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这些essay题目实在是太奇葩啦

美国留学中心 2016-08-05 15:03

  中国国际教育网讯:读书那么多年了,说句心里话,考试最怕啥?最怕出题老师思路太奇葩!但总有那么几个任性的出题人,偏偏在最紧张最要命的关头幽你一默,管你接不接的住,get得到点不,反正我就这么出了!

这些essay题目实在是太奇葩啦

  随着新的大学申请季到来,Common Application也于8月1号正式开放,今天小编就为大家来盘点一下那些最离奇最脱线的essay题目。

  1、This is your chance to take a risk. (University of Notre Dame)

  2、“It’s not easy being green” was a frequent lament of Kermit the Frog. Discuss. (Dartmouth College)

  3、Alice falls down the rabbit hole. Milo drives through the tollbooth. Dorothy is swept up in the tornado. Neo takes the red pill. Don’t tell us about another world you’ve imagined, heard about, or created. Rather, tell us about its portal. Sure, some people think of the University of Chicago as a portal to their future, but please choose another portal to write about.

  —Inspired by Raphael Hallerman, Class of 2020 (University of Chicago)

  4、You’ve just reached your one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about? (Lehigh University)

  5、Title your autobiography. (Wake Forest University)

  6、What is your theme song? (University of Southern California)

  7、In keeping with Rice's long-standing tradition (known as "The Box"), please share an image of something that appeals to you. (Rice University)

  8、Sometimes asking the right question makes all the difference. If you were a college admission counselor, what essay question would you ask? Please craft and answer your own essay prompt – in your response, reflect on what your chosen question reveals about you. (University of Richmond)

  9、Whether you've built blanket forts or circuit boards, produced community theater or mixed media art installations, tell us: what have you invented, engineered, created, or designed? Or what do you hope to? (Tufts University)

  10、You’ve been invited to give a TEDtalk. What is yours about? (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)

  11、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? (University of Virginia)

  12、Wislawa Szymborska said, “You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.” Help us see something ordinary in an extraordinary light. (Brandeis University)

  所谓偏方治怪病,应对这种题目也有秘方(好吧,其实就是应试技巧):

  一、答得对不如答得好

  题目都出到另一个物种身上了,哪里有什么正确答案可言,出题人也不是真的想知道青蛙是怎么想的,这种时候就需要打开脑洞,自圆其说就好。

  二、deep,deeper,deepest

  对这种开放式问题,大学摆明了就是要你发挥创意出奇制胜,面对这些乍一看不知所以的问题你能怎么批判性思维,创造性讨论,要知道招生人员每年要看成千上万篇文章,隔靴搔痒的终将成为过眼云烟,如果你能在自己最擅长的领域深挖,让招生官眼前一亮,觉得你比他屌,那你不就赢了?

  三、Just be yourself

  人永远只有在成为自己的时候是最如鱼得水的,写文章更是,你到底喜不喜欢自己写的东西有没有自信和热情看文章的人立马就能发现。

  就拿维拉诺瓦大学的一道essay题:是什么让你的心脏着了火,喜欢历史的学生写了自己对历史的热爱,运动员写了自己在奔跑时的感觉~纵使你文笔再烂,十分真挚还是能完胜百分技巧的。

  四、记得适可而止

  前面说了这么多类似鸡汤的应对之道,最后还是要加上一句,自以为是招人嫌,巧思到愚蠢不过一线之隔,真有人给考官玩神秘,光是打开文件都要好几部,等真的解码打开了,他们的耐心也消磨得所剩无几,你这篇文章是个什么下场就可想而知了。

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