the way students can say or ask anything they want in class, because it will not confine of thought.
            If I attempt to compare with the Chinese-style education and American one. My experience is a good example. When I studied in China, I had an amount of assignments, a lot of quiz and so many kinds of examinations which needed time to prepare. All our homework, we needed to finish by no using computer. Therefore, I didn't have too much time to join any activities in school. My daily class schedule was Monday to Saturday, from 7:30 to 9:30. I only had two little short break, I was able to back to the dormitory. That means almost every week I stayed at my second home. On the contrary, when I studied in the second home in the United States, I was able to have time to join so many activities , no matter it is in-school one or out. As a matter of fact, because many of the assignment will like a big project, you had enough time to prepare it, research it and finish it. While I was doing the homework in school or at home, I can use the internet to get more information and useful tips. Furthermore, I can type my papers on the computer and print it when the due day coming. It's more wonderful for me to learn something in American-style education, because it will give me more knowledge and less pressure to study hard.
         In china, when we discussed about how to learn something, we only had two ways to learn. First, we accept another person to give us knowledge. Second, we learned by ourselves. In my view, In Chinese schools, teachers are always teaching students by giving them a lot of information, requiring them to memorize and testing them all the time. All the things the Chinese teachers did are want to confirm how much knowledge that their student had already learned. On the contrary, In American schools, teachers inspiring their student to learn something by themselves. They hope them to learn independently. They teach students not only the knowledge but also the skills of learning, but it has the only thing is insufficient. Of course, If any student who does not have self-control, will be lost when he study by himself. He will not receive the knowledge but also waste his time.
         Consequently, school is a place that spreads the knowledge for people like farmers sow an area of land with seeds. Like each farmer has his different way to sow the seeds, so every second home has its own style and ways to teach somebody and enrich a student’s brain. We can't compare to get a result as which one is better, but I'm so thankful about what I experience and what I learn in the United States.

 
 

15 comments:

  1. There are many difference between Chinese education and American education. I think the Chinese education better than the American education. That is why some teachers say:" all Chinese good at math."

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    1. Hey Weihao,
      Why are you think that in America education is bad? Just because in Chine people good at the math?

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  2. your essay is very clear. you compare education between china and the USA. but i confuse this sentence," If I attempt to compare with the Chinese-style education and American one." what does it mean?

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  3. your essay is very clear. you compare education between china and the USA. but i confuse this sentence," If I attempt to compare with the Chinese-style education and American one." what does it mean?

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  4. Yes, there are several different between China and the U.S..
    I advice you to put more words in the inclusion.

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  5. I like your interesting conclusion-----''Like each farmer has his different way to sow the seeds, so every second home has its own style and ways to teach somebody and enrich a student’s brain". In the article, you talk about the differences of learning surroundings, learning styles, and learning and teaching methods between Chinese education and American education. I'd like to suggest that adding three clear topic sentence into body paragraph to make the article clearer and more powerful.

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  6. Hello,
    I agree with you about American education. Here teachers give more opportunity to improve your creativity, and be more independent.In my country has same problem, no I don't want to say that in my country education is bad, just you should be very quite, sit like robot, don't move, don't eat even you going to die :D. I just studied in the U.S in language school and this my second place, if I will compare my first language school and the Harold Washington that I can say for sure that here is much better. I really enjoy to study here, this is very good experience in my life. I can say that I am really happy that I saw both system of education. Also, I would like to try in the future to study in another country. I don't know maybe you need to a little bit write more in conclusion. Anyway your essay was interesting and thank you for sharing with us your experience.

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  7. I agree with you, because I have been studying in China before. In different country, teacher teach different and learning style also different. I think you can rewrite the introduction that make the reader clear of what do you want to talk to reader.

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  8. Hi Yongsi.
    Education is the same in Mexico. The only difference about schools in my country is that one semester is 6 months. Students take two semesters in one year. The teachers in Mexico pressure you a lot with homework and the exams are very difficult because they have a great percentage of your final grade. In fact, if you don't get a good score in the midterm and final test you don't pass the class and if you fail 3 classes in one semester, you are not allowed to register for the next semester until you pass the classes that you fail. It can be very depressing sometimes because you can't have a social life at all. You spend most of your down time by doing homework, studying, etc. Moreover, teachers in Mexico send students to museums all the time and you have to write papers about your museum-visit-experience. I feel like the system of education in The United States is much better because teacher build confidence between students and them, so this makes you feel more comfortable to participate in class. Moreover, I prefer the education in the U.S. because you can email the teachers if you have any question about anything for the class or homework. This is why I agree with your essay.

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  9. I like your opinion in this essay. Studying in the U.S is totally different compare with my country too. To be honest, previously in Vietnam, i sometimes missed the class if it's too boring and the professors didn't care students at all. Here the teachers know pretty well about each student and always tried to help us if we have any problem. This is one of the reasons i like to go to the class most everyday. :)

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  10. you have a very interesting conclusion, and your essay is very clear cashing out the different between Chinese education and American's, and yours also make me feel in same way about the the what i thing about the different between them.

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  11. a interesting topic. in this essay, Chinese students seem be control, and do not have freedom. in my memory, the Chinese study style is that teachers give students questions, and students need to answer the questions ideally.

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  12. a interesting topic. in this essay, Chinese students seem be control, and do not have freedom. in my memory, the Chinese study style is that teachers give students questions, and students need to answer the questions ideally.

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  13. When I read your essay, I had same experience with you in China. When I was study in high school in China, I also need to got up very early, and went to bed very late.

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