Gao Kao is really important to every Chinese student. It means that the college entrance exam in English. It likes the SAT Reasoning Test in the United States. However, in many areas the two tests have many differences. First, SAT consists of three major sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Gao Kao consists of four major sections: Chinese, Mathematics, English and Science Subjects or Liberal Arts. Second, the biggest difference between Gao Kao and SAT is the SAT is offered seven times a year in the United States, in October, November, December, January, March and June. (College Board.com) However, Gao Kao is offered only one time every year on June 7, 8.And Gao Kao is the sole determinant for admission to virtually all Chinese colleges and universities. About three in five students make the cut. This is why Gao Kao is so important in China. Every June in china, the most important and attention affair is Gao Kao. Every student, who will take this special test, is more or less feeling nervous. After all, after many years hard work, this test will decide your future. You should not have a little lapse. Only one point may lead you can not go to your idea university. The competition is so intense. One Chinese saying compares the exam to a stampede of “a thousand soldiers and ten horses across a single log bridge.” Actually, I do not think Gao Kao is reasonable, and that is so cruel to us. If you failed this year, you need to wait one year to take the test again. In addition, there are no enough good universities for such amount students. For every high school students, Gao Kao is their life. That is really important to them. It changed so many high school students life. Like many other Chinese high students, Gao Kao also changed my academic life. My high school is a famous key high school in Shaanxi province. When I was in high school, I was a good student. I worked so hard every day, especially in the third year. In the last year of high...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document