General Letter Of Recommendation Top
Supply the author of your letter with the guidelines from the school so that they can best sculpt their letter to meet these guidelines. Help them know what qualities you would like them to focus on so that all of your letters will accentuate different leadership qualities and skills you possess rather than possibly repeating the same ones. Each letter should provide the school officials with additional reasons you are the perfect candidate not repeat the same information over again. Ask them to think of and include specific examples of when you demonstrated your leadership skills and how your strengths have helped you succeed in the business world. Ask them to explain why they know that you will succeed in the program being applied to and how you have shown them your tenacity and abilities.
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.
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.