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Issue 37
May 2017

School News:
Canadian Secondary Wenzhou No. 22 School BC Offshore Program

Awards

On Friday April 21, 2017 at CSW, we held the Term Three Award Assembly. There were many categories of awards, both in-school awards and out-of-school awards for CSW students. For the in-school awards we had academic awards, service awards, citizenship awards and classroom awards. For out of schools awards, we have 4 awards from the University of Waterloo for Math; the Cayley -Gr.10 and Fermat -Gr.11 math contests. We have 4 recipients for both categories. For the Cayley, top score of CSW and top 25% of all contestants went to Maple Cen from 10A (Cen Che). The top score of CSW for the Fermat went to Jason Ye (Ye Huaijie). Fermat.A top 25% of all contestants award went to Jason Ye, Restia Chen (Chen Xinqing), Vicki Chen (Chen Weiyi).

Advice on taking the English Provincial Exam

Written by Michael Fan


Michael Fan

You know, there`s no way----NO WAY-----you could get away with the English provincial with 6 hours of gaming each day. Let`s face it, it`s an exam designed to squeeze every last bit of your knowledge. To get through it, there`s only one way: give it what it wants, and study your hardest.

Sounds cruel, but I am just telling you as it is. How much you work is exactly how much it is going to pay off. I don`t know what works for you, but the following worked for me.

Firstly and most importantly, vocabulary killed many of us mid-way. There`s a word list designed especially for provincial questions. You really should ask for it from your English teacher. You should try to remember every word and understand them.

Secondly, you should write as much as you can. I remember there are sample topics for the provincial exam, and I keep practicing at the rate of one passage per day. Be sure to let your English teacher review it, because feedback is much more significant than practicing blindly going nowhere.

Thirdly, read as much as possible every day, whatever the topic. Everything is about the practice, and so does your reading ability. Many complain they have no time, but if you are willing to just give up 10 minutes of your gaming time, it is possible. Trust me, I know how most of you guys spend the first half hour at night. If you want to be rewarded, you`d better be working.

When the test approaches, you should warm-up with a few mock test so you won`t panic. After the test, please indulge yourself with whatever you`ve missed! Since you have been working like a dog, now you are qualified to have fun time.

Remember, the hardest thing is not searching for advice, but about actually doing it and keeping them on. It`s what improvement is about.