Section Ⅲ Writing
51. Dear Sir,
I am writing this letter to apply for the New Star scholarship. I am a student of English Department. I heard from my dean that we can apply for this scholarship if we are qualified.
Let me give a general introduction of myself. I am one of the most excellent students in my department. I am always the first in scores in my class. Besides, I am involved in all kinds of activities. I won out in the 8th English Speaking Contest in Beijing. I'm also the chairman of the Students' Union of our department.
Thank you for your reading of my application and your consideration.
I am writing to you in order to apply for the New Star Scholarship, which I have heard about from the Dean of my department, the English Department.
As you can see from the attached grade sheet, I am one of the top students in the second year of my department. I have also represented the university at the 8th English Speaking Contest, where I was placed first. It is because I have attained such high standards that the Dean, Prof. Wang, suggested I apply for the scholarship.
I believe that I am not only a very good student, but that I also contribute to campus life and the university in my extra-curricular activities, particularly as departmental head of the Student Union.
Thank you in advance for considering my application.
52. After Graduation
Graduation is an important event for all of us. It is the divide between school and a full-time working life. After graduation, we are no longer students protected by parents and teachers, but a member of the real society. (Parents all over the world take care of their children in a variety of ways even after they graduate!) Let's look at the picture first. A graduate is told by his teacher, "You must depend on yourself during your life journey after graduation…" He finds that some former graduates fly high into the sky while some experience a drastic fall.
The picture tells us a principle. Graduation is not the end of your education, but the beginning of your real journey. At school, we may find we are no different from our classmates. However, there will be a great gap between us (Why?) after graduation. Some may try their best to improve themselves and become the mainstay of our ear era? While some are indulged in creature comforts and give up their initial ideals. (How does the picture suggest that?)
Therefore, we should remember that graduation is the beginning of our real life journey. (Yes, you have said that 3 times now!) If you want to be a person useful to society, you should make all efforts to learn as much as possible from others and improve yourself. In this way, you may fly high in the sky.
Illogical argument - If you and your classmates are the same at university, (making all efforts to learn), then you will have the same success in life. However, this does not actually happen.