98年消失的五個月!

距離上一次發文大約是五個月之前,這段時間因為要準備一個重要的考試,所以停止了大部分以前常做的網路活動,以增加可以專心準備考試的時間。在這個月初:6/6,終於考完了這個操機掰高深莫測的考試:

G R E

should die!!!

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首先,是在四月登場的分析寫作 (Analytical Writing Assessment, AWA),這個部份需要寫兩篇文章,而我的第一篇:Issues題,我選擇的題目是:

“The study of history has value only to the extent that it is relevant to our daily lives.”

然後,第二篇:Argument題,我的題目則是:

“Two years ago, our consultants predicted that West Egg’s landfill, which is used for garbage disposal, would be completely filled within five years. During the past two years, however, town residents have been recycling twice as much aluminum and paper as they did in previous years. Next month the amount of material recycled should further increase, since charges for garbage pickup will double. Furthermore, over ninety percent of the respondents to a recent survey said that they would do more recycling in the future. Because of our residents’ strong commitment to recycling, the available space in our landfill should last for considerably longer than predicted.”

其實,考完AWA我就已經知道我這次考試的應該是不及格了!Issue題我沒有能夠提供的明確的例子來支持我的立場;而Argument題,我想我應該有抓到主要的Flaws,但是我想我來攻擊它的手法可能還不夠solid!唉~ 接著,還是盡力來準備迎接6G的到來。6/6那天,上午08:30開始考Quantitative and Verbal Sections。Quantitative Sections我想我應該有發揮到跟平時差不多的水準,寫起來還算順手。但是,在Verbal Sections… 媽的!我好想哭喔!

準備這個考試讓我有很深的體悟:我真的是太淺了!在網路上以及PTT爬了一些文章,看看以前的人如何準備考試,以及他們所分享的心得感想,那些最後成功的人,在準備的期間無不榨乾時間並且耗盡心力,最後才能取得好成績。回頭看看我自己的準備過程,跟他們比起來,我真的是不夠用心。今年6G我的成績一定達不到水準吧!看來10G還要再來一次了!聽人說:準備GRE的過程會極度孤獨,只有撐過來的人才能實現夢想!我想… 接下來的一年、兩年、甚至三年,我已經做好吃苦的打算了!