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加大系统更新2017作文题目要求  

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加大系统从2017年开始,申请作文从目前2个大题目(1000字限制)改为8个小题目(350字限制),本科申请可从8个题目中任选4个,转学学生可任选3个,同时要求转学学生要回答专业的准备情况,具体如下:

 

UC’s Change Application Essay Prompts

Uploaded: Mar 26, 2016

 

 

(written by John Raftrey)

 

The University of California announced this week it is eliminating the two essay prompts in their current application and replacing them with eight short answer questions of which undergraduate will have to pick four and transfer students will have to pick three. Transfer students also have to answer a specific question on how they are prepared for their major.

 

 

The change will affect students who are applying to the UC’s this fall. The previous prompts had a maximum word count of 1,000 total words between them. The new prompts allow for a 350-word limit on each of the four prompts.

 

My thoughts:

 

I’m glad they got rid of the poorly worded prompts they had been using.

 

Students will now feel compelled to write 1400 words compared to the 1000 words maximum of the old prompts

 

Student should not try to figure out which are the four “best” prompts.

 

In an era when colleges are looking to make it easier to apply to college, the UC’s just made it harder.

 

It’s not because of the word count, it is because instead of having to brainstorm two essays, students will now have to brainstorm four essays. Picking a theme and figuring out what to say is the hard part, not the actual writing.

 

This will lead to some wild admission decisions, making it even harder for students to figure out if they have a shot at a particular UC.

 

Here are the eight new prompts:

 

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. 

 

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.

 

3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time? 

 

4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

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?

 

6.  Describe your favorite academic subject and explain how it has influenced you.

 

7. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place? 

 

8. What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying to the

 

More information can be found at the UC website

 

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