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If you initiate to write the Reco letter by yourself and then approach the concerned faculty these are some guide lines.

  • Project on your postive things You can include diligence, punctuality, leadership, reliability, enthusiasm, creativity etc..
  • Highlight your strengths and accomplishments.
  • Do not list every thing you have done focus on the qualities and strenghts that match the current situation.
  • The person who ever reading this letter assumes that it was given by your Prof, Write as if you ar ethe Prof.

    A good person to ask for a reference will meet several of the following criteria:
  • Knows your work in the field well and can comment on it in detail
  • Has a high opinion of you
  • Knows you well in more than one area of your life
  • Knows about the particular places to which you are applying as well as the type of study you are pursuing
  • Can make a favorable comparison of you with your peers based on having taught or worked with a large number of
        students

  • Here are couple of examples

    I am writing to you in support of [Mr./Ms. Full Name] and [his/her] desire to attend [University Name] for the [Program Title] program. Though many students ask me to make this request on their behalf, I only recommend students whom I feel are well-suited for the program of their choice. [Mr./Ms. Last Name] is one of those students and therefore, I highly recommend that [he/she] be given the opportunity to attend your university.

    As [Professorís Title] of [Professorís Department] at [University Name], I work with many students who have substantial knowledge of [Subject]. Each year I notice that only a few outstanding students offer a unique perspective and really embrace their learning of the subject matter.

    [Mr./Ms. Last Name] has consistently shown such a strong desire to learn that I simply could not turn down [his/her] request for recommendation. I first met [Mr./Ms. Last Name] in my [Course Title] course during the [Season and Year] semester. Compared to the class average of [Class Average], [Mr./Ms. Last Name] earned a [Grade] in the class. [Mr./Ms. Last Name] was evaluated on [explain basis for grades, e.g., exams, papers, etc.], in which [he/she] performed exceptionally well.

    Though [Mr./Ms. Last Name] has consistently exceeded in all areas of [his/her] coursework, the best example of [his/her] intelligence shone through a [paper/presentation/project/etc.] on [workís title]. The work clearly showed [his/her] ability to deliver a clear, concise and well-thought presentation with a new perspective by demonstrating [embellish here].

    [Mr./Ms. Last Name] continues to impress me with [his/her] knowledge, skill and dedication to [his/her] work. Iím sure you will find [him/her] to be a student whose talents will only shine further through your graduate program. It is my hope that you will accept [his/her] admission to your university. Feel free to contact me if you require further information.

    Sincerely,
    [Professorís Name]
    [Professorís Title]
    [University]



    As the Head of the Dept, I have had the pleasure of knowing XXXXX for the last four years. He/he/she has been a tremendous student and an asset to our school. I would like to take this opportunity to recommend XXXXXX for your graduate program.

    I feel confident that he/he/she will continue to succeed in her studies. XXXXXX is a dedicated student and thus far her grades have been exemplary. In class, he/she has proven to be a take-charge person who is able to successfully develop plans and implement them. He/She has successfully demonstrated leadership ability by counseling new and prospective students. His/Her advice has been a great help to these students, many of whom have taken time to share their comments with me regarding her pleasant and encouraging attitude.

    It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for XXXXXX without reservation.

    His/Her drive and abilities will truly be an asset to your establishment. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,
    [Professorís Name]
    [Professorís Title]
    [University]