The 15 Most Ridiculous College Application Questions (最傻眼Essay題目)

相信現在正在水深火熱的同學們,也大概被國外大學出的題目搞得一團亂吧!?

有遇到什麼最亂七八糟、最傻眼的題目嗎?

每次遇到這種難題,不是只有學生燒腦,連我們顧問也一樣燒腦啊…

以下整理15篇最令人傻眼的Essay申論題題目,大家一起腦力激盪吧~

 

University of Chicago (芝加哥大學)

“Have you ever walked through the aisles of a warehouse store like Costco or Sam’s Club and wondered who would buy a jar of mustard a foot and a half tall? We’ve bought it, but it didn’t stop us from wondering about other things, like absurd eating contests, impulse buys, excess, unimagined uses for mustard, storage, preservatives, notions of bigness…and dozens of other ideas both silly and serious. Write an essay somehow inspired by super-huge mustard.”

「請寫一篇靈感來自”巨型”芥末的Essay…」

小編看了都想罵髒話…

Brandeis University (布蘭蒂斯大學)

“If you could choose to be raised by robots, dinosaurs, or aliens, who would you pick? Why?”
「如果可以選,你想被誰撫養長大?機器人?恐龍?或外星人?為什麼?」

小編會想被外星人撫養~

University of Virginia (維吉尼亞大學)

“Make a bold prediction about something in the year 2020 that no one else has made a bold prediction about.”
「請大膽預測2020事件」

小編:『2020小編和外星人一起喝英式下午茶~』

University of Pennsylvania (賓州大學)

“You have just finished your three hundred page autobiography. Please submit page 217.”
「你剛完成300頁的自傳,請上傳第217頁」

小編(大翻白眼…)

Johns Hopkins University (約翰霍普金斯大學)

“Using a piece of wire, a Hopkins car window sticker, an egg carton, and any inexpensive hardware store item, create something that would solve a problem. Tell us about your creation, but don’t worry; we won’t require proof that it works!”

「用電線、霍普金斯車窗貼紙、雞蛋盒和便宜五金行商品,創造一個可以解決問題的東西。別擔心,我們不會要你證明~」

小編:怎麼有種馬蓋仙的感覺…

Santa Clara University (聖塔克拉拉大學)

“Tell us about the most embarrassing moment of your life.”
「最尷尬的一刻」

小編:這篇感覺還滿正常的…Easy

University of Chicago (芝加哥大學)

“So where is Waldo, really?”
「所以,威力到底在哪?」

小編:我阿災!老花眼啦~ (大家有玩過這個遊戲嗎?)

Tufts University (塔夫茲大學)

“Create a short story using one of these topics: ‘The End of MTV,’ ‘Confessions of a Middle School Bully,’ ‘The Professor Disappeared’ or ‘The Mysterious Lab.'”
「用以上題目寫故事」

小編:這應該是真的在考創意和文筆哦~

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (馬里蘭聖瑪莉學院)

“St. Mary’s College is casting for the incoming class. Send us your audition tape via the Web or DVD. Please provide us with the site for posting. Selection of this option will stand as your college essay. Consider your audience.”
「用影視方式當大學Essay」

小編:這也是頗有新意!

Amherst College (阿默斯特學院)

“Sartre said, ‘Hell is other people,’ but Streisand sang, ‘People who need people/Are the luckiest people in the world.’ With whom do you agree and why?”

「沙特(法國存在主義哲學家)說:他人,就是地獄! 但芭芭拉·史翠珊唱:需要他人的人,是世上最幸運的人。你同意誰?」
小編:真的是一篇燒腦題…

University of Chicago (芝加哥大學)

“Modern improvisational comedy had its start with the Compass Players, a group of University of Chicago students who later formed the Second City comedy troupe. Here is a chance to play along. Improvise a story, essay, or script that meets all of the following requirements:

1. It must include the line “And yes I said yes I will Yes” (Ulysses, by James Joyce).
2. Its characters may not have superpowers.
3. Your work has to mention the University of Chicago, but please, no accounts of a high school student applying to the University—this is fiction, not autobiography.
4. Your work must include at least four of the following elements: a paper airplane, a transformation, a shoe, the invisible hand, two doors, pointillism, a fanciful explanation of the Pythagorean Theorem, a ventriloquist or ventriloquism, the periodic table of the elements, the concept of jeong, number two pencils.

小編:……..

Kalamazoo College (卡拉馬祖學院)

“What invention would the world be better off without, and why?”
「世界上要是沒了哪項發明,會變得更好?為什麼?」

小編:為什麼這題要配菲比小精靈…!?

Hamilton College (漢米頓學院)

“If you were reduced to living on a flat plane, what would be your greatest problems? Opportunities?”
「活在平面的問題和機會?」

Tufts University (塔夫茲大學)

“Kermit the Frog famously lamented, ‘It’s not easy being green.’ Do you agree?”
「科米蛙哀悼…」

小編:這題很有趣哦~(雙關)

University of Notre Dame (聖母大學)

“You have 150 words. Take a risk.”
「150字,冒個險吧~」

小編:我要用GPA 2.0拼進聖母大學!!!!

文章出處:Business Insider

看完之後,有沒有對美國大學申請卻步了…?

沒錯,很多大學的確都會出讓人摸不著頭緒的Essay問題出來,挑戰各位的靈感、創意和潛力囉!

不過也不是每個學校都這麼令人傻眼就是了,但越是名校、越是古怪。

上述的例子都僅是冰山一角哦!我們也有學生曾遇過:

『請問你上禮拜一早餐吃什麼?』

『請用25字描述自己最奇怪的地方。』

『你相信外星人存在嗎?』

到底還有多奇怪的題目呢?歡迎大家留言討論~

很多題目,需要腦力激盪,除了需要創意、靈感之外,有時候也是需要經驗哦,讓我們有經驗的顧問們陪你一起腦力激盪,俗話說:兩個腦會比一個腦強。

有需要留學申請輔導嗎?歡迎與我們聯繫。

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