作者：武汉新航道北美考试院 托福写作组 马锦雯
考情分析：这篇文章在词汇上可能涉及到部分生词比如deuterium，但是由于阅读中出现过该词汇，还是很大程度上降低了听力的难度。这篇涉及到冰川、火山等托福中常见的素材，TPO中也常出现类似的题材，比如TPO 27关于，Little Ice Age的成因猜测，其中就提到火山爆发的灰尘遮挡太阳光以及人口减少导致森林变多导致气温下降。TPO23中也有论点提到关于气候变化。考生在积累了相关学科词汇的前提下，训练听力信息提取能力以及阅读转述信息的能力，可以有效的提高综合写作的得分。
Nowadays, with increasing fund flowing into tertiary education, university students enjoy more freedom to choose the class they prefer. Some people reckon that students are supposed to choose the courses given by the popular professors. However, as far as I am concerned, I personally contend that taking course with a professor who won awards would be a better choice and I will articulate my reasons in the following graph.
Admittedly, most students may tend to take the course offered by the professors who are voted to the most prevailing one, because their classes are immersed in relaxed atmosphere and fulfilled with fun rather than rigid presenting textbook knowledge. However, why students voted them as favorite teacher? Is this really because of the interesting class? The answer maybe not. In fact, students prefer to choose the professor who is easygoing. That means, the class rules and disciplines are rarely emphasized, allowing students to do something that irrelevant to the class such as the chit-chat or using mobile phone. At the same time, the workload for this kind of course is relatively easy than others rigid class with countless assignments. While, such kind of professor cannot provide students with sufficient and profound academic training which is indispensable for the future career. Therefore, it is meaningless to enroll that kind of class.
In addition, the professors renowned for outstanding research are likely to have a deeper insight into their specialized fields, enabling to instil more profound knowledges and techniques to their students. In other words, students in their classes would be exposed to the state-of-art technology and get the opportunity to participate in some advanced experiments, which will lay a solid foundation for their further study. For instance, the professors who got rewards for outstanding research usually have more funds on their research, supporting them to carry out some sophisticated and innovative experiments. So, it is highly possible that they will hire some students as assistant to join the project. That’s why so many students both national and international work so hard night and day in order to take the world-class universities.
Last but not least, enrolling the class with professor who won many academic awards means students stand more possibilities to get touch with other preeminent scientists or entrepreneurs. This is because the professor who got higher academic achievement are usually recognized and respected by their peers. For example, last semester, I took the business management class taught by a professor titled with a multitude of awards. During that period, he utilized both textbook theory and his experience working as banker into our class. Meanwhile, we had the chance to access to different directors as guest lecturer who came here to present their management plan in their companies. Owing to this precious experience, we, as college students, can put theoretical knowledge into real world practice.
In short, popular professor may let students have fun in the class. However, the primary purpose of university is to acquire knowledge and get self-improvement. Hence, it is wise and beneficial for students to enrol the course with those renowned professors.