You have applied a course to a college in Australia, but you still have not received the reply. Write a letter to the principal to state:
- Give details about the course that you have applied
- Why apply for that college/course
- Give reasons why you need them to respond you as soon as possible
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter in connection with the application that I sent to your college one month ago. I am supposed to receive the result by last weekend, but I have not received anything yet.
I am Kim, and my candidate number is 123456. The course I applied is for doctorate degree for embedded computing. I sent the application form 15th of February, which is one month ago from now.
I have been working for more than one decade as an embedded software developer, and I need a breakthrough to set myself more competitive than others in this field. One of my colleagues who finished the same course at your college recommended that I apply. He told me that the course is not only effective, but also has an edge over other courses. Acquiring the diploma from your college would ensure me to be able to continue my career.
Although I am in favor of the course and your college, I got an admission from other prestige college. Therefore, I must inform them whether I am going to take the offer or not as soon as possible.
I would appreciate it if you inform me the result as soon as possible so that I could make the decision. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Some people argue that the technology such as mobile phone destroys social interaction. Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons and use your own knowledge or examples to discuss
These days, many people are becoming more concerned about the disadvantages of the technology, especially mobile phones. It seems to me that they believe the use of mobile phone is eliminating social interactions, as we do not need to meet one another in person. However, I personally believe that the benefits of the technology outweigh its minor demerits.
I admit that people tend not to meet others since we started carrying mobile phones. Instead of paying a visit to friends’ and relatives’ home, we just make a phone call to say even extremely important matters. As a result, people easily grow apart from each other, as they are not emotionally attached anymore due to lack of having face-to-face meetings.
Even though the technology makes people vulnerable to emotional connections, it still presents a wide variety of advantages. For instance, in terms of maintaining relationships, mobile phone and instant messenger are the most effective way to keep in touch with a number of acquaintances. No matter the person’s location or circumstances, we can leave a text message or an email so that the person could open it at his or her most convenient time. Furthermore, the use of social network systems such as Twitter and Facebook broadens the extent of relationships a lot wider these days.
In my case, I occasionally make a phone call or leave a message to my friends whom I barely meet these days due to my hectic schedule. I have no doubt that I would have lost them a long time ago, as it is almost impossible to meet them in person. With the help of those advanced inventions, I am able to stay as a close friend, a caring son and a family man.
To conclude, the advanced technology is a double-edged sword, as it has gains and downsides. Therefore, to enjoy only its benefits, we should be aware of the way on how to maximize its excellent merits.