美国大学入学作文都考些什么?

“全世界的学生都不容易啊~”

在美国,申请上大学必须要写Essay (作文题),每个学校的作文题各式各样。下面是一些很有意思的题目,看看如果这些问题中的某一个被你碰到,你会如何应对呢?


1.If you were to write the story of your life until now,what would you title it and why?

如果把你迄今为止的经历写成一个故事,你会给这个故事起什么名字,为什么?
Emerson College; Boston, Massachusetts.

爱默生学院;波士顿,马萨诸塞州


2.Celebrate your nerdy side.

“来谈谈你蠢的一面。”
Tufts University; Medford, Massachusetts.

塔夫斯大学;美德福德,马萨诸塞州


3.Whether you are goal tending or cheering from thestands, celebrate the role of sports in your life.

“不管你是在干扰投篮,还是在看台上欢呼,谈谈运动在你生活里的角色。”
Tufts University; Medford, Massachusetts.

塔夫斯大学;美德福德,马萨诸塞州


4.What do you see as the biggest threat to civility?

“你认为对社会文明最大的威胁是什么?”
Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

维克森林大学;温斯顿塞勒姆,北卡罗来纳州。


5.Pick one woman in history or fiction to conversewith for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?

“如果让你从历史中或者小说中挑选出一位女士来交谈一个小时,你会选谁?解释一下你的选择。你们会谈些什么?”
Barnard College; New York, New York.

巴纳德学院;纽约,纽约州


6.Youve just reached your one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about?

“假设你的YouTube视频点击量刚刚过百万。这个视频是关于什么的?”
Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

美国理海大学;伯利恒,宾西法尼亚州


7.If your name were an acronym, what would it standfor and how would it reflect your strengths and personality?

“如果你的名字是个首字母缩略词,那你的名字代表什么?它能反映出你的哪些长处和个性?”
Lehigh University; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

美国理海大学;伯利恒,宾西法尼亚州


8.Whats so odd about odd numbers?

“奇数有什么特别之处?
University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois.

芝加哥大学;芝加哥,伊利诺斯


9.Why are you here and not somewhere else?

“你为什么在这里而不在其他的地方?”
University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois.

芝加哥大学;芝加哥,伊利诺斯


10.You were just invited to speak at the White House. Write your speech.

“假设你刚刚被邀请去白宫发表演说。来段你的演说辞。”
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; ChapelHill, North Carolina.北卡罗来纳州北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校


11.UNC Professor Barbara Fredricksonan expert inpositive emotionshas defined love as micro-moments of connection between people, even strangers. Tell us about a time when you experienced amicro-moment of connection. What did you learn?

正面感情专家,我校教授芭芭拉·弗雷德里克森把爱定义成「人们(甚至是陌生人)之间的瞬时联系」。谈谈你所体验过的「瞬时联系」,你从中学到了什么?”
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill,North Carolina.北卡罗来纳州北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校


12.What one invention would you uninvent if youcould, and why?

“如果你能将某一项发明从人类历史中抹去,会是哪一样?为什么?”
Brandeis University; Waltham, Massachusetts.

布兰代斯大学;沃尔瑟姆,马萨诸塞州


13.Tell us about an unjust law, written orunwritten, that you believe should be broken.

“说一条你认为应该打破的不公正法律(成文的或是不成文的)。”
Brandeis University; Waltham, Massachusetts.

布兰代斯大学;沃尔瑟姆,马萨诸塞州


14.You are writing your autobiography. Imagine what you would say on page 54 about yourself and your experiences.

“你正在给自己写自传。想象一下,你会在第54页怎样描写你自己和你的经历?”
Hampshire College; Amherst, Massachusetts.

新罕布什尔州大学;阿默斯特,马萨诸塞州


15.Imagine a scientist and artist coming together for a conversation about color. How do you think this exchange would go?

“想象一下,一位科学家和一位艺术家即将就颜色这个主题进行一场对话。你觉得这场对话会进展到什么样?”
Hampshire College; Amherst, Massachusetts.

新罕布什尔州大学;阿默斯特,马萨诸塞州


16.A good story starts with a good beginning. Get us hooked in the first 150 words.

“好的故事往往有好的开头。用150字起个头,让我们欲罢不能。”
University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana.

圣母大学;圣母院,印第安娜州


17.The founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross described education as the art of helping young people to completeness. How are you incomplete?

“圣十字教会的创始人巴泽尔·门罗神父认为教育是「帮助年轻人达成圆满的艺术」。你的不圆满之处在哪?”
University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Indiana.

圣母大学;圣母院,印第安娜州


18.Every name tells a story: Tell us about your name any name: first, middle, last, nickname  and its origin.

“每个名字都有一个故事,说说你的名字:大名、中间名、姓氏、外号,都可以,再说说你名字的起源。”
Dartmouth College; Hanover, New Hampshire.

达特茅斯学院;汉诺威,新罕布什尔州


19.When you meet someone for the first time, what doyou want them to know about you, but generally dont tell them?

“当你第一次见到某些人,你想让他们了解你哪些方面,但又不是不靠嘴说出来的?”
Dartmouth College; Hanover, New Hampshire.

达特茅斯学院;汉诺威,新罕布什尔州


20.Tell us about spiders.

“和我们讲讲蜘蛛。”
University of Richmond; Richmond, Virginia.

里士满大学;里士满,弗吉尼亚


21.Design your own three-and-a-half week course and describe what you would do.

“给自己设计三周半的课程,描述一下自己将会做什么。”
Colorado College; Colorado Springs, Colorado.

科罗拉多大学;科罗拉多斯普林斯,科罗拉多州


22.Whats a question that has changed how you understand the world? What changed?

“有没有一个问题,改变了你对世界的看法?通过这个问题,你哪里改变了?”
Bennington College; Bennington, Vermont.

本宁顿学院;本宁顿,佛蒙特州


23.How do you define yourself?

“你如何定义自己的?”
Babson College; Wellesley, Massachusetts.

巴布森学院;卫斯理,马萨诸塞州