All posts tagged: education

Phrases that make a killer recommendation letter

How to ghost-write a powerful law school recommendation letter is something I have been thinking about for the past two months. Below are some of the phrases and sentences that I constantly use for my law school recommendations ghostwriting projects. Opening Statements Following are some of the most effective opening statements for inclusion in recommendation letters: ★ I am writing this letter to recommend Ms. Jasmine Huang for admission to the LL.M program at your university. ★ I would like to take this opportunity to write this letter of reference for Ms. Jasmine Huang to your J.D. program. ★ Her considerable legal knowledge and high proficiency in English have made her an exceptional student. Thus, I strongly support her to embark on further studies in the United States.   Assessment Statements Following are several most powerful assessment statements for inclusion in letters of recommendation: ★ Jasmine first drew my attention in the Business Law class, where she expressed herself frequently and articulated opinions crisply. ★ Jasmine set herself apart from her peers in her classes with the …

Reading Notes: “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” by Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni’s  “Where you go is not who you’ll be” presses readers to rethink about US college admissions By Jasmine Huang Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania Frank Bruni. Grand Central Publishing. $25. (P218) Frank Bruni’s book was found on a  bookshelf in a small used bookstore nearby National Taiwan Normal University, one of Taiwan’s most prestigious universities best known for its education/teacher training programs. It makes perfect sense to me since many of their university students and faculties think about how to create better learning environment a lot. I picked up the second hand book and thought about my ghostwriting law professors’ recommendation letters projects. I decided to purchase the used book with the intention to get an update on state of US higher education and college admissions. I thought if the book author had been a columnist for the New York Times, he must have something important to say. After reading most parts of the book, I jotted down a couple things that I thought was …