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ERIC Number: ED414575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Etiquette of Recommendations: A Graduate Student Guide.
Holm, Janis Butler
This guide addresses how to both ask for and write letters of recommendations. To ask for a letter of recommendation is to ask for a favor, thus requests should be courteous and unassuming. An appointment to request a letter in person should be made at the professor's convenience, at least a month ahead of the recommendation deadline. If at a distance, write a brief but courteous letter. If the professor agrees to write a letter among the things a student should provide are: recommendation forms with the requisite information typed in; addressed and stamped envelopes; and a list of jobs applied for, with deadlines and names of persons to be addressed. Advice for professors who are writing letters of recommendation includes: do not agree to write a recommendation if unable to write a good one; ask the student to provide the information mentioned previously; and, when writing the letter, avoid referring to gender or race and beware of unconscious stereotyping. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A