每天学写留学文书 1月10日

freshman and sophomore years

释义:“大一大二这两年”,即first two years at college,留学文书中常出现,后面一般描述自己在课堂里培养了基本的专业素养以及打下了坚实的知识基础。注意years是复数。

例句:
In my freshman and sophomore years, mandatory language courses brought my ability to a new level.
When she went to Columbia University, she lived in the dorms her freshman and sophomore years even though she was already a well-paid actress.

每天学写留学文书 1月9日

frequent

释义:当这个词作动词用的时候,可以形容某人“常常拜访”某个处所。一般语境下会是商店或者市场,但在留学文书里也可以是实验室,用来体现申请者的主动性与对学术的热情。

例句:
I purchased them in tourist shops, intentionally going to places I would never frequent, where I knew no one would know me.
What blogs does your child frequent and what are some of the things that are being posted?

每天学写留学文书 1月8日

to no avail

释义:可以用这个短语形象生动的在留学文书里形容自己做的是“无用功”,常和but与all连用。

例句:
I have tried a plastic owl and CDs on strings, all to no avail.
I had argued for a treatment trial, any trial, but to no avail.

每天学写留学文书 1月7日

release date

释义:“发售日期、上架日期”,指某款新产品第一次可以大规模通过公开途径购得的时间(小米和锤子不在此例)。

例句:
Microsoft hasn't announced a Windows 8 release date yet.
Although there's no official release date for Battlefield 3, the game is expected at the same time as Warfare 3.

每天学写留学文书 1月6日

on account of

释义:“考虑到……的因素”,用来在留学文书中体现出审慎的思维过程或独特的个人立场。

例句:
We made a change to the application code on account of Bean's report.
In the sixties, on account of his opposition to the Vietnam War, Robert Lowell refused an invitation to the White House Festival of the Arts.

每天学写留学文书 1月5日

to and fro vs. pro(s) and con(s)

辨析:两个短语的构成方式很类似。但前者形容“往复、来回”的运动,后者形容某件事物或某样举措“既有好处,也有坏处”。

例句:
The door swung to and fro and then stopped.
You know, there's pros and cons having him there, but that's what I have to do for myself.

每天学写留学文书 1月4日

steady progress

释义:不积跬步无以至千里。这一短语常常用在留学文书中形容“持续不懈的进步”,例如逐年递增的GPA。这样可以很好体现申请者自身的毅力和潜力。

例句:
All students should have an education plan and make steady progress on it.
But we try to make steady progress, build a foundation for long-term economic growth.

每天学写留学文书 1月3日

draw inspiration from

释义:“从……获得灵感”的标准写法,特别要注意draw这个动词与特定语境的紧密联系。这个短语在留学文书里可以用来诠释申请者的思辨过程和进行创新性项目时所做的努力。

例句:
The pioneers of rap drew inspiration from rhythm and blues, and soul music.
The piece draws inspiration from the sharp, minimalist words of German poet Wolf Wondratschek.

每天学写留学文书 1月2日

words of

释义:“……的话语”,可以用于留学文书中映衬被描绘对象的个性或者品质。常用的几个选择有wisdom, comfort, encouragement, caution, hope, inspiration等。

例句:
He's going to share his words of wisdom right after these messages.
I should distribute blankets and record pulses and press gums and speak soft words of comfort.

每天学写留学文书 1月1日

hearty laughter

释义:“发自内心的大笑”。在留学文书里的一种用法是间接体现被推荐人开朗友善的性格。

例句:
He found that 10 minutes of hearty laughter resulted in at least two hours of pain-free sleep.
Hearty laughter filled the room for the first time in recent memory.