b. I think I need to read more books about psychology since I am interested in it and would like to choose it as my major in the future. I need to know more about it in order to decide whether I would still want to choose it or not. I also need to do more writing, reading, critical thinking, etc. That is how I would improve my English so I have to do so.
2. 1) Get a good TOFEL grade and SAT grade
2) Speak more English and read more in English
3) Start to learn some basic psychological knowledge and skills
3. I think maybe my biggest challenges would be the TOFEL test, SAT test, and my time management. Since next year we would have more difficult courses, especially I have to learn more about TOFEL (such as memorize plenty of vocabularies) and SAT (learn how to write a good article in the test) while having the higher-level courses, time management would be really a thing. TOFEL test would always be one of the greatest challenges in the process of studying abroad as well as SAT test. I would have to memorize plenty of words and maybe many different meanings for one word, which is really tough. And for SAT test, the writing article part has always been a weakness for most Chinese students. I would have to learn how to write a good article as well as how to do the questions part. Those are all challenges for me in the next year.
4. 1) We need not only a good GPA, but also our abilities on doing things and the leadership.
2) We need to dream big and show the college that I would like to do some changes to the world. For instance, for me, I would like to be a great psychologist after I graduate and change the whole China on their opinions on psychology and make more people healthier on their mentality.
3) We need to do some extracurricular activities, for instance, community service, theater arts, in order to develop our leadership, teamwork, organization, etc. Besides, the college would care about if you have ever attended any extracurricular activities.
5. 1) How should we write an application?
2) Do the colleges care a lot on AP grades?
3) How would the colleges see if you've taken part in the extracurricular activities?
6. In this year, I really learned a lot. The process from studying a local school to completely adapt the English study environment is not easy, but I am happy that I did it, and fortunately, not bad. I found that my time become freer and I could have time to do something that I would never have time or have energy to try in middle school. I joined theater arts, the choir, took part in the print shop and manage our school newspaper, I even found my interests on making ornaments such as rings and necklaces. Life is more colorful, but also, more stressful. We are facing some maybe the greatest and most important tests in our entire life. But I believe I can handle it, just like I believe I will get all the things I want in the end of the story.