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1 Writing Self- Recommendations for JUPAS Secondary 7

2 Introduction For applicants with outstanding achievements in extracurricular activities For applicants with outstanding achievements in extracurricular activities To provide a portfolio of extracurricular activities to the institutes he/she applies To provide a portfolio of extracurricular activities to the institutes he/she applies To allow the institutes to consider the applicants' achievements in other areas in addition to their academic achievements To allow the institutes to consider the applicants' achievements in other areas in addition to their academic achievements

3 Introduction Goal: to encourage students to participate in more extracurricular activities during their secondary studies Goal: to encourage students to participate in more extracurricular activities during their secondary studies Deadline for submission: 28 February 2009 (Together with supporting documents) Deadline for submission: 28 February 2009 (Together with supporting documents)

4 Classifications of JUPAS Self- recommendations Four categories: Four categories: International Award (e.g. Medal of / Representative in the Olympic Games) International Award (e.g. Medal of / Representative in the Olympic Games) Local Award (e.g. Representative in Inter-School Competitions) Local Award (e.g. Representative in Inter-School Competitions) School/Community Service (e.g. Prefect, Librarian) School/Community Service (e.g. Prefect, Librarian) Other Extra-curricular Activities (e.g. Music, Art) Other Extra-curricular Activities (e.g. Music, Art)

5 What can a good self- recommendation do? To show that… You are interested in the course You are interested in the course You are qualified for the course You are qualified for the course You are willing to take up the course You are willing to take up the course In a word… You are the BEST person for the course!

6 What makes a good self-recommendation? No more than 300 words No more than 300 words Clear and precise layout Clear and precise layout Correct grammar and spelling Correct grammar and spelling Organized paragraphs Organized paragraphs Well-explained personal details (e.g. background, experience and personal qualities) Well-explained personal details (e.g. background, experience and personal qualities) Polite and sincere Polite and sincere

7 What does a good self- recommendation look like? Opening Paragraph: Introduction Opening Paragraph: Introduction Which course do you want to apply for? Which course do you want to apply for? Where do you get to know the course? Where do you get to know the course? Why are you right for the course? Why are you right for the course? Second Paragraph: Academic background Second Paragraph: Academic background What is/are your favourite / best subjects in school? What is/are your favourite / best subjects in school? Why are they useful for the course? Why are they useful for the course? Any other trainings you had related to the course? Any other trainings you had related to the course?

8 Academic Qualifications level attained internal results internal results external results external results awards awards scholarships scholarships intellectual ability intellectual ability language proficiency English Chinese growth potential growth potential industry industry diligence diligence

9 What does a good self- recommendation look like? Third Paragraph: Extra-curricular Activities Third Paragraph: Extra-curricular Activities Have you taken part in any extra- curricular activities? Have you taken part in any extra- curricular activities? Did you take up any positions in any school clubs or committees? 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?) 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? How can they help your study in the course?

10 Skills Thinking Skills Thinking Skills logical logical organisational organisational analytical analytical critical critical problem-solving problem-solving decision- making decision- making Power of Imagination Power of Imagination Creativity Creativity Innovation Innovation Originality Originality Communication Communication Cooperation Cooperation Interpersonal Interpersonal Leadership Leadership

11 What does a good self- recommendation look like? Fourth Paragraph: Personal Qualities Fourth Paragraph: Personal Qualities What are your strengths? What are your strengths? How do they help your study in the course? How do they help your study in the course? What are your weaknesses? What are your weaknesses? How will you overcome them? How will you overcome them?

12 Personality Traits Adaptability Adaptability Assertiveness Assertiveness Creativity Creativity Diligence Diligence Emotional Stability Emotional Stability Energy Energy Independence Independence Interpersonal Sensitivity Interpersonal Sensitivity Initiative Initiative Leadership Leadership Motivation Motivation Numeracy Numeracy Patience Patience Self-confidence Self-confidence Trustworthiness Trustworthiness

13 What does a good self- recommendation look like? Fifth Paragraph: Future study plans + Conclusion Fifth Paragraph: Future study plans + Conclusion How would you plan for your study life if you got accepted by the course? (Conditional Sentences Type 2) How 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 Conclusion: Ask for careful consideration of your application

14 Various Layouts of Self- recommendations Arts stream: Arts stream: Personal Qualities + Academic background + Extra-curricular Activities Personal Qualities + Academic background + Extra-curricular Activities Science stream: Science stream: Academic background + Extra-curricular Activities + Personal Qualities Academic background + Extra-curricular Activities + Personal Qualities Social Science / Business stream: Social Science / Business stream: Extra-curricular Activities + Personal Qualities + Academic background Extra-curricular Activities + Personal Qualities + Academic background Sample: Sample Self- Recommendation.doc Sample: Sample Self- Recommendation.docSample Self- Recommendation.docSample Self- Recommendation.doc

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