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邁向交換學生第一步:擁有一張漂亮自傳!

 

想出國當交換學生(Exchange students),除了準備讀書費用、英文考試、學校或科系選擇,你還要有一張漂亮的自傳。學會英文自傳,讓你在求學、求職無往不利!

 

申請學校文件:

Application form申請表

Transcripts 成績單

Autobiography自傳

Study plan/Statement of purpose讀書計畫

Letters of recommendation 推薦信

Essay 論文

English proficiency requirements 英文能力要求

  • 多數學校以托福成績為主,也有部分學校接受雅思成績。



撰寫自傳就是要推銷自己,用語最好正式、勿自大口氣。最好的起頭就是從成長階段開始寫起,回想一兩件影響你至深的事件。也就是故事要有主題性(theme),還要與你選的學校、課程有關聯。撰寫人格特質時可以詢問身邊家人、朋友,讓他們以客觀角度來形容你的個性。至於人生目標和經歷,可以依照個人偏好來決定順序,又或者合併一起、相輔相成。此外,還可以分享你遭遇的困境與如何解決它,或者因為這些經歷讓你決定追求目標。最後結尾寫自身感受,加句名言或許會讓文章更能傳遞你的精神。

 

自傳要點:

  1. 成長階段
  2. 人格特質
  3. 人生目標
  4. 經歷
  5. 結尾


描述家庭、個人特質:

My name is Nick, and I was born in Taiwan.
我叫尼克,我出身於台灣

My family, made up of my father, mother and my sister.
我的家庭有爸爸、媽媽和我姐姐

My family is made up of four people, including my father, my mother, my sister and me.
我們一家有四個人,我爸、我媽、我姐和我

  • Be made up of:由…組成

I think you are pretty enough. You don’t need to wear make-up.
我覺得你本人夠漂亮了,根本不需要再化妝

  • Make-up:化妝;虛構的

She was accused of making up the story.
她被指控捏造事實

I do not remember much of my early childhood, but my mom told me I was a very active, curious, and communicative child.
對童年時期已不記得,但我媽告訴我以前是個非常好動,充滿好奇心、開口就說不停的小孩


信念、目標:

I am committed to achieving social justice for all people.
我致力為所有人追求社會正義

  • Be committed to + V-ing:致力於、堅定於某事
  • Be keen on:熱衷於

To achieve my goals, I took advantage of learning opportunities to join a Toastmasters club during the college years.
為達成目標,我在大學期間把握學習機會加入英語演講社團

  • Take advantage of:利用;佔便宜(正、負面意思都有)

Don’t let people take advantage of your good nature.
別因為本性善良讓別人利用你。

I push my limits by trying new things, such as surfing, cooking and playing instruments.
嘗試新的事物像是衝浪、烹飪和樂器,超越自己的極限。

“Push your limit to the absolute extreme.” Gordon Ramsay said. I believe that one day I could be as good as him.
戈登拉姆齊說過,「人生要挑戰、超越極限。」我相信有一天我也會和他一樣優秀。

  • Push oneself to the limit:挑戰自我極限

My role model is Winston Churchill, who led Britain to victory during the WWII.
我崇拜的人是邱吉爾,他在世界二次大戰中帶領英國取得勝利。

To achieve my main goal, I devoted my free time to researching ways to solve environmental problems in Taiwan.
為了達到自己的主要目標,閒暇時間致力於研究解決台灣環境問題的方法。

  • Devote one’s time to something/someone:奉獻時間在某事或某物



經歷:

I joined my high school volunteer club, ever since then I had known I wanted to be a social worker.
我在高中時參加志工社團,從那以後我就知道自己以後想當社工人員

In my last year of college, I worked as an intern in TSMC.
大學最後一年,我在台積電當實習生

During the college years, I worked two part-time jobs to cover my tuition fees. It was when I learned the importance of responsibility.
大學期間,我兼兩份工來繳學費。那時我體認到責任的重要性


如何形容自己:

People person / Team player 有團隊精神的人

Hard-working 努力的

Tenacious 堅持的

Tenacity 決心

Determined 堅決的、下定決心的

Determination 決心

Be determined to do something:下定決心做某事

Perseverance堅持、不屈不撓

Open-minded 心胸開闊的(願意接受新事物、思想)

Optimistic 樂觀的

Honest 誠實的

Ambitious 有野心的

Cheerful令人開心的(相處起來很愉快的人)

Courageous 勇敢的(勇於嘗試、面對的人)


名言:

Believe in yourself when no one else does.Jeremy Lin
即便身旁人不看好你,也要相信自己──林書豪

Be the change you want to see in the world.—Mahatma Gandhi.
成為你要看見的改變──聖雄甘地

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.
沒有雲和暴風雨,就不可能有彩虹

We can’t control the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
我們不能控制風向,但我們可以調整船帆

It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, will determines your altitude.
決定你成就的就是你的態度,而非你的天資

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.Mark Twain.
想獲得成功,你需要這兩件事:愚昧和自信──馬克吐溫