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Statement of Purpose(SOP)代寫范文

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案例簡介

  • 作者:致遠教育
  • 導讀:StatementofPurpose(下簡稱SoP)為專門描述你的學術背景和研究興趣的文書,應該高度集中于展現你的學術素養上,不需要加入太多個人從小到大奮斗不息的經歷,也不需要說“我從小熱愛XX學,因為它如何如何有趣”這種廢話。
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  • 預計閱讀時間:6分鐘

案例詳情

有的學校要求美國本土研究生(此處特指學術型研究生,一般都是博士或者碩博連讀項目)申請人寫兩篇文書。Statement of Purpose(下簡稱SoP)為專門描述你的學術背景和研究興趣的文書,應該高度集中于展現你的學術素養上,不需要加入太多個人從小到大奮斗不息的經歷,也不需要說“我從小熱愛XX學,因為它如何如何有趣”這種廢話。

Statement of Purpose 范文

對于中國的申請人而言,貌似一部分博士學位只需要一篇SoP描述學術志趣,還有很多學位只需要一篇Personal Statement,這種PS大致有點類似于SoP和PHS的混合物。

下述文章的作者十年前為UC Davis本科生,英語及歷史雙學位,畢業論文(honor thesis,暫且這么翻譯吧)曾獲該校The Chancellor's Award,即每年只評出一篇的整屆最佳畢業論文。目前是哈佛大學科學史專業博士生。

Statement of Purpose范文

"Luscious fare is the jewel of inordinate desires," cautions the author of The Gentlewoman's Companion (1673), one of many early modern conduct books I surveyed this past year for an honors thesis entitled "'Chaste, Silent, and Hungry': The Problem of FemaleAppetite in Early Modern England, 1550-1700."As indicated by the title, this project explores a provocative but as of yet scarcely studied facet of early modern gender constructions: female food desire. I use the word "desire" here rather deliberately, as early modern definitions of appetite extended well beyond the physiological drive to eat to encompass all those physical (and shameful) longings associated with the body. And, in a culture where women were by definition immoderate and sensual, female food appetite, I argue, constituted an unruly desire that demanded both social and moral discipline. In brief, my research concerns the patriarchal control of women's bodies in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England vis--vis a cultural idea about food desire and satiation as suggestive and immodest.

In lieu of a formal introduction of my research interests and aspirations I offer a summary of my senior thesis, which earned me the 2003 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research at the University of California, Davis.This first venture into serious historical scholarship has affirmed my passion for early modern culture and history; and it has given me the confidence to assert and contest my opinions regarding the status of women in early modern Europe and the current state of early modern historiography.Continuing along these avenues of research in graduate school, I would like to use mythesis as the basis for a future dissertation. Though I remain wary about committing myself prematurely to a specific topic of research, I am also eager to elaborate, modify, and complicate my original assertions about the nature of the "problem" of female appetite in early modern England. Indeed, many of the conclusions reached in the thesis, such as my claim that the cultural eroticization of feminine appetite in early modern England betrayed a deep-seated masculine mistrust of female sexuality and sexual power, serve as starting points for future research and study.

On a more basic level, writing a thesis gave me the chance to become better acquainted with the essentials of historical research. Suspecting that normative discourses in early modern England participated aggressively in the monitoring of women's appetites, I navigated the sea of early English printed sources in pursuit of the slightest mention of food and diet. Those sources I encountered during my research, which ranged from the popular conduct book, The Education of a Christian Woman by Juan Luis Vives, to the anonymous sex manual, Aristotle's Masterpiece, challenged my basic understanding of history and the original premise of my thesis in ways not anticipated. From deciphering esoteric type-fonts to developing an awareness of the importance of time and funds, I experienced the mundane realities of research that inevitably stunt the historian's aspirations. Even more important was my gradual acceptance of the fact that early modern sources, no matter how we read them, do not always accommodate modern biases and expectations.

Though I cannot predict the course this project might take in graduate school, I expect that it will address the following themes and issues. First is the overarching issue of distinguishing the phenomena I observe from other forms of food restriction and obsession,namely the modern ritual of dieting and its most extreme manifestation, an eating disorder. Though not willing to evade those complicated (and controversial) parallels between modern and early modern usages of food and food symbolism to control the lives of women, I also wish to offer as an historian a nuanced portrayal of how early modern conceptualizations of female appetite were infused with contemporary, historically contingent notions of sexuality and gender.

Furthermore, the question of female agency in a project devoted almost exclusively to male prescriptions for diet and behavior demands further discussion. Admittedly, on more than one occasion, my own extensive use and analysis of conduct books and various obstetric manuals, works composed primarily by educated men, caused me to pause and wonder whether it was best to relate a history about women's actions or the patriarchal apparatus under which those actions were oppressed. While I refuse to see women as simply passive receptacles of masculine command, I neither wish nor aspire to focus solely on their achievements; for, in my mind, the history of women and the history of patriarchy are inextricably related. My goal, then, will not be to detail just another example of how women in history were dominated by men, but, rather, to interrogate the means, in this case food, or, better yet, the cultural meaning of appetite, by which women's desires were suppressed or denied.

Indeed I am proud of my thesis and, given extra time, could say much more. But I should also stress that that at the heart of my specific research concentration lies a more general interest in early modern European history, cultural and women's history to be more exact.To date, my knowledge of the early modern period has been informed and my imagination sustained by an array of courses on early modern history and literature (I was a joint history and English major), including a graduate seminar on Renaissance urban culture taught jointly by Professors Margaret Ferguson and Deborah Harkness. My personal penchant for cultural history stems largely, I believe, from my training in literature and literary criticism, where sensitivity to the importance of language and metaphor is a necessary skill. Also of crucial importance to a professional career in history are my growing skills in Latin and French, and my fluency in Spanish.

This year I find myself in that difficult and frustrating transitional period between undergraduate and graduate studies. Though I would have preferred to directly continue graduate school after graduation, I opted to take a year off. A year away from school, I reasoned, would afford me the time needed to recuperate from an exhaustive undergraduate education, gain some perspective, and work on fulfilling the language requirement for a doctorate in European history. In fact, I am currently enrolled in a French course at a nearby university and plan to take a subsequent course during the upcoming spring semester. This academic hiatus, moreover, has imposed some much- needed distance between myself and my thesis, which I can now reread from a more critical, less invested stance. And, finally, a break from school has given me sufficient time to search and research for graduate programs that best suit my needs.

UC Berkeley's history program looms large in my mind, largely because of its outstanding faculty and interdisciplinary approach to history. In my own quest for a suitable graduate program, I was thrilled to learn that Professors Thomas Laqueur and Carla Hesse both taught at Berkeley. Professor Laqueur's book, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud, stands out among the many books I read during my undergraduate education; and I credit his book with introducing me to the nascent but fascinating field of the history of sexuality and the body. Together, Professor Laqueur's cutting edge research and Professor Hesse's knowledge of early modern women's history would make my experience at Berkeley a challenging and enjoyable one.

In addition, Berkeley provides an idealclimate for me to develop my cross-disciplinary interests. In particular, I am interested in pursuing a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality, a unique option that distinguishes Berkeley's history program from that of other institutions. The cross-disciplinary nature of Berkeley's graduate program would foster, I hope, fruitful discussions with other departments, notably the department of English and Women's Studies, thus broadening and enriching my research as well as my general understanding early modern culture and history.

這大概就是米國本土最厲害的文科生水平,語言實在太好,精彩之處太多,能操縱優美而又密度極大的語言,在最短的字數內表示出最豐富的含義。PS這類文書proof read個十遍八遍都不算少,一定要把所有的語法錯誤排除,所有的那種自編自造、自以為很精彩而外國人看不懂的用法都必須要排除。

這個作者設計全文結構的方式非常獨特。對于博士申請人來說科研水平為重中之重,此文作者恰好有非常引以為傲的畢業論文,于是全文以畢業論文為線索來組織,以畢業論文的選題引出自己的研究旨趣,以畢業論文的研究方法來強調自己已經掌握了歷史學研究方法,這種謀篇布局可謂匠心獨運。國內申請人如果恰好也有一個非常重量級的科研經歷,也可以考慮這樣寫,但如果科研經歷沒有這么牛,就不要弄巧成拙了,還是老實一段段描述的好。

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