January 24th: Failure is not an Option

Do you think that American schools are tough on their students?

Do you think that even if you goof up in high school you can still have a chance to succeed?

Think about these things as we read an article about China and its students.

1) Read Article

2) As you read, find 5 words that are unknown to you; blog them with their defintions in your own words.

Watch this video about Chinese students:

http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_28_13/Videos

Reading Qeustions:

1) What is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam?

2) What is this exam like in relation to American education?

3) Describe this test.

4) What effect do you think this test has on young Chinese students?

5) How do you think this test would effect students in America if the test was like that of China?

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53 thoughts on “January 24th: Failure is not an Option

  1. 1) Gaokao
    2) It’s like the SAT
    3) It’s twice as long and the stakes are higher. The nine hour test is offered once a year in the spring
    4) It’s hard on them because it puts pressure and its once a year
    5) Kid in America will probably drop out even more

  2. No they are not, yes you can

    Miniscanner- small
    Vigil-wakefulness maintained for anyc reason during the normal
    For sleeping
    Lege- people
    Emphasis- special stress laid upon
    Frustration- act of frustration

    1.) gaokao
    2.) act
    3.) the test shows what u have learn in school and what college you can go to
    4.) a lot of stress
    5.) it would stress us out and maybe intemadate us from taking it.

  3. 1) I think that there are some high schools that are tough on their students.
    2) No I don’t think that would be possible.

  4. Do you think that American schools are tough on their students?
    No not at all

    Do you think that even if you goof up in high school you can still have a chance to succeed?
    Yes because a lot of students who are not there mentally still goof and do enough just to pass.

  5. Tianjin – a place
    Decade – ten years
    Mini scanner – a miniature scanner
    Gaokao – like a sat
    Committee – type of administration

  6. 1) They are a little tough most of the time no because we feel like you have your own responsibility & you can be tough on your self.

    2) I think if you goof off in high school you still have a chance to succeed because you can change some things when you get to college it’s not the same it’s like you have another chance to do better

    Reading Questions

    1) The Gaokao

    2) It is compared to the SAT

    3) The Gaokao test is nine hours it determines what university you go to and it comes around once a year

    4) This test makes them real intelligent I bet because of all the studying & just taking the test it’s nine hours!

    5) Students would take school much seriously because if you fail the test over there you have to wait a whole year to take it again

  7. 1. I think sometimes they are
    2.yes

    1.gaokao
    2.SAT
    3.longer than SAT, shows what your going to be doing in the future
    4.really stressful
    5.i think only a few would be successful

  8. 1. Gaokoa
    2. It’s like the SAT
    3.9hour test that is taken in the spring time.
    4.it pushes them even more to pass.
    5.i think it would make them take the test more serious and be on top of their studies.

    -gaokoa (school) of the exam in china
    -lege (people)
    There’s. No unknown words

  9. Do you think that American schools are tough on their students?No
    Do you think that American schools are tough on their students?Yes, I think if you goof off in high school you still can be succed.

    Sichuan, gaokao, Liu Qichao

  10. 1 Yes I think The American schools are tough. The school teaches students by giving them an education and the students study everyday.

    2 Yes you can have a chane to be successful.

    Sichuan
    Virtually
    Memorization
    Concentration
    Anxious

  11. 1:no because kids in china have school 7 days a week some American schools let us dress a certain way I don’t think there tough on us at all.

    2: yes cause you always change your act up and be successful in life

  12. No, American schools aren’t tough on students at all.
    1) The Gaokao exam.
    2) It’s compared to the SAT.
    3) Students take nine to sixteen hours each day to study for this exam. Those who don’t pass will have to wait a year to retake the exam.
    4) They will be successful most likely if they pass it and if they fail, then most likely they won’t be.
    5) Everyone would fail, because we aren’t trained enough to study for days at a time. Children in China were trained to value education since they were babies.

  13. 1) Gaokao
    2) It’s like the SAT
    3) It’s twice as long and the stakes are higher. The nine hour test is offered once a year in the spring
    4) It’s hard on them because it puts pressure and its once a year
    5) Kid in America will probably drop out even more

  14. 1. Sometimes, Yes American Teachers are hard on students. Only because they want us to Succeed.

    2. Yes a Goof Off still have a Chance To improve , then Succeed.

    Reading Questions

    1. Gaokao
    2. Similar to the SAT Test
    3. It Indicates what your future is like, & It’s Longer
    4. It Makes These Kids Very intelligent due to Studying They Do
    5. It would Be Stressful, but If They Take It serious they might Suceed.

  15. Miniscanner- small
    Vigil-wakefulness maintained for anyc reason during the normal
    For sleeping
    Lege- people
    Emphasis- special stress laid upon
    Frustration- act of frustration

  16. 1.American schools are tough on American student because they want us to learn as much as we can to become successful and get into a good college of your choice.

    2.if you goof off in high school you can still be successful as long you stay on track and still get your work done.

    1.Gaokao- a different name for the Sat

    2.Miniscanner-a device for the Sat test

    3.Memorization- to learn by context clue

    4.Flexible- The ability to be bent in many different ways

    5.Overwhelming- with great force

    1. The Gaokao is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam

    2.The Sat test

    3. the test is like 9 hour long

    4.It effect the young Chinese children by getting them ready for high school

    5.We wouldn’t be able to learn the way other people work

  17. 1.Gaoko

    2.its like the SAT

    3.a 9 hour test to determine what university you are going to

    4.this test makes students want to try their hardest on it

    5.This would make students stay on top of their studies.

  18. 1 I don’t think they are tough on us cause china have a lot of school , and if you goof off you will not take anything serious and you will be behind
    2. Gaokoa
    3. It’s like the SAT
    4.9hour test that is taken in the spring time.
    5. It pushes them even more to pass.
    6. I think it would make them take the test more serious and be on top of

    -gaokoa (school) of the exam in china
    -lege (people)

  19. (5 Unknown Words) :

    1. Virtually- Almost Or Nearby
    2. Disastrous- To Cause Damage
    3. Leniency- Being Tolerant
    4. Sixfold- Six Times As Greater
    5. Prospects- A Possibility Of some Future Event Occuring

  20. 1. Gaokoa
    2. It’s like the SAT
    3.nine hour test that is taken in the spring time.
    4.it pushes them even more to pass.
    5.i think it would make them take the test more serious and be on top of their studies.
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  21. 5 vocab words
    *resort – to learn to resort
    *admission – to be asked to do something
    * complain – to wein about something
    *flexable – to be able to work around
    *improve – to get better

    The questions…

    1. Gaoko
    2. Like the SAT in america
    3. The exam is a lot more tougher and long.
    4. The effect it has is it is more serious, and it can make them a lot more smarter then the average person.
    5. It would make them not want to do it because they are very lazy.

  22. 1.I think Americans are tough on their students because they want their students to be smart and they want they schools to look good.
    2.yes you could but it will be difficult & you would have to work harder then if you did what you needed when you were in high school.
    3.i think China schools are very determine to get they students smart and an education.

    1.Elite-person with the highest class
    2.Alternatives-a limited of two or more possibilities
    3.Memorization-when you remember something that happened
    4.determinant-when you have your mind seat on something
    5.Leniency-the quality or state of being lenient

    1.Gaokaon-know
    2.its more then twice as long and the state are much higher.
    3.about three in five students make the cut.
    4.some think they can’t make it and some study real hard
    5.i think it’s to hard

  23. Miniscanner

    1) Gaokao
    2) It’s like the SAT
    3) It’s twice as long and the stakes are higher. The nine hour test is offered once a year in the spring
    4) It’s hard on them because it puts pressure and its once a year
    5) Kid in America will probably drop out even more

  24. 5 unknown words
    Leniency- not to be so hard
    Miniscanner-a device for the SAT
    Vigil-weakfulness maintained for anyc reason during the normal
    Flexible- double jointed
    Alternatives-a limited of two or more possibilities

  25. 1.) gaokao
    2.) It determine the fate of 9 million Chinese student.
    3.) The test is nine hour test is offered once a year in the spring and is the sole determinant for admission to virtually all Chinese colleges and universities.
    4.) The effect would be either that they have a education and a well paid job in the future and some doing the test for prizes, might even be a car.
    5.) Now if student in America had to take the test it would change are way of choosing a job.

  26. Elite-1.
    ( often used with a plural verb ) the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
    Equipped-
    to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army
    Vigil-2.
    a watch or a period of watchful attention maintained at night or at other times:

  27. 1. Gaokao
    2. Like the SAT
    3. It’s longer and the stakes are at a higher risk. The test is offered once a year in the spring.
    4. It’s hard for them and it’s a lot of pressure plus it’s once a year
    5. People from America probably wouldn’t even take it or if they do it won’t take long for them to drop out

  28. Resort: to learn resort

    Admission:’. To be asked to something

    Complain :to be grumpy about thing in other words don’t like

    Flexable :to be able to go around

    Improve: to do better

  29. 5 vocab words
    1) resort -forced to do something
    2) admission-to be asked to do something
    3)complain -to wine
    4flexable- to be able to work around
    5improve-to get better

    The questions:

    1 Gokao
    2) The test was like the SAT in America
    3) The exam is longer and tougher.
    4) It is more serious and it makes them a lot more smarter then the average person.
    5) It would make them not want to do it because they are very lazy.

    • 5 vocab words
      1) resort -forced to do something
      2) admission-to be asked to do something
      3)complain -to wine
      4flexable- to be able to work around
      5improve-to get better

      The questions:

      1 Gokao
      2) The test was like the SAT in America.
      3) The exam is longer and tougher.
      4) It is more serious and it makes them a lot more smarter then the average person.
      5) It would make them not want to do it because they are very lazy.

  30. 1) Gaokao.
    2) The Gaokao is like the SAT.
    3) The Gaokao is twice as long and the stakes are higher. The nine hour test is offered once a year in the spring.
    4) It’s hard on the students because it applies pressure and its also just once a year.
    5) Children in America will probably drop out even more often then what they do now

  31. Stakes: a stick or a post pointed at one end
    Vigil: a period of wakefulness
    Disastrous : causing great distress
    Leniency: a state of being
    Emphasis: special stress laid upon

    1 Gaokao
    2 it’s like the SAT
    3 the nine hour test is offered once a year
    4 it’s hard on them because its like pass or die
    5 the kides would drop more than they do now

  32. Gaokao: a Chinese test.
    Memorization: is the process of committing something to memory.
    Miniscanner: a device for the sat.
    Overwhelming: with great force.
    Flexible: the ability to be bent in many different ways.
    1. gaokao
    2. It’s very long.
    3. It is very long.
    4. It puts pressure on them and it only happens once a year.
    5. I think a kid from America would fail the test.

  33. 1. Gaokao
    2. It determines the facts of 9 million Chinese students .
    3. This is a nine hour test that is offered for students in Asian countries once a year in the spring .

  34. 1.American schools are tough on American student because they want us to learn as much as we can to become successful and get into a good college of your choice.

    2.if you goof off in high school you can still be successful as long you stay on track and still get your work done.

    1.Gaokao- a different name for the Sat

    2.Miniscanner-a device for the Sat test

    3.Memorization- to learn by context clue

    4.Flexible- The ability to be bent in many different ways

    5.Overwhelming- with great force

    1. The Gaokao is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam

    2.The Sat test

    3. the test is like 9 hour long

    4.It effect the young Chinese children by getting them ready for high school

    5.We wouldn’t be able to learn the way other people work

  35. 1)Gaokao-a test
    2) Tianjin-a part in china
    3) leniency-to take it easy on something
    4) Guizhou Province-a test that the Chinese take
    5) Sichuan Province- a place in china

  36. 1.) Gaokao
    2.) It’s like the SAT
    3.) The test is a long test basically that the kids in china have to take to see if they are smart.
    4.) The effect I think the test has on young Chinese students is it makes them nervous and puts pressure on them.
    5.) I think that the test would be kind of hard for us and we would struggle with it, but maybe not.

  37. 1) What is the name of the chinese college exam? (gaokao)
    2) What is this exam like in relation to american education? it is really hard and long and their whole life is determined off of this test.
    3) Descirbe this test it is two days long with over hundreds of questions.
    4) What effect do you think this test has on young chinese students? it causes them to study 13 hours a day 7 days a week, and they have no time to play hang out or do anything fun because their whole life revolves around this test.
    5) How do you think this test would effect american students if they were to take the test like this one in China? we would be angry and then just drop out instead of going 7 days a week study for 13 hours the rate of dropout students would increase.

  38. I think American schools are tough on American students so we can make our country the best through knowledge and wisdom. A smart country is a sovereign country.

    If you goof off in high school you can still be successful as

    Gaokao- a different name for the SAT

    Miniscanner-a device for the SAT test

    Memorization- to learn by context clue

    Flexible- The ability to be bent in many different ways

    Overwhelming- with great force

    The Gaokao is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam.

    The SAT test is a 9 hours long

    It effects the young Chinese children because their score determines what their going to become in life.

    It would put a lot of stress and a lot of studying.

  39. 1) What is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam?Goakao

    2) What is this exam like in relation to American education?s.a.t

    3) Describe this test.its a test to tell weather you go to college or not

    4) What effect do you think this test has on young Chinese student
    5) How do you think this test would effect students in America if the test was like that of China? They don’t be the same

  40. 1.Gaokao
    2.SAT
    3.longer than SAT, shows what your going to be doing in the future .
    4.Really stressful
    5.I think only a few would be successful.

  41. Do you think that American schools are tough on their students?
    No not really

    Do you think that even if you goof up in high school you can still have a chance to succeed?
    Yes because a lot of students who are not there mentally still goof and do enough just to pass.

  42. ) The Gaokao

    2) It is compared to the SAT

    3) The Gaokao test is nine hours it determines what university you go to and it comes around once a year

    4) This test makes them real intelligent I bet because of all the studying & just taking the test it’s nine hours!

    5) Students would take school much seriously because if you fail the test over there you have to wait a whole year to take it again

  43. 1) I think that there are some high schools that are tough on their students.
    2) No I don’t think that would be possible.

  44. 1) What is the name of the Chinese college entrance exam?Goakao

    2) What is this exam like in relation to American education?s.a.t

    3) Describe this test.its a test to tell weather you go to college or not

    4) What effect do you think this test has on young Chinese student
    5) How do you think this test would effect students in America if the test was like that of China? They don’t be the same

  45. 1.The college exam is called Gaokao.
    2. It is like the SAT.
    3. It’s longer and the stakes are at a higher risk. The test is offered once a year in the spring.
    4. It’s hard for them and it’s a lot of pressure plus it’s once a year.
    5. People from America probably wouldn’t even take it or if they do it won’t take long for them to drop out.

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