USnews # 3
芝加哥大学的 ESSAY 题目一向以另类著称，今年不负众望地又提供了极其 “烧脑” 的题目供申请人选择，题目灵感大都来自本校的学生。
Question 1 (必选)
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.
Question 2 Extended Essay (任选其一）
【Essay Option 1】
Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has three lives, and radioactiveisotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else — conceptualor actual — have, and why?
— 受 2019 届学生 Kendrick Shin 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.
— 受 2023 届学生 Yoonseo Lee 启发
【Essay Option 3】
A hot dog might be a sandwich, and cereal might be a soup, but is a______ a ______?
— 受 2021 届学生 Arya Muralidharan 启发
【Essay Option 4】
“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn West
— 受 2020 届学生 Elizabeth Mansfield 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?
— 受 2022 届学生 Peter Jasperse 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 promptI chose, it certainly was not my answer.”
— 受 2023 届学生 Matthew Lohrs 启发
USnews # 12
【Essay #1】 (100字以内)
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, delivered this memorable line: “It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!” As you seek admission to the Class of 2024, what aspects of the College’s program, community or campus environment attract your interest?
【Essay #2】 (六选一，250-300字)
1. The Hawaiian word mo’olelo is often translated as “story” but it can also refer to history, legend, genealogy, and tradition. Use one of these translations to introduce yourself.
2. In the aftermath of World War II, Dartmouth President John Sloane Dickey, Class of 1929, proclaimed, “The world’s troubles are your troubles…and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” Which of the world’s “troubles” inspires you to act? How might your course of study at Dartmouth prepare you to address it?
3. In The Painted Drum, author Louise Erdrich ‘76 wrote, “… what is beautiful that I make? What is elegant? What feeds the world?” Tell us about something beautiful you have made or hope to make.
4. “Yes, books are dangerous,” young people’s novelist Pete Hautman proclaimed. “They should be dangerous—they contain ideas.” What book or story captured your imagination through the ideas it revealed to you? Share how those ideas influenced you.
5. “I have no special talent,” Albert Einstein once observed. “I am only passionately curious.” Celebrate your curiosity.
6. Labor leader Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who co-founded the organization now known as United Farm Workers. She said, “We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We've got to jump right in there with both feet.” Speak your truth: Talk about a time when your passion became action.
USnews # 12
【Essay Option 1】