AADPS分类(调查类留学文书)

AADPS分类III-a:解释

Please provide an answer below if you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application.

解析:这类文书一般作为可选的题目出现,用意是让学生解释申请材料中不合常理的地方(如多次转学、休学、记过等等)。如果有正当理由(如父母工作调动、重大疾病等等),可以简洁明了的用三言两语解释清楚。对于其他的情况,则不能一概而论。虽然按照字面上的意思,也可以把体现自己正面资历的素材用到这里,但这不是推荐的做法。

如何稳妥的用英语说明学生生涯中的非正常状况

AADPS分类III-b:文艺趣味

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.

解析:招生官和美国大学希望通过这种类型的留学文书来更好的了解学生的课余生活。一般来说诚实的作答即可。以课外读物为例,通常会包括高中级别的英美文学名著。AADPS还提醒读者应该考虑未来专业相关书籍与体现远大理想的书籍这两类。通俗英文小说也可被接受,但是不宜过多。一般不推荐中文读物或者某些暂时在中国还较为流行知名但在英语世界没有公信力的作品。

留学党的阅读指南

AADPS分类III-c:个人特质

Winston Churchill believed "a joke is a very serious thing." From Off-Off Campus's improvisations to the Shady Dealer humor magazine to the renowned Latke-Hamantash debate, we take humor very seriously here at The University of Chicago (and we have since 1959, when our alums helped found the renowned comedy theater The Second City). Tell us your favorite joke and try to explain the joke without ruining it.

解析:在英语世界里,人们常说 "God is in the details",中国古人也说“窥一斑而见全豹”。这类留学文书题目即是此种世界观的最佳体现。正是种种看似不经意的细节给我们的人生带来了色彩和生命力。因此,写作的时候一定要在微观上彰显自己与众不同但却合情合理的个性一面。在宏观上则应注意以小见大,联系到美国大学所注重的重要价值观。

AADPS分类III-d:写作样例(俗称writing sample)

  • Please submit a graded paper from your junior or senior year that best represents your writing skills and analytical abilities. We are particularly interested in your ability to construct a tightly reasoned, persuasive argument that calls upon literary, sociological or historical evidence. You should NOT submit a laboratory report, journal entry, creative writing sample or in-class essay.
  • If you have engaged in significant research in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, social sciences or humanities that was undertaken independently of your high school curriculum, please provide a brief description of the research project.

解析:此类题目并不是要求学生专门新写一篇留学文书,而是让学生提交已有的论文以考察他们在平时学习环境中的学术英文水平和逻辑分析能力。有些题目中会特意要求要带有教师的批改和评分,这样从侧面可以考察申请者所就读中学的学术严谨程度。对于希望申请理科的学生,如果符合题意的话可以考虑提交研究性学习的报告翻译,并让指导老师另行批改一下。

AADPS分类III-e:虚拟情景

  • Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?
  • You are required to spend the next year of your life in either the past or the future. What year would you travel to and why?

解析:这种留学文书题目的用意和之前的个人特质一致。区别在于这里所谈论的是假象的情况,招生官试图通过这种方式,走入看似普通的申请者的内心世界。因此在写文书的时候,敞开心扉并让思绪驰骋在想象的原野上是极有必要的(换句话说,脑洞要开得足够大)。但在整体布局上,依然要注意与申请的其他部分保持内在的一致性与统一性,不能显得过于突然或违背常理。能放出去,也要能收回来。

AADPS分类III-f:调查

If you have applied or expect to apply to other colleges or universities this year, please name them.

解析:录取委员会通过这些问题来优化自身的录取程序。对申请者本身的录取概率一般不会有影响,照实回答即可。

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