- It is my pleasure to recommend Jane Doe for admission to [Name of Program] at [University]. I am an associate professor of [Subject] at [University]. I came to know Jane while teaching her in [Course] . The course comprised [short description of course]. Jane distinguished herself by submitting an exceptionally well researched and interesting project on [project]. She is one of the very best students that I have taught in the past five years in respect of her writing ability and research skills.
Overall, Jane is highly intelligent and has good problem-solving skills. Her [project] demonstrated her ability to come a detailed understanding of [details about coursework] the lifestyles of pre-historic hominids, and to analyze the consequences of those practices on evolution. She gave a particularly interesting discussion of the difficult practice of tool-shaping and a profound engagement with the use and the implications of these tools. Her overall intelligence is also reflected in her grades for the course, which were among the highest in the class.
Jane has excellent communication skills. Her written work is both clear and concise, as well as interesting to read. She demonstrated her oral articulateness in the discussion sections that were an integral part of the course. Each discussion section focused on a particular aspect of Olduvian Gorge hominids. Students were required analyze unsolved questions and to develop and defend their own theories. Jane was highly proficient in applying the course material in analyzing these “puzzles.” She always explained her views very concisely and gave supporting arguments that were both clear and persuasive. Jane also demonstrated good teamwork skills in group assignments.
At a personal level, Jane is a well-disciplined, industrious student with a pleasant personality. Throughout the course, Jane demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. Not only was she interested in and motivated to learn the material, but she also put great work into assimilating it to her own experience and developing her own ideas about each topic that we discussed.
Jane is unquestionably an exceptional candidate for graduate study in [Program applying for]. Jane’s work in [Academic Course/Department] suggests that she would greatly benefit from the opportunities for intellectual development provided by a sustained period of graduate study. She has proven herself to have the perseverance, initiative, and intellectual creativity necessary to complete an advanced graduate degree. I would therefore highly recommend Jane Doe. If her performance in my class is a good indication of how she would perform as a graduate student, she would be an extremely positive asset to your program.
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Dear Admissions Committee,
I am honored to recommend Ms. Dai Xie for your graduate program in electrical engineering. I came to know Ms. Dai in March of 2000 when she enrolled in my class on dielectric physics in the Electrical Engineering Department at ABC University. With an enchanting demeanor, inquisitive nature, and solid academic performance, Ms. Dai quickly became one of my most outstanding students. She stayed after class each day to discuss with me complex topics I had brought up during lecture. Though I tried to challenge all my students to go beyond the scope of the class, Ms. Dai was the only one who displayed a genuine dedication to enhancing her own knowledge of dielectric physics and other related topics. During our discussions, Ms.Dai expressed her desire to attend a graduate program in electrical engineering and how she plans to use that intense educational experience to advance in a professional, scientifically-oriented career. Ms. Dai earned a final grade of 80%, one of the highest scores in the entire class. Having witnessed such a strong classroom performance, I know that Ms. Dai is well prepared to study at your prestigious university.
Because of her impressive academic work and honorable character, I am please to give Ms. Dai Xie my highest recommendation for your esteemed graduate program in electrical engineering.
Department of Electrical Engineering,
It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. Zhaodai Xie for his application to graduate studies in your school. Mr. Wang has been my research assistant of the National Science Council’s project- “The United States and the United Nations’ Financial Crisis: The Role of U.S. Congress” since September 1997.
His major responsibilities include information collecting, analyzing and translating. He is an enthusiastic and progressive young man with extremely high potentiality. Mr. Wang is not only quick at learning and good at solving difficult problems, but also with a logical mind that enables him to effectively analyze difficulties. All the work handed to him was completed satisfactorily. Actually, he is so reliable that I assign him with heavy responsibilities.
With his help, I have been able to spend more time in writing the research paper. I really consider myself very fortunate to have such a capable assistant. I am certain his diligence, coupled with a good competence and pleasant personality, will assure him of academic achievements in his future academic pursuits. I strongly recommend his admission without any reservation.
Chung Weikuo Research Fellow and Professor The Institute of European and American Studies