As the tutor for Miss Furnival Han in writing her undergraduate thesis, I greatly appreciate her for her solid grounding professional knowledge. I found it my duty to recommend her for further studies abroad when she asked me to do her the favor.
I began to know Miss Han when I received a commendatory letter from a privately-run school. Our department has all along organized student service programs in a community. Her class was engaged in a mutual aid program at a private school, and Miss Han played a vital role in the program. First of all it was her sincere attitude that won her class the honor of serving in the program out of many class collectives. As the program organizer, Miss Han did much investigation work prior to the inauguration of the program. For example, she acquired information from the college leadership in advance and distributed the workload according to practical conditions (dividing the class into different groups according to age and according to study capacities). The program was carried out in proper order and yielded good effects, winning unanimous good comments from both the college leadership and the community.
Besides, Miss Han‘s leadership capacity is also worth mentioning. She began to assume the post of a study committee member when she was a third-year student. Her gifted affinity and personal charms soon won her the credit from her classmates. In less than in semester, her class leapt from the last to the top of all classes in the same grade in terms of academic records and style of study. Thanks to its outstanding performance, the class was appraised as the top best in study style in the whole college. Sure enough, extracurricular management and organizing took up much of her time, but she made proper arrangements so that she was among the best in her academic performance in her class and she was excellent in GPA specialty above all.
When writing her Bachelor Degree thesis she told me she was greatly interested in the studies on Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1926). I was really shocked when she asked me the startling question whether on earth Hardy was a fatalist or not. This was because few students would ever think of raising such an in-depth question at that time. So I encouraged her to probe deeper into the question. In between she thumbed through many works by and about the English novelist and poet. This embraced some highly sophisticated contents that taxed great comprehension efforts. But in defiance of all difficulties she finished reading a dozen of very difficult books, jotting down detailed notes in the meanwhile. Encountering hard nuts to crack, she would ask for instructions modestly and I was only too glad to probe deep with her because it was always so pleasant to communicate with her. Her optimism makes her very agreeable and affectionate to others. The strict logic and acumen of thought made the process of thesis preparations in good order. Although she graduated several years ago, she shows great respect for her teachers and comes to visit me from time to time. I also like this student very much.
Due to limitations of research conditions in China today, I am very eager that an excellent student like her may have the chance to study abroad and make contribution to future researches in China.