Advance Your Step into Glorious Admission | We Have Richard Lin from University of Cambridge in University Application Info Interactive Session
Release Time：2021-11-19 09:32
As to applications for prestigious universities, preparation in advance will increase the chances of success. First, grasp the latest news about admissions of prestigious universities together with the current popular majors and learn from successful applications. Gain insight into the key part of prestigious school application, and get better knowledge of yourself and competitors. Only by strategizing, taking the initiative, and fighting forever can you truly be the master of your own time.
Last week, we have Dan Li, who was admitted by UCLA, in online sharing session organized by English teacher Mr. Matthew. Richard Lin, who was admitted to the University of Cambridge, also shared his successful experience in applying for a prestigious university. He shared his experience on application, admission interview, extra-curricular activity planning improvement for going to the University of Cambridge.
# Richard Lin与剑桥大学 #
University of Cambridge is a world-leading public research university. It adopts a college federal system. In 2021, it ranks No. 1 in the UK Times. It is a member of the Russell University Group and is known as the "Golden Triangle", "G5 Super Elite University".
Trinity College is one of the colleges with the largest scale, the strongest financial resources, and the most prestigious in the University of Cambridge. The college was founded by King Henry VIII of England in 1546. Trinity College is the top of all colleges in Cambridge in terms of academic achievement. It is also famous for having many famous graduates. So far, the college has cultivated 32 Nobel Prize winners. Famous graduates include Newton, Bacon, Byron, Whitehead, Russell and others.
Richard Lin got a high score of 111 on his first TOEFL test at the age of 13, and his final score on IELTS was 8.5. At the age of 15, he got an offer in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University.
The application for Cambridge University is different from that of other universities in the UK. As far as personal situation is concerned, these parts are mainly involved:
1 About event planning/background improvement
Richard: I like football very much, and previously football activities were also my weekly sports. Later, because of the venue and the number of teammates, I started to participate in basketball activities and played basketball every week. Later, the weekend activities was to read a lot of economic-related books. Reading is not about memorizing the knowledge points of the textbook, but about mastering the perspectives it presents. After a lot of reading, you will master a lot of thinking about analyzing problems and help you learn comprehensive and multi-angle ways for analysis. The habit of reading is also very important for many other subjects. In addition, I participated in many debate competitions and achieved good results. At the same time, I urged myself to achieve A in my academic performance. Later, affected by the epidemic, I did not have many opportunities to participate in debate competitions. This also affected my fluency in English. However, during this period, I improved a lot in writing and expression because I wrote a lot of articles.
2 About application process
Richard: First submit UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Services) and COPA (Cambridge Online Preliminary Application). The deadline for this is around the beginning of October. The next step is to fill out the SAQ (Supplementary Application Questionnaire) supplementary questionnaire, and then take the entrance test around mid-November, and finally thinking skill assessment, which is the assessment of the way of thinking, based on the academic discipline whether required or not.
3 About the interview
Richard: Before the interview, I received an interview invitation; participating in the interview process means that the interviewer will give me an article in advance and give me time to familiarize myself with the content of the article. The difficulty and type of the article are similar to news, and it is not a professional academic article. The interviewer will ask questions based on the content of the article and continue to ask questions based on your answers. What I did was to constantly interpret my answers to prove my answers and understanding. This is a very special point of the Cambridge University interview. This is how I feel.
I had previous experience in the UK. At first I planned to go to the UK to study in junior high school. I also participated in several UK junior high school interviews. However, my parents and I thought that I was too young at the time and were worried that I was living in a foreign environment by myself, so they gave up this decision. As for the weather in the UK, there is not much sunshine there, and I like rainy days because it reminds me that my hometown Nanchang is always hot in summer. I have also been to California, USA, and I really like the sunshine there. California and the United Kingdom have completely different climates.
4 Future Outlook
Richard: My study at Cambridge University may take 4 years, and economics includes a lot of mathematics courses, so I will learn a lot of mathematics. I also hope to be able to travel to the UK next year, but due to the epidemic, travel is severely restricted and requires isolation. Going back to the topic of the university I applied for, I was also admitted to UCLA at the same time. I am also thinking about whether I will go to UCLA. This is a difficult decision.
My parents are always worried about my adaptation abroad, especially during the epidemic. But I think my current physical condition is very healthy, and I will not worry about serious impact inflicted on me, and I also believe that in the new environment I will handle it well. Finally, I hope to enter a new stage, and in this process, my English expression fluency will improve.
Through this sharing session, Pegasus students communicated with students who successfully applied to prestigious universities. Not only did they answer many questions of concern to the students, but also conveyed experience in university application. At the same time, they also strengthened the confidence insides students and motivation in the path towards their dream universities. In the future, Pegasus will continue to provide Pegasus students with high-quality educational resources to help their growth.