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Nick Lee
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I'm a Chinese guy,and now I'm writing my Choices.txt doc.My English is poor,sometimes,I can't express myself clearly and fluently.I wonder if Sun will misunderstand somewhere in my assignment or for my poor doc,give me a low score .
Can anybody give me some suggestion about it?
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Nick Lee
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Should I introduce my work in very detail? like how to implement the record search function and...what is my client design?
God how to write it!
 
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Hi Nick
In this thread, Patrick Cobbett was kind enough to share the response he got from Sun when he asked how much he should write. Their response:

Don't go overboard on this. We're just looking for something simple ... a few sentences on each major decision.

If you keep yourself to a few sentences you may find that command of English will not be such a problem.
Alternatively, some people find that bullet points are easier to write than complete sentences - perhaps you could try writing your decisions as major headings for the choices with bullet points for your reasons for the choices.
Regards, Andrew
 
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thanks Andrew,it's very helpful,and I know how to finish it now.
Best Regard.
Nick
 
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write the complex technical stuffs in chinese
 
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Hi Nick,
As a belgian french-speaker, English is the third language I had to learn at school (that so small country has two native languages :-)). So I had the same worry.
Here are a few thoughts which helped me to get reassured :
  • It's not an english exam
  • As Sun's customers are world-wide, they are used to read "poor-english" as ours.
  • There is a french idiom which tells "Ce qui se con´┐Żoit bien s'´┐Żnonce clairement". Translated in poor english, it should give something like "Good design only needs simple words to get explained".
  • Reading some threads here written by some native english-speakers (not all of them of course), I think sometimes that mastering english may be a handicap : they may explain in 200 words what we do in only 100, by lack of vocabulary.


  • The only thing I am still afraid of is the essay exam. I've been told that we cannot have any material with us at Prometric centers, I use an electronical french/english dictionary, and I still need it (for example, I had to search for 3 words in this thread). As the main purpose of that exam is to make sure we are the guy who made the work, I think we should avoid any language level difference between the doc/choices and the essay.
    Regards,
    Philippe.
     
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    Hi Philippe,
    Reading some threads here written by some native english-speakers (not all of them of course), I think sometimes that mastering english may be a handicap : they may explain in 200 words what we do in only 100, by lack of vocabulary.

    Thinking of anyone in particular? :roll:
    The only thing I am still afraid of is the essay exam. I've been told that we cannot have any material with us at Prometric centers, I use an electronical french/english dictionary, and I still need it (for example, I had to search for 3 words in this thread). As the main purpose of that exam is to make sure we are the guy who made the work, I think we should avoid any language level difference between the doc/choices and the essay.

    When I did the exam, I found that every question they asked was one that I had covered in my design document. So I think that as long as you know your design document, you should be OK - you should be able to get away without your dictionary.
    Regards, Andrew
     
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    Hi Andrew,
    Thinking of anyone in particular? :roll:

    Oh, Andrew ! That's just pure speculation of you !
    So I think that as long as you know your design document, you should be OK - you should be able to get away without your dictionary.

    You should be right. BTW, while writing my 72th message, I notice that I consult my dictionary far less than for the first one. And as my essay is not for tomorrow ... I may still improve myself in the meantime.
    Cheers,
    Phil.
     
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    Thinking of anyone in particular?
    I can't imagine...
     
    Nick Lee
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    Thanks Philippe,very helpful,and I'll try my best to introduce my assignment to them.
     
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