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没标化、没活动如何成功申请美国常春藤名校?

发布时间:2020-08-29 14:07

时光流逝,前几天还沉浸在放假的喜悦中,这几天一看时间。距离2020-21申请季早申截止,已不足70天了,而最近考评局已经发布通知:由于香港政府的最新入境措施和检疫措施,考试及评核局决定取消大陆地区考生在8月的SAT、SAT2考试。

最后的希望破灭了,今年标化考试真的不再是录取保障、而GPA早早就尘埃落定。此时此刻,只有文书一人担起来所有申请重任,但写出一篇能打动梦校的高质量文书谈何容易?最近大批量学校的辅文书公布了出来,杀的大家措手不及啊!孩子你慢慢写吧!

TOP10大U,辅文书整理

哈佛大学(REA:Nov.1,RD:Jan.1)

Academics

1.Your intellectual life may extend beyond the academic requirements of your particular school.Please use the space below to list additional intellectual activities that you have not mentioned or detailed elsewhere in your application.These could include,but are not limited to,supervised or self-directed projects not done as school work,training experiences,online courses not run by your school,or summer academic or research programs not described elsewhere.(150 words)

Activities

1.Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.*(150 words)

Students Applying from Outside the US&Canada

1.What specific plan do you have,if any,for using the education you hope to receive?(50 words)

Writing Supplement

You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your accomplishments.You may write on a topic of your choice,or you may choose from one of the following topics:(upload,Max file size is 2000 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.)

-Unusual circumstances in your life

-Travel,living,or working experiences in your own or other communities

-What you would want your future college roommate to know about you

-An intellectual experience(course,project,book,discussion,paper,poetry,or research topic in engineering,mathematics,science or other modes of inquiry)that has meant the most to you

-How you hope to use your college education

-A list of books you have read during the past twelve months

-The Harvard College Honor code declares that we"hold honesty as the foundation of our community."As you consider entering this community that is committed to honesty,please reflect on a time when you or someone you observed had to make a choice about whether to act with integrity and honesty.

-The mission of Harvard College is to educate our students to be citizens and citizen-leaders for society.What would you do to contribute to the lives of your classmates in advancing this mission?

-Each year a substantial number of students admitted to Harvard defer their admission for one year or take time off during college.If you decided in the future to choose either option,what would you like to do?

-Harvard has long recognized the importance of student body diversity of all kinds.We welcome you to write about distinctive aspects of your background,personal development or the intellectual interests you might bring to your Harvard classmates.

哥伦比亚大学(ED:Nov.1,RD:Jan.1)

Writing Questions

1.List the titles of the required readings from academic courses that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school.(150 words or less)*

2.List the titles of the books,essays,poetry,short stories or plays you read outside of academic courses that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school.(150 words or less)*

3.List the titles of the print or digital publications,websites,journals,podcasts or other content with which you regularly engage.(150 words or less)*

4.List the movies,albums,shows,museums,lectures,events at your school or other entertainments that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school(in person or online).(150 words or less)*

5.Columbia students take an active role in improving their community,whether in their residence hall,classes or throughout New York City.Their actions,small or large,work to positively impact the lives of others.Share one contribution that you have made to your family,school,friend group or another community that surrounds you.(200 words or fewer)*

6.Why are you interested in attending Columbia University?(200 words or fewer)*

7.For applicants to Columbia College,please tell us what from your current and past experiences(either academic or personal)attracts you specifically to the areas of study that you previously noted in the application.(200 words or fewer)*

8.For applicants to Columbia Engineering,please tell us what from your current and past experiences(either academic or personal)attracts you specifically to the areas of study that you previously noted in the application.(200 words or fewer)*

Research Supplement(Optional)

Have you completed research with a faculty member or mentor in an academic discipline such as science,engineering or other academic interests(e.g.,humanities,social sciences or languages)?Yes or no?

If yes:

1.Where was the research conducted?*

2.Describe your time commitment to this research*

3.Describe your specific research responsibilities and contributions*

4.Research Mentor Name*

5.Research Mentor Title*

6.Research Mentor Email*

7.Research Mentor Mailing Address*

8.List any recognitions you have received for this research(e.g.publications,presentations,awards,etc.)*

9.Upload a research abstract.Please note that research abstracts are typically one page in length and encompass a brief synopsis of your work.*(Note:Max file size is 2000 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.)

斯坦福大学(REA:Nov.1,RD:Jan.2)

Activities

1.Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work or family responsibilities.(50-150 words)*

Short Questions

1.What is the most significant challenge that society faces today?(50 word limit)*

2.How did you spend your last two summers?(50 word limit)*

3.What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?(50 word limit)*

4.Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities,a job you hold,or responsibilities you have for your family.*(50 words)

5.Name one thing you are looking forward to experiencing at Stanford.*(50 words)

Short Essays

1.The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom.Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you genuinely excited about learning.(100 to 250 words)*

2.Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus.Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate–and us–get to know you better.(100-250 words)*

3.Tell us about something that is meaningful to you and why.(100 to 250 words)*

芝加哥大学(EA&ED:Nov.2;ED2&RD:Jan.4)

Question 1(Required)

Note:Only include letters and numbers in the file name.Max file size is 2000 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.

How does the University of Chicago,as you know it now,satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning,community,and future?Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.

Question 2:Extended Essay

Choose one of the seven extended essay options and upload a one-or two-page response.Please include the prompt at the top of the page.

Note:Max file size is 2000 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.

Essay Option 1

Who does Sally sell her seashells to?How much wood can a woodchuck really chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?Pick a favorite tongue twister(either originally in English or translated from another language)and consider a resolution to its conundrum using the method of your choice.Math,philosophy,linguistics...it's all up to you(or your woodchuck).

—Inspired by Blessing Nnate,Class of 2024

Essay Option 2

What can actually be divided by zero?

—Inspired by Mai Vu,Class of 2024

Essay Option 3

The seven liberal arts in antiquity consisted of the Quadrivium-astronomy,mathematics,geometry,and music,and the Trivium-rhetoric,grammar,and logic.Describe your own take on the Quadrivium or the Trivium.What do you think it is essential for everyone to know?

—Inspired by Peter Wang,Class of 2022

Essay Option 4

Subway maps,evolutionary trees,Lewis diagrams.Each of these schematics tells the relationships and stories of their component parts.Reimagine a map,diagram,or chart.If your work is largely or exclusively visual,please include a cartographer's key of at least 300 words to help us best understand your creation.

—Inspired by Maximilian Site,Class of 2020

Essay Option 5

"Do you feel lucky?Well,do ya,punk?"-Eleanor Roosevelt.Misattribute a famous quote and explore the implications of doing so.

—Inspired by Chris Davey,AB’13

Essay Option 6

Engineer George de Mestral got frustrated with burrs stuck to his dog’s fur and applied the same mechanic to create Velcro.Scientist Percy Lebaron Spencer found a melted chocolate bar in his magnetron lab and discovered microwave cooking.Dye-works owner Jean Baptiste Jolly found his tablecloth clean after a kerosene lamp was knocked over on it,consequently shaping the future of dry cleaning.Describe a creative or interesting solution,and then find the problem that it solves.

—Inspired by Steve Berkowitz,AB’19,and Neeharika Venuturupalli,Class of 2024

Essay Option 7

In the spirit of adventurous inquiry,pose your own question or choose one of our past prompts.Be original,creative,thought provoking.Draw on your best qualities as a writer,thinker,visionary,social critic,sage,citizen of the world,or future citizen of the University of Chicago;take a little risk,and have fun.

Some classic questions from previous years…

See the Link:https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/uchicago-supplemental-essay-questions

宾夕法尼亚大学(ED:Nov.1,RD:Jan.5)

Writing Questions

1.How did you discover your intellectual and academic interests,and how will you explore them at the University of Pennsylvania?Please respond considering the specific undergraduate school you have selected.(300-450 words)

For students applying to the coordinated dual-degree and specialized programs,please answer these questions in regard to your single-degree school choice;your interest in the coordinated dual-degree or specialized program may be addressed through the program-specific essay.*

2.At Penn,learning and growth happen outside of the classrooms,too.How will you explore the community at Penn?Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity,and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community.(150-200 words)*

3.If you wish to submit a resume,please upload it here(not required).

Note:Max file size is 2000 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.

4.AI Prompt:Why are you interested in the Computer&Cognitive Science:Artificial Intelligence program at the University of Pennsylvania?(400-650 words)*

5.DMD Prompt:Why are you interested in the Digital Media Design(DMD)program at the University of Pennsylvania?(400-650 words)*

6.Bio-Dent Prompts:

Prompt 1

Please list pre-dental or pre-medical experience.This experience can include but is not limited to observation in a private practice,dental clinic,or hospital setting;dental assisting;dental laboratory work;dental or medical research,etc.Please include time allotted to each activity,dates of attendance,location,and description of your experience.If you do not have any predental or premedical experience,please indicate what you have done that led you to your decision to enter dentistry.*(250 words)

Prompt 2

List any activities which demonstrate your ability to work with your hands.*(250 words)

Prompt 3

What activities have you performed that demonstrate your ability to work cooperatively with people?*(250 words)

Prompt 4

Please explain your reasons for selecting a career in dentistry.Please include what interests you the most in dentistry as well as what interests you the least.*(250 words)

Prompt 5

Do you have relatives who are dentists or are in dental school?If so,indicate the name of each relative,his/her relationship to you,the school attended,and the dates attended.*(250 words)

7.Huntsman Prompt:The Huntsman Program supports the development of globally-minded scholars who become engaged citizens,creative innovators,and ethical leaders in the public,private,and non-profit sectors in the United States and internationally.What draws you to a dual-degree in business and international studies,and how would you use what you learn to make a contribution to a global issue where business and international affairs intersect?(400-650 words)*

8.LSM Prompts:

Prompt 1

The LSM program aims to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the life sciences and their management with an eye to identifying,advancing and implementing innovations.What issues would you want to address using the understanding gained from such a program?Note that this essay should be distinct from your single degree essay.(400-650 words)*

Prompt 2

“Success is not final,failure is not fatal;it is the courage to continue that counts”(attributed to Winston Churchill).Tell us about the failure from which you’ve learned the most.(200-250 words)*

9.M&T Prompts:

Prompt 1

Explain how you will use the M&T program to explore your interest in business,engineering,and the intersection of the two.(400-650 words)*

Prompt 2

Describe a problem that you solved that showed leadership and creativity.(250 words maximum)*

10.NETS Prompt:Describe your interests in modern networked information systems and technologies,such as the Internet,and their impact on society,whether in terms of economics,communication,or the creation of beneficial content for society.Feel free to draw on examples from your own experiences as a user,developer,or student of technology.(400-650 words)*

11.NHCM Prompt:Discuss your interest in nursing and health care management.How might Penn's coordinated dual-degree program in nursing and business help you meet your goals?(400-650 words)*

12.VIPER Prompt:Describe your interests in energy science and technology drawing on your previous academic,research,and extracurricular experiences that allow you to appreciate the scientific or engineering challenges related to energy and sustainability.If you have previous experience with research,describe your research project(outlining the goals,hypotheses,approach,results,and conclusions).Describe how your experiences have shaped your research and interests,and identify how the VIPER program will help you achieve your goals.Also,please indicate which VIPER majors in both science and engineering are most interesting to you at this time.(400-650 words)*

西北大学(ED:Nov.1,RD:Jan.3)

Activities

1.If you wish to submit your resume,you may upload it here.

Note:Max file size is 500 KB.File will be converted to PDF upon upload.Supported file types include.pdf,.doc,.docx,.rtf,or.txt.

“Why Northwestern”Statement(completion strongly recommended)

While other parts of your application give us a sense of who you are,we are also excited to hear more about how you see yourself engaging with the larger Northwestern community.

In 300 words or less,help us understand how you might engage specific resources,opportunities,and/or communities here.We are curious about what these specifics are,as well as how they may enrich your time at Northwestern and beyond.

Do you plan to complete the''Why Northwestern''Statement?

(We strongly encourage a response,as your answer will help us connect the dots across your application to imagine what kind of college student you might become.)*(300 words)

杜克大学(ED:Nov.16,RD:Jan.4)

General

1.Would you like Duke University to share your application and related materials with Duke Kunshan University?

If your answer is yes,please answer the question:

Why do you think Duke Kunshan University is a good match for you?And what special qualities do you feel you could bring to Duke Kunshan University?(200 words)

Writing Questions

1.Please share with us why you consider Duke a good match for you.Is there something in particular about Duke’s academic or other offerings that attracts you?(200 word limit)*

2.(Optional)We want to emphasize that the following questions are optional.Feel free to answer them if you feel that doing so will add something meaningful to your application;not answering them will not be held against you in our admission process

Duke University seeks a talented,engaged student body that embodies the wide range of human experience;we believe that the diversity of our students makes our community stronger.If you'd like to share a perspective you bring or experiences you've had that would help us understand you better,perhaps a community you belong to or your family or cultural background,we encourage you to do so here.Real people are reading your application,and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke.(250 word limit)

3.(Optional)Duke's commitment to diversity and inclusion includes sexual orientation,gender identity and gender expression.If you would like to share with us more about how you identify as LGBTQIA+,and have not done so elsewhere in the application,we invite you to do so here.(250 words)

以上总结了TOP10大U学校今年的辅文书题目,那么问题来了!今年怎么把文书写到招生官的心坎里?我推荐大家先去官网,学校官网可都告诉你了!

例如:MIT的官网,就写明了!

没标化、没活动如何成功申请美国常春藤名校?

原文链接:

https://mitadmissions.org/apply/firstyear/part-2-essays-activities-academics/

在文书写作方面,MIT强调文书应该“诚实、开放、真实”。不要把文书当成一场作文测试,而要当成是一个向招生官展现你个性和完美申请者形象的机会。

再如康奈尔大学!

没标化、没活动如何成功申请美国常春藤名校?

原文链接:https://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/what-cornell-looks

康奈尔大学显然了解学生们文书写作的难题,并在官网给出两条相当实用的建议:

仔细思考文书题目的含义,但不要试图写出你认为我们想听到的答案;请写出你自己的观点和哲思。

在你的文书中,重要的是让我们理解你的想法和真实感受。我们对你选择的主题、想法的展示以及个性展现感兴趣。

透过这两条建议,同学们更应该注意正确解读文书题目的重要性。

那么问题又来了,很多学校历年文书内容都是一样的,例如:

可怕的WHY文书

学校年年WHY,大家年年夸!

今年轮到你,你要怎么夸?

WHY类文书的代表就要说到哥大

去年的题目:Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why.(300 words or less)

今年的题目:Why are you interested in attending Columbia University?

这就是非常典型的Why文书,要求学生做过详细的school research才能写出来。

哥大这个文书题目不仅想知道为什么你想去哥大读书,还想知道学生自己的价值观(value)是什么。那么在写作时,学生要分析哥大吸引自己的这些地方的与自己身上的共同点是什么:多样化全球化的社区?丰富的研究机会?甚至是一些更抽象以及哲学的东西,比如value,mission等等。

此外,在写自己value哥大的时候,还要说明自己value的是什么。比如:对无伴奏合唱的感兴趣表明自己对互相协作环境的赞赏如:哥大独有的Innovation and Entrepreneurship program可以满足你的创业志向。

其实这类WHY文书类型很多

下面介绍一位我们峰越教育学员写作WHY NYU的思路

这位同学,就在文书中描写她们一家人在纽约的经历,尤其是她作为一个potential applicant所看到的纽约和NYU。

在她眼里,纽约是繁忙却又充满着活力的城市:街道上的热狗摊子,繁忙的行人,纽约时代广场上瞩目的大屏幕等。同时通过NYU info session以及陪同参观的NYU学长学姐那里,她更直观地感受到了NYU的魅力:活力激情的学术氛围,充足的学术资源,给与学生最大的支持和帮助,让学生追求自己的学术兴趣。

该学生申请的是Tandon学院下面的Integrated Digital Media专业,所以她的着笔点在自己的相关经历(摄影俱乐部、视觉以及视频剪辑课程等)以及感兴趣的专业教授和课程以及studio,media lab。

这位学生重点提到了NYU的官网设计,然后提出了自己的目标:希望自己将来NYU毕业后,能为NYU设计出一个3D的官方网站。当然结束语也很燃:NYU is my dream because at NYU all dreams are possible.

因此想写好WHY文书,同学们自己的经历要充分与学校结合起来,其次大量的学校调研、学校周边调研、专业调研都是必不可少的过程。

如果你不知道你的辅文书怎么写,加我微信,我告诉你

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