August 27, 2009
August 26, 2009
August 23, 2009
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August 19, 2009
Survey on the response rate of email requests to two Academic Registry addressesThe survey is based on a sample of emails sent to the two addresses between 9/4/07 and 8/13/09 (both inclusive).
Request not replied
The results listed here are based on a relatively small sample and sometimes vague memory of the consequence of the request. Also the results are affected by technical reasons, e.g. malfunction of the mail system etc. Therefore they should not be used for purposes other than personal reference.
China reduced its holdings of US government debt by the largest margin in nearly nine years in June, according to data from the US Treasury.
The sales were made as the US treasury secretary was visiting Beijing to try to reassure the Chinese that their investment in his country's government debt is safe.
August 18, 2009
I took the TOEFL test on August 2. I knew I could always score higher than 115 out of 120, but I really did not anticipate a 120, even after the test. I always thought a full mark required quite some good luck, which was not something I was good at obtaining.
But anyway, here I am with a score report of a thirty in each of the four sections. Friends congratulate for my success and I thank them.
Some asked me what materials I used during the preparation. Well, I think any comprehensive preparatory course would suffice but I used the Official Guide (also available in a Chinese version) and Delta's Key to the Next Generation TOEFL Test (here for Chinese version). Also I have to point out that the information available on ETS' website is most important. Adequately understand the format and structure of the test and do one practice test each day for a few days before the test. The TPO also proved to be helpful.
Above all, the most crucial, and pardon me to repeat what many have said, is to use the language; otherwise what's the point of learning it?