The more I knew him, the more I found he wastalented at mathematics. As you can see, he got excellent scores onthe course. In fact, he ranked No. 1 on this 270 hours course inthe talented student class which has 34 intelligent others. Withhis outstanding talent and solid mathematical background, he alsodid quite well in most other courses during his undergraduatestudy. By the way, you may wonder why his undergraduate scores looknot so good compared to other Chinese applicants. It is easy toexplain, because he belonged to the talented student class, whichwere required to endure harder test ***s and stricter gradingthan most other college students did at least at "University ofMinnesota". He even served as Prof. Linda s Research Assistant forone year. No one could deny his commitment to his job. As a matterof fact, Prof. Linda s electronic lab happened to be neighboring myoffice and I could always see him working in the lab, eitherrepairing the instruments or helping Prof. Linda collect labreports. Maybe one more example will demonstrate his commitmentmore clearly. Once he suggested compiling a FORTRAN program tosolve a complicated circuit problem in his class. In order to dothat, he had to do a lot of computer work. However, because therewere few computers available in our computer lab, he had to wake upat 5 a.m. in winter (please note: "Twin city" is a downtown nearthe north border of China, so it is pretty cold in winter and theheating system is not working very well.) to ensure the 1stposition of the long waiting line for his classmates andhimimmolation! At last he and his classmates finished the programsuccessfully with his great efforts. As to his personality, I wouldlike to say Mr. Caleb is a warm-hearted, honest and uprightstudent. He was always ready to help others. During my lectures,many students got confused at some points and I could always seeMr. Caleb help them explain during breaks. In the meanwhile, I mustadmit that Mr. Caleb was a bit impatient sometimes. Finally, Iwould like to conclude my recommendation as follows: frankly, Mr.Caleb is not a genius, but I promise his great intelligence,commitment to work and his kind nature will impress you deeply.Thus I recommend him without reservation for his admission andfinancial aid to your program. Please feel free to contact me ifneeded.
I am writing this letter of recommendation forMr.Caleb,my former student. I have known Mr. Caleb for more than 6years since his freshman year at "University of Minnesota". At thattime, he took the course-- "Mathematical Analysis," which I taughtmainly for junior students majoring in Mathematics. To my surprise,I found he was among the few students in his class who could keepup with the pace of my lectures. Moreover, he often posedthought-provoking questions during the course. Thus it was naturalthat I liked discussing with this young man and became familiarwith him.