2016年10月SAT美国作文题目解析!10月份的美国考题和5月份的作文风格相似,文章内容比较容易理解,本次考试中文章的段落相对比较少,写作手法也比较的分散。按照亚洲考生写作手法美国的题目稍微有些难度,但是文章的理解不是很困难,具体来看看考场作文的原文内容是什么?

  The North West London Blues

  Author: Zadie Smith

  What kind of a problem is a library? It’s clear that for many people it is not a problem at all, only a kind of obsolescence. At the extreme pole of this view is the technocrat’s total faith: With every book in the world online, what need could there be for the physical reality? This kind of argument thinks of the library as a function rather than a plurality of individual spaces. But each library is a different kind of problem and “the Internet” is no more a solution for all of them than it is their universal death knell. Each morning I struggle to find a seat in the packed university library in which I write this, despite the fact every single student in here could be at home in front of their macbook browsing Google Books. And Kilburn Library—also run by Brent Council but situated, despite its name, in affluent Queen’s Park—is not only thriving but closed for refurbishment. Kensal Rise is being closed not because it is unpopular but because it is unprofitable, this despite the fact that the friends of Kensal Rise library are willing to run their library themselves (if All Souls College, Oxford, which owns the library, will let them.) Meanwhile it is hard not to conclude that Willesden Green is being mutilated not least because the members of the council see the opportunity for a sweet real estate deal.

  用两个rhetorical questions一步一步提出了自己的观点,先说“What kind of a problem is a library?” 提出作者对于读书馆的看法一:图书馆除了有点过时,没有任何问题。作者紧跟着问了第二个问题“With every book in the world online, what need could there be for the physical reality?”, 提出自己对于图书馆必要性的看法-这些实体店不仅很必要,而且还有很多人去呢。

  All libraries have a different character and setting. Some are primarily for children or primarily for students, or the general public, primarily full of books or microfilms or digitized material or with a café in the basement or a market out front. Libraries are not failing “because they are libraries.” Neglected libraries get neglected, and this cycle, in time, provides the excuse to close them. Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.

  通过图书管的设置和特殊性讨论了图书管的必要性-不同的图书馆针对不同的人群,而且配备了不同的设置,图书馆很重要的一点是不必消费也可以呆下来(可以和下面的段落合起来分析reasoning).

  the modern state there are very few sites where this is possible. The only others that come readily to my mind require belief in an omnipotent creator as a condition for membership. It would seem the most obvious thing in the world to say that the reason why the market is not an efficient solution to libraries is because the market has no use for a library. But it seems we need, right now, to keep re-stating the obvious. There aren’t many institutions left that fit so precisely Keynes’s definition of things that no one else but the state is willing to take on. Nor can the experience of library life be recreated online. It’s not just a matter of free books. A library is a different kind of social reality (of the three dimensional kind), which by its very existence teaches a system of values beyond the fiscal.

  继续讨论图书馆的必要性,因为集市或者是网络都无法取代图书馆(可以和上面段落合在一起分析reasoning).

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