Presentation on theme: "Writing Self-Recommendations for JUPAS"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing Self-Recommendations for JUPAS Secondary 7
2 IntroductionFor applicants with outstanding achievements in extracurricular activitiesTo provide a portfolio of extracurricular activities to the institutes he/she appliesTo allow the institutes to consider the applicants' achievements in other areas in addition to their academic achievements
3 IntroductionGoal: to encourage students to participate in more extracurricular activities during their secondary studiesDeadline for submission: 28 February 2009 (Together with supporting documents)
4 Classifications of JUPAS Self-recommendations Four categories:International Award (e.g. Medal of / Representative in the Olympic Games)Local Award (e.g. Representative in Inter-School Competitions)School/Community Service (e.g. Prefect, Librarian)Other Extra-curricular Activities (e.g. Music, Art)
5 What can a good self-recommendation do? To show that…You are interested in the courseYou are qualified for the courseYou are willing to take up the courseIn a word…You are the BEST person for the course!
6 What makes a good self-recommendation? No more than 300 wordsClear and precise layoutCorrect grammar and spellingOrganized paragraphsWell-explained personal details (e.g. background, experience and personal qualities)Polite and sincere
7 What does a good self-recommendation look like? Opening Paragraph: IntroductionWhich course do you want to apply for?Where do you get to know the course?Why are you right for the course?Second Paragraph: Academic backgroundWhat is/are your favourite / best subjects in school?Why are they useful for the course?Any other trainings you had related to the course?
9 What does a good self-recommendation look like? Third Paragraph: Extra-curricular ActivitiesHave you taken part in any extra-curricular activities?Did you take up any positions in any school clubs or committees?Have you organized or participated any special events related to the subject you are planning to study? (Details?)How can they help your study in the course?
10 Skills Thinking Skills Power of Imagination Creativity Innovation logicalorganisationalanalyticalcriticalproblem-solvingdecision-makingPower of ImaginationCreativityInnovationOriginalityCommunicationCooperationInterpersonalLeadership
11 What does a good self-recommendation look like? Fourth Paragraph: Personal QualitiesWhat are your strengths?How do they help your study in the course?What are your weaknesses?How will you overcome them?
13 What does a good self-recommendation look like? Fifth Paragraph: Future study plans + ConclusionHow would you plan for your study life if you got accepted by the course? (Conditional Sentences Type 2)Conclusion: Ask for careful consideration of your application
14 Various Layouts of Self-recommendations Arts stream:Personal Qualities + Academic background + Extra-curricular ActivitiesScience stream:Academic background + Extra-curricular Activities + Personal QualitiesSocial Science / Business stream:Extra-curricular Activities + Personal Qualities + Academic backgroundSample: Sample Self-Recommendation.doc