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Soft skill(软技能)-哈弗大学所看重的

-记来自哈弗毕业生的讲座

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 The power of soft skills

  张弛/高二13 

Today, the bachelor from Harvard University, Miss Nancy Xie came to our school and gave us a speech about the soft skills which we need to develop and improve if we want to enter a great university.

At the beginning, Nancy introduced herself to us about her students period and her working experience. Then, after sharing these experiences she started to mention how she could get into Harvard, well, which did strongly catch our attention. She asked us what we think the most important abilities we need to have as we want to apply for a better college. After answered by three students who showed different ideas, Nancy gave us a conclusion: leadership, the ability to collaborate with others, self-confidence, kindness and determination. She pointed out that the score is not the only judgment of whether you can enter a great school, but SOFT SKILLS are also important. For example, whether you can be a good leader or not, or a warm-hearted person who usually joins the volunteer work or even just be an active person who likes joining the social activity.

Moreover, Nancy emphasized that the three most important things we need to have are independence, our outstanding personality and our ability in contributing to others or even to the society. The outstanding person, well, she stated that, is a kind of globalize personality. That means we need to learn more about everything happening in all over the world , which would help us to broaden our horizons. Then, we need to do more contribution to the school we want to attend. In the foreign country, their traditional moral is to contribute others or the organization which they want to enter. This means we need to show our quality of how we can contribute our dream school and then we might have more chances to be accepted.

Whats more, she also mentioned that the differences between us and the foreign students also make us have less competitive power as we want to apply for the school like Yale or Harford. First, we didnt trust in any religions, which may make us lose the passion of developing ourselves in charity, which also shows us that we are not interested in social works. Another serious problem is that we are lack of leadership. All these make us easy to be replaced by others or even robots in the future. This alarms us that we need to develop more outstanding personality in order to be different and not being replaced.

Miss Xie pointed out that our personality is based on the activity we attend and the major we have chosen. As she said, most of the clubs we chose to attend have less creativity. Like attending the Students Union, the model-United nation which have been already set up are not able to inspire our imagination. By contrast, the activity like hock race, robot competition are both able to make us more creative.

Above all, Nancy strongly suggested that our personality is the key point of our competition power. Weve learnt from this speech that we need to be more independent, creative and etc. Those qualities are the soft skills we have and would deeply affect our whole life.

软实力在大学申请中的重要性

 黄梓骏高一3

来自美国的哈佛大学毕业生给我们讲述了“软实力”的重要性。我想,“软实力soft skill”应该是一个与“硬实力hard skill”——即知识文化水平不同但相辅相成的东西。

据讲师介绍,大学考官最看重的是学生的独立性、个人特点和是否可以为学校带来贡献。

独立性是每一个人必有的品质,这并不是说不接受外人帮助或是追求异于他人,而是指在生活上、思想上的独立性。近乎所有高中都是要求住宿的,这就是为了培养学生在生活上的独立。人总是会长大的,需要离开父母独自生活,所以,我们得从小适应这种变化,做到独立生活,把自己的生活过得有条有理。接着是思想上的独立。每个人都会有自己的思想,但有些人会因他人的观点话语而困惑于是否要改变自己的想法。我觉得,思想是自己的,不必要去遵循他人的意见。在社会上,思想上的独立也很重要。

个人特点是很不具体的,到底什么个人特点会被大学考官视为珍宝呢?有以下几个方面:领导能力、社会交往能力、创造力。许多大学都会看重领导能力,因为领导能力强的人可能更加活跃,思维开放与他人相处得好。我们每个人都会面临的就是找工作,这就十分需要社会交往能力与他人相处得好,对一些困难,一些人与人之间关系的磨合处理妥当就更需要这一点了。

最后一点是否能为学校做出贡献似乎不那么重要,但是这能反映出一个人的奉献心,感恩之心。不管是否能做大事业,取得举世闻名的成就,我们总该从生活上的一点一滴中去回馈母校,回报社会。小到孝敬父母,大到公益慈善,都是感恩的表现。

然而,许多学生仍然做不到有个人特质,缺乏主动性和领导力。要培养这些能力,就要从生活的每一件小事做起。比如说,参加一些社会活动,培养自身的社交能力,当一当志愿者,打暑假工,这些社会活动都能成为培养自身能力的机会。在课堂上主动发表观点,不被动接受观点也是一个好方法。

所以,做好生活中每一件小事,上一所好大学,培养社交本领其实没那么难。

 阮彤欣/高二13

今天这个讲座,感觉自己了解到:

弱化标准化考试的重要性

当然,这里所指的弱化并非说你个人成绩很差,也能上国外的名校,本身自己的成绩过硬也是出国留学、读名校的基本条件,但当你和另外一个申请者成绩相差不大时,人家凭什么选你呢?是因为你这个人,他们更看重的是你这个人的品质、才能、潜在性等各方面,总的来说,他们看重的是你这个人本身,而不是成绩本身。就拿品质来说,哈佛对一个学生的评价,是基于他的舍友,他的老师,他的同学,从这可以看出哈佛十分注重你与周围人的关系,他们想知道的是在别人眼中,你这个人是怎样的。

为他人做贡献

他们经常会问你:What can you bring to us?”你能带来给我们什么呢?这就要求你在个人能力甚至是思维上有所提升,他们希望你这个人具有冒险精神,具有创意,所以他们想你”think outside the box”,他们同时也希望这个人能对一件事情保持充沛的热情和决心,总而言之,这里是一个能让我们成为更好的自己的一个平台。

学生的主动性

现在中国留学生的情况总括来说有4点,第一点是无文化信仰,第二点是缺乏主动性,第三点是缺乏领导力,第四点是极易被替代的特质。而外国名校看重的独立性、主动性正是我们中国留学生所欠缺的,他们更希望我们参加学术调研、体育运动、社会活动参与和自发性组织的学生社团,而不是被动地参加学校安排的外出活动,他们十分看重你在你的空余时间的活动和看到你在某一领域的成长。

李雨珊/高二 13  

很幸运自己参加了这场哈佛的讲座。收获蛮多。本次讲座的主讲人是一名哈佛大学的学士兼致知学堂的创始人。她从品质,学习,生活,志愿者以及报考美国大学等内容向我们讲述了一场奇妙的盛宴,诠释了作为一名哈佛人而具有的品质如阳光、大方、得体。从这场讲座上面,我懂得了不少外国大学所注重的四种品质。招生官看重的是独立性,个人特质以及可以为学校带来的贡献,然而目前中国多数学生的现状是这样的:无文化信仰、缺乏主动性、缺乏领导力、极易被替代的个人特质。在课外活动方面,我们也更应该主动地进行学术调研,体育运动,社会活动参与,自发性组织的学生社团。

脚踏实地,放眼全球。主讲人Nancy的一腔流利口语演讲不仅让我对外国的大学所注重的人格与品质有了更深刻的了解,更让我树立了更宏伟的人生目标,做出对人类有贡献的伟大事业!谢谢!

关棋心/高一1   

这次哈佛大学学士的讲座,传达了哈佛大学对学生领导立、独立性、个人特质的要求,2016哈佛大学报告提出弱化标准化考试的重要性,更看重每位学生能脚踏实地,放眼全球,持续地参加和我们周围社区有关的活动,为他人作出的贡献。要求我们重新思考中国的文化特征以及自己的身份认同,尝试设计自己的独立调研项目,尽早参与真实的学习。当前中国许多学生无文化信仰,缺乏主动性,靠被动式学习。我们要投入到主动式学习,主动参与学术研究,体育活动,参与和组织社会活动,在学习和活动中培养领导能力,自信心,创造性,展现自己的独立性和不可替代的个人特质,这是名校招生所看重的,更是这个社会所需要的。

董书语/高一1

   I learned a lot about the foreign university in todays lecture. If we want to be admitted by the American university, leadership, confidence, creativity and determination are very necessary. We should be more independent and active. It is meaningful to join some associations and activities in the society as well as do more contribution to the dreaming school, family even the country.

 

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