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经济学、计算机等热门专业的个人陈述应该这样写

2018-10-31 来源:搜狐教育

大家在写个人陈述的时候,肯定会参考很多的范文与写作攻略,但就小编的观察,大多数的个人陈述写作攻略都是笼统讲如何写作,并没有细分到具体专业上。如果按照这些攻略上讲的方法写作,写出来的文章固然没有问题,甚至投到任何一个学校的任何专业都适用,但缺乏一定的针对性与特色,这种特色才是招生官们最想看到的。下面我们来看看经济学、计算机、心理学、医学等热门专业的招生官最想看到的个人陈述应该写什么。

经济学

Dr Gary Slater,利兹大学商学院经济学副教授

"Too often, applicants make vague statements like 'economics informs everything' or 'as an avid reader of The Economist…' but these don’t impress.

通常,申请者会用到很模糊的陈述,比如“经济反映出任何事”或者“作为经济学人的热心读者”。但是这些陈述并不能让人产生印象。

"Instead, say something meaningful about the books you've read, economists' blogs you follow or topical issues you’re following, including what in particular you find interesting (or even disagree with). In short, be yourself, be honest and make sure you evidence your enthusiasm for the subject."

相反,谈一些你读过的有意义的书籍,或你关注的经济学家的博客,或你正追的热门话题,加上那些你认为有趣的(甚至是不同意)的内容。简而言之,要真实展现自我,展现出你对这一学科的热情。

计算机科学

Dr Neil A. Gordon,赫尔大学计算机科学系招生官

"Generic statements such as ‘keeping up to date with technology’ tell us very little, but if you have experience of Scratch programming, have investigated a programming language such as C# or Java, or have built something using a Raspberry Pi, that’s relevant.

与科学保持一致”这样的泛泛之谈能告诉我们的有用信息很少,但是如果你有Scratch编程经历,研究过C++或Java之类的编程语言,或者用树莓派建过模型,那么这些信息是非常有用。

"Visiting a university computing department, attending a science fair, or being a member of a computing society would also show a personal interest in the subject."

参观过高校的计算机学院,或参加过某一科学博览会,或是成为计算机圈中的一个成员,同样能展现你在这一学科中的兴趣。

法学

Tim Hillier,德蒙特福特法学院院长

"We like to know that students are going to be interested in studying law. It's useful to know what motivated the applicant to choose law rather than all the other subjects on offer.

我们想知道,学生对学习法律是否感兴趣。了解是什么促使申请者选择法律而不是其他专业是很有意义的。

"Interest may stem from A-level study, or from something in the news, or from personal interaction with the law. It doesn't matter as long as it is personal to the individual applicant.

兴趣可能来自于A级研究,也可能是新闻中的某些内容,或者是与法律的个人联系。这并不重要,只要是申请者个人的兴趣来源。

"Law is also very much about communication and language so personal statements that indicate genuine interest in reading (beyond the set texts for A-level) or the meaning of words will suggest an aptitude for law."

法律与语言和沟通也有很大的关联。所以,个人陈述显示的是对阅读真正的兴趣,或者是词意表现出法律上的素养。

心理学

Dr Andrew Clark,伦敦布鲁内尔大学的心理学本科招生导师

"I’m not interested in applicants name-checking specific psychological studies. They don’t need to have studied the subject before, and they don’t need to have been interested from an early age.

我对申请者称在做某一特定的心理学研究并不感兴趣。他们并不一定要研究过这一学科,也不一定是从很早年纪就对心理学产生了兴趣。

"Instead, I want to know that applicants understand and appreciate modern psychology as a scientific endeavour, one which relies on formulating hypotheses and testing them with data to gain insights into brain and behaviour.

相反,我想知道申请者理解和欣赏现代心理学,把它当做是科学努力出的成果,这要依赖于形成假设并用数据进行验证,从而获得对大脑和行为的认识。

"There are a lot of public misconceptions about what the subject is about, most of which ignore this critical feature. The more misconceptions an applicant holds, the more likely that they’ll be disappointed with the course."

很多人对心理学这一学科存在误解,大多数忽略了它的关键特性。一个申请者的误解越多,那么他对这一学科未来的课程学习将越有可能感到失望。(写个人陈述、留学申请essay,联系qq4006227154)

医学

Dr Karen Grant,兰卡斯特医学院的招生主任和医学研究副主任

"A common mistake that applicants make when they write their personal statement is to describe a long list of different types of work and voluntary experience, without reflecting on these experiences and without demonstrating much insight into their chosen career.

大多数申请者在写个人陈述时常犯的一个错误就是,描述一长串不同类型的工作和志愿经历,却没有反思和总结,也没有体现出他们对自身选择的职业生涯有很深的的见解。

"Much more important than what you have done is what you can demonstrate that you learned from the experience. What did you learn about being a doctor/working in modern healthcare? What did you learn about your own suitability to be a doctor? How did your experiences cement your desire to become a doctor?"

个人陈述中比你做了什么更重要的是你能证明你从经历中学到了知识:当你在一个现代医疗中心工作时,你学到了什么?当你在适应成为一名医生的工程中,你学到了什么?你的这些经历又是怎样一步步强化你希望成为一名医生的欲望?

物理学

Todd Huffman,牛津大学玛格丽特夫人学堂物理学教授

"The biggest mistake that students make in their personal statements is when they list books they have read, but then, in interview, seem incapable of telling us anything about the books. Remember, we might well have read those books too!

学生犯的最大的错误就是,他们会在个人陈述中列出他们读过的书单,在之后的面试中,他们却无法告诉我们任何有关读过这本书的感受。记住,我们也可能认真读过这些书。

"So if you do list books that you read that you either found interesting or inspired you, make sure you re-read them shortly before your interview so that you can talk about them. And it might be good, if you list any at all, to only limit yourself to one or two books. Personally, If I were writing a personal statement I would not list any books at all."

因此,如果你真要列书单,列那些你感兴趣的或者对你有影响的。确保在面试前你可以简略地重温一遍,这样你可以和面试官交谈你读过的书单。如果你想列书单,请只列上1到2本。就我个人而言,如果我来写个人陈述,我根本就不会列书单。

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