Dear Sir or Madam:

  Mr. Newman Song was one of the undergraduate students whom I taught and my research assistant in my research programs. My close contact with Mr. Song and my relatively deep understanding of his character and his academic performance qualify me as the most appropriate person to recommend this promising young man who is currently applying for a degree program at your university.

  As adviser of Mr. Song's graduation design, I collaborated with him for more than one year. In this process, Mr. Song left a very deep impression on me. He possessed a profound understanding of the nature of mechanical engineering. Moreover, he is rigorous in his scientific mentality and perseverant in his research stamina. He distinguished himself from his fellow students by his exceptional capability in making important findings. All those precious qualities are incorporated in his graduation design.

  For his graduation design, Mr. Song concentrated on The Surface Alloy Treatment of the Cylinder Piston Ring of Desert Vehicles by Laser, which was a major challenge for an undergraduate. The project involved a considerable amount of knowledge outside his area of specialization. In order to ensure the successful execution of the project, Mr. Song consulted a large amount of technical literature in those related fields and acquired all the necessary background knowledge for undertaking his research. The project called for substantial fieldwork and experimentation and Mr. Song tried his best to be meticulous in every detail. He was independently responsible for the laser treatment of the product, a crucial step in the entire project, and the subsequent sampling and testing. His personal efforts contributed importantly to the final consummation of the program.

  Equally impressive is Mr. Song's innovative spirit. During the research, he came up with quite a few valuable and constructive suggestions. I incorporated almost all of his suggestions into the actual research. The effectiveness of those important advices has been fully demonstrated in practice. Another important factor that contributed to his research success is his readiness to cooperate with others. He is adept at interpersonal communications coordination. Consequently, all the problems that occurred in the process were smoothly and speedily worked out.

  On the basis of his heretofore prominent performance, I fully believe that Mr. Song is replete with potentials which will enable him to adapt to his future academic environment at your university. With all the excellent research facilities and invaluable instructions by the renowned professors that your university provide,

  Yours Faithfully

  Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  Supervisor of Ph. D Program

  Tsinghua University


  Dear Sir or Madam,

  At the request of Mr. Muller Zhang, I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation in support of his application for admission to graduate study at your university. I am a senior professor specialized in the field of criminology for over 30 years, and have once pursued advanced studies in the University of Leicester in Great Britain. As the dean of the Department of Public Security at the University of Public Security, I have a close understanding of Mr. Zhang‘s academic capability.

  It was at the period of freshmen‘s military training that Mr. Muller Zhang first drew my attention. For all the arduous and exhausting military training, he continued to self-study at his spare time after conscientiously completing all the assigned training tasks. What strongly impressed me and was generally acknowledged to all the other teachers in our department was his intense craving for knowledge, the extraordinary diligence and perseverance demonstrated all through his four-year college life in his studies, and his outstanding academic performance. When he was a junior, I delivered the course of Studies of Accident Prevention to him and his class, which gained me a better and an all-round understanding of him. Mr. Zhang has a powerful ability of self-study, which enabled him to grasp what I taught within a short time, and put forward his own viewpoints after he consulted and finished reading a vast literature written in English with good combination of domestic research findings. Thus, he has enlarged his scope of knowledge and improved his ability to analyze and solve practical problems to a greater extent. He could always come up with novel ideas which were greatly appreciated and highly commended. Mr. Zhang is exceedingly interested in criminology, spending most of his spare time studying the specialized books in the library. Moreover, his proficient English was of great help for him to self-study those books in the original related to his professional knowledge. His industry finally brought about a series of honors to him, consecutively receiving scholarships of first and second prizes. One point deserves merit is that Mr. Muller Zhang has exhibited an overwhelming ability of organization, marvelous leadership, a keen teamwork spirit and an excellent and harmonious relationship with people around him.

  The idea of pursuing advanced studies abroad sprung up to him at his third academic year. He had discussed the matter with me to seek for my advice. As far as he is concerned, China‘s present research studies in the field of criminology still have some defects. Thus it is important and necessary that he pursue further studies abroad so as to broaden his horizon and enlarge his scope of knowledge. He is yearning for his pursuing his graduate studies in the specialty of crime, deviance and control at the London School of Economics and Political School (LSE). My full support of him, in a way, has helped him to confirm his decision and redouble his continuous efforts to make his dreams a reality. Mr. Zhang distinguished himself from his classmates in his English studies. His success in passing the CET-4 and CET-6 as a sophomore student didn‘t lessen his enthusiasm for English studies, instead he still kept at it each day. I think his good command of English in the four fundamental skills will greatly facilitate his studies in your university. Recently he has got a fairly high mark of 643 in the TOEFL examination, which cannot be separated from his industriousness.

  I greatly encourage him to pursue his own dreams, and firmly believe that he is bound to achieve remarkable success and realize the true value of his life in his future academic studies and researches. I have full confidence in that he will surely acquit himself splendidly and make his own contributions in this field with his meticulous attitude in scientific studies and his persevering and enterprising spirit. Thus, I am enthusiastic to offer myself as his referee. Your favorable consideration of his application will be most appreciated. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

  Yours sincerely,


  I am pleased to write this letter for my former student Miss Nan Li, who graduated from this College with an L.B. degree in June 1978.Miss Li was admitted to the Department of Law of this College in 1974 through highly competitive entrance examination which is conducted annually and is open to the whole nation. Even in such a selective group. Miss Li made herself distinguished.

  As professor and dean of the College, I have access to her records of academic work and moral conduct, In her fourth year study, I instructed her in Anglo-American Laws on Trespass. So I have known her quite well. Miss Li's performance, like that in many other courses she taken, was excellent with a superior grade of 86 for the first semester, and 84 for the second semester. In our university and in other university here, 80 is considered "A" , the highest level. As far as I know, Miss Li wishes to continue her study in Law for an advanced degree. I am sure she has had sufficient prerequisite knowledge for the subject and certainly has the ability to undertake the study. I recommend Miss Li without reservation and shall appreciate your favorable consideration of her application.

  Yours faithfully,