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.
【Essay Option 1】
Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has three lives, and radioactiveisotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else — conceptualor actual — have, and why?
【Essay Option 2】
If there’s a limited amount of matter in the universe, how can Olive Garden (along with other restaurants and their concepts of food infinity) offer truly unlimited soup, salad, and breadsticks? Explain this using any method of analysis you wish — physics, biology, economics, history, theology… the options, as you can tell, are endless.
【Essay Option 3】
A hot dog might be a sandwich, and cereal might be a soup, but is a______ a ______?
【Essay Option 4】
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn West
【Essay Option 5】
UChicago has international campus centers around the world, but we don’t have any interplanetary, interstellar, or interdimensional campuses… yet! Propose a spot in time or space, in this or any universe, for a new UChicago campus. What types of courses would be taught at this site? What cultural experiences await students who study there?
【Essay Option 6】
“Don’t be afraid to pick past prompts! I liked some of the ones from previous years more than those made newly available for my year. Also, don’t worry about the ‘correct’ way to interpret a question. If there exists a correct way to interpret the promptI chose, it certainly was not my answer.”
Question 2 Extended Essay (任选其一）
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, delivered this memorable line: “It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!” As you seek admission to the Class of 2024, what aspects of the College’s program, community or campus environment attract your interest?
1.The Hawaiian word mo’olelo is often translated as “story” but it can also refer to history, legend, genealogy, and tradition. Use one of these translations to introduce yourself.
2. In the aftermath of World War II, Dartmouth President John Sloane Dickey, Class of 1929, proclaimed, “The world’s troubles are your troubles…and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” Which of the world’s “troubles” inspires you to act? How might your course of study at Dartmouth prepare you to address it?
3. In The Painted Drum, author Louise Erdrich ‘76 wrote, “… what is beautiful that I make? What is elegant? What feeds the world?” Tell us about something beautiful you have made or hope to make.
4. “Yes, books are dangerous,” young people’s novelist Pete Hautman proclaimed. “They should be dangerous—they contain ideas.” What book or story captured your imagination through the ideas it revealed to you? Share how those ideas influenced you.
5. “I have no special talent,” Albert Einstein once observed. “I am only passionately curious.” Celebrate your curiosity.
6. Labor leader Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who co-founded the organization now known as United Farm Workers. She said, “We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We've got to jump right in there with both feet.” Speak your truth: Talk about a time when your passion became action.
【Essay #2】 (六选一，250-300字)
Describe three experiences and/or activities that have helped develop your passion for a possible career in a STEM field. Use the separate spaces provided below, one for each STEM experience and/or activity.
STEM experience/activity 1 and explanation (10-120 字):
STEM experience/activity 2 and explanation (10-120 字):
STEM experience/activity 3 and explanation (10-120 字):
Much like the life of a professional scientist or engineer, the life of a “Techer” relies heavily on collaboration. Knowing this, what do you hope to explore, innovate, or create with your Caltech peers? (250-400 字)
Caltech students are often known for their sense of humor and creative pranks. What do you like to do for fun? (250-400 字)
The process of discovery best advances when people from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives come together. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech’s community? (250-400 字)
What excites you about the University of Notre Dame that makes it stand out from other institutions?
1. As a Catholic university, we strive to be a community in which the dignity of each person is respected and everyone can truly flourish. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., challenged our community to reflect on the following statement: “Let us never do anything to make another member of our community feel unwelcome, and let us not stand by if we see others doing so. Either we walk together in mutual support, or we do not walk at all. Either we are all Notre Dame, or none of us are." Tell us about a time when you walked with others.
2. What is one thing you will definitely bring to college with you?
3. What is your proudest accomplishment for which you did not receive recognition?
4. You have 150 words. Take a risk.
1.Share about something you want to bring from your community to the Emory University community.
2.Share about a time when you questioned something that you believed to be true.
3.Emory University’s shield is a crossed torch and trumpet representing the light of learning and the proclamation of knowledge. It symbolizes our mission to impact the world through discovery. What truth or knowledge do you want to see shared?
1.Which book, character, song, or piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) represents you, and why?
2. If you could witness a historic event first-hand, what would it be, and why?
3.If asked to write a 150-word tweet to tell the world who you are, what would you say? (Yes, the actual Twitter character limit would likely be shorter than 150 words, but thanks for indulging us.)
Tell us about you “和我们聊聊你自己”
1. 艺术与科学学院College of Arts and Sciences - What work of art, music, science, mathematics, or literature has surprised, unsettled, or challenged you, and in what way?
2. 工程与应用科学学院School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - If you were given funding for a small engineering project that would make everyday life better for one friend or family member, what would you design?
3.建筑学院School of Architecture - Describe an instance or place where you have been inspired by architecture or design.
4.护理学院School of Nursing - School of Nursing applicants may have experience shadowing, volunteering, or working in a health care environment. Tell us about a health care-related experience or another significant interaction that deepened your interest in studying Nursing
5. 运动机能学课程Kinesiology Program - Discuss experiences that led you to choose the kinesiology major.
1.What’s your favorite word and why?
2. We are a community with quirks, both in language and in traditions. Describe one of your quirks and why it is part of who you are.
3. Student self-governance, which encourages student investment and initiative, is a hallmark of the UVA culture. In her fourth year at UVA, Laura Nelson was inspired to create Flash Seminars, one-time classes which facilitate high-energy discussion about thought-provoking topics outside of traditional coursework. If you created a Flash Seminar, what idea would you explore and why?
4. 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
5. UVA students are charged with living honorably and upholding a Community of Trust. Give us an example of a community that is important to you and how you worked to strengthen that community.
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your application, which one would you keep doing? Why?
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?
除了大学自身系统外，其他 Common App（8 月 1 日开放）、CAAS（9 月 1 日开放）、北卡大学申请系统暂未开放。以下为自身申请系统的文书题目：
1a.List five books you've read that intrigued you.
1b.As part of my high school English curriculum, I was required to read；I would like to replace it with; The required book I am most surprised I enjoyed was:
1c.Tell us how a work of fiction you’ve read has helped you to understand the world’s complexity.
2. What piques your intellectual curiosity, and why?
3. As part of our 'Voices of Our Time' series — which allows students, faculty, and staff to hear from some of the world’s leading thinkers — Wake Forest has hosted Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Alexander, Eboo Patel, and Thomas Friedman. If you could choose the next series speaker, whom would you pick, and why?
4. Give us your top ten list.
5. At Wake Forest, we gather our students in 'Callsto Conversation', congregating small groups around dinner tables in faculty’s and administrators’ homes to discuss topics organized around a theme, for example 'arts for social change', 'genderin society', and 'leading a meaningful life'. If you could design a theme for a 'Call to Conversation', what would you choose, and why?
6. We live in an age intensely interested inheroes. Professor Joseph Campbell defined 'hero' as 'someone who has given his orher life to something bigger than oneself'. Describe a hero in public life and how and why, in your opinion, they meet Professor Campbell’s definition.
7. (大作文）We are all different, and our live dexperiences – influenced by our culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and/or religion – shape our understanding of the world. How have your experiences shaped your development, and how do you plan to use those experiences to interact and engage with others who might be different from you within our Wake Forest community?
1. Tell us about a peer who has made a difference in your life.
2. What do you hope will change about the place where you live?
3. What is one thing that we don’t know about you that you want us to know?
4. What about your background, or what perspective, belief, or experience, will help you contribute to the education of your classmates at UNC?
波士顿学院 2019-20申请周期补充文书题目四选一，限制 400字以内。
Great art evokes a sense of wonder. It nourishes the mind and spirit. Is there a particular song, poem, speech, or novel from which you have drawn insight or inspiration?
When you choose a college, you will join a new community of people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and stories. What is it about your background, your experiences, or your story, that will enrich Boston College’s community?
Boston College strives to provide an undergraduate learning experience emphasizing the liberal arts, quality teaching, personal formation, and engagement of critical issues. If you had the opportunity to create your own college course, what enduring question or contemporary problem would you address and why?
Jesuit education considers the liberal arts a pathway to intellectual growth and character formation. What beliefs and values inform your decisions and actions today, and how will Boston College assist you in becoming a person who thinks and acts for the common good?
The college admissions process can create anxiety. In an attempt to make it less stressful, please tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself from your high school years that you have not already shared in your application.
1.UGA’s 2017 Commencement speaker Ernie Johnson (Class of ’79) told a story from his youth about what he refers to as blackberry moments. He has described these as “the sweet moments that are right there to be had but we’re just too focused on what we’re doing …, and we see things that are right there within our reach and we neglect them. Blackberry moments can be anything that makes somebody else’s day, that makes your day, that are just sweet moments that you always remember.” Tell us about one of your “blackberry moments” from the past five years.
2. What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What is the best part? What advice would you give to a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?
3. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
4. Describe a problem, possibly related to your area of study, which you would like to solve. Explain its importance to you and what actions you would take to solve this issue.
加州大学申请系统提供 8个 Essay题目，任选4个回答，每个不得超过350字，题目任意选择。
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
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.
What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
Describe the most significant challenge you havefaced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has thischallenge affected your academic achievement?
Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?