本文是一位United States History(美国历史)课程的老师为他的一名学生写的推荐信，该学生想进入Indiana University(印第安纳大学)做一位老师。这位老师详细描述了该学生的能力并表达了对其潜力的赞赏，他坚信这名学生一定能在自己的工作岗位上获得成功。 Indiana University Office of Admissions 300 N. Jordan Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405
Dear Sir or Madame:
It is with great pleasure that I write to recommend Courtney Alexander to you. I have known Courtney for the past two years and had the distinct pleasure of having her in my United States History class during her junior year. In that time I have found her to be a bright, diligent, affable young woman.
When thinking about Courtney and her abilities as a student, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is her aforementioned diligence. Courtney outworks everyone. In the beginning of the year, she had some trouble grasping general concepts from specific facts, which was reflected in her short answer and essay writing. However, as the year progressed, so did her ability to grasp even the most complex of issues. She took in each and every bit of constructive criticism given to her and worked to correct her mistakes. By the end of the first semester, her essays and written answers were vastly improved, as were her grades in the course. This trend continued through the second semester until Courtney finished up the course with an 88 average, well up from the 84 that she had ended the first semester with.
Courtney's ability to work with her peers is another trait that will bode well for her as she moves on to the next level. Throughout the year, she worked collaboratively with those seated around her in reviewing notes, going over possible examination material, and working through some of the more difficult concepts. Through her contributions to this ad hoc group, Courtney helped not only herself, but also others around her who were not progressing and improving as quickly as she was. Two instances in particular show that she has learned the value of teamwork and collaboration in the academic arena. First off, it was this group of peers Courtney worked with that helped her through a difficult period following surgery on the wrist of her writing hand. This made everything difficult for her, from writing to typing, so she leaned on this group who supported her throughout her rehabilitation. The second time was in her work on the year-end group project in which her and another student created an American History board game. I recall Courtney commenting on how great it was to work with someone else who could help you in the areas where you struggled while you helped her in the areas she struggled. The project wound up being one of the best in the entire class.
Courtney Alexander is undoubtedly the type of student that has the potential for great success at the next level. Her natural abilities combined with her work ethic and ability to evolve academically and socially are a recipe for success in the years to come. I enthusiastically recommend her for admission to Indiana University.
If you have any questions or concerns in regards to Courtney, please feel free to contact me at (555) 555-5555. Thank you for your attention.
William R. Morrison, III