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2021-02-19

申请季打响,

越来越多的美国大学2020-2021申请季补充文书发布!

今天就来和小斯来一起看看TOP30美国大学里已经更新补充文书的十所大学! 

耶鲁大学

一、通过Coalition Application, Common Application或QuestBridge Application系统申请需回答:

Students at Yale have plenty of time to explore their academic interests before committing to one or more major fields of study. Many students either modify their original academic direction or change their minds entirely. As of this moment, what academic areas seem to fit your interests or goals most comfortably? Please indicate up to three from the list provided.

耶鲁的学生在投身于一个或多个主要研究领域之前,有充足的时间去探索他们的学术兴趣。许多学生要么稍微修改原来的学术方向,要么彻底改变。目前,哪些学术领域最适合你的兴趣或目标?请从所提供的清单中最多指出三种。

Why do these areas appeal to you? (125 words or fewer)

为什么这些领域吸引了你?(125字以内)

What is it about Yale that has led you to apply? (125 words or fewer)

耶鲁哪些方面吸引你来申请?(125字以内)

二、通过Coalition Application 和Common Application系统申请将回答:

Please respond in no more than 200 characters (approximately 35 words), to each of the following questions: 请回答以下问题,每题不能超过200字符。(约为35字)

1.What inspires you? 

是什么激励了你?

2.Yale’s residential colleges regularly host intimate conversations with guests representing a wide range of experiences and accomplishments. What person, past or present, would you invite to speak? What question would you ask?

耶鲁大学会定期邀请一些在各方面领域中有经验和成就的演讲嘉宾进行经验分享。如果可以选择以往或当代的人物,你会邀请谁来参加?你会问什么样的问题?

3.You are teaching a Yale course. What is it called?

如果你可以在耶鲁开课,你会开什么样的课,该课应该怎样命名?

4.Most first-year Yale students live in suites of four to six people. What do you hope to add to your suitemates' experience? What do you hope they will add to yours?

通常大学一年级新生都会被分配在一个4-6名学生组成的宿舍里。你将给你舍友的人生经历增添怎样的色彩?你又希望他们给你带来什么?

三、通过Coalition Application 或 Common Application系统申请请回答:

1. Yale’s extensive course offerings and vibrant conversations beyond the classroom encourage students to follow their developing intellectual interests wherever they lead. Tell us about your engagement with a topic or idea that excites you. Why are you drawn to it?

耶鲁丰富的课程和课后活跃的交流鼓励学生去追求自己的学术兴趣。请告诉我们你是如何参与到感兴趣的一个话题或概念中去的,它为什么会吸引你?(250字以下)

2.  Respond to one of the following prompts:

选一个回答(250字以下):

2A. Reflect on your membership in a community. Why is your involvement important to you? How has it shaped you? You may define community however you like.

A.回想一下你在社区中的角色,为什么你的参与对你来说是重要的?它是如何塑造了你?怎么定义这个社区随你喜欢。

2B. Yale students, faculty, and alumni engage issues of local, national, and international significance. Discuss an issue that is important to you and how your college experience could help you address it.

B.耶鲁的学生、教师和校友都有参与到具有地方、国家甚至国际意义的大事件中去,对你而言重要的问题是什么?你的大学经历将怎样帮助你解决它?

2C. Tell us about your relationship with a role model or mentor who has been influential in your life. How has their guidance been instrumental to your growth?

C.告诉我们一个对你影响较大的榜样或导师,他们的指导是如何影响你的成长的?

三、通过Coalition Application和 Common Application系统申请请回答:

工程学专业选答(250字以内):

Please tell us more about what has led you to an interest in this field of study, what experiences (if any) you have had in engineering, and what it is about Yale’s engineering program that appeals to you.

请告诉我们是什么让你对这个领域产生了兴趣,你在工程学方面有什么经验(如果有的话),以及耶鲁的工程学项目有什么吸引你的地方。

芝加哥大学

一、必答题

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.

就你目前所知而言,芝加哥大学会怎样满足你对学业、社区和未来发展的渴望?具体讲述一下你的愿望以及其与芝加哥大学的关系。

二、选答题(7选1)

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).

莎莉把贝壳卖给谁?如果土拨鼠能夹住木头,土拨鼠到底能夹多少木头?(这两则都是英文的绕口令,主要依靠头韵来实现,比如第一句的“s”和第二句的“woo”)选一个你最喜欢的绕口令,用你挑选的方法来解决这个难题。数学、哲学、语言学……用什么方法都取决于你。

2. What can actually be pided by zero?

什么可以被零整除?

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 is essential for everyone to know?

古代的七门人文学科包括天文、算术、几何和音乐四科以及修辞、语法和逻辑三艺。描述一下你对这四科/三艺的看法,你认为每个人都必须知道的是什么?

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.

地铁线路图、系谱树和路易斯电子点式这些示意图都表现了各个组成部分的关系。请你重新构想一个地图、示意图或者图表,如果你的作品大部分或全部是视觉作品,请提供至少300个词的解释来帮助我们更好地了解你的作品。

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

“你感到幸运吗?混蛋?”——埃莉诺·罗斯福。故意错误地引用一句名言,并探讨这样做的含义。(这是电影《Dirty Harry》里面的一句经典台词。原文为“Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”。LOVEFiLM网站曾将这句台词评为十大常见错引台词之一)

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.

工程师乔治·德· 麦斯他勒看到狗毛上粘有针尾草,用相同的原理制作了魔术贴;科学家珀西·勒巴朗·斯宾塞在磁控管实验室发现一块融化的巧克力棒,因此发明了微波烹饪方法;染料厂老板Jean Baptiste Jolly 在一盏煤油灯被打翻后,发现桌布反而变得干净了,进而开创了干洗技术的未来。请描述一个有趣的或者具有创造性的解决方案,并解释它可以解决的问题。

7. In the spirit of adventurous inquiry (and with the encouragement of one of our current students!) choose one of our past prompts (or create a question of your own). 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!

本着冒险的精神(并在哥大在校生的鼓励下),选择我们以往的文书题目(或创造你自己的题目)。文章要原创,富有创意并发人深省。尽情发挥你作为作家、思想家、梦想家、社会评论家、世界公民或芝加哥大学未来公民的最佳品质,愿意冒一点儿险并享受其中!

杜克大学

一、必答题

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 attract you?  (200 words maximum)

请告诉我们为什么你认为杜克大学适合你,杜克大学有哪些特别的学术课程或其他方面吸引你吗?(最多200字)

二、选答题

1.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 words maximum)

杜克大学希望寻找一个富有才能并专注于学术的学生群体,它会是丰富多彩的人类社会的一个缩影。我们认为学生的多元化将会增强我们社区的凝聚力。如果你愿意分享自己将能带来的视角或自身的人生经历以帮助我们更好的了解你,我们鼓励你这么做。阅读你文书的人是真真实实的人,我们希望尽力了解并欣赏活生生的杜克申请者们。(250字内)

2.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 your identity, you can do so here, or use any previous essay prompt you feel is appropriate. (250 words maximum)

杜克大学对于校园多元化和包容性体现在性别和性取向的认同上。如果你愿意和我们分享你的身份认同,可以在这里写下你的故事,或者你也可以在上述你觉得合适的文书题目里面分享(250字内)

布朗大学

一、所有申请者回答:

1.Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about an academic interest (or interests) that excites you, and how you might use the Open Curriculum to pursue it. (250 words)

布朗大学的开放课程允许学生广泛地探索以及深入钻研自己的学术追求。告诉我们一个或多个让你兴奋的学术兴趣,以及你会如何利用开放课程来实现这个学术兴趣。(230字以内)

2.At Brown, you will learn as much from your peers outside the classroom as in academic spaces. How will you contribute to the Brown community? (250 words)

在布朗,你在课外从同伴上所学的东西可能与在课堂上所学的一样的多,你会如何为布朗大学社区作贡献?(250字以内)

3.Tell us about a place or community you call home. How has it shaped your perspective? (250 words)

聊聊你称之为“家园”的场所或社区,它是如何塑造你的观念的?(250字以内)

二、申请8年PLME项目需要回答:

1.Committing to a future career as a physician while in high school requires careful consideration and self-reflection. What values and experiences have led you to believe that becoming a doctor in medicine is the right fit for you? (250 word limit)

未来想要从事外科医生行业在高中阶段需要深思熟虑。是什么观念或经历促使你坚信医学是适合你的道路?(250字以内)

2.Most people describe a career as a physician/doctor as a "profession", beyond a job. Describe for us what "professionalism" and "the profession of a physician/doctor" mean to you. (250 word limit)

大多数人认为医生是“职业”而非“工作”,向我们描述一下你对“职业化”和“医生的职业素养”怎么理解?(250字以内)

3.How do you envision the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) helping you to meet your academic personal and professional goals as a person and as a physician of the future? (500 word limit)

作为个人或作为未来医者,你期待PLME项目怎样帮助你实现的自己的学术和职业目标?(500字以内)

三、申请5年BRDD项目需要回答:

1.The Brown|RISD A.B./B.F.A. Dual Degree Program draws on the complementary strengths of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to provide students with the opportunity to explore and engage with diverse spheres of academic and creative inquiry. The culmination of students’ five-year program is a capstone project that relates and integrates content, approaches, and methods from two distinct learning experiences.

Considering your understanding of the academic programs at Brown and RISD, describe how and why the specific blend of RISD's experimental, immersive combined studio and liberal arts program and Brown's wide-ranging courses and curricula could constitute an optimal undergraduate education for you. Additionally, how might you contribute to the Dual Degree community and its commitment to interdisciplinary work? (650 word limit)

布朗大和罗德岛设计学院双学位项目发挥了两个大学的互补性优势,使学生有机会参与到不同层面的学术性和创造性探索。这个五年项目最终的毕业设计是两种截然不同的学习经历带来的学习内容和研究方法的水乳交融。基于你对布朗和RISD学术项目的了解,描述一下为什么实操性、浸入式的RISD工作室艺术课程与广泛性的布朗大学通识课程相混合,是你本科课程的最优选择?另外,你又怎样为这个双学位项目社区的跨学科体验做出自己的贡献?

康奈尔大学

根据所选学院回答(最多650字):

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Why are you drawn to studying the major you have selected? Please discuss how your interests and related experiences have influenced your choice. Specifically, how will an education from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell University help you achieve your academic goals?

申请农业与生命科学学院回答:为什么选择学习这个专业?有什么兴趣或者相关经历影响了你的选择?具体来说,农业与生命科学学院以及康奈尔大学的教育可以怎样帮你达成学术目标?

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning: What is your "thing"? What energizes you or engages you so deeply that you lose track of time? Everyone has different passions, obsessions, quirks, inspirations. What are yours?

申请建筑艺术规划学院回答:你的心系之物是什么?是什么让你精力充沛,或让你如此投入以至于忘记了时间?每个人都有不同的激情、执着、怪癖和灵感,你的是什么?

College of Arts and Sciences: Students in Arts and Sciences embrace the opportunity to delve into multifaceted academic interests, embodying in 21st century terms Ezra Cornell’s “any person…any study” founding vision. Tell us about the areas of study you are excited to explore, and specifically why you wish to pursue them in our College.

申请文理学院回答:文理学院的学生有机会深入研究他们的学术兴趣,发现新的学术探索领域并设计他们自己的大学之路。告诉我们为什么我们课程的深度、广度和灵活度适合你去探索你感兴趣的学习领域。

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business: What kind of a business student are you? The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business offers two distinct business programs, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the School of Hotel Administration. Please describe how your interests and ambitions can be met through one or both of the Schools within the College.

申请约翰逊商学院请回答:你是什么样的商科学生?酒店管理学院和戴森应用经济管理学院

College of Engineering: Tell us about what excites you most about Cornell Engineering and/or studying engineering at Cornell University. How do you see yourself becoming a part of the Cornell Engineering community?

申请工程学院回答:告诉我们你对工程学的兴趣,或者你希望通过工程学学位获得什么。描述一下康奈尔工程学吸引你的地方,以及它与你的工程学兴趣或抱负有什么特别的关系。

College of Human Ecology: How has your decision to apply to the College of Human Ecology been influenced by your related experiences? How will your choice of major impact your goals and plans for the future?

申请人类生态学学院回答:你的经历怎样影响你申请人类生态学学院的决定?你的专业选择又会如何影响你未来的目标和规划? 

School of Industrial and Labor Relations: Using your personal, academic, or volunteer/work experiences, describe the topics or issues that you care about and why they are important to you. Your response should show us that your interests align with the ILR School.

申请工业与劳工关系学院回答:参考你个人的学术、志愿或工作经验,描述一下你感兴趣的话题、事件以及为什么它们对你来说是重要的。你的回答应该向我们展示你的兴趣与ILR学院是一致的。

乔治城大学

一、Briefly (approximately one-half page, single-spaced) discuss the significance to you of the school or summer activity in which you have been most involved.

简述(大约一页半,单倍行距)你参与的学校活动或夏校中你觉得最有意义的活动。

二、所有申请者回答(大约一页纸,单倍行距):

As Georgetown is a diverse community, the Admissions Committee would like to know more about you in your own words. Please submit a brief essay, either personal or creative, which you feel best describes you.

乔治城是一个多元文化社区,招生委员会想要通过你自己的语言更多了解你。请写一篇短文,不管是个性的还是创意性的,只要是你觉得能最好描述你的就可以。

三、根据申请专业不同回答(大约一页纸,单倍行距):

Applicants to Georgetown College:What does it mean to you to be educated? How might Georgetown College help you achieve this aim? (Applicants to the Sciences and Mathematics or the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics should address their chosen course of study).

乔治城学院的申请者回答:对你来说受教育意味着什么?乔治城大学如何帮助你实现这些目标?(FLL或者科学和数学专业的申请者请阐述他们选择的课程。)

Applicants to the School of Nursing and Health Studies:Describe the factors that have influenced your interest in studying health care.  Please specifically address your intended major (Health Care Management & Policy, Human Science, Global Health, or Nursing).

护理与健康研究学院申请者回答:描述影响你学习健康管理的因素。请列举你想学习的专业(全球健康,健康管理与政策,人类科学,或者护理。)

Applicants to the Walsh School of Foreign Service: Briefly discuss a current global issue, indicating why you consider it important and what you suggest should be done to deal with it.

沃尔什外交学院申请者回答:简要讨论一个当前的全球性问题,说明你为什么认为它重要,你建议应该怎么处理它?

Applicants to the McDonough School of Business: The McDonough School of Business is a national and global leader in providing graduates with essential ethical, analytical, financial and global perspectives. Please discuss your motivations for studying business at Georgetown.

麦克多诺商学院申请者回答:麦克多诺商学院是一个全国乃至世界的领导者,它给毕业生提供必要的伦理、分析、金融乃至全球视角。请探讨你在乔治城学习商科的动力。

密歇根安娜堡

1.Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong and describe that community and your place within it. (300 word limit)

根据地域、宗教信仰、种族、收入、饮食习惯、志趣爱好、思想意识或思维传统等标准划分,每个人都属于不同群体。选择一个自己所属于的群体,描述一下这个群体本身以及自己在这个群体中的地位。(300字以内)

2.Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? (550 word limit)

描述一下自己申请的学院(包括优先录取和双学位项目)具体有什么独特的地方吸引你,这个学院的课程设置怎样帮助你发展兴趣?(550字以内)

弗吉尼亚大学

一、 We are looking for passionate students to join our diverse community of scholars, researchers, and artists. Answer the question that corresponds to the school/program to which you are applying in a half page or roughly 250 words.

我们正在寻找充满激情的学生加入我们由学者、研究人员和艺术家组成的多元化社区。回答这些与你选择的学校/项目相关的问题,用半页纸或大约250个单词。

二、根据所选学院回答:

College of Arts and Sciences - What work of art, music, science, mathematics, literature, or other media has surprised, unsettled, or inspired you, and in what way?

艺术与科学学院:哪一项艺术,音乐,科学,数学或文学作品使你震惊,不安或颠覆?它是如何做到的?

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Describe an engineering feat that serves the common good and why it inspires you to study engineering.

工程与应用科学学院:简述一个服务于公共利益的工程壮举以及为什么它激励了你来学习工程。

School of Architecture - Describe significant experience that deepened your interest in studying in the School of Architecture.

建筑学院:简述加深你对建筑学院学习兴趣的重要经历。

School of Nursing - Describe a health care-related experience or another significant interaction that deepened your interest in studying nursing.

护理学院:简述一次健康护理相关经历或其他加深你对护理方面兴趣的活动。

Kinesiology Program - Discuss experiences that led you to apply to the kinesiology major. 

动机能学:请阐述什么经历促使你选择了运动机能学。

三、Answer one of the following questions in a half page or roughly 250 words.

请从以下问题中选择一个回答,字数大约半页纸或250字:

1)What’s your favorite word and why?

你最喜爱的(英语)词汇是什么?为什么喜欢?

2)We are a community with quirks, both in language and in traditions. Describe one of your quirks and why it is part of who you are.

我们是一个不管是语言还是文化都异于常人的圈子,请描述是你身上奇异的一点,为什么它是你的一部分。

3)Student self-governance, which encourages student investment and initiative, is a hallmark of the UVA culture. In her fourth year at UVA, Laura Nelson was inspired to create Flash Seminars, one-time classes which facilitate high-energy discussion about thought-provoking topics outside of traditional coursework. If you created a Flash Seminar, what idea would you explore and why?

学生自我管理是弗吉尼亚大学的文化特征之一,从而引导学生发明和创造的意识。劳拉纳尔逊在她的大学第四年里创立了“快闪研讨会”,在传统课堂外建立一次性课堂对一些发人深省的话题进行高活跃讨论。如果你负责一起“快闪研讨会”, 你会研究什么样的题目,为什么会研究它?

4)UVA students paint messages on Beta Bridge when they want to share information with our community. What would you paint on Beta Bridge and why is this your message?

弗吉尼亚大学的学生喜欢在Beta Bridge上分享的信息和话语。如果也让你在Beta Bridge上写信息,你会些什么信息给大家分享呢?为什么?

5)Rita Dove, UVA English professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate, once said in an interview that "...there are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints." Describe a time when, instead of complaining, you took action for the greater good.

弗吉尼亚大学英语教授、前美国桂冠诗人丽塔·达夫曾在一次采访中说:“……生活中有些时候你会采取行动,而不只是在抱怨。”描述一次你没有抱怨而是采取行动的事例。

维克森林大学

1.List five books you have read that intrigued you.

列出5本掀起你好奇心的书。

2.Explain how a work of fiction you’ve read has helped you to understand the world’s complexity.

谈谈读过的一本帮助你了解世界复杂性的小说。

3.Tell us more about the topic that most engages your intellectual curiosity.

告诉我们你学术上最感兴趣的话题。

4.Describe a community that is important to you. How has that community prepared you to engage with, change, or even build the Wake Forest community?

描述一个对你来说十分重要的社区。这个社区是怎样使你有能力去参与、改变甚至重建维克森林大学社区的?

5.Give us your top ten list. Theme: 

列出你人生目前的前十件大事。

6.using 250-650 words, please submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

用250-650个词写一篇文书,话题自选。

北卡教堂山

You’ll choose two of the following prompts to respond to in 200-250 words.

请在下列题目中选择两个作答,每篇文书200-250字:

1.Tell us about a peer who has made a difference in your life.

请描述一位对你人生中有影响的同龄人。

2.What do you hope will change about the place where you live?

如果可以在你所在地改变一些东西,你希望能改变什么。

3.What is one thing that we don’t know about you that you want us to know?

请给我们描述一个我们不知道,但你想要和我们分享关于你的事情。

4.What about your background, or what perspective, belief, or experience, will help you contribute to the education of your classmates at UNC?

请给我们描述你的背景、观点、信仰和经验能让你的北卡校友学到什么?

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