推荐信制作步骤详解

  1. 推荐信的信头

  (1)置于推荐信开头,左对齐

  Name: XX

  Title: XX

  E-mail: XX

  Tel: XX

  (2)置于开头,左对齐,省略Name 和 Title

  XX

  XX

  E-mail: XX

  Tel: XX

  (3) 置于开头,右对齐 (可省Name 和 Title)

  Name: XX

  Title: XX

  E-mail: XX

  Tel: XX

  (4)置于推荐信结尾,Signature后 (可省Name 和 Title)

  2. 推荐信的称呼语

  称呼语一般有以下几种:Dear Colleagues (多用于推荐人是教授职位), Sir or Madam, Admission Officers, Admissions Committee, Selection Committee, To Whom It May Concern. 一般称呼后的标点符号可用美国习惯用法“:” 或英国习惯用法“,”

  3. 推荐信的正文

  首段往往介绍推荐人和被推荐人的关系,如何相识,对推荐人的总体印象,以及表达推荐的理由。多于有多个头衔的推荐人,只需选择最重要的几个就可以了。 这段一般要求比较简洁,因此要掌握多种句型例如:As the xx, I deem it a great pleasure to recommend xx to xx. I am writing this letter of recommendation in support of xx, for admission to xx.

  中间段落是核心部分,一般以正面评价为主。 如果是教授,可以表现申请者的学习、研究能力、逻辑思维、独立研究、解决问题等能力;如果是实习或工作的领导,可以描述被申请者的业务能力、领导能力、创新思维、市场开发能力、合作精神等等。另外,还可以简单介绍被推荐人英语能力,在课外活动中体现出的领导、织等能力,以及人品、性格、爱好等等,以此来体现申请者的综合素质。 值得一提的是,要客观评价,避免过度赞美。诚信是首要原则,稍微夸大并不大碍,但说谎和欺骗是不可取的。为了不给人留下不实的印象,应该切忌减少泛泛而谈的赞美词,而是要附以具体事例。特别是有说服力的事情。如果是授课老师或论文指导教授,还可以描述具体的学习情况和论文的大概情况。比如很多推荐信都会提到“She always took an active part in the class discussion, putting forward unique viewpoints. After class, she often came to me to discuss professional problems with me.”但到底课上课下讨论了什么呢,都没有提及,显得比较苍白。因此,可以举个例子来印证和充实观点,增加说服力。另外,一些比较肤浅,大家都喜欢提的例子可以考虑舍弃。比如,He was always the first one to arrive and the last one to leave; He preferred to sit in the first low, listening to me carefully. 语言尽量平实可信,不需要矫揉造作。

  4. 推荐信的结尾

  主要是推荐人对被推荐人各种能力,品质,潜能的总结,以及美好祝愿。笔者总结了以下推荐信结尾供童鞋们参考。

  Therefore, I don’t hesitate to recommend… as the right person for your consideration.

  I would like to lend my support to… for his…

  I am willing to stand by Mr. /Ms…..for….

  Any favorable consideration to this letter would be considered a personal favor.

  I would like to thank you for your attention to this letter and restate my support to Mr….

  Before concluding the letter, I would again apply myself to convincing you that…

  Should you require any additional information to assist in your appraisal of XX, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  I believe XX will be an asset to your advanced study program and I therefore ask you to look upon her application favorably.

  Should there be any way in which I can be of further assistance in your deliberations, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

  In light of his/her xxx, I firmly believe xx deserves the opportunity to continue his study at your university.

  I would be delighted to furnish any other information to you if needed.

  另外,还有几点需要注意的:

  1. 每段开头提一下被推荐人完整的姓名。关于名字的称呼,也有两种。例如:李晓红。如果被推荐人和推荐人是师生关系,且比较熟,可以用Miss Wang Yuyan或Wang Yuyan.后面再次提到可用Yuyan. 如果被推荐人和推荐人是员工和领导关系,最好用Miss Wang Yuyan,下面再提到可用Miss Wang.

  2. 推荐信一般采用小四或五号的字体。格式上,如果段前空格,那么段段之间可以不留行;如果段前不空格,段段之间要空一行。

  3. 推荐信要根据不同推荐人采用适当的语气。可以选用不同的称呼,字体,格式以区别。

  4. 关于推荐信的长度,建议控制在500字之内。