对中国同学来说，这么想没有问题，我也很能理解。但是有一个什么问题呢？就是大家这样的出发点往往和学校的招生想法不一致。所以下面我们就来说一说，what exactly the school is looking for?
我觉得大家可以先来看一个UC Berkeley 的题目。如下：
Personal History Statement——
Please describe how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree. Please include information on how you have overcome barriers to access in higher education, evidence of how you have come to understand the barriers faced by others, evidence of your academic service to advance equitable access to higher education for women, racial minorities, and individuals from other groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, evidence of your research focusing on underserved populations or related issues of inequality, or evidence of your leadership among such groups.