Applications for colleges and jobs require letters of recommendation, often from teachers, coaches, or mentors. Writing LoRs (not Lord of the Rings) can be daunting. Writing a killer LoR is even more daunting.
What should LoRs do, contain, look like, etc.? Let's think logically...
LoRs are used by the recipients (schools, employers) to judge the character of applicants and get a more complete picture of their life. Starting from here and thinking logically, there are a few things we can learn about LoRs:
Now we kind of know big-picture what letters should be, let's look at structure and content.
There are lots of guides online that explain the formatting of a letter, so we won't talk about that here except to say don't worry about writing your/the recipient's addresses at the top. And use a letterhead if you can. Okay moving on...
Structure and Content of a Letter of Recommendation:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
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