My Cambridge Interview Experience
作者 Angel L 苏媛 译
香港某国际学校学生，取得伦敦大学法律系、伦敦政经学院法律系、香港大学法律系等预录取，入围香港政府卓越奖学金(Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme)候选名单。
It is important to note that each college conducts their interviews very differently so my experience may be very different to someone else at a different college.
I was called for a Law interview at Christ’s College, Cambridge on 6th December 2016. I remember feeling very nervous on the train up and especially upon arrival at the porter’s lodge at the college. While being mesmerised by the resplendent architecture of my college, I was taken into a room where other interview candidates were situated. I had two interviews, each with two interviewers, with two sorts of questions in the interview. Firstly, there are problem-styled questionswhere you are given a piece of law beforehand and then in the interview, you are given fact-scenarios in which you apply that piece of law. I think the important thing to note about those sorts of questions is that no prior knowledge about the law is needed, as I certainly had no knowledge about military law in my interview. Secondly, there are essay-style questionswhere you are given a subject and asked to formulate an opinion on it and justify why - here is where knowledge of current affairs would prove useful.
To succeed in answering these types of questions: Firstly, do not rush answers and take time cordially to carefully think about the message you are trying to deliver to the interviewers. Secondly, try and justify with reasons everything you say. Thirdly, for many of the questions they ask you, there is no “right” answer, therefore as long as you effectively reason your opinions, you would be on the right track. They are really looking at a student’s comprehension skills and their ability to take in information, analyse it, and think critically. Linking with this point, you need to be willing to stand up for your beliefs but alsodon't try and defend the indefensible!The fundamental skill they are looking for, is “precision of thinking”. Especially for Law, interviewers want to see if students can pick up on the subtleties and ambiguitiesof language that shows they recognise matters can be interpretedin different ways. It’s about having a sensitivity to languagewith almost a mathematical bent. They want to see if you are flexible enough in thought and can be taught to think.
Looking back at the day, it was in many ways an enjoyable and positive experience. I therefore would wholeheartedly say that the interview process is not as intimidating as it seems and certainly should not put anyone off from applyingto Cambridge.澳门威尼斯人官网>
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