Program to Provide Free Tutoring
The university has announced that starting with the fall semester, free tutoring will be available to all new students for their entire first year. The academic dean, James Maxwell, commented, “The university is aware of the academic problems that many first-year students face when making the transition from high school to college.” The new tutoring program, he said, is designed to assist first-year students who want or need additional support with their academic course work. The program will also be organized so that individual students can arrange to work with tutors majoring in their own chosen field of study.
2. 理解主体信息时，需要特别注意转折或者承接的词语，通常此处表示有新的信息出现，如上文中出现的：also，so that
· 表转折信息词：however，but， by contrast, still, yet, nevertheless, while, whereas
· 表承接或补充说明信息词：and, besides，moreover, in addition, furthermore
man：Hey, did you read about this plan?
woman：Yeah, and I think it's really a great idea.
Woman：Well, a lot of new students really need this, I mean, it's not just about getting extra help with the course material, they'll probably also get information about things like taking notes or the best way to study for exams.
Man：Yeah, I barely even knew how to do those things when I first came here.
Woman： Neither did I. So these are things most students wind up having to learn on their own at first. That's why so many of them have a hard time.
Man：And it's probably good that they can work with somebody who has the same interests.
Woman：Right, that will be a real advantage: to get information about the classes you're gonna need to take from somebody who's already taken those classes. And they could recommend professors and tell you who the best advisers in the department are, things like that.
man：I see what you mean, so new students could get access to information about the program from another student’s point of view.
1. 上述女生为支持此观点：“a great idea.”
1） not just about getting extra help with course material, they’ll probably also get information about things like taking notes or the best way to study for exams.信号词判断：此处有两点信息，重点为第二点
2） “neither did i”判断女生对上述某表否定的信息表示赞同。
3）that will be a real advantage （判断后文应出现优缺点，重点记忆）: to get information about the classes you're gonna need to take from somebody who's already taken those classes. And （承接连词）they could recommend professors and tell you who the best advisers in the department are, things like that.
· 表示补充说明的: moreover, in addition, furthermore.
Example: She took a shower last night. Moreover/In addition/Furthermore, she had a nice dinner with a few friends.
· 表示结果：therefore, as a result, thus, hence.
Example: She did not take a shower last night. As a result, she felt tired this morning while working.
· 表示比较对照：on the contrary, in contrast, however, nevertheless, instead.
Example: She did not take a shower last night. On the contrary, she went to the gym and spent two hours there.