Letter Of Recommendation For Nursing School
A well written letter of recommendation can really enhance the way that the admissions department views the overall person "beyond the paper application". A good example of this is a student who may not have a lot of extracurricular activities listed but has worked throughout high school to earn money for their college education. The drive maturity and desire to further their education can be highlighted through a thoughtful letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has seen this "other side" of the student. In light of how the letter of recommendation is used by admissions departments it is important that a careful thought process goes into who the student asks for the college recommendation letter. Yes colleges give you a standard that is usually 2 teacher recommendations.
Give your writers plenty of time to develop their letters. They will need time to build up their ideas and write a thoughtful meaningful letter. Start a list at the beginning of your senior year of who you would ideally like to write a recommendation letter for you. Once you have your list narrowed down give your chosen writers at least two months to prepare their letters. When asking for a letter of recommendation give your writer some insight on the school you are applying to and let them know exactly why you want to attend that particular institution. Take it one step further and give your writer a brochure about the school so they can read up on the school in their spare time. Make sure your writers have all of the materials they need in order to compose a recommendation letter including: Deadline information; Your full name address e-mail and telephone number; Two copies of any forms they need to fill out (one copy to be used as a rough draft and one to be used as a final draft); The name and address of the institution you are applying to along with a copy of your completed essay and application; Provide a stamped addressed envelope for their convenience; Information about the school (e.g. brochure); A copy of your resume activities accomplishments and achievements.
If for example you were that persons instructor also say for which course it was when the person took the course what the course covers what type of tasks the person would have performed in the course and how the person performed in the course. Academic recommendation letter Tip #2 - Be clear on the context of the application. What program is the person applying for? Has that person demonstrated an interest/aptitude or passion for the subject? Has he/she done any exceptional or memorable work that you can recall? Are there any class projects that come to mind? Academic reference Tip #3 - Describe any positive aspects of that person as they relate to his/her goal of getting into graduate school. The school of course wants to know why that person will be successful in graduate studies and is a good candidate for that particular program.
Here are some more questions to address: Did he/she participate in class and group? Did he/she make any interesting contributions to the class? Did the student hand in work on time? Did the student produce good quality work? Did he/she demonstrate good critical thinking skills? In answering these questions you will convey the applicants suitability for graduate studies something the is looked at carefully by the school. Bonus Tip - You can apply to any type of reference or business letter. Be sure your document has a positive tone. Also do not draw attention to negative traits (we all have things that could be improved upon but this not the place to memento them). At the same time avoid being grandiose. If your recommendation letter drips in excessive flattery it will smack of inauthenticity and turn off your reader.