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I need your help guys:) I am applying for an instructor position at a university in the States. Would you please change the following statement appropriate for my cover letter?

"My bachelor's degree in mathematics will also help me significantly to teach your quantitative research method course."

Thanks a lot!!!

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Hi Hyuk - Proofreading questions are offtopic here. –  dwjohnston Aug 5 at 1:25

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I would use enable rather than help and discard significantly

"My bachelor's degree in mathematics will also enable me to teach your quantitative research method course."

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A degree does not enable you to teach, unless you mean that having that degree is an official requirement for the teaching position. And even in that case it says nothing about whether you can actually teach the course. Being allowed to teach is not the same thing as being effectively able to teach. A degree also does not help you to teach. At most it is a mark that you have the know-how needed for the content of the course. Knowing the subject matter to be taught is not the same thing as knowing how to teach it. –  Drew Aug 5 at 3:43
    
@Drew I agree with your comments completely. Since this is for a cover letter, it should be crafted very carefully. –  Gary's Student Aug 5 at 13:20

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