??Common App网申系统马上就要开放，上次大家整理了《最新！30所美国大学补充文书》，BC、布朗、康奈尔、JHU、雪城、芝大、北卡教堂山、UMich等都公布了自己的补充文书题目，现在哥大、达特茅斯、宾大也更新了20-21申请季的补充文书，准备申请美本 2021 fall 的你们准备好了吗？
Option A——Respond to one of the following quotations in an essay of not more than 300 words. It is?not necessary to research, read, or refer to the texts from which these quotations are taken; we are?looking for original, personal responses to these short excerpts. Remember that your essay should be?personal in nature and not simply an argumentative essay.（300字内）
“Rigorous reasoning is crucial in mathematics, and insight plays an important secondary role these?days. In the natural sciences, I would say that the order of these two virtues is reversed. Rigor is,?of course, very important. But the most important value is insight—insight into the workings of the?world. It may be because there is another guarantor of correctness in the sciences, namely, the?empirical evidence from observation and experiments.”? ——Kannan Jagannathan, Professor of Physics, Amherst College
“Translation is the art of bridging cultures. It's about interpreting the essence of a text,?transporting its rhythms and becoming intimate with its meaning... Translation, however, doesn't only?occur across languages: mentally putting any idea into words is an act of translation; so is composing?a symphony, doing business in the global market, understanding the roots of terrorism. No citizen,?especially today, can exist in isolation-- that is, I untranslated."? ——Ilán Stavans, Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College, Robert Croll '16 and?Cedric Duquene '15, from "Interpreting Terras Irradient," Amherst Magazine, Spring 2015.??
“Creating an environment that allows students to build lasting friendships, including those that cut?across seemingly entrenched societal and political boundaries...requires candor about the inevitable?tensions, as well as about the wonderful opportunities, that diversity and inclusiveness create." ——Carolyn "Biddy" Martin, 19th President of Amherst College, from Letter to Amherst College Alumni and?Families, December 28, 2015.?
“Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather, achievement can be all the more satisfying?because of obstacles surmounted.” Attributed to William Hastie, Amherst College Class of 1925, the?first African-American to serve as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals
Option B——Submit a graded paper from your junior or senior year that best represents your writing?skills and analytical abilities. We are particularly interested in your ability to construct a tightly?reasoned, persuasive argument that calls upon literary, sociological or historical evidence. You?should not submit a laboratory report, journal entry, creative writing sample or in-class essay. Also,?if you have submitted an analytical essay in response to the "essay topic of your choice" prompt in?the Common Application writing section, you should not select Option B. Instead, you should respond to?one of the four quotation prompts in Option A.
Option C——If you were an applicant to Amherst’s Access to Amherst (A2A) program, you may use your?A2A application essay in satisfaction of our Writing Supplement requirement. If you would like to do?so, please select Option C on either the Common Applications or the Coalition Application. However, if?you would prefer not to use your A2A essay for this purpose and you wish to submit a different writing supplement, select either Option?A or Option B. [Please note that Option C is available only to students who were applicants to Amherst’s A2A program.]
1、?What factors encouraged your decision to apply to Barnard College and why do you think the college?would be a good match for you??
2、At Barnard, academic inquiry starts with bold questions. What are some of the bold questions you?have pondered that get you excited and why do they interest you? Tell us how you would explore these?questions at Barnard.?
3、Pick one woman — an historical figure, fictitious character, or modern individual — to converse?with for an hour and explain your choice. Why does this person intrigue you? What would you talk?about? What questions would you ask them??
1、Describe three experiences and/or activities that have helped develop your passion for a possible?areer in a STEM field.?(每项活动10–120字)
2、Much like the life of a professional scientist or engineer, the life of a "Techer" relies heavily on collaboration. Knowing this, what do you hope to explore, innovate, or create with your Caltech peers??(250–400字)
3、Caltech students are often known for their sense of humor and creative pranks. What do you like to do for fun??(250–400字)
4、The process of discovery best advances when people from various backgrounds, experiences, and?perspectives come together. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech's?community??(250–400字)
1、List the titles of the required readings from academic courses that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school.
2、List the titles of the books, essays, poetry, short stories or plays you read outside of academic courses that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school.
3、List the titles of the print or digital publications, websites, journals, podcasts or other content with which you regularly engage.
4、List the movies, albums, shows, museums, lectures, events at your school or other entertainments that you enjoyed most during secondary/high school (in person or online).
5、Columbia students take an active role in improving their community, whether in their residence hall, classes or throughout New York City. Their actions, small or large, work to positively impact the lives of others. Share one contribution that you have made to your family, school, friend group or another community that surrounds you.?
6、Why are you interested in attending Columbia University??
7、For applicants to Columbia College, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the areas of study that you previously noted in the application.?
8、For applicants to Columbia Engineering, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the areas of study that you previously noted in the application.?（100字以内）
1、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 2025, what aspects of the College's program, community, or campus environment attract your interest?
A.?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.
B.What excites you?
C.?In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, Class of 2014, reflects on constructing a windmill from recycled materials to power the electrical appliances in his family's Malawian house: "If you want to make it, all you have to do is try." What drives you to create and what do you hope to make or have you already made?
D.Curiosity is a guiding element of Toni Morrison's talent as a writer. "I feel totally curious and alive and in control. And almost...magnificent, when I write," she says. Celebrate your curiosity.??
E."Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away," observed Frida Kahlo. Apply Kahlo's perspective to your own life.
F.?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?
1、Share about a time when you questioned something that you believed to be true.
2、If you could go back in time, what advice would you offer yourself at the beginning of secondary/high school?
3、Reflect on a personal experience where you intentionally expanded your cultural awareness.
“Tell us about you”类型，三选一，不超过150字
1、Which book, character, song, or piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) represents you, and why?
2、If you could witness a historic event first-hand, what would it be, and why?
3、Introduce yourself to your first-year Emory University roommate.
1、Why do you want to study your chosen major specifically at Georgia Tech?
2、A——Georgia Tech is committed to creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Tell us how you have improved or hope to improve the human condition in your community.
B——If you feel that your personal or community background can provide additional insight to your application that we have not already seen elsewhere, please take this opportunity to share that information with us.
In the Northwestern Writing Supplement, we ask students to explain why they would like to attend Northwestern. This question is intentionally open-ended. You may choose one or several aspects of Northwestern to focus your writing, though the majority of the essay’s content should relate to your own interests or experiences.
Essay A——Pomona is committed to achieving the benefits of diversity for all students by creating a community that learns and grows together through the exchange of different lived experiences and perspectives. Our community is made up of students from diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and linguistic backgrounds; political, religious and social views; physical abilities; home environments and socioeconomic backgrounds; hometowns and regions; and sexes, gender identities and sexual orientations.二选一，200字以内
1、Tell us about an experience when you dealt with disagreement or conflict around different perspectives within a community. OR
2、Tell us about one of the communities you belong to and what it means to bring that shared belief and/or perspective to Pomona.
Essay B——Helen Keller once said, “The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.” Whether you aspire to be a hero or an honest worker, what impact do you want to have in the Pomona community, your community back home, or any new community?
1、Swarthmore students’ worldviews are often forged by their prior experiences and exposure to ideas and values. Our students are often mentored, supported, and developed by their immediate context—in their neighborhoods, communities of faith, families, and classrooms. Reflect on what elements of your home, school, or community have shaped you or positively impacted you. How have you grown or changed because of the influence of your community?
2、We are inspired by students who are flexible in their approach to learning, who are comfortable with experimentation, and who are willing to take intellectual risks that move them out of their comfort zone. Reflect on a time that you were intellectually challenged, inspired, or took an intellectual risk—inside or outside of the classroom. How has that experience shaped you, and what questions still linger?
3、Why are you interested in applying to and attending Swarthmore?
University of Miami
The University of Miami's official mascot is the ibis. Folklore maintains that the native marsh bird is the last to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to emerge once the storm passes, making it an apt symbol of courage and resilience.
Considering your ability to control your own motivation and behavior, how have past experiences helped build your courage and resilience to persist in the face of academic and life challenges so that, once these storms pass, you can emerge in continued pursuit of your goals??
University of Notre Dame
The founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau, wrote, “We shall always place education side by side with instruction; the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.”? How do you hope a Notre Dame education and experience will transform your mind and heart?
1、A Notre Dame education is not just for you, but also for those who will benefit from the impact you make. Who do you aspire to serve after you graduate?
2、In response to the rising momentum behind the Black Lives Matter movement during June 2020, G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of the Notre Dame Law School, penned an open letter entitled, “I am George Floyd. Except I can breathe. And I can do something.” He issues a call to the Notre Dame community saying, “Each of us must do what we can, wherever we are.” What is one action you are taking “to change this world for the better?”?
3、God and the Good Life is an interdisciplinary course created by the departments of Philosophy and Film, Television, and Theatre that asks students to consider moral questions about what they believe and how they want to live their lives. What do God and a good life mean to you?
4、Notre Dame has a rich history deeply rooted in tradition. Share how a favorite tradition from your life has impacted who you are today.
5、What brings you joy?
University of Pennsylvania
1、How did you discover your intellectual and academic interests, and how will you explore them at the University of Pennsylvania? Please respond considering the specific undergraduate school you have selected.?(300-450字)
2、At Penn, learning and growth happen outside of the classroom, too. How will you explore the community at Penn? Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity, and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community.?(150-200字)
1.?The first-year Entry–a thoughtfully constructed residential microcosm of the student community that’s a defining part of the Williams experience–brings together students from around the world with different perspectives, interests and backgrounds. Imagine having a late-night conversation with your Entrymates about a community that you value. Describe that community and why it’s important to you.
2.?All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), a student organization, hosts events called “Stressbusters”–an opportunity for students to focus on self-care by stepping away from their typical routine and enjoying some unscheduled time (and snacks!) with friends. Weekly Stressbuster activities might include a concert, playing with a therapy dog, painting pumpkins, building with Legos, etc. What’s your version of a “stressbuster,” and how does it help you rejuvenate in the midst of a hectic week?
3.?At Williams we believe that bringing together students and professors in small groups produces extraordinary academic outcomes. Our distinctive Oxford-style tutorial classes—in which two students are guided by a professor in deep exploration of a single topic—are a prime example. Each week the students take turns developing independent work—an essay, a problem set, a piece of art—and critiquing their partner’s work. Focused on close reading, writing and oral defense of ideas, more than 60 pre-determined tutorials are offered across the curriculum each year. Imagine yourself in a tutorial at Williams. What topic would you be most excited to study in that setting and why?
Extra/Supplemental essay 是学校用来检验学生性格与学校整体氛围契合度的文书材料，平均每所大学要求申请人提供 2-3 篇补充文书，一轮申请季可能要写至少 20 篇文书，这个工作量让许多同学头大，所以一定要提前拟稿哦！