Friday, September 5, 2008

Letters of Recommendation--Reminder

Special Message to my Class:

Remember to keep all documents unfolded and as visually appealing as possible. As I mentioned in class, getting your requests for letters of recommendation will be a bit of a challenge because you need to constantly remind the person who has agreed to write on your behalf.

Start early. Allow at least two weeks. When you do receive your recommendations, please send a thank you letter or card immediately. An added bonus would be to include a nice bookmark, some post-its or even a chocolate candy bar. A thank you is not only the polite thing to do, but you may need an updated version of the letter in the future.

12 comments:

Tony said...

I'm fresh out of High School and i have a scholarship folder ready, i just need to make some twitches to appeal to your system... .

zavala said...

Is it important to have a letter of recommendation from a college instructor? Or is it ok to just have letters from high school teachers?

molson said...

Can i just have all high school administrators send me the letters or do they have to be from different places too?

amccoy said...

Hello, I don't have any of these letters of recommendation but I have printed out this information for when I do get one/some. Thank you.

The Search for Scholarships said...

Let me know if I can help you.

The Search for Scholarships said...

To Zavala:
Once you get to college, you should request current letters from your professors, counselors, or anyone there who knows you well. The recommendations should be on college letterhead and well edited.

Letters from doctors, employers, or any other professional who will write a stellar letter are also an excellent source.

If you go to the downloads at my other website www.findingmoneyforcollege.com, you will find Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Recommendation. Make a copy and give it to the person writng on your behalf.

Until then, any good letters that you may have from high school days will work.

The Search for Scholarships said...

To Molson:

High school counselors, the principal or even the school secretary or nurse are good candidates to write letters.

The important thing is to keep your letters as current as possible and use the ones that make you shine.

The Search for Scholarships said...

To Amcoy,

Start requesting letters immediately. You need at least three for your scholarship search.

Brenda L said...

Okay. I'll try to make contact with a pass employer. I don't have a home computer at the moment so checking your blog daily will not happen just yet.

Jimmy YouthCrew said...

I just received one letter from my accounting teacher in High School and am still waiting on a few others but I'm hoping to get some more from places other than High School. I do volunteer work at my church and I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to get a letter or two from there.

Jimmy Sanchez

Rosy said...

Requesting letters of recommendation has become a little harder then I thought. I have 2 still in process but I'm having a difficult time finding a third person to write one for me.

Kbaez said...

I read what you said and it's very true and I actually found a few people that I will be able to use for my reccommendation letters. Thank you for encouraging me to ask former teacher's here at COD