Thomson中学学生Mike, Joseph, Anna, Ian 和Susan 正在计划各自下学期的选修课程。 阅读第61至第65题中的个人情况说明和A到F六门课程介绍，选出符合个人个性特长的最佳选项，并在答题纸上将该选项标号涂黑。选项中有一项是多余选项。
61. Mike spent his childhood mostly in his father’s study, where he read novels by British and American writers. Next term he will become a senior student. He thinks it’s time that he read more of their works and learned to write about them.
62. Joseph is good at the language arts, and in his spare time he likes to write short stories. It is his wish that his stories would be printed in local newspapers. So he is thinking of taking a course to develop his writing skills such as wording and paragraph organization.
63. A lively and caring girl, Anna takes an active part in social activities. She is trying to write reports for newspapers about what she sees and hears. But few of them are accepted because of poor organization of information. She feels the need to improve her writing and communication skills next term.
64. Jan traveled worldwide with his parents when he was very young. Under their influence, he becomes greatly interested in stories of travel and adventure. He hopes to write his own stories in the future. So next term, he will choose a course to study the best writing of this type.
65. Susan comes from China. As a junior back home, she wrote quite a lot of short stories, some of which were published in newspapers. Her parents hoped she read some classics by Asian and Western writers. She thinks it helpful in her writing. So she is going to take a course of this kind next term.
Thomson High School
--- by Mrs A. McClellan
Creative writing is a course in which we study and apply the methods used in various forms of fiction writing. Writing is a skill of art in itself. We are guided by Ezra Pound’s opinion: “Make it new.” Creative writing does not only provide us with an opportunity to express ourselves, but also holds our attention to word choice, paragraph development, and other skills useful in writing.
--- by Dr. E. Brandt
Journalism is a course for serious, in which we will cover how to gather, write, and report the news. We will discuss how information is, or can be, organized. This course also aims to develop communication skills required of journalists.
American & British Classics
--- by Dr. E. Walter
A classic is a literary work that has stood the test of time. Generations of readers have learned to classics to discover that which is over-lasting. Through both the works themselves and the people they mirror, we may better be able to see ourselves. In this course, we will read works in both British and American literature (文学). We will write reviews of what we read.
--- by Mr. J. Allen
What is technical writing? It is the course devoted to improving your communication skills in, for, and through technology. Activities for this course will help you develop communication skills that are necessary for writers and speakers working with technology or in business.
--- by Dr. M. Yimm
The course is a study of non-fiction through reading many different typics of non-fiction. The course will also be about the possible changes in journalistic reporting and the sharing of personal stories of various people on various topics such as travel and adventure. We will examine some of the best writing in the world and deal with the techniques used in this text type.
--- by Mrs. A. McClellan
World Literature examines the common people found in quality literature worldwide, from Europe to America, from Asia to Africa, and introduces a variety of cultural background at different points in history. In these worlds, we find not only what is unique to each culture, but what is universal. We are also able to tell what makes for a good story, no matter from where or whom the story springs.
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