小才女的名校之路(三)

2020-09-15 790

Julia专栏


Julia,一位从小生长在美国的华人,2018年被宾夕法尼亚大学录取。年轻的她是许多头衔的拥有者,比如“宾夕法尼亚青年女性物理会议的组织者”,“美国未来商业领袖的主席”等。擅长小提琴演奏,并经常为当地疗养院演出。高中时以优异的成绩获得学校给予的AP奖学金,更以全额美国国务院奖学金获得在国外学习的机会。


科博菌专门请到她来为大家讲述自己在美国的中学生活,让我们一起来看看这位小才女的成长之路吧~



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除了学业和考试之外,参与各种你感兴趣的课外活动也是很重要的。这些活动可以突出你的强项和你对生活的热情。


"Aside from academics and standardized testing, it's also important to involve yourself in a variety of extracurricular activities that you're interested in. Ideally, these will serve to highlight your specific passions and strengths." written by Julia.


例如,我喜欢音乐,喜欢在生活中保持活力以及与他人一起工作的感觉,所以我加入了学校的田径队和管弦乐队,平时参加体育训练和乐队表演使我的生活忙碌且充实。


我也扮演学生领导的角色,组织校友日、毕业舞会、献血以及带领新生参观等。


"For example, I love music, staying active, and working with other people, so I am a member of my school's track and field team, as well as the orchestra.


I'm also involved in student leadership, where I help plan dances like homecoming and prom, as well as events like blood drives and tours for new students." written by Julia.



02



这是一张典型的美国高中毕业舞会的照片。由学生会负责组织购买室内装饰、售票和宣传。


Here is what a typical US high school prom picture looks like. Student council purchases decorations, sells tickets, and advertises school dances.



这是一张鼓励高中生献血的海报。我们高中每学年会有两次红十字会献血活动。


This is a poster urging high school students to donate blood. My high school has two Red Cross blood drives every school year.


参加这些活动有助于学生申请大学。


"Participating in activities like these will help students during the college application process." written by Julia.



03


我报考大学时面临的具有挑战的事就是对申请过程中遇到的每一件事做出权衡。


"When I was applying to schools, the most challenging thing was trying to balance every single aspect of the application." written by Julia.


学生需要请老师写推荐信,在通用申请平台上(Common Application)提交成绩、课外活动和获奖情况等。撰写美国大学本科申请文章(Common App essay),以及根据学校要求的不同,可能另需写一篇给学校看的文章。当然,还要确保高中成绩单的副本被送至正在申请的院校,参与SAT/ACT这一类的考试,对于所有的截止日期保持密切的关注。并且你在做这一系列事情的同时,必须保证你生活的重心依然在课业和课外活动上。


"Students need to ask teachers for written recommendation letters, report their grades, activities, and honors on the Common Application, write the Common App essay as well as supplemental school essays, make sure their high school transcripts are sent to colleges, study for and take standardized tests like the ACT/SAT, keep track of deadlines overall, and stay focused on regular schoolwork and extracurriculars." written by Julia.



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在报考大学的紧张阶段,我和朋友们真的没什么空闲的时间,但我们还是喜欢抽空在一起来放松一下。


"During the stressful time of application season, my friends and I did not really have a lot of free time, but we liked to relax by spending time with each other." written by Julia.


我们喜欢DQ的暴风雪冰淇淋,市中心的披萨和我们当地的草莓奶昔。我们在一起总是感到很轻松,因为我们能对彼此的压力和快乐感同身受。


"We enjoy going to Dairy Queen for blizzards, getting pizza downtown, and visiting the Lewisburg Freez for strawberry milkshakes. It's always nice to be around people who are going through similar stresses as you are." written by Julia.


在夏天没有比冰淇淋更令人兴奋的了,耶!


Ice cream is the perfect compliment to a summer day!