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美国大学考得好 申请文书很重要(双语)

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  目前,美国一名高中应届毕业生已经收到常春藤五所名校以及其他名校抛出的橄榄枝。她透露,自己写的一篇关于美国好市多连锁超市(Costco)的文章赢得了考官们的青睐。

美国大学申请_英语新闻报道

  Brittany Stinson, 18, a high school senior at Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware, was accepted into Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale and University of Pennsylvania。

  今年18岁的布列塔尼·斯廷森,目前是特拉华州威尔明顿康科德的高中的应届毕业生,她已经收到了哥伦比亚大学,康奈尔大学,达特茅斯学院,耶鲁大学和宾夕法尼亚大学五所常春藤名校的录取通知。

  The teen said she thinks what set her apart from other applicants was the essay in her college application that detailed her love of Costco。

  这名少女认为,她能从众多申请者中脱颖而出,主要是因为她申请学校时写的一篇文章,这篇文章详细地描述了她对美国好市多超市的热爱。

  The essay prompt that Stinson responded to asked students to share “a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it。”

  斯廷森回应其他学生时说,申请文章要求我们分享“一些有意义的背景、身份、兴趣亦或是才能,如果没有这些,你的申请可能就不完整了。”

  Stinson’s essay began, “Managing to break free from my mother’s grasp, I charged。 With arms flailing and chubby legs fluttering beneath me, I was the ferocious two? year old rampaging through Costco on a Saturday morning。 My mother’s eyes widened in horror as I jettisoned my churro; the cinnamon?sugar rocket gracefully sliced its way through the air while I continued my spree。”

  以下是斯廷森文章的开 头:“我成功地挣脱了妈妈的束缚,获得了自由,我往前冲去。手臂胡乱挥舞着,小胖腿晃悠悠地走着,此时我还是一个两岁大的小孩,一个周六的上午,在好市多 超市(Costco, 美国一家大型连锁超市)到处横冲直撞。当我扔下手中的油条,妈妈惊恐地睁大了眼睛;我继续作乱,肉桂糖火箭优雅地从空中划过。”

  “I was a conquistador, but rather than searching the land for El Dorado, I scoured aisles for free samples,” it continued。 “Before inevitably being whisked away into a shopping cart, I scaled a mountain of plush toys and surveyed the expanse that lay before me: the kingdom of Costco。”

  “我是一个征服者,但是我没有继续在这一黄金国中搜寻,我把目标转向了免费样品区,”文章继续写道。“虽然我知道自己肯定会很快被抓进购物车,但在这之前,我爬上毛绒玩具堆成的小山,扫视着我眼前的这一切:这就是好市多王国。”

  Stinson said she was inspired to write about the big-box store because she wanted her applications to be unique。

  斯廷森说,她之所以想要写关于这一大型超市,是因为她想让自己的申请独一无二。

  “The essay is really where it’s important to show your personality and what gets you going,” she told ABC News。 “I knew that an essay about Costco would certainly be memorable -- whether the admissions’ officer liked it or not。”

  “申请文章对于展现你的个性,你的想法是非常重要的,”她告诉ABC(美国广播公司)新闻。 “我知道,一篇关于好市多的文章肯定令人耳目一新,无论招生人员喜欢与否。”

  Stinson was accepted into five Ivy League institutions, along with prestigious schools such as Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Boston University and New York University, which she said was her safety school。

  目前除了五所常春藤名校,斯坦福大学,约翰霍普金斯大学,美国西北大学,波士顿大学和纽约大学,都已经向斯廷森伸出了橄榄枝,而纽约大学曾是她的保底学校。

  It also didn’t hurt that Stinson had a 4.0 GPA, took eight Advanced Placement classes, was the vice president of the Science Honors Society and the president of the National Honors Society at her school。 The teen said she also volunteers at a local hospital and worked with a University of Delaware professor on a genetics research project。

  当然斯廷森本身就很优秀,她的学分绩点有4.0,已经上过八门进阶先修课程,也曾是学校科学荣誉学会副会长以及学校国家荣誉协会会长。这名少女说,她也是当地医院的志愿者,还曾与特拉华大学的一名教授一起参与了一个遗传学研究项目。

  Stinson told ABC News she’ll decide which college she’ll attend after doing campus tours later this month, but so far she really likes Yale, Stanford or Dartmouth。

  斯廷森告诉ABC新闻,在本月参观完各大院校后,她才会决定上哪所大学。但到目前为止,她真的很喜欢耶鲁大学,斯坦福大学或者是达特茅斯学院。

  For now, she has decided on a major: Neuroscience。

  现在她已经决定了自己的专业:神经科学。




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