芝加哥大学公布2016-17文书题目,烧脑指数提升

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除了通用申请文书(Common App essay),美国大学要求你交的补充文书,往往包含了丰富的信息。以芝加哥大学为例,这所大学文书题目是出了名的刁钻古怪。它要录取的学霸至少是拿得了SAT/ACT高分,写得了芝大文书。


芝加哥大学是真正的牛校,美国TOP4,在usnews美国大学排行榜上,和斯坦福、哥大齐名,出了91位诺尔贝奖,22位普利策奖,4位图灵奖。可以说,芝大是很多学生的梦校,但梦校不好进,在面对它的烧脑文书题目时,不少学生败下阵来,绞尽脑汁,依然无从下笔。


但这是进芝加哥大学的必经途径,也是它筛选学生的手段:如果文书题目能激发你的兴趣,让你脑洞大开,那这所牛校可能蛮适合你。如果看完题目,你的反应是


那它或许根本就不该出现在你的选校列表里


芝加哥大学每年都会给在校学生发邮件征集文书题目,然后从中选出几条作为当年的『考题』,目前,芝加哥大学官网放出了2016-‘17的补充文书题目,一起来瞅瞅。


2016-17 UChicago Supplement:

Question 1 (Required):


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.(必答题:主要是看你和芝加哥大学匹配程度有多高)


Question 2 (Optional):


Share with us a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, blogs, magazines, or newspapers. Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own.(这道是可选题,选择一种或几种你喜欢的描述,可以是喜欢的书,喜欢的作者,诗人,电影,音乐,演员,艺术家,博客,杂志,报纸等,也可以自己定要写的题目)


除了上面的题目,申请芝加哥大学2017年秋季入学的学生,还需要从以下题目中选一个来写。


Extended Essay Questions:(Required; Choose one)


Essay Option 1.

What is square one, and can you actually go back to it?

—Inspired by Maya Shaked, Class of 2018


Essay Option 2.

Once, renowned physicist Werner Heisenberg said: “There is a fundamental error in separating the parts from the whole, the mistake of atomizing what should not be atomized. Unity and complementarity constitute reality.” Whether it’s Georges Seurat’s pointillism in “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte,” the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, quantum physics, or any other field of your choosing, when can the parts be separated from the whole and when can they not?

—Inspired by Ender Sahin, Class of 2020


Essay Option 3.

The ball is in your court—a penny for your thoughts, but say it, don’t spray it. So long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew, beat around the bush, or cut corners, writing this essay should be a piece of cake. Create your own idiom, and tell us its origin—you know, the whole nine yards. PS: A picture is worth a thousand words.

—Inspired by April Bell, Class of 2017, and Maya Shaked, Class of 2018 (It takes two to tango.)


Essay Option 4.

Alice falls down the rabbit hole. Milo drives through the tollbooth. Dorothy is swept up in the tornado. Neo takes the red pill. Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Rather, tell us about its portal. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.

—Inspired by Raphael Hallerman, Class of 2020


Essay Option 5.

Vestigiality refers to genetically determined structures or attributes that have apparently lost most or all of their ancestral function, but have been retained during the process of evolution. In humans, for instance, the appendix is thought to be a vestigial structure. Describe something vestigial (real or imagined) and provide an explanation for its existence.

—Inspired by Tiffany Kim, Class of 2020


Essay Option 6.

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.


快报君看了上面这几个题目,其中有三个是今年刚被录取的新生(2020届)出的,题目真是难出新高度了,这是要将师兄师姐对他们的刁难转给师弟师妹吗?有思路吗?如果芝大是你的梦校,开始构思你的文书吧~


注:

1.在主文书Common App essay写的任何内容,都别重复在补充文书里。


2.在阅读这些文书题目时,想一下大学想了解你什么,比如创造力、思考分析能力、求知欲、甚至幽默感等特质。


3.如果题目对你来说很难,无从下笔,move on,美国有那么多所好大学,别非芝大不去啊。


2017申请季即将开始,不少学生和家长对申请没有什么概念,不知道除了SAT和TOEFL还需要做什么准备,不知道如何做课外互动,不知道如何规划时间,更不知道自己的条件能申请什么样的学校;还有不少学生和家长是接触了网络大量信息,但无法鉴别其专业度和可信度,而导致申请更加迷茫。


为回馈各位考生和家长的关注,提供真实可信的申请指导,快报君特邀啄木鸟教育资深美国留学顾问为同学们做一次免费留学评估,点击左下角阅读原文可报名参与。任何疑问欢迎随时在后台@快报君

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