“孩子大學不知道要念什麼?”: 討論Undecided

在我預備開始寫這篇文章的時候,心頭有個感覺一直揮之不去

Undecided(無確定主修)這個問題跟其他文章的本質不太一樣。其他的文章是”保證進UC的方法“、”AP與IB到底哪個比較好?“,一切是以想要某種結果為前提所寫的文章。但是當我跟學生或是學生家長講到Undecided的時候,感覺這是高於技術性的問題,比較像是心靈層面的問題。在Undecided的問題之下,我覺得家長跟學生真正心中的疑問是“Am I going to be ok?”。當然這可能是我自己太敏感想太多,不過我還是想先交代一下心靈層面的問題,再討論技術性的問題。 Continue reading

申請大學最重要的第一步: 大學申請名單 2

shareasimage(1)以我個人的看法跟經驗,十二年級的學生跟家長走進升學中心裡面,最重要的就是拿到一張適合的College list. 當你看完這篇以後,你也可以做出一張你的college list. 你也可以活用網路的資料跟資訊,找出哪些是夢,哪些是目標,哪些是你的安全網。 Continue reading

UC application essay writing tips

In term of UC application, you have to write both essays. Total word count is 1000, and it’s up to you to decide which essay to allocate more words.

Here are some official recommendations from UC.

  • Start early
  • Topics can include but not limit to: Personal challenges, leadership opportunities, Extracurricular experiences, and culture influence.
  • Have someone proofread your essays.
  • Write a sound and logical essay.
  • Write in first person
  • Be careful with humor and clichés
  • Don’t fake hardship in life
  • Use real life examples.
  • Give yourself lots of time to revise.

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