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【喜報】KCL等英美加八所名校爭著要 與招生官對上眼神就靠這三招!

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時代變遷,大學壹直不斷改進錄取標準。如今,僅靠近乎完美的考試成績,還不能保證讓名校與妳對上眼神。社會參與意識與對所學專業的熱情也被列為考核申請人的標準之壹。

哥倫比亞國際學院(CIC)12年級學生金亦安(右)來自哈爾濱,2016年十月入校,今年五月即將畢業,現已獲得八所加拿大、美國、英國壹流名校的十多個專業錄取。

  • 英國倫敦大學學院 教育學
  • 英國愛丁堡大學 物理
  • 英國倫敦國王學院 數學
  • 美國加州大學河濱分校 教育學
  • 美國密歇根州立大學 物理
  • 美國賓夕法尼亞州立大學 教育學
  • 多倫多大學聖喬治校區
  • 物理與數學科學
  • 多倫多大學士嘉堡校區
  • 計算機科學(帶薪實習)
  • 多倫多大學密西沙加校區
  • 化學與物理
  • 滑鐵盧大學 物理科學
  • 滑鐵盧大學 人體運動學
  • 獎學金總額:$21,000

金亦安表示,當初選定加拿大留學,是因為這裏學習壓力小、安全指數高。她與家人仔細比較壹番後認為:公立學校不能提供寄宿,而homestay不盡人意;而CIC教學與生活設施齊全、各部門幾百名員工專司其職,才是留學生的首選。

金亦安特別感謝已在CIC執教近40年的物理老師Andrew Milne博士:“他學識淵博,熱愛物理,會讓學習變得非常有趣。比如說,在講到磁場和電場時,他讓我們研究喇叭和激光打印機的工作原理,更深刻地了解這些物理概念。”

敲黑板,看重點:
?+?+?=名校Offer

兩個氫原子加壹個氧原子構成壹個水分子,這是恒古不變的化學方程式。頂尖大學的招生標準也有固定模式嗎? 從金亦安及CIC每年大量成功案例來看,的確有壹套公式可循,只要滿足幾項條件,就能夠脫穎而出、邁入名校之門。

第壹招: 成績

無論招生標準怎樣變化,成績都是最關鍵的指標。

金亦安2016年10月進入CIC,擁有近三個學年的加拿大高中教育經歷,成績評估記錄連貫完整,有據可查,壹目了然。加拿大某些頂尖名校的熱門專業近年調整招生策略,雖然沒有明文規定,但在實際操作時,更加傾向於招收從11年級甚至更早就開始在加拿大求學的留學生;

金亦安11、12年級所修課程均與自己填報的大學誌願緊密相關,而且成績優異。她的12年級預科平均分高達93%;高級函數、向量與微積分、數據管理等三門數學課程都超過90%;

第二招: 活動

課外活動是最強有力補充,展示申請人軟實力與社會責任感。

進入CIC後,金亦安成功入選學生會,成為學生領袖執行團隊中的活躍分子。在30小時饑饉、Terry Fox慈善跑步、戰勝癌癥公益單車賽、聖誕大遊行等許多學生發展部安排的社區服務活動中,都可以看到她的身影。除此之外,她還奉獻個人時間,為同學義務補習數學、物理、科學等功課。過去兩年中,金亦安累計了223小時的義工時間,是安省畢業要求的5.5倍!

衡量課外活動不僅要看數量,還要看質量。除了常規活動,金亦安還參加了學生發展部舉辦的MUN(模擬聯合國)課程,並與30多名小夥伴壹起赴紐約參加在聯合國總部舉辦的MUN活動,參與了決議的撰寫、辯論過程,獲得了豐富的外交體驗;

第三招: 文書

萬事俱備,還要及早準備申請材料,才能胸有成竹,萬無壹失。

據CIC大學申請部輔導老師Joyce介紹,金亦安早在兩年前就開始研究大學申請程序了。她不僅自己在網上做足了調研功課,還經常參加UPO的講座,向輔導老師咨詢美英大學的申請事宜;

金亦安很樂意把申報大學的文書拿來分享。她謙虛地說,回過頭來看,這篇個人陳述並不特別令人滿意,但也在美國的Common Application以及英國的UCAS中時發揮了作用:

Personal Statement

Everyone is unique and one of a kind. The family backgrounds we are born with shape our personalities, choices and dreams. During my life, I have been deeply inspired by several milestones, and the most recent one, my year of 18, to a large degree, exhibits my preliminary cognition about future.

That year, I faced my life-turning point when I was in my high school. After I finished my junior school in China, and I came to Canada for further study, where I experience a distinct education system. Different from China, I bided farewells to endless tests and homework, refused to be the slave of mark. Instead, I focused on an all-round development: academic studies, community services, activities, and the improvement of personal qualities.

Academically, I am in much fond of mathematics and physics: my attention has been drawn by the rigorous logics of math, as well as the marvelous physics phenomena. As a result, I like to solve interesting challenges, and I’m also keen on exploring the mysteries of science. I achieved 25 % in the Euclid Math Contest held by University of Waterloo, which greatly motivated me to go further on the road of math.

On the activities side, I worked as a member of Diversity Committee to help organize weekly cultural festivals to encourage students to embrace different cultures in this multicultural Canada; I also joined Student Council and held big school events such as Spirit Week and Halloween Dance to promote school spirit. In addition, I took part in Model United Nations and debated on international politics and relations with delegates of other countries, which enhanced my concern about the world and eloquence. I enjoyed my extracurricular activities and made quite a number of similar-minded friends.

Moreover, my passion for community service motivated me to complete over 100 community hours in the past semester and won an award of “Distinction in Service”. Most importantly, I helped people in need through community service and shouldered responsibilities for my community, realized my personal value.

I found myself rapidly grow with the balanced life during

the three years in Canada, and has raised more expectations for my future, thanks to the education I have received. Simultaneously, I started to ponder:What is the true meaning of education?Why are we seeking higher education?I believe, education is far beyond the knowledge we have learned from textbooks. I have come crossed a sentence which I strongly agree:”Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world”. Education develops a person’s perspective to look at the world. In the meantime, education brings us more chances to perceive the world, and to change the world. If we can apply what we have learned, to make the world better, we will thus realize the meaning of education.

Since then, the dream of being an educator has been planted in my heart like a seed, and I would like to devote my whole life into educational career. The passion for education and will to dedicate motivate me to pursue my dream. My biggest wish is to be a person useful to society, may not do down in history, but might be remembered in someone’s heart; on top of that, also to nurture more people who are useful to society.

Now, I am at the junction to further my education, as for the reason why I applied for this university, I have fully prepared myself for university studies, and I believe this university widely renowned to provide one of the best learning experiences and opportunities for future. Also, I will endeavor to repay the university and the society after.

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