Providing an edge in college admissions
Like many high school teachers, Rod Ziolkowski has spent weeks writing recommendations for his students. His letters can help make the difference between acceptance and rejection.
By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
college admissions -- 大學入學許可。 edge -- 優勢。
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Science teacher Rod Ziolkowski is spending his winter break working, just as he did Thanksgiving and practically every evening and weekend since the fall. Ziolkowski, dedicated as he is, is not preparing lesson plans but writing college recommendations for his students at Whitney High School in Cerritos. He expects to crank out 100 or more letters by the time admissions deadlines arrive in January.
"fall" 秋天，學校一般在九月初開學。"crank out" 指機械式地、快速地生產。
| ||acceptance||第四級||[名詞] 接受;領受;(票據等的)承兌,認付
| ||admissions||第四級||admission(進入許可;入場費;承認) 的複數
| ||deadlines||第四級||deadline(最後限期) 的複數
| ||dedicated||第六級||[形容詞] 專注的;獻身的; dedicate(奉獻;獻身於;舉行落成典禮) 的過去式及過去分詞
| ||recommendations||第六級||recommendation(推薦;推薦信) 的複數
| ||rejection||第四級||[名詞] 拒絕;退回
| ||rod||第五級||[名詞] 棒,桿,竿