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Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for Students

The following was a workshop conducted by Dr. Luke Keller in the Department of Physics. 

Faculty and staff are often asked to write letters recommending students for scholarships, fellowships, internships, graduate school, medical school, and jobs.  As with resumes, an effective letter of recommendation can make a significant positive impact on the student's success, while a mediocre letter—even a positive one—can trigger the circular file.  Discussion centered around strategies for crafting effective letters that stand out. 

Please view the power-point presentation below:
Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for Students