Recommendation letter là một phần không thể thiếu từ học bổng, chương trình ngắn hạn hay internship. Vậy bạn biết gì về RC và cách để có một lá thư giới thiệu ấn tượng?
Letter of Reference là gì?
LOR (Letter of Recommendation hay reference letter hay recommendation letter) nghĩa là thư giới thiệu. Khi nộp đơn xin học tại các trường đại học nước ngoài, bạn thường phải nộp từ 2-3 LOR của những người có liên quan, để nhà trường mà bạn sắp theo học có thể đánh giá được bạn ngoài điểm số, và lựa chọn các ứng viên phù hợp nhất.
Thư giới thiệu xin học bổng là bạn được một người hay một tổ chức đề cử bạn với quỹ học bổng nào đó, nhưng thực tế cách viết thư giới thiệu xin học bổng không phải ai cũng biết làm. Nếu bạn lần đầu xin học bổng và không biết thư tự giới thiệu xin học bổng là phải qua các bước từ tìm người viết recommendation letter cho bạn, chuẩn bị thông tin, cách trình bày, xin chữ ký, gửi/upload recommendation letter,….
Có hai đối tượng để bạn xin thư giới thiệu xin học bổng là giáo viên, người hướng dẫn liên quan đến trường học và sếp, đồng nghiệp, dự án, đề án nào đó. Nếu xin học bổng cao như du học thạc sĩ, tiến sĩ thì reference letter từ người có vị trí/tiếng tăm càng cao càng có giá trị.
Cách viết thư tự giới thiệu xin học bổng
- Tiếp cận những người bạn muốn họ giới thiệu bạn.
- Sắp đặt các buổi hẹn, mang theo các tài liệu cần thiết cho người giới thiệu xem.
- Dịch thư và sửa lỗi, bạn có thể nhờ ai đó giỏi tiếng Anh hỗ trợ. Lên danh sách hết các trường/chương trình cần nộp để làm nhiều LOR một lần
- Mang các LOR đã được dịch và sửa lỗi đến cho người giới thiệu xin họ ký tên
Khi trình bày LoR, tốt nhất nên nếu rõ tên học bổng, chương trình, không nên dùng từ ngữ chung chung để gửi cho mọi chương trình. Ngoài ra để không mất nhiều thời gian cho việc đi xin chữ ký thì bạn làm một loạt LoR rồi xin chữ ký hoặc trình ký sau đó scan rồi lưu dưới dạng file ảnh, làm như vậy sẽ dễ dàng vì sau này viết LoR chỉ việc chèn chữ ký vào file word rồi chuyển sang pdf và nộp.
Mẫu thư giới thiệu xin học bổng bằng tiếng Anh
Dear Sir or Madam,
This letter is to serve as my formal recommendation for Mr. XYZ. XYZ has been an analyst for several months at my company on an internship program. He has been interested in obtaining a Master degree for some.time now and I suggest that he would be an excellent candidate for your esteemed program.
During his time at our company, XYZ has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and a dedication to success. Base on good financial knowledge and hard – working attitude.he always finishes our assignment better than the expectation, especially, the judgment he gave about figures on the reports is highly appreciated. He put in extra hours as necessary in order to meet specific deadlines. Furthermore, XYZ is skilled in working independently and is also a good communicator when explaining his own ideas.
In our company, Mr. XYZ has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Having a great teamwork skill, he is an active member in the group and I feel his budding leadership abilities will become even more effective in a business school setting.
For all of XYZ’s contributions, I highly recommend XYZ as a candidate for your postgraduate program. Should I have to give more information regarding XYZ or this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear Admissions Committee,
I had the pleasure of teaching Sara in her 11th grade honors English class at Mark Twain High School. From the first day of class, Sara impressed me with her ability to be articulate about difficult concepts and texts, her sensitivity to the nuances within literature, and her passion for reading, writing, and creative expression- both in and out of the classroom. Sara is a talented literary critic and poet, and she has my highest recommendation as a student and writer.
Sara is talented at considering the subleties within literature and the purpose behind authors’ works. She produced an extraordinary year-long thesis paper on creative identity development, in which she compared works from three different time periods and synthesized cultural and historical perspectives to inform her analysis.
When called upon to give her thesis defense in front of her peers, Sara spoke clearly and eloquently about her conclusions and responded to questions in a thoughtful way. Outside of the classroom, Sara is dedicated to her literary pursuits, especially to poetry. She publishes her poetry in our school’s literary magazine, as well as in online magazines. She is an insightful, sensitive, and deeply self-aware individual driven to explore art, writing, and a deeper understanding of the human condition.
Throughout the year Sara was an active participant in our discussions, and she always supported her peers. Her caring nature and personality allow her to work well with others in a team setting, as she always respects others’ opinions even when they differ from her own. When we held a class debate about gun laws, Sara opted to speak for the side opposite her own views.
She explained her choice as motivated by a desire to put herself in other people’s shoes, view the issues from a new perspective, and gain a clearer sense of the issue from all angles. Throughout the year, Sara demonstrated this openness to and empathy for the opinions, feelings, and perspectives of others, along with shrewd powers of observation, all qualities that makes her outstanding as a student of literature and burgeoning writer.
I am certain that Sara is going to continue to do great and creative things in her future. I highly recommend her for admission to your undergraduate program. She is talented, caring, intuitive, dedicated, and focused in her pursuits. Sara consistently seeks out constructive feedback so she can improve her writing skills, which is a rare and impressive quality in a high school student. Sara is truly a stand-out individual who will impress everyone she meets. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at email@example.com.
Mark Twain High School
Dear Admissions Committee,
It is a great pleasure to recommend Stacy for admission to your engineering program. She is one of the most exceptional students I have encountered in my 15 years of teaching. I taught Stacy in my 11th grade honors physics class and advised her in Robotics Club. I am not surprised to find out she is now ranked at the top of an extraordinarily capable class of seniors. She has a keen interest in and talent for physics, math, and scientific inquiry. Her advanced skills and passion for the subject make her an ideal fit for your rigorous engineering program.
Stacy is a perceptive, sharp, quick individual with a high aptitude for math and science. She is driven to understand how things work, whether they be the old computer hard drives in the school library or the forces that hold our universe together. Her final project in class was especially impressive, an investigation of frequency-dependent sound absorption, an idea that she said was sparked by not wanting to bother her parents with her hours of guitar practice at home.
She’s been a strong leader in Robotics Club, eager to share her knowledge with others and learn new skills. I have the students in the club prepare lessons and take turns leading our after-school meetings. When it was Stacy’s turn, she showed up prepared with a fascinating .lecture on lunar nautics and fun activities that got everyone moving and talking. She was our only student teacher to be met with much deserved applause at the end of her lesson.
Stacy’s personal strengths are as impressive as her intellectual accomplishments. She’s an active, outgoing presence in class with a great sense of humor. Stacy’s the perfect person to get a group project rolling, but she also knows how to sit back and let others take the lead. Her cheerful nature and openness to feedback means she’s always learning and growing as a learner, an impressive strength that will continue to serve her well in college and beyond. Stacy is just the kind of driven, engaging, and curious student that helped make our classroom a lively environment and safe place to take intellectual risks.
Stacy has my highest recommendation for admission to your engineering program. She has demonstrated excellence in all that she puts her mind to, whether it’s designing an experiment, collaborating with others, or teaching herself to play classical and electrical guitar. Stacy’s endless curiosity, combined with her willingness to take risks, leads me to believe there will be no limit to her growth and achievements in college and beyond. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Marie Curie High School
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