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[解读]面对申请如何战胜焦虑?How to fight nerves

来源:www.wdtwd.com        作者:沃得天下        时间:2018-12-16

伴随着美本申请的录取发放,几家欢喜几家愁?皆大欢喜的是如愿收获录取的,愁的是拿到拒绝的同学,接下来要重新选校,第一轮申请被延期的同学也是心里忐忑不安.......今天,你没有得到的,坚持努力、勤恳,明天的你一定会收获更大,更有价值!也许你觉得这只是鸡汤而已,不得不说,你也只有先干了这碗鸡汤,踏踏实实的付出才会是有得到!即将面对第二轮次的同学们,你们的基本情况和申请材料并不会变动太大,那申请中部分大学要求的面试,你会焦虑和恐慌吗?

      
       How to Fight Nerves 如何战胜面试焦虑
      
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       不论你做了多么充分的准备,面试时还是会感到紧张,这非常正常!当我们和学生们探讨有关面试问题时,我们会尽力了解他们会为什么而焦虑,这样我们能够帮助他们在面试中减少紧张,更加自信。
      
       Q:如果面试中遇到了我不知如何回答的问题,怎么办?
      
       A:1. 如果不能马上回答也没关系,停下几秒钟去思考,这会让你的回答更清晰,简洁,容易理解。让你的面试官了解你听懂了问题,只是需要一点时间去思考。
      
       2. 面试的问题可以很宽泛,问一些问题去澄清面试官的提问可以让你的回答更准确,更符合面试官的要求。比方说,如果面试官问:“你最喜欢的活动是什么?”,你可以问:“是在学校的活动还是校外的活动?”
      
       Q:我说错了怎么办?
      
       A:1. 如果你的回答有些混乱或者想换个思路,可以停下来重新回答。这是很常见的做法,及时母语是英语的人也会这样。你可以说:“对不起,我重新回答一下这个问题”,让你的面试官知道你在更正你的回答。
      
       2. 在面试中没有绝对正确的答案。绝大多数学校更关注你以清晰有趣的方式表达观点的能力,而不是你说的和他们想要的一致。正如波士顿大学的招生官在网络分享会中所说的:
      
       不要在意我们想听到什么,展现真实的自己,讲述自己的故事。不要期望我们会对你说:“你是个很棒的申请人”,我们不会做出判断,我们不会让你感觉你的英语很糟糕。面试的时候,我们会保持微笑,因为和你谈话很愉快。当然,你会感到紧张,这没关系。记住,我们都是普通人,我们是来帮助你的!”
      
       Q:我在面试中应该看哪里?
      
       A:你应该尽量多地和面试官保持眼神交流,这会使你们双方融入谈话之中,并能展现你的自信。但是,思考问题的时候看看周围也是很正常的。
      
       三个重要技巧
      
       1、微笑!如果你内心紧张害怕,微笑会让你的大脑感到你愿意接受面试。
      
       2、对着镜子或摄像头练习,这会使你注意到你紧张时的动作,并在面试时避免出现。
      
       3、穿让你感到舒服的衣服!这样面试时你会专注于回答问题,而不是考虑你的样子看起来如何。
      
       ENGLISH VERSION HERE~
      
       No matter how much a student prepares for their interview, it’s completely normal for them to feel nervous. When we talk with students about their college interviews, we try to understand what they are nervous about, so that we can help them understand how to feel more confident and less nervous during the interview. 
      
       Q:What if I don’t know the answer to something my interviewer asks?
      
       A:1. If you can’t think of an answer right away, it’s ok to take a few seconds to think of something. In fact, taking a few seconds to think can make any answer more clear, concise, and easy to understand. Just let your interviewer know that you understood the question, and you would like some time to think. 
      
       2. Interview questions can be very broad. It’s ok to ask clarifying questions to help you narrow in on an answer that will share what the interviewer is looking for. For example, if they ask, “What is your favorite activity?” and you’re not sure how to answer, you could ask the interviewer “An activity in school, or outside of school?”
      
       Q:What if I say the wrong thing?
      
       A:1. If you get your words mixed up or change your mind on what to say, it’s fine to stop and restart your answer in a more clear way. This is normal behavior, even from native English speakers. Just let your interviewer know that you are re-starting your thought by saying something like “Sorry, let me say that again.”
      
       2. During an interview, there is no such thing as a wrong answer. Most schools are more concerned with your ability to express your ideas in a clear and interesting way, than whether or not you are saying the same thing that they would say. As Boston University said in a recent webinar, 
      
       “Don’t worry about what we want to hear. Prepare to be genuine, to talk about yourself. The reason why we find these interviews so helpful in the process is because this is our opportunity to get to know you and who you are. And there is nothing you can really do or say that will make us say, “Oh, you were looking like a good applicant but not anymore!”
      
       Q:Where should I look during the interview? 
      
       A:You should try and maintain eye contact with your interviewer as much as possible. This will help you both stay engaged in the conversation and show off your confidence. However, it is normal to look away while thinking of an answer.
      
       Top 3 Tips
      
       1、Smile! Even if you are scared on the inside, a smile helps trick your brain into thinking you want to be there.
      
       2、Practice in front of a mirror or on camera. This will help you notice the nervous movements that you have, and help you control them better during your interview.
      
       3、Wear something you feel good in! It will be one less thing to worry about during the interview so you can focus on the questions and not how you look or how you feel.
      
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