mychina2019-08-13 07:29:33

岁月如梭呀,转眼间孩子长大了,高中还有一年就毕业了。

高中即将毕业,就牵扯到一个上大学的问题。我这个微传统老爸,孩子高中毕业以后一定是要先上一个大学的。和每个孩子一样,我的牛娃也在准备上大学的林林总总。

我家娃和我很像,平时不显山不露水的,看不出来她有什么过人之处。就是一个邻家女孩儿,经常被广大人民群众和乡里乡亲们低估。

说几件好玩的事情。(周末吗)

(一)牛娃的网球教练史蒂夫,上大学的时候学的专业是英国文学。他说起话来引经据典一套一套的特别喜欢用排比句还时不时地吟两句莎士比亚的十四行诗。教练一直看好牛娃也一直鼓励牛娃去打职业网球,但是牛娃自己心里想的是先上大学。

“Coach, I really want to go to college first. ”

“That is OK, it is your life, btw, where do you want to go? ”

“I don't know yet, some Ivy's, may be? ”

“Ivy's ? are you that good ?”教练很惊讶!

牛娃不带眼镜不驼背不佝偻腰,不像一个学习特别好的孩子。

(二)孩子在学校里面,和 Counselor 谈有关选大学的事情。

“What is your plan, or what was in your mind, darling?”

“Some Ivy's, may be Yale or Harvard? ”

“Well,mmmm, based on mmmm , do you think that you should consider some State Universities,  you can even start with community college, may be a couple of better school such as UCI, UCR ? ”

“Nop”

“Whatever ......”Counselor 很无奈。

(三)闺女和她已经进了USC的网球小朋友谈有关上大学的事情。

“Where do you want to go?”

“Ivy's, may be Yale or Harvard ?”

“Geeee, what is your GPR? ”

“ 4 point something ......”

“Wow,wow, wow .....”

她们只知道牛娃网球打的好,不知道牛娃学习更好。

(四)孩子在UCSD 的实验室里实习,很多东西对她都是陌生的,换句话说,所有的东西都需要从头学起,从一点一滴做起。实验室里有研究生或者是博士后鼓励她:“just keep trying, you will be great. ”

“Which College are you in? ”博士后问牛娃。

“Not in college yet, I am still a high schooler, jonior  . ”

“Well, great, you may try to apply for UCSD.”博士后鼓励牛娃。

“Nop.”

“Don't be shy, UCSD is a very good university, you may have a chance if you apply for, just give yourself some confident. ”博士后继续鼓励。

“Not UCSD, but I have alreay committed to college. ”

“Committed already ? where ?”

“Harvard.”

“ ..... ”

实验室里所有的人都看着这个腼腆的小姑娘。

(五)孩子上化学课,老师很健谈经常是没话找话,老师在教室门口遇到牛娃。

“Good morning, kid, I like your Harvard T-shirt .”

 “Thank you teacher, I am going there. ”

“You are going to Harvard?  Are you kidding? ” 

“No,I am not kidding, I have already committed to Harvard. ”

“ ......, ...... ”

牛娃的推荐信之一是这位化学老师给写的,而另一封推荐信是那位建议牛娃先尝试 Community College 的 Councelor 写的,还有一封推荐信是牛娃的学英国文学专业的网球教练写的,推荐信中用了很多生僻的古英文词儿。

准备上大学是一个很好玩的过程。

《版权上大学所有,翻印推荐信不究》




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