Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    30
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thaks a lot!

    I've told writing was my weakest point! :(

  2. #12
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is online now VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    13,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    Moreover, I was told from his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards(unfortunately, sometimes are rather too high), making him highly efficient and constantly evolving, . It seems I have forgotten to comment some other activities he does, for example, he plays tennis on a regular basis and also he is at the point of taking up french lessons nowadays languages are more and more useful in this competitive society, or to be more accurate in this working world.
    • I was told by his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards for himself. He is an efficient worker, and he never stops learning on the job. He is now taking French lessons--at least partly to help him in his future career.

    I don't know how relevant it is what a previous employer said. Perhaps Mike can comment on that.


    I think it is appropriate to include positive comments from another source. It makes the letter more personal and suggests that the writer has done a thorough job in researching the candidate. I agree with your deletion of the parenthetical negative spin on that comment. :wink:

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    30
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    thanks again! :) I'm grateful, though I'm realising I won't be able to cope with the writing part.

    See you!

  4. #14
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is online now VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    13,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    thanks again! :) I'm grateful, though I'm realising I won't be able to cope with the writing part.

    See you!
    You're welcome.

    Don't be discouraged. Keep writing and receiving corrections. Your writing will improve over time. :wink:

  5. #15
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,571
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    Thaks a lot!

    I've told writing was my weakest point! :(
    You're welcome. Please look at this:
    • I was told by his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards for himself.

    You don't need the first "himself" there. That was an error on my part.

    :)

  6. #16
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,571
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    Moreover, I was told from his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards(unfortunately, sometimes are rather too high), making him highly efficient and constantly evolving, . It seems I have forgotten to comment some other activities he does, for example, he plays tennis on a regular basis and also he is at the point of taking up french lessons nowadays languages are more and more useful in this competitive society, or to be more accurate in this working world.
    • I was told by his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards for himself. He is an efficient worker, and he never stops learning on the job. He is now taking French lessons--at least partly to help him in his future career.

    I don't know how relevant it is what a previous employer said. Perhaps Mike can comment on that.


    I think it is appropriate to include positive comments from another source. It makes the letter more personal and suggests that the writer has done a thorough job in researching the candidate. I agree with your deletion of the parenthetical negative spin on that comment. :wink:
    Thanks, Mike. You're probably right, since you know more about that kind of thing than I do. I do think that the longer a person has worked at his present (or most recent) job the less relevant becomes anything a previous employer might say. Also, anything relayed by a second party is not likely to be as accurate as something from the horse's mouth.

  7. #17
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is online now VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    13,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jinx83
    Moreover, I was told from his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards(unfortunately, sometimes are rather too high), making him highly efficient and constantly evolving, . It seems I have forgotten to comment some other activities he does, for example, he plays tennis on a regular basis and also he is at the point of taking up french lessons nowadays languages are more and more useful in this competitive society, or to be more accurate in this working world.
    • I was told by his previous employer that he was always setting himself high standards for himself. He is an efficient worker, and he never stops learning on the job. He is now taking French lessons--at least partly to help him in his future career.

    I don't know how relevant it is what a previous employer said. Perhaps Mike can comment on that.


    I think it is appropriate to include positive comments from another source. It makes the letter more personal and suggests that the writer has done a thorough job in researching the candidate. I agree with your deletion of the parenthetical negative spin on that comment. :wink:
    Thanks, Mike. You're probably right, since you know more about that kind of thing than I do. I do think that the longer a person has worked at his present (or most recent) job the less relevant becomes anything a previous employer might say. Also, anything relayed by a second party is not likely to be as accurate as something from the horse's mouth.
    I agree with all of that, also. :wink:

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. how can we make writing subject more interesting?
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2008, 07:26
  2. 1 question.
    By Atesttaker in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-May-2004, 14:51
  3. I WANT TO STRAT WRITING
    By kutekool_22 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2004, 13:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •