13 Januari 2009

Academic Letter of Recommendation Samples

Please help yourself to assemble an Academic Letter of Recommendation. I am using "Mr. Mumbo Jumbo" at "M.J. University" as an example. It would be best if you replaced that with your purpose. Apology, this a la carte was shamelessly ripped off from many web sites:

To Whom It May Concern
  1. I am writing this reference at the request of Mr. Mambo Jumbo, who is applying for the Graduate Program at M.J. University.
  2. I am writing to endorse my support for the application submitted by Mr. Mambo Jumbo for an advanced degree at your institution.
  3. I am pleased to introduce Mr. Mambo Jumbo as our institution's promising and sincere student.
  4. I am pleased to recommend Mr. Mambo Jumbo for admission to the Department of Voodoo Science at M.J. University.
  5. I am pleased to write this recommendation for Mr. Mambo Jumbo to be admitted to your University.
  6. Let me introduce Mr. Mambo Jumbo, once my student at the Department of Voodoo Science, M.J. University.
  7. Recommending Mr. Mambo Jumbo, a student of mine for the past two years, is a great pleasure.
  8. This letter is an academic recommendation for Mr. Mambo Jumbo as a graduate student of your University. 
  9. ==========
  10. I had known Mr. Mambo Jumbo since one and a half years ago when he took my Advanced Mystique course.
  11. I have been Mr. Mambo Jumbo's undergraduate academic adviser at M.J. University since his admission in 1883.
  12. I have known Mr. Mambo Jumbo for the past year in my capacity as a laboratory supervisor.
  13. I have known Mr. Mambo Jumbo since he enrolled as an undergraduate student at M.J. University.
  14. I was Mr. Mambo Jumbo's academic adviser during his undergraduate years (1883-1887) at M.J. University.
  15. Mr. Mambo Jumbo has been my student for the last two years. 
  16. This letter is to certify that Mr. Mambo Jumbo worked at the M.J. University as a Junior Exorcist from 1883 to 1886. 
  17. Time has changed our relationship: Formerly, he was my student, but now he is my young colleague at M.J. Univerisity. 
  18. ==========
  19. I had taught him the subject of Applied Mystique, the backbone of Voodoo Science, for three years.
  20. I have been closely acquainted with him for the past four years of his undergraduate studies at M.J. University.
  21. I have known Mr. Mambo Jumbo for many years in my capacity as a Lecturer at M.J. University. 
  22. I have taught him in several courses in the area of Voodoo Science.
  23. I have taught him subjects like "Applied Mystique I" and "Applied Mystique II."
  24. I taught him Applied Mystique during his third and fourth years. ==========
  25. Based on his grades, attendance, and class participation, I'd rate Mr. Mambo Jumbo's academic performance in my class as superior. 
  26. During his study, he was an intelligent, highly motivated, and hard-working student. 
  27. He had also done well in his thesis writing, was well organized, and used formal language well.
  28. He has a strong will to continue his study to a higher level.
  29. He has an outstanding problem-solving capacity and the ability to reason through complexity.
  30. He has interacted very closely with me, and I am satisfied with him the level of proficiency he achieved by him in Applied Mystique.
  31. He has leadership qualities and was an active member of our student council.
  32. He has the aptitude and curiosity to succeed in graduate studies.
  33. He is a brilliant student who shows a spark in his undergraduate studies.
  34. He is a promising young student with good academic skills and innate talents.
  35. He is a promising young student with a penchant for learning. 
  36. He is a sincere and brilliant student.
  37. He is a sincere and promising student of our institution. 
  38. He is capable of working independently as well as part of a team.
  39. He is one of the most sincere, versatile, and brilliant students.
  40. He is punctual and a perfectionist in his studies and assignments, which place him above all.
  41. He is zestful and a versatile student. He takes part in many college functions.
  42. He took "Applied Mystique I" and "Applied Mystique II" from me and earned superior grades in those classes.
  43. He managed to work on his own and finished his research on time.
  44. He was doing his final year project under my guidance.
  45. He was doing very well compared to most other students in the class.
  46. He was responsible for tutoring and lecturing various subjects such as "Applied Mystique I" and "Applied Mystique II." 
  47. His careful, thought-provoking nature and ability to do hard work make him an excellent candidate for research work.
  48. His proficiency and dedicated work during lectures and practicals impressed me.
  49. I am delighted with his work, especially his capability to do his research.
  50. I found him very sincere, responsible and dedicated to his coursework.
  51. I have seen his dedicated work and inquisitive nature, which he portrayed during this project work.
  52. One of his qualities was that he used to get deeply involved in his work. 
  53. Regarding English language proficiency, he has an excellent command of reading and listening but still needs to improve his ability to speak and write. 
  54. Suppose his performance in my class is any indication of how he will succeed. In that case, he will be a positive addition to the program. 
  55. ==========
  56. From my heart, he is a worthy candidate for admission to your University.
  57. His concentration, systematic work, and excellent practical skills will help him achieve great success.
  58. He is a deserving candidate for research work. If given a chance, Mr. Mambo Jumbo will attain success in his further studies.
  59. I recommend him with great confidence.
  60. I appreciate his work during his undergraduate years, and with complete confidence, I recommend him to you.
  61. I strongly recommend admission to him, your graduate school, and any financial assistance you can offer.
  62. I strongly recommend him for Graduate Studies at your University and financial assistance in the form of a Research or Teaching assistant-ship.
  63. I am confident that he will live up to your expectation.
  64. I am confident that he will be able to undertake this study, provided he is allowed to do so.
  65. I wish him all the success in his future endeavors.
  66. If you need any additional information, you can contact me at 1-800-328-7448 or by email at mr.bragging@bullpoop.com anytime.
  67. In conclusion, I highly recommend Mr. Mambo Jumbo for this academic program.
  68. In short, I recommend the acceptance of his application.
  69. It gives me great pleasure to recommend him to you.
  70. Overall, I am delighted with his work; I am sure he would have no problem taking the graduate work. 
  71. ==========
  72. Should you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  73. God Bless Achmad Albar, AKA Ucok Harahap, whereas Genesis Phil Collins. 
  74. ==========
  75. Mr. Mumbo Jumbo has excellent communication skills.
  76. His written work is clear, concise, and enjoyable to read. 
  77. He demonstrated his oral articulateness in the discussion sections that were integral to the course.


This is HOW Me Do IT! Grrr... this blog memo is mainly written for OWN PURPOSES. This post is based on "Google There, Google Here, Try That, Try This, Then Ask". Whether this is PLAGIARY or RESEARCH, there has never been a claim that this is an original work, nor is it necessarily the best solution, and not for Scopus consumption :). Please provide feedback, especially if you have alternative explanations. Hopefully, this note will be helpful in the future when you have forgotten how to solve this trivia problem.


INIlah yang KUlakukan! Grrr... memo blog ini terutama ditulis untuk KEPERLUAN SENDIRI. Tulisan ini berbasis "Google Sana, Google Sini, Coba Itu, Coba Ini, Lalu Tanya-tanyi". Entah ini PLAGIAT, entah ini RISET, yang jelas tidak pernah ada klaim bahwa ini merupakan karya asli, serta belum tentu pula merupakan solusi terbaik, serta bukan untuk konsumsi Scopus :). Mohon kiranya memberikan tanggapan, terutama jika memiliki solusi alternatif. Semoga catatan ini akan bermanfaat di masa mendatang, saat sudah lupa cara menyelesaikan masalah trivia ini.


2 komentar:

  1. God Bless Achmad Albar whereas Genesis Phil Collins. =))

  2. God Bless Achmad Albar, AKA Ucok Harahap, whereas Genesis Phil Collins.