Education B.A. in English (Minor in Japanese), 2007 English department, School of International Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong University,Xi'an, China Chinese language and literature study, 2003—2004 Chinese department, School of Humanities and social science, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
Experiences Intern translator, Business Development, The Dow Chemical Company, Asian Pacific Headquarters, Shanghai, China, July--August, 2006 Translated legal, functional and technical documents Market research: ethylene products, Chinese steel and iron industry Assisted senior managers with commercial project
Extra-curricular Activities Campus coordinator, IDEA--International Debate Tournament, Xi'an, China, May, 2007 Invited campus guide, IEEE--Xi'an conference, Xi'an, China, Spetember, 2006 Volunteer activity, The 110th anniversary of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, April, 2006 Volunteer activity, The 15th Assembly of International Councils On Monuments and Sites, Xi’an, China, October, 2005 Organized, guided, and provided language interpretation for meeting representatives Student Service Assistant, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 2005—2007 Editor-in-chief and broadcaster, University English Radio Station, Xi'an, China, 2004—2005 Debater, University English Debate Team, Xi'an, China, 2005—2007
Honors and Awards Top Speaker, ranked 3rd non-native/13th overall (total 209 debaters), IDEA International English Debate Tournament, Xi'an, China, 2007 First Speaker non-native/ 2nd overall, IDEA Sanctioned International Tournament, Xi'an,China, 2006 The Dow Chemical President Scholarship, The Dow Chemical Company, 2006 Academic Excellence Scholarship, Xi'an Jiaotong University--2006 and 2004 Social Activity Award, Xi'an Jiaotong University--2005 Academic Excellence Freshman Scholarship, Xian Jiaotong University--2003 Certificate of Test for English Majors(TEM8), highest academic English test in China--2007
Weekly work reports
June 23rd - 27th
I probably have finished my 8hr work a week in one and half days. A little intense. I have read more than 5 pro/con materials in the pro/con resources. Since the con column didn't have 5 materials so that I added them to 5 or more than 5.
First, I read the existing resources in the pro/con column and got myself familiar with the topic gradually. It is totally a new topic to me, to be honest. After the first round reading, I've got some idea from the material and began to add new arguments, however, not too many. At the same time, I revised the existing arguments and made the sparse material into a good point by point. While some reading has given me an understanding about the topic, I'm still confused about the difference about marijuana(pot, hemp),heroin, carion. Then, I consulted an American friend of mine and that conversation helped me a lot and really lead me into the debate. From then on, I began to search for new material by putting the subpoint sentence into the search box and quickly found a lot of relevant evidences. So, I focus on polishing arguments :"marijuana is addictive or not." "decriminalization would help reduce organized crimes." etc. The material in the con column is deficient and my research has contributed to adding some material about the opp to it.
I think I've finished my task earlier then it is due next week but the debate still has a long way to go so maybe I need to continue. I'd like to hear your guidance Brooks.