英文推荐信撰写技巧及范文

留学文书,英语推荐信

申请国外研究生时,通常会被要求提供两至三封的推荐信,许多人不知道该找谁当推荐人较为适合。在本篇文章里Wordvice会向大家说明该找谁当推荐人,以及推荐信应包含哪些内容的问题,在文章最后我们将提供推荐信范文供参考。

英文推荐信撰写技巧

在找推荐人的时候要记住一个基本准则:推荐人重要的选择标准是对申请者有充分的了解,而不仅仅是看推荐人本身的名气。推荐人最好了解申请者的优点且需熟悉申请者学习情况、学习目的是否明确、适应能力、创造能力、性格和特长等。
  • 工作上找了解申请者的直属上司、客户、主管等或曾经监督管理过申请者的人
  • 学校方面找院系老师
(千万不要找亲戚家属、名声响亮的名人、CEO等对自己不了解的人写推荐信)
另外,在写推荐信时,要包含以下几个重点和方向:
  • 推荐人的全名与申请人的基本情况介绍
  • 交待推荐人与申请者的关系(如何认识、了解程度、关系)
  • 对申请者的基本评价(如:专业基础、个性、人品、特点、工作态度、发展潜力和实例)要注意学校看重学术潜能;公司则强调实务应变能力
  • 推荐人可以介绍申请人曾获得奖励、发表的论文、参加过的重要学术会议、其曾在学生组织或学术团体中的任职来支撑自己对申请人的正面评价
  • 推荐人必须清楚地表明被推荐人留学的身份是研究生还是访问学者,专业领域及研究方向
  • 必须表明推荐人的态度是极力推荐还是保留推荐
  • 将一些申请表上无法呈现的东西转由推荐信来呈现。例如人格特质,甚至如何克服挫折或压力
  • 量化表现:提供资料给推荐者时,尽量以「他的成绩排在全系的10%-15%」,或「他在哪些课程里表现很好,而这个课程需要良好的C++编程设计能力以及Matlab的某某应用」。换言之,让你的表现是具有参考指标的

英文推荐信范文

以下提供英文推荐信模板:
To the Graduate Admissions Department at [University/Program]:
(OR)
To the Graduate Admissions Department at [University/Program]:
(第一段说明推荐者的职位、与申请者之间的关系,以及对申请者的整体评价)
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.
(第二段具体说明申请者的特质和技能,并提供具体事例证明申请者的能力)
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.
(第三段说明更多的特质、技能以及事例说明)
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.
(第四段说明更多的特质、技能以及事例说明)
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.
(第五段说明为何推荐申请者,以及申请者为什么适合该专业或学校)
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.
(第六段:礼貌性地表示可以协助提供更多信息)
If I can be of any further assistance, or provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely,
[sender’s signature]
[sender’s Name and Title]
很多申请者都需要自行撰写推荐信,然而自行撰写推荐信最容易出现的问题就是用词等英文表现不够正式formal,语气和PS,SOP过于相似。
这时,大家则需要注意将推荐信交给专业的英语母语润色专家来进行润稿,协助将你的推荐信修改得更为专业,具有可读性和说服力。
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