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Unformatted text preview: 成功留学文书写作必备 第1章 如何收集让自己脱颖而出的素材 1996 年 9 月 1 日是我第一次坐飞机,也是我到美国的第一天。一个月的新鲜、好奇、 兴奋、欣喜过后,我就渐渐有了想家的孤单感觉。那个时候,weekday 忙于上课、做作业, 周五的晚上如果没有参加同学会办的 Party 或 Bible Study,就一个人静静地在家里做些轻 松的事情了。而这所谓“轻松的事”往往就是摊开纸笔,泡杯热茶,放点熟悉的老歌写家 书了。记得好多周末的晚上本打算花一个小时写的家书会不知不觉占了我整个晚上。好像 一周以来无暇回味的新地方、新朋友和新感受在写家书时都会一齐涌到笔下,难以停笔。 遗憾的是, “思如泉涌” 这 的感觉往往只在周五晚上出现。 到了周六早上, 要写 research paper 时,面对着课本、参考书、上课的笔记,我却总是抓耳挠腮,不知从何下手。 为什么写家书时人们很容易进入角色,而写 research paper 却力不从心呢?一个很重 要的原因是写家书是用自己的母语, 而上课要交的论文则必须要用 Formal English 并且往 往还需要按照特定的标准格式。另外一个更重要的原因是,写家信时我们是给熟悉的人 (父母和亲朋好友)叙述自己熟悉的事,而提交 research paper 则是给我们尚未了解的教 授提交我们仍不很熟悉的课题。 从这个角度说来,写自传会比写家书难,但却比写专业文章容易。对申请者而言, 写自传是要用英语把自己介绍给不熟悉的读者(招生委员会、系里的教授) 。许多申请者 为英语发愁,其实 weak English 并不是最难克服的环节。在本书中,我们将引导您观察 留意正确、有效的英语用法。如果读完本书,您仍然对自己的英文写作没有把握的话, 您可以寻求专业文书写作公司的帮助。 我们认为,自传写作中最重要也是最困难的环节在于有目的地收集您要申请的学校、 系以及系里教授的材料,回顾并收集您个人的经历、感受,然后根据学校和您的实际情 况,制定有效的写作策略。用英语说就是 Tailor your application to meet the University’s admission requirement。TAILOR 这个词是“量体裁衣”的意思,用在这里实在是非常贴 切。只有当您充分了解要申请的 program,才能很好地对自己的经历是否该在申请材料 中出现做出取舍。 举一个申请人常犯的错误为例,美国有许多的 Master Program 是有侧重点的,有些 侧重于为工业界(Industry)培养人才,而有些则偏重为学术界(Academia)及科研院校 ·16· 第 1 部分 自 传 培养研究人员。偏重学术的研究生院往往把 Master Program 看成培养未来 PhD 候选人的 摇篮,如果您提交的自传里充满了对毕业后进入公司学习美国先进管理经验的憧憬,就 未必能对他们的胃口。录取委员会在您和另外一个水平相当,但计划将来攻读博士,志 愿献身科研的申请人中,可能就更偏向于录取后者。 为了帮助您有效地 target 理想的学校,在本章中,我们通过引导您深入了解学校和 自己,帮助您选取自传中应该包括的最有效、最独特的内容。 1.1 学校调查表 关于学校 申请的学校名:_______________________________________________________ 申请的系名:_________________________________________________________ 申请的学位:_________________________________________________________ 学校基本情况 学校的规模:_________________________________________________________ 学校的地点:_________________________________________________________ 学校的学术强项:_____________________________________________________ 学校的历史:_________________________________________________________ 学校有趣、 有意义的组织: ______________________________________________ 系的基本情况 系有名的毕业生:_____________________________________________________ 系专业情况:_________________________________________________________ 系规模:教授____人,硕士生____人,博士生____人,博士后____人 系研究方向及负责教授:_______________________________________________ 研究生/教授比例: _____________________________________________________ 系发展动向:_________________________________________________________ 系得奖:_____________________________________________________________ 系科研联系:_________________________________________________________ ·17· 成功留学文书写作必备 系工业界联系:_______________________________________________________ 系设课程:___________________________________________________________ 1.2 自我回顾表 简短回顾对所学专业产生兴趣的经过 ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 学业、科研经历 工作经历/工作中曾获奖励, 升级: ________________________________________ 研究生 GPA: _________________________________________________________ 本科第一学位 GPA: ___________________________________________________ 本科第二学位 GPA: ___________________________________________________ 班级排名:___________________________________________________________ 年级排名:___________________________________________________________ TOEFL: _____________________________________________________________ GRE:_______________________________________________________________ 获奖情况:___________________________________________________________ 研究生毕业论文题目:_________________________________________________ 研究生毕业论文精彩段落:_____________________________________________ 本科毕业论文题目:___________________________________________________ 本科毕业论文精彩段落:_______________________________________________ 实习经历(时间、地点、事情、结果) ___________________________________ : 求学阶段曾做过的重要科研项目:_______________________________________ 志愿、 无偿的服务 (专业性的) _________________________________________ : 参加过的专业性竞赛:_________________________________________________ 研究生期间:_________________________________________________________ 大学生期间:_________________________________________________________ ·18· 第 1 部分 自 传 初高中期间:_________________________________________________________ 发表过的文章(作者、题目、简介、精彩片段) ___________________________ : 参加过的学术会议(时间、地点、精彩片段) _____________________________ : 参加过的学术讲座:___________________________________________________ 科研兴趣:___________________________________________________________ 科研方向的重要性:___________________________________________________ 学术强项:___________________________________________________________ 短期目标 1~3 年) ___________________________________________________ ( : 长期目标 3~10 年) __________________________________________________ ( : 人生目标(10~X 年) _________________________________________________ : 课外活动 参加的组织及职位、职责:_____________________________________________ 领导经历:___________________________________________________________ 社区活动:___________________________________________________________ 志愿者活动:_________________________________________________________ 兴趣、 爱好 (成绩) ___________________________________________________ : 性格品质 在您的人生中,您认为做过的最自豪的一件事是什么?为什么? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 在您的人生中,对您产生影响最大的一件事是什么?为什么? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 列举一件您最喜欢做的事情并说明原因。 ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ·19· 成功留学文书写作必备 您觉得下面哪些词最适合形容您?为什么?并举例说明。 Confidence(自信) _______________________________________________ : Integrity (诚实) __________________________________________________ : Independence 独立) ______________________________________________ ( : Energy (有能量) _________________________________________________ : Enthusiasm (热情) ________________________________________________ : Compassionate 情感) _____________________________________________ ( : Kindness 善良) __________________________________________________ ( : Creativity (创造力) _______________________________________________ : Sense of humor (幽默感)___________________________________________ : Perseverance 毅力) _______________________________________________ ( : Others 其他) ____________________________________________________ ( : 您认为世上最重要的事情是什么? ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 举例说明您是如何勇于克服挫折的。 ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ 1.3 有效利用调查表 研究生院非常注重学生的研究兴趣。如果您可以找到介绍系里教授、科研方向、科 研重点的比较详细的信息,就应该在自传中用一定的篇幅谈谈您的学术兴趣,以及在研 究生期间的学习和科研设想。如果您在国内已经做过研究生,或是已经工作过,您可能 已经确立了明确的研究方向,这种情况下,您一定要在这一部分多下功夫,充分突出您 的优势。如果您现在是本科生,可能在本科学习期间忙于处理应接不暇的作业、小考、 大考而无瑕“放眼世界” 。这个时候,提出独到、新颖的科研计划可能会比较棘手,但您 ·20· 第 1 部分 自 传 决不应该忽略此部分不谈。您不必大谈特谈,但应该点到您的研究计划。在我们修改过 的文章中,许多同学花大量篇幅谈自己取得的成绩,而对未来的展望却只字不提,给人 一种沉醉于过去,却对未来没有规划的感觉。 如果您认为自己的 Research Proposal 足以打动系里的教授的话,那么您大可不必再 花篇幅在如学校的悠久历史、地理环境等这些略为次要的方面。但是如果您遇到以下两 种情况: 1)系里教授的材料很少或是根本找不到; 2)您对自己的科研、学习计划能 ( ( 否得到学校的认可把握不大,那么自传中可以包括一些额外的内容,例如,您喜欢系里 老师/学生比例小、外国学生多、对系里和工业界有广泛的联系很感兴趣等。类似的例子 还很多,关键的是您一定要花精力去审视您选择的学校是否对口。要记住,学校越对口, 录取可能性越大。 以上两个调查表汇集了自传中常常会用到的重要信息。也许您会说所有的人都填这 个表,不就显不出我的特色了吗?不是的。您不必为填表而填表,而只需要填您感兴 趣而且与您相关、能够充分显示出您与众不同的部分。我们反复强调列举事实的重要性, 您切勿仅仅罗列自己取得的成绩,而且要能通过列举自己取得的成绩,来表明自己从中 学到的知识和悟出的道理。 填写这两个表格的目的是通过收集学校的材料,审视自己表面的及内在的能力和潜 力,并决定在自传里应该选取的内容。以下的例子将帮助您进一步体会个人、学校调查表的 用法。 关于学校 学校名:University of XYZ 申请的系:Department of Environmental Engineering 申请的学位:Ph.D.(philosophy doctor) 学校基本情况 学校的规模:Big 学校的地点:Texas 学校的学术强项:Engineering 学校的历史:Long…about 100 years 学校有趣、有意义的组织:I don’t know 系基本情况 ·21· 成功留学文书写作必备 系有名的毕业生:NA(Not Available) 系规模:教授 16 人,硕士生 100 人,博士生 30 人,博士后 6 人 系研究方向及负责教授: Professor Hopkins has carried out extensive field and model studies on population, water and energy resources, and environmental problems in nearly 40 countries, including China. Her most recent work focused on the relationship between Chinese electric power developments and their impact on global warming. Her research focuses on the effects of population on natural resource development, on the conflict resolution in international river basins, and on improved methods of managing natural resources and the environment. Her research has an emphasis on the use of analytic optimizing methods to incorporate both the natural phenomena and the engineering controls that impact global change in water resources, and an emphasis on the development of indices of environmental quality and sustainable development. I have great interest in her research focus. I have intimate knowledge of and personal experience with China’s environmental issues. I believe that, if given the opportunity to work under her, I could be of great help in her research. In addition, since my plan is to return to China after obtaining a Ph.D. degree, I believe that conducting extensive research in China from a different angle would benefit me and the Chinese people immensely. Professor Johnson has conducted extensive research on the dynamics of water presence and water pathways in the terrestrial environment. Her current research interests lie in the physics of the hydrological cycle in regions of complex terrain, focusing on precipitation, soil moisture, vegetation dynamics, and land-atmosphere interactions. I also have great interest in her research focus. Research on the physics of the hydrological cycle in regions of complex terrain has great implications for China, a diverse and vast land. I believe, if given the opportunity to work under Professor Johnson, my knowledge of China’s situation can be of help. Further, since my plan is to return to China after obtaining a Ph.D. degree, I believe in-depth knowledge and research experience gained through these studies will benefit me and the Chinese people immensely in the near future. Professor Rice is currently exploring how advanced technology can provide decision makers with a wider range of optimal, or nearly optimal, environmentally friendly alternatives from which to choose. I have great interest in this direction. I have seen too many policies in China ·22· 第 1 部分 自 传 made with no technological support. Almost all of the policies made under these circumstances fail to solve the real problems. It is absolutely critical that policy makers know about technology and have the option to choose from a wide range of reasonable options. I believe my witnessing and experiencing these bad policies will help contribute to Professor C’s research. Furthermore, since my plan is to come back to China upon receiving a Ph.D. degree, I believe insightful knowledge and research experience gained through these studies will benefit me and the Chinese people immensely. Professor Dickens is currently involved in a wide variety of research projects to improve the accuracy of atmospheric transport rates that are incorporated within models. Additionally he is working to better understand how transport influences the distribution of long-lived trace gases in the stratosphere. He also leads a group of faculty from across the University in a multi-disciplinary study of problems posed by the rapid pace of industrialization in China, affecting the local, regional and global environment. The research under the China Project seeks to identify more environmentally sensitive paths for China's development. I have great interest in Professor Dicken’s research focus. I have intimate knowledge of and personal experience with China’s environmental issues. I believe, if given the opportunity to work under him, I could be of great help in his research. In addition, since my plan is to return to China after obtaining a Ph.D. degree, I believe conducting extensive research on China from a different angle would benefit me and the Chinese people immensely. Professor Eaten is working to discover how the atmosphere works as a chemical and physical system, and to understand the interactions between the atmosphere, vegetation, soil, and oceans. Research on these interactions has great implications for an agricultural country like China. I believe, if given the opportunity to work under Professor Eaten, my knowledge in the China situation can be of help. Further, since my plan is to return to China after obtaining a Ph.D. degree, I believe in-depth knowledge and research experience gained through these studies will benefit me and the Chinese people immensely. 研究生/教授比例:I don’t know 系发展动向:NA 系得奖:NA 系科研联系:NA ·23· 成功留学文书写作必备 系工业界联系: I think they have many connections with the Industry…but I am not sure with which companies。 系设课程:A lot 如何对所学的专业产生兴趣 我出生在人称“东方威尼斯”“水天堂”的苏州,幼年时听母亲说起她小时候在门 、 前的小河中戏水摸鱼,我对这样生活的无限向往,可自己看到的却是污黑发臭的河水时, 便萌发了治理家乡水污染的志向。 学业、科研经历 工作经历/工作中曾获奖励,升级:I am just graduating…I’ve never had a fulltime job 研究生 GPA:NA 本科第一学位 GPA:NA 本科第二学位 GPA:NA 班级排名:NA 年级排名:NA TOEFL:630 GRE:2300 获奖情况: 1999—2000 上半学期:获校特等奖学金 1999—2000 下半学期:获校一等奖学金 2000—2001 上半学期:获校二等奖学金 2000—2001 下半学期:获校一等奖学金 2001—2002 上半学期:获校一等奖学金 2001—2002 下半学期:获校二等奖学金 1999—2000 学年:获校“三好学生”称号 2000—2001 学年:获校“三好学生”称号 2001—2002 学年:获校“优秀学生干部”称号 1999—2000:新生运动会跳远第四,100m 并列第一 ·24· 第 1 部分 自 传 2000—2001:校运会 4×100m 第二 2001—2002:校运会 4×100m 第一,100m 第二 研究生毕业论文题目:NA 研究生毕业论文精彩段落:NA 本科毕业论文题目:Not Done Yet 本科毕业论文精彩段落:NA 实习经历(时间、地点、事情、结果) : 实验:COD 比色法快速测定 以前在实验中测定 COD 采用的是重铬酸钾(potassium dichromate)法。该法通过在 酸性溶液中,一定量的重铬酸钾氧化水样中还原性物质,过量的重铬酸钾以试亚铁灵作 指示剂,用硫酸亚铁铵溶液回滴。根据用量算出水样中还原性物质消耗氧的量。但是该 方法操作复杂,耗时较长,于是我们几个同学在老师的指导下共同完成了 COD 比色法快 速测定。具体操作如下: (一)试剂…… (二)标准曲线的制备…… (三)样品的测定…… (详细内容见当时实验笔记) 求学阶段曾做过的主要科研项目:Above 志愿、无偿的服务(专业性的) : 中学时参加了“绿化志愿者” ,开展了植树、护树等活动;大学期间参加了学校组织 “环境保护协会” ,参加了该组织的各项活动,包括环保宣传照片图片展,紫金山消灭白 色垃圾活动,以及听取各种讲座;率先提出在学生宿舍楼下设置电池回收箱,此举收到 很好效果,并得到推广。 参加过的专业性竞赛:NA 研究生期间:NA 大学生期间:NA 初高中期间:NA 发表过的文章(作者、题目、简介、精彩片段) NA : 参加过的学术会议(时间地点、精彩片段) NA : 参加过的学术讲座:NA 科研兴趣: ·25· 成功留学文书写作必备 Study the consequences of population on natural resources development, conflict resolution in international river basins, improved methods for managing natural resources and the environment with emphasis on the use of analytic optimizing methods to incorporate both the natural phenomena and the engineering controls on global change on water resources, and on the development of indices of environmental quality and sustainable develo- pment. I have great interests in the focus of his research. 科研方向的重要性(significance) Same as above : 学术强项:NA 短期目标(1~3 年) Get a Ph.D. : 长期目标(3~10 年) : 治理家乡环境,将我的兴趣理想与我的事业相结合,使家乡的经济发展与环境保护 找到最佳结合点,重现“东方威尼斯”“水天堂”的美名。 、 人生目标(10~X 年) I haven’t thought that far… : 课外活动 参加的组织及职位、职责: 1999—2001:任年级学生会体育部副部长 2001—2002:任院学生会副主席 1999—Present:任校环境协会会员 领导经历: 1999—2001:任年级学生会体育部副部长 2001—2002:任院学生会副主席 大学一、二年线任年级学生会体育部副部长,三年级任院学生会副主席。 组织过多次大型活动(体育、文艺、辩论赛、讲座、青年志愿者爱心助学、 关爱孤寡老人等活动) 社区活动:NA 志愿者活动:NA 兴趣、爱好(成绩) : 1999—2000:新生运动会跳远第四,100m 并列第一 2000—2001:校运会 4×100m 第二 2001—2002:校运会 4×100m 第一,100m 第二 ·26· 第 1 部分 自 传 性格品质 在您的人生中,您认为做过的最自豪的一件事是什么?为什么? Many…I can’t think of one particular experience… 在您的人生中,对您产生影响最大的一件事是什么?为什么? I can’t think of one… 列举一件您最喜欢做的事情并说明原因。 I won’t write about this, so I’ll skip it. 您觉得下面哪些词最适合形容您?为什么?并举例说明。 Bravery(勇敢) : 曾抓住过一个汽车扒手。 Confidence(自信) : 暑期社会实践中到一家工厂实习,该厂刚刚设计完成了一台蒸馏设备准备投产使用, 然而出馏率极低,经专家反复确认理论上的设计参数无误。于是我提出,是否由于塔板 间距太小从而没有足够空间进行冷凝回流,撤去几块塔板后,出馏率果然大增。通过此 事,我认识到理论和实际操作有时会有所出入,还需具体情况具体处理。 Integrity(诚实) : 做实验时要尊重原始数据。 虽然通过理论学习知道实验结果应该呈线性关系,但我 仍坚持用实验原始数据画图,后来发现当天的水样有问题,影响了数据的正确性。 Diligence(勤奋) : 我的成绩排名从进校的第 100 多名,逐年上升至第 2 名,因为我坚持每天自习、进 实验室做实验。 Independence(独立) NA : Team player(合作精神) : 实验室中能互相分工合作,高效率高质量地完成实验。运动会 4×100m 比赛中能同 心协力,取得第一。 Energy(能量) NA : Enthusiasm(热情) : 对该学科有热情,全身心投入,愿意为此奋斗终生。希望自己的家乡能更美好,希 望自己的下一代能重温母亲儿时的乐趣。 Compassionate(情感) NA : Kindness(善良) NA : ·27· 成功留学文书写作必备 曾参加青年志愿者,拿出每学期所获奖学金的一部分捐助贫困学生;过年过节去养 老院看望孤寡老人,还收养过一只遗弃的小猫。 Creativity(创造力) : COD 快速测定 Sense of humor(幽默感) NA : Perseverance (毅力) : 每天坚持晨跑。 世上最重要的事情是什么? I don’t know…reaching one’s goal…maybe 举例说明您是如何勇于克服挫折的: I have been quite lucky… 为了引导和启发申请人的想象力,我们设计了上面的这个模板。从以上这个例子可 以看出,申请人并不需要填写模板中的项目。例子中的这位申请人虽略过了许多问题, 但提供的材料却非常丰富。他对所要申请教授的科研重点的了解程度,以及对自己实际 情况的详尽描写都是很可贵的。根据这个饱满的 Profile 提供的信息,我们帮助申请人写 了以下这篇自传。 范例 I owe my home town, China’s most elegant and exquisite city DDD, thanks for giving me the opportunity to become aware of the environmental issues at a young age; to always do what I can to help protect our environment; to succeed in my major of Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering at college; and to decide to pursue higher education in the field of Environmental Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering in order to obtain broader and deeper knowledge and experiences. My mother’s fondest childhood memories of DDD are catching fish in the crystal clear creek that ran by her house, reading books in the tranquil gardens, and inhaling the fragrance of the best jasmine tea in the world. Unfortunately, my mother’s favorite creek was never that tempting to me. Instead, for as long as I can remember, the creak has always been murky and stinky. I could hardly imagine that laughter and happiness were once there. Later, I learned that bad pollution and most of all, people’s ignorance of environmental protection ruined the river. ·28· 第 1 部分 自 传 DDD is an ancient cultural city with a history stretching 2500 years. It is also an industrialized city home to many electronics, chemical, and machinery companies. Growing with the booming industry is the increasing pollution problem. Feeling so strongly about keeping the beauty of DDD, I decided that I would do everything possible to protect our environment. That is the reason why, since elementary school, I have volunteered in all kinds of groups and activities to help the environment, from planting trees to promoting the awareness of environmental protection and recycling. That is also the direct reason why I chose Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering as my major when I entered college. I want to make a difference! During my four years in college, I not only studied hard but also took every opportunity to learn and do as much as possible. Although I barely ranked in the top 100 when I entered XXX University, out of 350 students in my class, I have climbed to No.2 now that I am graduating. To broaden my knowledge scope, whenever there is an environment- related seminar, whether it discusses domestic or international environmental technology and issues, I am there. I was fortunate enough to attend a seminar given by Mr. YYY and his wife. Their story of devoting their whole lives to the development of China’s environmental protection touched me so deeply that it strengthened my interests and sense of responsibility to give all my energy to the study of Environmental Engineering. After I joined the Environmental Protection Association of XXX University, I helped organize various student-based activities such as the Used Battery Recycling Campaign, Environmental Awareness Exhibitions, and the ZZZ City Trash Elimination Campaign. All these activities have received positive feedback and have been adopted as the annual activities at XXX University. My solid knowledge has equipped me with strong confidence and has helped me form a habit of always looking for the best solution to tackle problems. For example, the traditional way of measuring Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) is the Potassium Dichromate method. Using this method, the complicated operation process takes a significant amount of time. To find a more efficient way, under my advisor’s instruction and together with several other students, I developed a faster and more effective technique to measure COD. I also like to gain a deeper understanding of theoretical knowledge learned from the class by conducting my own experiments. For instance, after learning Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), I was so ·29· 成功留学文书写作必备 eager to test it that, right after class, I went to the supermarket and bought all kinds of salt, including iodized salt, to test and verify what I had just learned. I also collected various kinds of foundation that my friends used for their make-up in order to measure the amount of lead contained in each kind. Doing all these experiments has been fun and has provided me with better understanding of a variety of theories. My four years at XXX University were, without any doubt, the best years of my life so far. The knowledge and academic experience I gained, although limited, built a sound foundation for me to keep climbing higher in the field of Environmental Engineering. The social activities and groups I joined, on the other hand, gave me invaluable chances to establish and strengthen my organization, communication, and leadership skills. In my freshman and sophomore years, I was elected Head of Sports Department of the Student Union. In my junior year, I was the Vice President of the Student Union. I organized many large-scale activities including sports competitions, art and culture events, debates, seminars, workshops and volunteer programs to help seniors. My kindness, enthusiasm, sincerity and responsible attitude helped me carry out these activities successfully. I believe my education background and social experiences have well prepared me to seek and face new challenges. Ever since I decided to enter graduate school at a prestigious university in the U.S., I have been conducting careful research to choose the program that best suits me. Because I have come to realize that remarkable people usually have strong influences on me and can inspire me to do creative and significant work, I pay special attention to an institution’s faculty in my school selection process. Professor Hopkins has carried out extensive field and model studies on population, water and energy resources, and environmental problems in nearly 30 countries, including China. His most recent work focused on the relationship between Chinese electric power developments and their impact on global warming. His research focuses on the effects of population on natural resource development, on the conflict resolution in international river basins, and on improved methods of managing natural resources and the environment. His research has an emphasis on the use of analytic optimizing methods to incorporate both the natural phenomena and the engineering controls that impact global change in water resources, and an emphasis on the development of indices of environmental quality and sustainable development. I have great interest in his research focus. I have intimate ·30· 第 1 部分 自 传 knowledge of and personal experience with China’s environmental issues. I believe that, if given the opportunity to work under him, I could be of great help in his research. In addition, since my plan is to return to China after obtaining a Ph.D. degree, I believe that conducting extensive research in China from a different angle would benefit me and the Chinese people immensely. As I am writing to explain my qualifications, and my eagerness to study in your prominent program and start conducting research next fall, I can almost imagine the sense of responsibility and pride I would feel to find my mom’s exhilaration if, one day, I am able to bring back that sweet, shiny brook of her childhood. ·31· ...
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