Chinese teacher/ Class director of Zhengzhou 19th Middle School
April 25, 2010
It is my pleasure to write this recommendation letter for my intelligent student, Yadi Wang. She is not only diligent but also good moral in our school. I will be very glad if my recommendation can help your evaluation of her capability.
I am the principle of the Zhengzhou 19th High School, which is a key high school in Henan province .In recent years, the 100 percent graduates from our school have been enrolled by university, and in addition, 80% graduates in our school have been recruited by national key university. I got to know her as a student of our school. She has been keeping a good balance between the arts and sciences, gaining high grades in each of them. Because of her diligent studying, she was titled several times “exemplary student” “excellent student cadres” “various abilities in a major”. More importantly, she owns the industriousness and inquisitiveness in learning, and an unusual ability of abstract and analytical thinking and in-depth exploration of knowledge. Due to her outstanding performance in studying, in every semester, her ranking grade never fell down below top 5 in her grade.
At the same time, in the social field, she manifests her powerful leader and organization capacity. Presently, these positions, she has been taking in charge of in our school, the monitor of her class, the director of the youth volunteer of environmental protection association. Moreover, she has various hobbies for example, playing the piano and Chinese calligraphy. As an editor in our school magazine, her peculiar points of view, fine style of writing, sense of humor often compose an excellent article. She has issued many excellent essays in school magazine. Her remarkable talent was appreciated by her teachers and schoolmates. Especially, in May, 2008, she won the title of Excellent Work in Zhengzhou 15th Guanghua Cup Calligraphy Competition. This contest adequately shows her talent in art. Otherwise, she took actively part in all kinds of the social activities in her vacation, such as offering care to the olds in old people’s home, and leading various kinds of community service as a youth volunteer for propagating the theory of environmental protection in the street and cleaning the mother river of this city and etc. All these activities constantly improve her social practice ability.
I understand that XXX is applying for admission to your Postgraduate Master’s Program, and has requested that I write this letter of recommendation for her.
I have known XXX as a resourceful and goal-oriented individual ever since she attended my Instrumental Analysis course(score:84) in her fourth academic semester. She often raised thought-provoking questions during the course lectures. Thus,it is natural that I like discussing with this young girl and enjoy becoming more familiar with her and her aspirations. In her sixth academic semester, she took my course of Electrochemical Analysis(score:89).The more I get to know her, the more I find she is talented at chemistry. With her outstanding talent and solid background in chemistry, she also did quite well in most of her other courses during her undergraduate study. I feel strongly that XXX’s unusual talents and abilities will stand her in good stead for a quality chemistry education, and your university will provide the best opportunities for her.
While at XXX University, XXX had excellent performances in all subjects of her studies and demonstrated great potential, but she is more than a knowledgable bookworm;she is an outstanding leader. She is not only the President of the Student Union in the College of Chemistry, but also the Minister of Commonweal Department of Students’ Association Union of XXX University. She is adept in speech and debate, which give her great capabilities for expression, abstract reasoning， and cooperation. She also took part in and organised many extracurricular activities, such as “Dream Fly” Party of College of Chemistry and Chemical Knowledge Contest of XXX University.
We at XXX University see an optimistic, highly independent， and easy-going character in XXX, with highly unusual determination. She is not to be defeated by any difficulties. She believes that , with hard work, she can achieve anything she wants. I think her confidence in herself is well grounded in her track record.
Judging by what I know of her, I think XXX is fully qualified to pursue a Master’s degree in your program. Therefore，I recommend her with much enthusiasm and I shall greatly appreciate your favorably consideration for her application for admission.
In capacity as Professor of Mathematics at Fudan University I'm writing to recommend Mr. Wang Gesintosyour PhD program in Computer Science. I have known Mr. Wang since his sophomore year of college and have acted as his thesis advisor and mentor. In my experience he is a gifted and diligent student and an admirably hard worker.
Wang is an impressive student because he has been forced to overcome the significant challenge of a serious illness during his freshman year. When I first met Wang in my Discrete Math class he did not appear to be anything special to me. While his exam scores were good they were not as high as I would now expect of him. What I didn't know then was that due to his illness Wang was attempting to take all of the difficult early mathematics courses at one time including Discrete Mathematics Advanced Mathematics Linear Algebra and Possibilities. While most students found preparing for just one set of these exams difficult Wang was overwhelmed by four of them. But in the end he achieved an impressive score on the final exam which made me conscious of his unusual determination he demonstrates when confronting difficult challenges.
Mr. Wang and I have often talked about a variety of mathematics and computer science concepts and problems. During these discussions I always found him to be delightfully intelligent. Not only does he quickly understand the concepts and problems presented to him he is able to analyze these problems and present solutions. But perhaps most important is that Wang's thinking is intensely rigorous. When looking at any question he carefully scrutinizes it and if he finds any uncertain issues he clears them up immediately. I believe this kind of thought is essential to become an excellent computer programmer.
Serving as his thesis advisor I had a first-hand opportunity to observe the way in which Wang's mind works. In his senor thesis Mr. Wang mainly discussed two challenging questions in regards to′ANN′. In our books in China knowledge of ANN and its uses are very rare. Few people in China have studied this topic and consequently the materials that are available on ANN are limited. Working on this difficult project not only did Mr. Wang rise to the challenge but he went above and beyond the call of duty to analyze his secondary sources and test them for accuracy in practice. In this way he found mistakes in the book that we use. His diligence and hard work made me extremely proud of him.
Mr. Wang is an intelligent motivated and industrious individual. Teaching and advising him has been a delightful pleasure. I know that if given the chance to study abroad in America he will arm himself to become a great programmer he dreams of being. He has the intelligence and background to achieve these goals - now all he needs is the opportunity. I ask that you look upon his application favorably and grant him a chance to study in your university.
As a teacher in Department of Biology, Nankai University, a leading university in China, I am very pleased to take this opportunity to recommend one of my favorite students to your PhD program.
In September, 2004, Miss Zhang was my students in General Biology, the first professional course they take in the field. She likes it very much. I teach her in an open and interactive manner, she is active and passionate about answering class questions. Miss Zhang is bright, energetic and enthusiastic girl who loves speaking out her own ideas. She never escapes from those points of which she is skeptical. Apart from that, she often puts forward her ideas upon questions and exchanges all of her innovate ideas with me after class.
Upon ending of General Biology course, I asked my students to write an essay upon their understanding of biology. I discovered Miss Zhang’s essay was so impressive and persuasive; her careful essay comes from dozens of references to Biology literatures. In essay Miss Zhang stretched out her creative thinking upon status quo of biological research and branches in the field of biology. All of this speaks to her creative and logical and scientific thinking capability. I am gladly to say that Miss Zhang has a clear understanding about General Biology, that comprehension has been reflected fully in her essay. Therefore Miss Zhang got a full point for her essay in her class, and other students took it as model essay for granted.
I believe Miss Zhang’s industriousness, passion and dedication will make her an ideal candidate you are seeking for your program, so I highly recommend her without any hesitation to you. And I will greatly appreciate it if you could accept her into your program.
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02163
January 1, 2007
Subject: Letter of Recommendation for John Smith
To Whom It May Concern:
John Smith has worked under my guidance and supervision as an accounting assistant from December 17, 2003, until November 22, 2006. His responsibilities include setting up new clients for review, writing brief summaries of their financial condition, and managing the secretarial staff. During his employment, John exemplified a hard worker and a talented asset to the staff.
I was impressed by John’s efficiency, time management and writing skills. His quick understanding of the various tasks presented was comprehensive. Moreover, his concise and thought provoking writing skills allowed insightful views of clients and clear financial outlines.
Your program of study sounds ideally suited to John’s academic goals. He will be coming to you with the proven groundwork necessary for success in pursuing an MBA. He will also bring his interest in accounting and healthcare. It is exciting to think of the many ways John will be able to contribute to other students and the faculty.
I ask you to carefully consider John Smith’s accomplishments and potential for success in your MBA program.
Dear Sir or Madam:
As the dean of Electronics Engineering College of Heilongjiang University, Mr. Lynd Dong‘s teacher as well, I fully recommend Mr. Lynd Dong, once my student, to further his major study in your University.
First of all, I‘d like to tell you that Dong is one of the most excellent students whom I have met in our department. Impressed by his versatility, I am also especially touched by his conscientious way of study and splendid academic records. I taught him such courses as electronic circuit and computer fundamentals, during which he showed himself as being active in thinking and original in viewpoint. And after class he often came to visit me to discuss problems, some of which seemed to go beyond the teaching program though. Dong operated experiments effectively, for which he, as the only student representative, was admitted into the teachers‘ scientific research to develop railway communications system.
Mr. Dong is diligent and intelligent. Our department implements difficult courses and strict exams, for which many students fail in the exams. Dong nevertheless remains the top 3% among his classmates, occupying the No. 1 position in the comprehensive ranking upon graduation. Once nearly half of the students failed in Mathematical Method, while Dong scored 97, impressing many teachers.
Mr. Dong is also active in daily life. Playing the violin and drawing pictures well, he is optimistic and always ready to offer help. Being a born leader, all the students were willing to be engaged with him. He was thus elected as the head and general secretary of the department of science and technology. Under his leadership, the radio team worked smoothly and effectively, getting the award of Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress. As an excellent student leader, he built up the bridge between teachers and students.
In short, Mr. Dong, as an outstanding young man, has showed great potentialities in academic learning. He will surely be the pillar of the state if he gets enrollment in your University for further study. I strongly recommend him and will appreciate your assistance to his application. Should you need any further information about this promising young man, please feel free to contact me.