Tips for Writers of Recommendation Letters
There are also resources out there to support letter writers. You are most welcome to share these links with the people who are writing your letters. Click the links to access the recommended resources.
A major resource for writers of letters of recommendation is Schall's Online Guide to Writing Recommendation Letters. It is thorough and provides practical tips and sample letters. Faculty writers are urged to consult this resource when drafting their letters, especially for students who are applying for major scholarships.
One frequently consulted resource is from the Scholarship Office at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The University of Maryland also provides 9 Simple Rules for Recommenders.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst site directs readers to the Ultimate Guide to Recommendations, written by one their faculty members. This guide --- for both letter requesters and letter writers --- has long-term value because it is about recommendation letters in the work place. However, you can adjust the guidelines to fit the college setting.