加州大学2017申请文书题目出炉 变化巨大

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今年加州大学的录取结果已经出来了,明年申请的看过来。


据加州大学官网消息,今年8月起(申请2017年秋季入学),本科新生和转学申请开始启用新的文书题目。新的文书题目和要求都有很大变化,原先UC系统申请文书要求为两个大主题写1000字,现在是4篇要求每篇不超过350字。这也是加州大学首次将长文章改成短文题。


原文如下:


What happened to the personal statement?


We’ve replaced the personal statement with the new personal insight questions for the fall 2017 application. We hope this new format will give you clearer guidance and more flexibility in the kind of information you want to share with us.


有哪些重大变化

原有两个话题将变成8个短问题。原有两个话题是必须写的,新的政策下,学生将从8个短问题中自由选择4个来回答,不必全部完成8个。


1.变化前, UC申请系统的Personal Statement一直是固定的两个话题,转学和新生申请都是如此,这两个话题都是必须写的,学生没有任何选择余地。而新生申请文书题目改变后,原来的2个必写题变成了由8个题目中自由选4个。


2.对转学生来说,他们需要回答固定的1个问题,并从7个问题中挑选3个问题回答,同样不超过350词。所以一共是回答4个问题。个性的表达依然是UC强调的重中之重。


3.申请人可以根据自身情况,从8个题目中选择最能展示自己的4个题目来写。每一篇小文章字数不超过350英文词。


4.加州大学反复强调这8个题目都是平等的,没有哪个题目更具有优势一说。回答问题没有既定的模板,回答方式没有对错之分。这些题目的设计主要是让申请更个性化更好地展示自己的特质、背景、兴趣和成就,以便学校更了解他们。


5.新文书题目从2016年8月开始启用,即2017届学生(现高二)申请需要按照新的要求来构思新的题目。


对于变化的解读

1.8篇选4篇,比以前更加灵活、更个性化,学生可根据自身背景选择合适的题目,可以多方面多角度的展示自己。


2.每一篇字数降为350,有利于UC全方位考察学生在标化成绩之外的『软件』。


3.UC针对每个题目给出了比较详细的指导, 从侧面反映出大学从每一个题目想要看到学生的哪一点。第一题要求学生介绍领导力方面的经历,第二题是考察创新能力,第三题关注的是特别的才能,展示学生的才华和天赋。第四题:遇到挑战(主要是学习上的)怎么克服。这些题目的设计,说明加州大学想招有领导力,能给他人带来好的影响,有创新思维,有天赋有才华,能突破自我的学生。


4.题目由2增加为4,说明大学对学生写出来的内容要求高,学校希望更全面的了解你,申请学生挑战也因此加大,需要积累的素材更多,认识挖掘自己的能力也要提高。


附2017新生申请文书题目

Freshman: Personal insight questions 


•You will have 8 questions to choose from. You must respond to only 4 of the 8 questions. (8个题目选4个)

•Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words. (每篇回答不超过350字)

•Which questions you choose to answer is entirely up to you:  But you should select questions that are most relevant to your experience and that best reflect your individual circumstances.

Keep in mind(自行决定选什么题目,不过你要选最和你经历相关,最能展示你个人背景的题目)

•All questions are equal:  All are given equal consideration in the application review process, which means there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others. (每个题目都是平等的,没有高下之分)

•There is no right or wrong way to answer these questions:  It’s about getting to know your personality, background, interests and achievements in your own unique voice.  (答题没有对错之分,用你自己的声音展现你想让大学了解的特质、背景、爱好和成就)


Questions & guidance(文书题目及写作指导)


1.Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positivelyinfluenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group effortsover time.  (大意:描述你的领导力经历,你如何影响他人,在团队中的较长时间的贡献)

 

Things to consider: A leadership role canmean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting asthe person in charge of a specific task, or a taking lead role in organizing anevent or project. Think about your accomplishments and what you learned fromthe experience.  What were yourresponsibilities?

 

Did you lead a team? How did yourexperience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolvean important dispute at your school, church in your community or an organization?And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to schoolactivities.  For example, do you help outor take care of your family?

 

2.Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problemsolving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few.Describe how you express your creative side. (大意:展现你有创造力的一面,可以体现在问题解决能力、创新思维、艺术创造等方面)

 

Things to consider:  What does creativity mean to you? Do you havea creative skill that is important to you? What have you been able to do withthat skill? If you used creativity to solve a problem, what was your solution?What are the steps you took to solve the problem?

 

How does your creativity influence yourdecisions inside or outside the classroom? Does your creativity relate to yourmajor or a future career?

 

3.What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed anddemonstrated that talent over time? (大意:描述你的天赋和能力,你是如何发展它们的)

 

Things to consider: If there’s a talent orskill that you’re proud of, this is the time to share it. You don’t necessarilyhave to be recognized or have received awards for your talent (although if youdid and you want to talk about, feel free to do so). Why is this talent orskill meaningful to you?

 

Does the talent come naturally or have youworked hard to develop this skill or talent? Does your talent or skill allowyou opportunities in or outside the classroom? If so, what are they and how dothey fit into your schedule?

 

4.Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunityor worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.(简要意思:描述如何利用好重要的教育机会或战胜教育相关的困难)

 

Things to consider: An educationalopportunity can be anything that has added value to your educational experienceand better prepared you for college. For example, participation in an honors oracademic enrichment program, or enrollment in an academy that’s gearedtoward an occupation or a major, or taking advanced courses that interest you —just to name a few.

 

If you choose to write about educationalbarriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strived to overcome them? Whatpersonal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge?How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?

 

5.Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you havetaken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academicachievement?(描述你遇到的最大挑战,你是如何战胜挑战的,对你的学业表现有何影响)

 

Things to consider: A challenge could bepersonal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was thechallenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about anyobstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did youhave support from someone else or did you handle it alone?

 

If you’re currently working your waythrough a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect differentaspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, “How has my life changed athome, at my school, with my friends, or with my family?”

 

6.  Describe your favorite academic subject andexplain how it has influenced you.(描述你最喜欢的学科、说明该学科对你的影响)

 

Things to consider: Discuss how yourinterest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have hadinside and outside the classroom — such as volunteer work, summer programs,participation in student organizations and/or activities — and what you havegained from your involvement.

 

Has your interest in the subject influencedyou in choosing a major and/or career? Have you been able to pursue courseworkat a higher level in this subject (honors, AP, IB, college or university work)?

 

7.What have you done to make your school or your community a better place? (描述你做过对你的学校和社区有益的事情)

 

Things to consider: Think of community as aterm that can encompass a group, team or a place – like your high school,hometown, or home. You can define community as you see fit, just make sure youtalk about your role in that community. Was there a problem that you wanted tofix in your community?

 

Why were you inspired to act?  What did you learn from your effort? How didyour actions benefit others, the wider community or both? Did you work alone orwith others to initiate change in your community?

 

8.What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidatesapplying to the University of California?(描述你与其他申请者相比更为突出的地方)

 

Things to consider: Don’t be afraid to braga little. Even if you don’t think you’re unique, you are — remember, there’sonly one of you in the world. From your point of view, what do you feel makesyou belong on one of UC’s campuses? When looking at your life, what does astranger need to understand in order to know you?

 

What have you not shared with us that willhighlight a skill, talent, challenge, or opportunity that you think will helpus know you better? We’re not necessarily looking for what makes you uniquecompared to others, but what makes you, YOU.

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