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UC Transfer加州大学转学8选4Question and Answer Essay选题技巧

GreatEssay.net专家帮助您选择UC申请或者转学8选4 Q&A essay的问题,打造最合适您的UC申请Essay。2016年开始,加州大学(University of California)的(社区学院转本科)转学以及高中申请本科的申请文书已经改变,由已经用了20年的personal statement相关的prompt1,2(各500 words内)改为8个Q&A essay(每个少于350 words),其中本科申请是8选4,转学是1个固定问题+7选3。

现在很多转学的同学在询问应该如何选择7个可选问题中的3个,以下由GreatEssay资深留学专家(15年中介经验)要逐步解读以下,以帮助您做更好的选择。(请务必看到最后,有一个附加问题是不体现在学校提供的问题描述页面上的)

各位申请人请务必搞清楚申请deadline,2016.10.1开始填报加州联邦助学金的申请,前提是您需要有UC当地的居民身份,绿卡亦可,普通申请截止日期为2016.11.30。

关于申请deadline请看:http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines/index.html

---------------------------------以下为选题的专家解释--------------------------------------

关于UC transfer的1+3/7Q&A Essay选题请看 :http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/transfer/index.html

GreatEssay.ent专家对以下问题挑选的原则是:

  1. 您有对应问题的素材写,完全没有素材的问题当然需要淘汰,比如从来没有leadership经验;
  2. 有素材的问题如果超过3个,原则是“不重合”,比如“多样性”和“突破资深困难”以及“你的天才是什么?”都有一定程度的重合,那么可以选择其中之一回答;
  3. 最抽象最难写的问题4,如果能回答建议最好能回答,这个问题比其他所有问题加起来都难写,无论从思维还是英文表达上,能体现一个申请人的心智和思维是足够成熟,英文写作水平是否够高。当然实在没有素材,那么可以放弃;


Required question(这个没有好解释了,必须选,这个问题相当于一个小小statement of purpose,您why major, career plan,academic target,how to prepare等全部都是硬碰硬的描述,边界定义的非常窄,逐条对应的写就可以了)

Please describe how you have prepared for your intended major, including your readiness to succeed in your upper-division courses once you enroll at the university.

Things to consider: How did your interest in your major develop? Do you have any experience related to your major outside the classroom — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, or participation in student organizations and activities? If you haven’t had experience in the field, consider including experience in the classroom. This may include working with faculty or doing research projects.

If you’re applying to multiple campuses with a different major at each campus, think about approaching the topic from a broader perspective, or find a common thread among the majors you’ve chosen.

Choose to answer any three of the following seven questions:

1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. (领导力,这点比较硬性规定,需要您做过实际的领导,哪怕是小组长,如何带领团队,突破团队的种种障碍比如找到团队短板如何弥补,找到团队优势如何发扬,用什么方法杠杆团队最大价值等等。此类问题通常需要有商学院相关Q&A essay撰写经验的editor来挖掘,有些时候一些简单的leadership经验可以被画龙点睛脱胎换骨,GreatEssay.net专家不需要进行夸张夸大也可以为您用商学院MBA Essay写作的流程免费挖掘出精彩的材料)

Things to consider: A leadership role can mean more than just a title. It can mean being a mentor to others, acting as the person in charge of a specific task, or taking lead role in organizing an event or project. Think about your accomplishments and what you learned from the experience. What were your responsibilities?

Did you lead a team? How did your experience change your perspective on leading others? Did you help to resolve an important dispute at your school, church in your community or an organization? And your leadership role doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to school activities. For example, do you help out or take care of your family?

2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side. (创造力,这个比较容易解释,常规的比如乐高、机器人、编程、绘画、雕塑等比赛,没有比赛,也可从日常创造力着手。不那么常规比较日常化的创造力表现:比如实习期间如何想出idea帮助公司开源节流,帮助父母想主意减少家务劳动时间等等,只要生动有趣,不见得非要是奥数金牌)

Things to consider: What does creativity mean to you? Do you have a creative skill that is important to you? What have you been able to do with that skill? If you used creativity to solve a problem, what was your solution? What are the steps you took to solve the problem?

How does your creativity influence your decisions inside or outside the classroom? Does your creativity relate to your major or a future career?

3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time? (其他能力,比如学习能力、智力、组织能力、沟通能力、艺术水平等等,这个也时硬碰硬,因为对所谓talent/skill绝对是有世俗的标准的,也就是这些技能至少要得奖,或者很少见,比如体育或者音乐、舞蹈,不能仅仅是“会”而是要“能”,也就是要有证书或者奖励。或者是美国少见的民族技巧:剪纸、插花、调酒。或者是您能写的出生动故事的,比如做童子军利用《荒野求生》的技巧救活了小朋友等等)

Things to consider: If there’s a talent or skill that you’re proud of, this is the time to share it. You don’t necessarily have to be recognized or have received awards for your talent (although if you did and you want to talk about, feel free to do so). Why is this talent or skill meaningful to you?

Does the talent come naturally or have you worked hard to develop this skill or talent? Does your talent or skill allow you opportunities in or outside the classroom? If so, what are they and how do they fit into your schedule?

4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.(你要学的东西是取长还是补短,学习目的是什么,这个问题很抽象,并不容易回答,是把双刃剑。但是这是唯一体现您学习过程的问题,如果有素材最好还是选择。比如我数学不好,那么我如何如何提高数学成绩。或者我写作特别强,那么我怎么提高写作能力的,是出去拜师学艺还是网上参加小说写作讨论组等等)

Things to consider: An educational opportunity can be anything that has added value to your educational experience and better prepared you for college. For example, participation in an honors or academic enrichment program, or enrollment in an academy that’s geared toward an occupation or a major, or taking advanced courses that interest you — just to name a few.

If you choose to write about educational barriers you’ve faced, how did you overcome or strived to overcome them? What personal characteristics or skills did you call on to overcome this challenge? How did overcoming this barrier help shape who are you today?

5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?(面对最大挑战是什么?如何影响到你的学术成就。比如家庭经济困难、健康问题、学习障碍、语言障碍、亲人离世等,这点突破障碍也是美国人比较喜欢的,比较抽象的问题,和问题4一样属于非常open,没有边界的问题,这种问题一般也是双刃剑,但是这里有个原则就是,不要写对您意义大但是就普罗大众标准来说比较常见的障碍,比如中国人最爱写的“我英文刚来美国很差....",这点太常见了,另外就是祖父母离世,审阅官看的10个国际学生有5个写这个东西。突破所谓障碍的层次要稍微高一些,最好能影响到生命质量、生活质量、精神生活质量)

Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone?

If you’re currently working your way through a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect different aspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, “How has my life changed at home, at my school, with my friends, or with my family?”

6. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place? (您做了什么让学校社区更美好?社会责任感相关问题。组织关爱组织、参加NGO活动、社区表演、义工社工等,这是中国人比较少参与的活动,如果有参与,那么是可以写的,因为您的对手很可能还是一些中国人,这样一下子就突出diversity了)

Things to consider: Think of community as a term that can encompass a group, team or a place – like your high school, hometown, or home. You can define community as you see fit, just make sure you talk about your role in that community. Was there a problem that you wanted to fix in your community?

Why were you inspired to act? What did you learn from your effort? How did your actions benefit others, the wider community or both? Did you work alone or with others to initiate change in your community?

7. What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying to the University of California?(diversity多样性描述问题,你有什么与众不同。每个人都有与众不同的地方,但是最好配合自己的成就描述这个问题。比如个人来自极少数族裔民族[美国人最看重种族平均化],来自同性恋家庭,自身有残疾。或者自身有talent。或者有种种奇特的经历、能力等。这个问题和“你突破最大挑战”从某种程度上有一定重合。这和talent相关问题也有类似,层次不能太低,简单来说:您独特的东西至少1000个人都不会没有。中国人爱写“我很聪明”“我很勤奋”,这不是多样性。多样性之类实际比较容易挖掘,请Email到 此邮件地址受阻挡spam的自动程序保护,需要激活Javascript功能才能查阅。 获得免费材料挖掘服务。)

Things to consider: Don’t be afraid to brag a little. Even if you don’t think you’re unique, you are — remember, there’s only one of you in the world. From your point of view, what do you feel makes you belong on one of UC’s campuses? When looking at your life, what does a stranger need to understand in order to know you?

What have you not shared with us that will highlight a skill, talent, challenge, or opportunity that you think will help us know you better? We’re not necessarily looking for what makes you unique compared to others, but what makes you, YOU.

附加问题:

If there's anything else you want us to know about you, now's your chance. But remember, you should use this space only if you want to describe anything that you have not had the opportunity to include elsewhere in the application. This shouldn't be an essay, but rather a place to explain unusual personal or family circumstances, or anything that may be unclear in other parts of the application. This should not be used to answer an additional personal insight question.(350以内)

这个问题就是补充问题,实际是用来申请助学金的,红色部分非常明确,这不是给你写一个体现个人能力的东西,这不是一个(申请用)essay,最主要的功能是描述你特殊家庭(经济困难、领养、孤儿、特殊家庭比如同性恋家庭、或者家庭有雄厚背景等)和特殊个人情况(健康情况比如残疾之类、来自于战乱国家或者极不发达国家、受过犯罪侵害等等)。主要用来博取同情、争取助学金、获得更多关注、降低您的竞争门槛。有些同学会有疑问:里面有一条“or anything that may be unclear in other parts of the application."是不是让我写4大essay的补充材料呢? 不要误解UC让您写其他(4个)essays的补充材料,这里UC说的比较模糊,但是不建议打破一开始UC的要求”This shouldn't be an essay",这个地方主要用来陈述您个人值得写的情况,比如各种奖励奖项(至少是学校级,最好是国家或者国际级)、论文、发明(最好有专利)、创业(最好是有一定规模,1,2个人搞的很小的、没有成功的创业不建议写上去)、考试认证(乐器、舞蹈、绘画、智力游戏如棋牌类、体育类如运动员等级等认证)之类您没有在其他4个essay体现的内容。 不要写成essay,请牢记这一点。

以上问题的写作难度远高于过去的prompt1,2,已经完全和美国最难申请的几所顶级文理学院的Q&A问题完全一致,必须引导式的挖掘申请人的个人特点,然后针对性的规划7选3问题,前期工作比较费时。而www.GreatEssay.net提供免选择UC Transfer Q&A问题规划服务,请将您的大致情况(中英文都可以)发到 此邮件地址受阻挡spam的自动程序保护,需要激活Javascript功能才能查阅。 一般当天会收到资深留学专家详细的解答和回复。

 

 

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作者: 一位访客, 2017 12 22
帮我大忙了,感觉就是我刚才email发出来 要问的问题,选题选的头疼。 smilies/cry.gif
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作者: 一位访客, 2011 11 12
写的非常好,再次感谢这边专家Jeffery,我 在UCB上了一年了,这里又推荐了2个UCI的同 学过来,其中一个还是韩国人,希望你们 也能用英文挖出来这么好的文章。
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作者: 一位访客, 2011 02 10
nice. Thx bro
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作者: 一位访客, 2011 02 07
非常棒的答案,很多论坛根本没有提及最 一个补充问题的回答,问一些所谓大牛 就说再写一个essay,我也觉得纳闷为何学 说了不要写成essay大牛还在让我写成essay 这里的老师免费解答非常详细,明说没 惨穷苦牛四大主题就不要写,一般小奖励 不要写,写一些破事反而会减分,坚定了 不写这个补充问题答案的决心!greatessay Jacky老师非常感谢!
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作者: 一位访客, 2011 01 13
免费审阅和解答问题环节老师给的选题建 议特别有用,感谢!!! smilies/grin.gif

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