1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Write the second part of a recommendation letter for advanced
study, which states the personal qualities of the candidate that
are relevant to graduate study. View the accompanying Power Point
presentation on details of how to write this paragraph.
3. Write four questions
in which the person must respond "Why" when recommending
someone for advanced study, and then answer them. The question
does not have to come directly from the listening exercise.
Example: Why does Professor Lin believe that the opportunity to
pursue advanced study in MIT's graduate program will benefit Susan?
Answer: It will allow her to undertake innovative research.
Example: Why have you selected nursing as your career of choice?
Answer: I enjoy helping less fortunate individuals.