I am writing in support of __________________, who has applied to admission to your graduate program.
As ________________'s professor, as well as his academic advisor for the past two years, I can attest that he is a dedicated, gifted student who is sure to excel in graduate school.
He is a creative thinker, but one who always backs up his assertions with research. His papers are meticulously sourced, and he never takes shortcuts when it comes to coursework and special projects. He works well independently and in group settings.
Last semester, when I received a grant to explore a dynamic in which _____________ has keen interest, I immediately brought him on board as part of the team. When I approached him about the project, ___________'s eyes lit up like a child's on Christmas morning. He didn't even ask if he'd get paid! (He did, and deservedly so.)
These qualities, combined with his passion for the study of _____________, makes him an ideal candidate.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have further questions about ____________.
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