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    了解美国课堂(Get to Know the American Classroom)

    想要尽快的适应美国的研究生院的学习生活,不但要有意识得、大胆得、自信得用练习用英语沟通,还要具备美国大学校园文化的基本常识。

    Fast Facts about American Classroom

    (1) On Interaction with People on Campus

    With your professors:
    --Talk to your professor in office hours;
    --Write e-mails to your professors.

    With your classmates:
    --Ask questions clearly and fearlessly at an appropriate time;
    --Make sure you understand each other by restating what were said;
    --Look for opportunities to participate in discussions and make suggestions;
    --Respect your classmates’ cultures.

    When working in groups:
    --Choose a leader or a person in charge;
    --List all the job division and the responsibilities are clear and understood by every member;
    --Do NOT do all the work yourself;
    --Report any delayed work and situation to your teammates and your instructor.

    (2) On Classroom Manners

    --Contribute to the class by asking questions, giving opinions and participating in discussion;
    --Attend every class on time;
    --Hand in homework/papers on time.

    利用在校资源(On-Campus Resources)

    宾大的校园服务体系相当的完善,对学生从学术、健康、社会活动、生活等各个方面都有相应的硬件和软件辅助。能够充分利用这些在校资源对更好得适应在美的学习和生活有很大的帮助。学校资源种类繁多,以下主要从中国学生的国际学生身份考虑,列举出最基本资源供参考。

    宾大的校园服务体系相当的完善,对学生从学术、健康、社会活动、生活等各个方面都有相应的硬件和软件辅助。能够充分利用这些在校资源对更好得适应在美的学习和生活有很大的帮助。学校资源种类繁多,以下主要从中国学生的国际学生身份考虑,列举出最基本资源供参考。

    (1)学术资源(Academic Resources)

    1-1:选课(Course Registration/Penn-in-Touch)
    http:// sentry.isc.upenn.edu/intouch/

    1-2:图书馆(Libraries)
    宾大总共有15个图书馆,主图书馆是Van Pelt Library。除了借书和提供优良的学习环境之外,图书馆还有很多的服务。你可以:
    --Requesting new books;
    --Asking for research assistant;
    --Recalling books you need that others have checked out;
    --Requesting a hardcopy of on-line resources;
    --Reserve a carrel for a whole semester.
    此外,在其网站上还有一个强大的学术网络资源(E-resources)。学会使用图书馆硬件和软件的最好办法是make an appointment with a library staff.

    Van Pelt Library: 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6206
    Tel: 215-898-7555
    http://www. library.upenn.edu

    1-3:学习资源中心(Learning Resource Center)
    The Office of Learning Resource Center旨在帮助学生“学会学习”,通过一对一的方式对学生的学习方法进行辅导。辅导内容包括:time management, reading efficiently, taking lecture and text notes, exam preparation and test-taking skills, writing for a variety of purposes. 其网站有很多此方面的文章下载。

    Learning Resource Center (LRC): 3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300
    Tel: 215-57-EXCEL (215-573-9235)
    Email: lrcmail@pobox.upenn.edu
    http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/lrc/
    Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    1-4:写作中心(Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing)
    主要为学生提供论文写作的修改服务。这也是一项一对一形式的服务。通过网上预约,你可以把自己的论文拿去修改。Writing assistant会从语法,文章结构等各个方面给你建议。每个appointment是45分钟,每个学生每周最多有2次辅导机会。

    The Writing Center: 3808 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6121
    Tel: 215-573-CPCW
    Email: writing@writing.upenn.edu
    http://www.writing.upenn.edu

    1-5:宾大学术研究网(Research at Penn)
    http://www.upenn.edu/researchatpenn

    (2)活动娱乐资源(Recreation Resources)

    Something you need to do other than STUDY!

    “身体是革命的本钱”,现在谈这句话不是为了响应毛主席的号召,而是真真正正关系到我们在美的生活学习。不要整天只做图书馆和实验室的VIP吧,到健身房来锻炼身体。当你把锻炼身体养成习惯的时候,你不单会发现自己身体状态的变化,更会吃惊于自己精神状态的转变。宾大有两个健身房:

    2-1:David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center: 3701 Walnut Street
    2-2:Hutchinson Gymnasium: 33rd Street between Spruce and Walnut Streets
    Hutchison是免费对所有持有效PennCard的学生开放。Pottruck只对研究生实行会员制,年费$206,一学期为$125。健身馆还有提供各项体育活动课程,如tennis、volleyball、swim、flag football、squash、soccer、golf等等。
    具体请参看其网址: http://www.upenn.edu/recreation

    (3)其他

    3-1:研究生中心(Graduate Students Center)
    免费提供咖啡和茶水,时常组织各种文化艺术活动,是研究生每天休息学习的好地方。

    Graduate Student Center (GSC): 3615 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6221
    Tel: 215-746-6868
    Email: gsc@pobox.upenn.edu
    http://www.upenn.edu/gsc

    3-2:买书(Where you can buy textbooks and bulk packs)
    Penn Bookstore: 3601 Walnut Street
    House of Our Own Book Store: 3920 Spruce Street
    Pennsylvania Book Center: 130 South 34th Street

    3-3:心理咨询服务中心(Counseling and Psychological Services)
    减轻心理压力,顺道练英文。见医生,先要预约哦!

    Counseling and Psychological Services: 133 South 36th Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246
    Front Desk: 215-898-7021
    http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~caps/

    3-4:就业辅导办公室(Career Service)
    顾名思义,找工作的时候用得着它。帮你修改resume、cover letter和你演练job interview,还有一个较大的网上职业数据库(只有宾大的学生才能查看)。不一定等着毕业才去用,平常找part-time和做internship都可参考。

    Career Services: 20 McNeil Building, 3717 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6209
    http://www.upenn.edu/careerservices

    Other places that you can find student employment information are at:

    Student Employment Office (where you can find on-campus jobs)
    3650 Chestnut Street
    Tel: 215-898-7539
    Email: jrs@sfs.upenn.edu
    http://www.upenn.edu/sfs/seo

    Tutoring and Learning Resources: Harnwell College House, 3820 Locust Walk
    Tel: 215-573-9235
    It provides paid positions for graduate and professional students to serve as tutors.

    The Graduate Student Center: 3615 Locust Walk
    Tel: 215-746-6868 http://www.upenn.edu/gsc
    It employs graduate and professional students as GSC fellows who develop programming, maintain the website, and staff the front desk.