南加州大学(University of Southern California)留学文书写作指南(2020版)

文书题目

本校采用Common Application作为官方认可的网申系统,可能还至少需要完成一篇标准的Common Essay
本校留学文书中出现了学习计划类文书,请仔细了解学校和所申请项目的相关情况。

  • 写文书 USC believes that one learns best when interacting with people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Tell us about a time you were exposed to a new idea or when your beliefs were challenged by another point of view. Please discuss the significance of the experience and its effect on you.
  • 写文书 USC faculty place an emphasis on interdisciplinary academic opportunities. Describe something outside of your intended academic focus about which you are interested in learning.
  • 写文书 What is something about yourself that is essential to understanding you?

翻译:

  • 我校认为人们在与自己有不同背景、经验和观点的人交互时能学得最好。告诉我们当你遇到新观点或你的信仰被其他观点挑战的一刻。请讨论这个经历的重要性及它对你的影响。
  • 跨学科学术机会是我校教授们的重心之一。描述你在当前学术目标以外有兴趣学习的某样东西。
  • 为了了解你,先知道关于你自己的哪样东西是最至关重要的?

解析:

字数限制: 三选一,250词

写文书 Describe how you plan to pursue your academic interests and why you want to explore them at USC specifically. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections.

翻译:描述你准备如何实现你的学术兴趣以及为何希望在我校探索他们。请随意谈谈你的第一和第二专业选择。

解析:AADPS分类I-c

字数限制:250词

写文书 Starting with the beginning of high school/secondary school, if you have had a gap where you were not enrolled in school during a fall or spring term, please address this gap in your educational history. You do not need to address a summer break.

翻译:自高中以来,如果你有缺过一个春季或秋季学期以上,请解释这个教育空档。不需解释暑假。

解析:AADPS分类III-a

字数限制:可选,250词

  • Describe yourself in three words. First Word:
  • Second Word:
  • Third Word:
  • What is your favorite snack?
  • Best movie of all time:
  • Dream job:
  • If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
  • Dream trip:
  • What TV show will you binge watch next?
  • Which well-known person or fictional character would be your ideal roommate?
  • Favorite Book:
  • If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be?

翻译:

  • 用三个词描述你自己。第一个:
  • 第二个:
  • 第三个:
  • 你最喜欢的零食是什么?
  • 史上最棒的电影是:
  • 梦想中的工作:
  • 如果你的人生有一个主题歌,它会是什么?
  • 梦想中的旅行:
  • 你接下来要补的番是哪一部?
  • 你的理想室友会是哪一位名人或虚构角色?
  • 最喜欢的书:
  • 如果你可以教任何主题的一门课,你会教什么?

字数限制:前三题25字符,剩余每题100字符

  • 写文书 The word “education” can take on a variety of meanings. To some, receiving a high school or college diploma is the ultimate mark of being “educated,” while others take a different view. Looking past receiving a diploma, what does it mean to you personally to be “educated”? What standards will you put in place to define whether or not you’ve obtained a great education?
  • 写文书 Many of us have at least one issue or passion that we care deeply about – a topic on which we would love to share our opinions and insights in hopes of sparking intense interest and continued conversation. If you had ten minutes and the attention of a million people, what would your talk be about?

翻译:

  • “教育”一词可以有很多种含义。对于一些人来说,获得高中或大学文凭是“受教育”的终极目标,而另一些人则有不同看法。在获得文凭之外,对你个人而言“受教育”的意义是什么?你以何种标准来定义你是否受到了优越的教育?
  • 我们中的许多人至少有一个深深在意的议题或嗜好——一个我们乐于分享意见见解以唤起强烈兴趣并作为谈资。如果你能在十分钟内吸引一百万人的注意力,你会谈些什么?

解析:

字数限制: 专业特定,二选一,250词

写文书 Engineering and Computer Science students are sometimes assumed to have personalities with shared traits or characteristics. What is a trait or characteristic you believe you share with other engineering and computer science students and another where you differ? Please tell us about these two traits and why you chose them.

翻译:有时人们假定工科和计算机学生的个性中有共同的特征或特点。你认为你和其他工科/计算机学生有哪一个共同特征或特点,又有哪个特征或特点不同?告诉我们这两个特征是什么,以及你为何选择它们。

解析:AADPS分类III-c

字数限制:专业特定,250词

写文书 At USC Viterbi, we endeavor to engineer a better world for all humanity. This vision goes hand-in-hand with the objectives of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and their 14 Grand Challenges. Engineers and Computer Scientists are challenged to solve these problems in order to improve life on the planet. Learn about the Grand Challenges at www.engineeringchallenges.org and tell us which challenge is most important to you, and why.

翻译:在南加州大学工学院,我们致力于为全人类打造一个更美好的世界。这一愿景与美国国家工程院(National Academy of Engineering, NAE)的目标及其14项重大挑战息息相关。工程师和计算机科学家希望能解决这些问题以改善地球上的生活。可以在网站www.engineeringchallenges.org上了解这些大挑战,并告诉我们其中哪个对你来说最重要以及你的理由。

解析:AADPS分类IV-c

字数限制:专业特定,250词

题目归档

2019-2020 [+]

写文书 What do you personally expect to get out of studying engineering or computer science in college?

翻译:你选择在大学阶段学习工程或计算机科学,就个人而言这能够给你带来什么?

解析:AADPS分类I-c

字数限制:专业特定,250词

2017-2018 [+]

写文书 While scientists yearn to discover the world that exists, Engineers and Computer Scientists seek to create the world that never was. Our faculty and students believe collaborative teams are the key to great accomplishments. Please describe a time in your life (academic, co-curricular, or otherwise) where you had to collaborate to accomplish more than you could alone.

翻译:科学家渴望探索已经存在的世界,而工程师和计算机科学家寻求创造未曾有的世界。我们的教师和学生相信配合默契的团队是获得伟大成就的关键。请描述你生活中(学术、课外或其它)一个你需要通过合作来达成更高成就的经历。

解析:AADPS分类II-a

字数限制:专业特定,250词

2016-2017 [+]

Your browser history says a lot about you. Take a moment to think about the time you spend online. Whether it's browsing an Instagram account, listening to your favorite podcast, subscribing to the best web series on YouTube, or even addressing questions on tech-help forums, we want to know where you spend the most time online, and why. Please share your favorite online destination (via a web address, specific app, social network, etc.) - and describe why in a few sentences.

翻译:你的浏览器历史记录包含了你的很多信息。稍微想想你在网上花费的时间。不管你是在浏览Instagram,在听你最喜欢的播客,在订阅Youtube视频集锦,还是在技术帮助论坛上帮别人解决问题,我们想知道你在网上什么地方花的时间最多,以及花这么多时间的原因。请分享你最喜欢的线上地点(通过一个网址、具体的应用名、社交网络地址等),并用几句话描述你喜欢它的原因。

解析:AADPS分类III-b

字数限制:专业特定,250词

2015-2016 [+]

USC students are known to be involved. Briefly describe a non-academic pursuit (such as service to community or family, a club or sport, or work, etc.,) that best illustrates who you are, and why it is important to you.

翻译:南加大学生们因热心参与活动而为人所熟知。简单描述一个最能体现你个性的课外活动(可以是为社区或家庭所做的服务、俱乐部、体育活动、打工等),并解释它为什么对你很重要。

解析:AADPS分类I-b

字数限制:250词

2014-2015 [+]

How do you plan to use your engineering degree to benefit society?

翻译:你计划如何利用你的工程学位造福社会?

解析:AADPS分类I-c

字数限制:专业特定,250词

Some people categorize engineers as geeks or nerds. Are you a geek, nerd, or neither? Why?

翻译:有人将工程师们归为电脑迷或书呆子一类。你是个电脑迷、书呆子、或者两者都不是?为什么?

解析:AADPS分类IV-a

字数限制:专业特定,250词

申请问答

问:在录取时主要考察哪些方面?
答:我们仔细审核每一份申请以选择那些最匹配我校的学生。我们考虑个人背景和特殊成就,包括学术成就、课程的难易程度、写作能力、标化成绩和涵盖领导力和社区服务的课外活动。我们期待你完成能力范围内的最高级别课程。
成功的学生一般会对未来的大学专业做充分细致的准备,并乐于探索新思路和位于他们舒适区间之外的科目。他们可能会选择大学先修课程,并独立的或在教师指导下开展研究。我们希望寻找那些有潜力为多元化和多彩的校园生活作出贡献的学生,他们有丰富的兴趣爱好,并作为领袖能在课堂上对自己的见解侃侃而谈或为某一理念而奋斗。此外,我们希望找到那些能令我们反思,参与学生活动和社团并成为维系他人的纽带的年轻人。对于专业内外的艺术才能我们也十分珍视。这些因素主要在留学文书、高中课程选择、课外活动和推荐信等地方体现出来。

问:学生的经济需求会影响录取么?
答:不会,南加大在录取过程中不考虑经济需求(need-blind)。事实上有将近三分之二的学生得到经济资助。

问:在南加大是否可以修读双学位?如果可以的话,如何在申请中体现出来?
答:在南加大,双学位或者主修辅修的组合均被鼓励,对于两个无关的学术领域而言尤其如此。学生们可以在录取报道之后选择双学位,申请时只要表明自己的主申专业即可。

问:高三成绩会如何影响录取?
答:一般来说,录取考虑的成绩只到高三上学期为止。但收到录取后,学生需要提供完整的成绩单以确认毕业日期。如果学生高三成绩有严重的下滑,录取可能会被取消。

问:南加大如何看待AP考试?
答:我们鼓励学生在学校进行AP和IB课程的学习。官方的AP考试成绩能给申请加分,并在入学后冲抵相应门类的学分。

问:秋季入学能接受最晚的SAT和ACT成绩是几月?
答:推荐在十二月完成考试。之后的成绩可能能被接受,但不保证。

问:是否为申请者提供面试?
答:面试是可选的,主要目的是帮助学生更好的了解大学和招生办。数据表明面试与否对录取结果并没有显著影响。

问:南加大是否考虑附加材料?
答:除艺术生的特殊要求以外,不推荐提供附加材料。

问:洛杉矶的生活如何?
答:洛杉矶已经从古老的西部城镇转变为富有活力的世界中心。从娱乐业到生物技术的业界领袖们均以其为舞台活跃。南加州地区气候宜人,每年有十一个月的灿烂阳光。校园周边一天车程内即有山峦、海滩和步行道。对于我校的学生而言,洛城是绝佳的实验室和游乐场,提供各式各样的学术、职业和休闲机会。

*以上问答内容由AADPS根据第一手资料编译,并不代表AADPS自身观点。

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