芝加哥大学2019-2020最新文书题目出炉,太有趣了!

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芝加哥大学今年的补充文书已经出炉,华英文书团队看到题目的第一反应就是:太!有!趣!了!


在我们的文书老师看来,虽然这样有深度的创意题目十分考验学生对于题目的理解力,但是我们觉得核心还是要去展现学生性格、情怀、兴趣爱好,而不是去一味被小哲理所迷惑。


与其选择最简单的第六题,我们很期待帮助我们的学生去冲击前面五道题,找一个极有创意的角度,让学生的情怀和深度在芝加哥大学的补充文书中绽放。


到底是哪些题目让华英文书团队有这样的感触呢?让我们一起来看看吧!



必答题


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.


根据你现在对芝加哥大学的了解,芝加哥大学如何满足你对于学习,环境,以及未来的展望?


请用具体事例来阐述你和芝加哥大学的联系。



  拓展题(六选一)


Question 2: Extended Essay (Required; Choose one)


Essay Option 1

Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has 3 lives, and radioactive isotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else—conceptual or actual—have, and why?


—Inspired by Kedrick Shin, Class of 2019


猫有九条命,吃豆人有三条命,放射性同位素有半衰期。其他事物——概念上的或现实上的——有多少生命?为什么?(受2019届毕业生Kendrick Shin的启发)

 

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.


—Inspired by Yoonseo Lee, Class of 2023


如果宇宙中的物质是有限的,橄榄园(连同其他餐厅以及他们对食物无限的概念)怎么能提供真正无限的汤、沙拉和面包棒呢?用任何你想用的分析方法来解释这个问题——物理、生物学、经济学、历史、神学……你可以看到,选项是无穷无尽的。


—(受到2023届毕业生李允熙启发)

 

Essay Option 3


A hot dog might be a sandwich, and cereal might be a soup, but is a ______ a ______?


—Inspired by Arya Muralidharan, Class of 2021 (and dozens of others who, this year and in past years, have submitted the question “Is a hot dog a sandwich,” to which we reply, “maybe”)


热狗可以是三明治,麦片粥可以是汤,但是a ______ 是a ______?


——受到2021届毕业生艾莉亚·穆拉里达兰启发(今年和过去几年,还有许多人提交了一个问题“热狗是三明治吗”,我们的回答是“也许是”)

 

Essay Option 4


“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn West


—Inspired by Elizabeth Mansfield, Class of 2020


小说揭示了现实所掩盖的真相。——杰萨明·韦斯特(受2020届毕业生丽莎白·曼斯菲尔德启发)


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?


—Inspired by Peter Jasperse, Class of 2022


芝加哥大学在世界各地都有国际校园中心,但我们还没有任何行星间、星际或维度间的校园……建议在时间或空间,在这个或任何宇宙的一个地方,设置一个新的芝加哥大学校园。这个地方会开设哪些课程?在那里学习的学生有什么样的文化体验?


(受2022届毕业生彼得·贾斯帕斯启发)


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 prompt I chose, it certainly was not my answer.”


—Matthew Lohrs, Class of 2023


“不要害怕挑选过去的文书题目!我更喜欢前几年的一些,而不是今年新推出的那些。此外,不要担心“正确”的解释问题的方式。如果有正确的方式来解释我选择的题目,那肯定不是我的答案。(受2023届毕业生马修·洛尔斯启发) 


In the spirit of adventurous inquiry (and with the encouragement of one of our current students!) choose one of our past prompts (or create a question of your own). Be original, creative, thought provoking. 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!


看完这些问题,不知道您是觉得脑子有点不够用,还是也跟我们的文书老师一样觉得有趣?


如果是你,你会选择哪一道来解答呢? 来评论区和我们一起聊聊吧!


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