徐志摩笔下那样的清新脱俗,文艺范儿满满的康桥,让Ulink学姐带你一起走进!

This is a letter from your Cambridge alumni. A few years ago, I was just like you guys, I came from Pre Spring. I was also unsure of what I wanted to study, what I wanted to do with my life (I still am). Without further nonsense, here is some advice:

Motivation to study is something a lot of people lack. For me, motivation from within is always greater than motivation from outside (i.e. parents and teachers). I wanted to get good grades, go to a good university, and perhaps have a bright future, not just my parents. You can see, especially in Cambridge, all of the students have self-motivation. Everybody works really hard, completes their coursework and prepares for exams as well as they can without a teacher keeping an eye on them. Self-motivation is a mindset that really pushes you to succeed. If you’re not there yet, don’t worry, self-motivation will come as you grow older. (If you want it to, of course.)

毕业典礼作为学生代表发言

student representative in the graduation ceremony

Now, on tests and stuff. To me, small tests, mid-terms never mattered so much, only the exams that count (i.e CIEs) required my utmost attention. Now, I don’t mean that I won’t study and try my best to take it. I just mean that I won’t get upset if I get a low score. I got quite plenty 60s and 70s in my physics and further maths test scores. However, I would always tell myself that without making those mistakes, I wouldn’t be learning anything from the exam. The more mistakes I make in these tests, the more I’d learn and the fewer mistakes I would make in the big exams. Therefore, it is really important to know where you went wrong in each mistake and make sure you don’t make it again in future exams. You can view the school tests as a learning tool for you, so take full advantage of it. That’s how my grades would get better throughout the year. To conclude this paragraph, always study for a test, but there is no need to be sad about a poor grade, instead learn from your errors.

和David老师一起

Some other small advice: One, if you don’t know how to study or make notes, look at a student who does know how to do it well. There is no shame in copying a learning technique, as long as it works for you.

Two, I know this isn’t for everyone, but asking a teacher some questions won’t lose you a limb. I did and I survived. The teachers here at Ulink are one of the friendliest and most patient (the school is not paying me to say this, unfortunately). And, if you have nothing to do, there is no harm in chatting with a teacher.

Anyways, high school in Ulink was probably one of the happiest years of my life (so far), I made great friends, I had wonderful teachers (like David) and I achieved my goal. So, enjoy your time here. Have fun and study hard (you can actually do both you know)! Best of luck to each and every one of you!

Skye

亲爱滴学弟学妹们,

这是你们的剑桥学姐来的信。几年前我跟你们一样,从Pre Spring班里开始,我当时也不清楚想要学什么,以后要干什么(说实话,到现在还不是很清楚,哈哈)。好,不多废话,转入正题,给你们一些建议:

很多学生缺少学习的动力。对于我来说,自身的动力比外界给的压力(家长,老师)要重要得太多太多。是我想要好的成绩,我想要考上好的大学然后有个好的未来,不是只是我的父母。 可以看出在剑桥的学生里,大部分都是自己很强的上进心。不需要别人逼着,自己就能很认真的完成作业,复习考试。 想要成功,自我激励是无比重要的。如果你觉得自己还做不到,没关系,慢慢来,只要你肯下工夫。

接下来谈到测试/考试。对我来说,学校的小测试和小考的成绩并不重要,只有最终的CIE考试是最重要的。当然,我的意思可不是小考随便考考,我是说即使小考考差了也没关系,不会伤心难过。我也得过不少六七十分的物理、高数成绩。我每次会告诉自己,如果小考不犯错误,我就从这次考试中没有学到任何东西。在测试中犯的错误越多,我能学到的越多,在真正重要的考试中犯的错误越少。不是吗?也正因为如此,我的成绩不断地提高。所以,理解每次小考中的每一个错误的原因尤为重要,要争取在日后的考试中不犯同样的错误。学校的这些测试就可以视为帮助你提高学习的工具,好好把握机会。总结一下这段的重点,就是小考还是要认真的对待,(不要老想大考前零时抱佛脚,没用的),小考考砸了没关系,从错误中成长。

再来一些建议:一、如果你自己不太会记笔记或者复习,看看班里学霸的是怎么学的,怎么记笔记的。采取他们的学习方法和笔记格式没有什么不好的。

二、我知道不是所有人都适合,但是问老师问题不会要了你的命的。Ulink的老师真的是最温柔,最有耐心的。(哈哈,我不是在给学校打广告哦)。如果没事干,也可以找老师聊了聊天,解解闷。

最后,祝福你们在Ulink的学习顺利,生活愉快。在Ulink上的这几年高中是我至今为止最开心的时期之一,我交到了最好的朋友,碰到了那么多可爱的老师们(比如David), 也考上到了我梦想的大学。我相信你们也可以!!加油!!!

学姐邹佳祺


毕业舞会和Kenny老师一起

后记:如果说考入剑桥已非易事,那么获得剑桥一等生荣誉的邹佳祺,她优秀的自身能力和平日付出的努力可想而知。不要说梦想太遥远,在入学Ulink之初便已立志进入剑桥大学学习的她,用成功告诉我们,梦想还是要有的,万一实现了呢!