如何写Why School文书?大学希望看到申请者什么特质?

有的大学要让申请者非常深入的了解他们特别的一些学术专业资源,了解申请者自己的学习生活经历是否和学校的社群氛围相匹配;

有的大学也想要了解学生多元的背景,与众不同的人生经历,不一样的声音,为大学的多元包容群体贡献自己的一份力。

美国顶尖名校非常看重申请者在生活中与他人交流合作中的一些人生经历,往往是这些独特的人生经历和思想碰撞,改变了学生的思想和认知,内心有了一定的触动。而招生官也是非常想了解他们的申请者中独特的一些背景经历,以及这些经历中发生的哪些事情给予自己的影响。

那说到底 申请者们该如何丰富自己高中阶段的经历呢?

如果想要达到这个目的,首先我们希望我们的学生和家庭是非常配合的,只有双方的积极努力和影响才能带动孩子全面的成长。

我们虽然是做申请指导,但更多的是把美国名校的高等教育前置,在高中阶段通过由浅入深的活动规划,帮助孩子去在学校内和课外生活中去历练,不畏挫折不畏失败,用创造性及批判性思维去审视周边发生的社会问题,坚定的朝着自己的目标前进。

所以,课外活动求精不求多,表现申请者个人经历是关键。

申请表中有34大类活动范围,但每个学生有自己的特点;如何去量体裁衣根据孩子的兴趣性格来筛选,同时搭配相应的资源让学生深入的去做自己想做的事情,这个需要经验丰富的导师们的引领和建议,为学生提供创造个性化的活动机会。

有了丰富的人生阅历,整理下面这些顶尖名校的文书内容,分分钟就能匹配相应的经历:

西北大学 Northwestern University

1、Why College Essay  300 words

''Why Northwestern'' Statement :

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.

(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.)*

你的申请表的其他部分已经告诉了我们你是谁,同时,我们非常想要听到更多关于你怎样设想融入西北大学这样更大的社区里的。

请在300个单词以内,帮助我们了解你如何与学校的一些具体的资源,机会,社群相联系的。我们非常好奇你对我们哪些具体的资源或项目感兴趣,以及他们如何帮助你丰富你在西北大学的大学时光以及个人今后的成长。

我们非常鼓励你回答这个问题,你的回答将帮助我们把你申请表中的各个部分联系起来,了解你未来可能会成为怎样的一个大学生。)

达特茅斯学院 Dartmouth College

1、Why college Essay 100 words

Dartmouth celebrates the ways in which its profound sense of place informs its profound sense of purpose. As you seek admission to Dartmouth’s Class of 2027, what aspects of the College’s academic program, community, or campus environment attract your interest? In short, Why Dartmouth? *

达特茅斯庆祝其深刻的地方感告知其深刻的目的感的方式。正当你寻求录取成为达特茅斯2027届学生,大学哪些学术项目,社群,校园环境让你感兴趣?简单的说,为什么选择申请达特茅斯?

2、Personal Value Essay 250 words

“Be yourself,” Oscar Wilde advised. “Everyone else is taken.” Introduce yourself in 200-250 words.*

“成为你自己,其他人都已经有了。”奥斯卡王尔德建议道。请用200-250个单词介绍你自己。

3、Community Essay 250 words

Choose one of the following prompts and respond in 200-250 words:*

a. Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta recommended a life of purpose. “We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things,” she said. “That is what we are put on the earth for.” In what ways do you hope to make—or are you making—an impact?

劳工领袖及公民权利活跃人士多洛雷斯韦尔塔推荐过一个有目的的人生。“我们必须用我们的生命去创造一个更好的世界,不仅仅是去从这个世界获取事物。这才是我们来到世界的目的。” 你希望或者正在哪些方面对这个世界做出一些积极的影响呢?

b. What excites you?

什么让你感到兴奋?

c. In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba ’14 reflects on constructing a windmill from recycled materials to power electrical appliances in his family’s Malawian house: “If you want to make it, all you have to do is try.” What drives you to create and what do you hope to make or have you made?

威廉卡姆坎万巴写的驭风男孩讲述了在他家的马拉维房子里用回收材料建造一个风车来为电器提供能量。“如果你想做好它,你唯一需要做的就是尝试去做。”什么驱使你去创造?你希望去创造什么或者你已经做出了什么?

d. Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel of Dartmouth’s Class of 1925, wrote, “Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” What do you wonder and think about?

苏斯博士,达特茅斯1925届的学生写道,“思考然后感到好奇,好奇然后开始思考。” 你在好奇和思考一些什么呢?

e. “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” wrote James Baldwin. How does this quote apply to your life experiences?

“不是每一件我们面对的事情都能去改变的,但是如果不去面对,任何事情都不会改变。”詹姆斯鲍德温写道。这句话是怎样应用到你自己的人生经历中的?

布朗大学 Brown University

1、Short response 250 words Optional

Some schools offer students the opportunity to take national exams in areas such as math and language. These exams include, but are not limited to, AIME, AMC 10, Le Grand Concours, National Spanish Exam, National Latin Exams. If you have taken any of these exams (or any other subject-based national or international examinations), please inform us of the exams and scores you find most meaningful.

一些学校提供给学生参加国家级竞赛的机会,比如在数学或语言领域。这些竞赛包括但不限于AIME, AMC10, Le Grand Concours, National Spanish Exam, National Latin Exams. 如果你参加了这些竞赛,请告诉我们是哪些非常有意义的竞赛以及你的分数。

2、Why Major Essay  250 words

Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about any academic interests that excite you, and how you might use the Open Curriculum to pursue them while also embracing topics with which you are unfamiliar. (200-250 words)*

布朗大学的开放课程允许学生在更大的范围内探索并深入学习自己感兴趣的学科领域。告诉我们哪些学术兴趣让你感到兴奋,你将会怎样利用开放课程去深入学习这些学科同时如何去接纳一些你未知的学科领域。

3、Community Essay 250 words

Brown’s culture fosters a community in which students challenge the ideas of others and have their ideas challenged in return, promoting a deeper and clearer understanding of the complex issues confronting society. This active engagement in dialogue is as present outside the classroom as it is in academic spaces. Tell us about a time you were challenged by a perspective that differed from your own. How did you respond?

布朗大学的文化培养的学生社群是一群敢于质疑他人观点并且同时会质疑自己观点,倡导面对社会的一些复杂问题时有一个清晰的理解。积极的参与对话交流不仅体现在学术领域中,同时也浸入在课堂外的社会生活中。请告诉我们你曾经被与你不一样的其他观点质疑挑战的经历。你是如何回应的?

4、Personal Value Essay 250 words

Brown students care deeply about their work and the world around them. Students find contentment, satisfaction, and meaning in daily interactions and major discoveries. Whether big or small, mundane or spectacular, tell us about something that brings you joy.

布朗的学生非常关心他们的工作以及他们生活的这个世界。学生们在日常的交流和专业探索过程中找到满足感生活的意义。不管是大事小事,平凡的或者非常亮眼的,请告诉我们一些让你感觉非常快乐开心的事情。

除以上文书之外,如申请以下两个项目有额外文书要求:

  • Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)
  • Brown-Rise Dual Degree Program

范德堡大学 Vanderbilt University

1、Activity Essay & Personal Value Essay

400 words

Please select one of the following short answer prompts:

Option 1

Vanderbilt offers a community where students find balance between their academic and social experiences. Please briefly elaborate on how one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences has influenced you.

范德堡大学提供了这样一个学生社群氛围:这里的学生总能够找到他们学习和社会生活经历的平衡。请简要描述你的其中一个影响了你自己的课外活动或者工作经历。

Option 2

Vanderbilt University values learning through contrasting points of view. We understand that our differences, and our respect for alternative views and voices, are our greatest source of strength. Please reflect on conversations you’ve had with people who have expressed viewpoints different from your own. How did these conversations/experiences influence you?

范德堡大学崇尚在不同的观点中学习。我们理解我们个体的不同,以及我们尊敬不同的观点和声音,这是我们最大的力量源泉。请回想反思一段你与其他与你有着不同观点的人交流沟通的时候。这样的对话和经历怎样影响了你?

莱斯大学 Rice University

1、Why Major Essay  150 words

Please explain why you wish to study in the academic areas you selected above. 150 words

请解释你为什么选择学习这个专业?

2、Why College Essay 150 words

Based upon your exploration of Rice University, what elements of the Rice experience appeal to you?

基于你对莱斯大学的探索和了解,莱斯大学哪些地方让你非常感兴趣?

3、Community Essay  500 words

Rice is lauded for creating a collaborative atmosphere that enhances the quality of life for all members of our campus community. The Residential College System and undergraduate life are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural tradition each student brings. What life perspectives would you contribute to the Rice community? (Not required for Architecture students).

莱斯大学因其创造一个相互合作的氛围来提升校园社群的每个人的生活质量而备受称赞。住宿学院系统以及本科生的校园生活非常受到每个学生不同的人生经历和文化传统的影响。你怎样的人生价值观会贡献给莱斯的校园群体?

4、The Rice Box

In keeping with Rice’s long-standing tradition, please share an image of something that appeals to you.

为了保持莱斯的长期传统,请分享一张你所喜爱东西的图像。

5、Architecture short response

以下文书仅适用于申请建筑专业的学生*

1. Why are you determined to study architecture? Could you please elaborate on your past experiences and how they have motivated you to apply to Rice University and the School of Architecture in particular?(250 words)

你为什么决定学习建筑?请简要讲述你过去的经历以及他们如何驱使你申请莱斯大学的建筑学院?

2. Please expand on relevant experiences and motivations outside of your academic trajectory that have inspired you to study architecture, focusing on aspects that are not accommodated by other prompts in the application. (250 words)

请拓展你的相关经历和学习动机到课堂之外,哪些经历启发了你学习建筑,请注意侧重于申请表其他地方没有提到的内容。

读到这里,你是不是对顶尖名校想要了解申请者的背景有了一个比较准确清晰的认知呢?申请美本顶尖名校,9年级就该考虑如何去做好这些各个方面的申请规划了,做一个非常有竞争力的名校申请者!

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