芝加哥大學今年的申請題目

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芝加哥大學前幾天公佈了今年的題目, 看了這幾個正經八百又帶點古靈精怪的題目, 你有信心自我發揮, 寫出三篇以上絕佳的申請論文, 打敗92.2%的其他申請人, 贏得那張最後入學芝加哥大學的錄取信嗎?請注意!這可只是一所大學的申請論文要求喔!  一般學生都申請十多所, 想想看要怎麼能完美呈現這些難死人的申請資料呢?我覺得還是來找哈佛全方位幫幫忙吧!

2015-16 UChicago Supplement:

Question 1 (Required): How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.

芝加哥大學教學環境的哪一部份, 可以滿足你的求知慾為你的未來圓夢?

Question 2 (Optional): Share with us a few of your favorite books, poems, authors, films, plays, pieces of music, musicians, performers, paintings, artists, blogs, magazines, or newspapers. Feel free to touch on one, some, or all of the categories listed, or add a category of your own.

你最喜歡的書, 詩, 作者, 電影, 話劇, 音樂, 音樂家, 表演家, 藝術家, 部落格, 雜誌, 報紙是什麼?你也可以提出不在以上範圍的事物

Extended Essay Questions: (Required; Choose one)

Essay Option 1. Orange is the new black, fifty’s the new thirty, comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll, ____ is the new ____. What’s in, what’s out, and why is it being replaced? —Inspired by Payton Weidenbacher, Class of 2015

橘色就是新時代的黑色, 五十年代就是新時代的三十年代, 喜劇就是新時代的搖滾, _____ 就是新時代的 ______, 什麼流行? 什麼不流行了? 請你自行發揮並說明它為什麼被取代了

Essay Option 2. “I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes.” –Maxine Hong Kingston. What paradoxes do you live with? —Inspired by Danna Shen, Class of 2019

我知道我必須打該心胸, 因為世界無奇不有, 所以也有很多矛盾無解的事.   請問你有什麼矛盾無解的事情?

Essay Option 3. Joan of Arkansas. Queen Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Babe Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mash up a historical figure with a new time period, environment, location, or occupation, and tell us their story. —Inspired by Drew Donaldson, Class of 2016 Joan of Arkansas. Queen Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Babe Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

請把歷史人物顛倒時空再幫他們換環境, 地點, 職業, 編個新的故事出來.

Essay Option 4. “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” –Paul Gauguin. What is your “art”? Is it plagiarism or revolution? —Inspired by Kaitlyn Shen, Class of 2018.

藝術就是抄襲或者創新, 你的藝術是抄襲或是創新?

Essay Option 5. Rerhceseras say it’s siltl plisbsoe to raed txet wtih olny the frist and lsat ltteres in palce. This is beaucse the hamun mnid can fnid oderr in dorsdier. Give us your best example of finding order in disorder. (For your reader’s sake, please use full sentences with conventional spelling). —Also inspired by Payton Weidenbacher, Class of 2015. Payton is extra-inspirational this year!

研究顯示可以只讀第一個跟最後一個字母, 這是因為人腦可以從亂中找出秩序 (以上文字字母都亂拼). 請給我們一個你可以在亂中找到秩序的例子, 你可以當然也可以亂拼字母.

Essay Option 6. In the spirit of adventurous inquiry, pose a question of your own. If your prompt is original and thoughtful, then you should have little trouble writing a great essay. Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk, and have fun.

請自己發明一個自創又深思的申請論文的題目, 答案要能夠顯示你是一個多麼棒的作家, 有遠見, 又能社會批判, 是一個有智慧的世界公民, 你可以冒點風險有趣的發揮.

Essay Option 7. In the spirit of historically adventurous inquiry, to celebrate the University of Chicago’s 125th anniversary, please feel free to select from any of our past essay questions.

為了紀念芝加哥大學 125 週年, 你可以選擇以往我們所要求的任何一個申請論文來發揮.

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