got an ‘A’ in my class, because courses taken and grades received are one of
the items I need to include. Note that
there is a difference between just a letter of reference and a strong letter of reference, which needs
to have specific evidence.
For the purposes
of the recommendation letter or reference, please email me:
list of course you've taken and grades received. This can be an
unofficial copy of your transcript. Please highlight courses taken with me so it is clear when you were
in the course.
current copy of your resume.
required forms (or drop them off at my office if they are physical forms)
This is for me, not for anyone else. This should include information
about you that I might not know otherwise. This is basically giving
me ammunition to help write a good letter. Please include:
- A paragraph indicating
specifically why you and your background and talents are a good match for
exceptional work you did while in one of my classes.
As part of your personal statement choose several of the following list of characteristics (or others) you may have,
for which you can provide specific
evidence. This evidence could be a school activity, a role in which you’ve served in
a student organization, volunteer activities, an event with which you
helped, a paper you wrote, or a project you created.
- Motivated and hardworking
- Intellectual/scholarly ability
- Analytical thought
- Technical knowledge
- Research skills
- Writing, presentation and/or teaching skills
- Ability to work well in a team
- Collegiality (being a good person to work with)
- Leadership ability
- Emotional maturity
If you haven't heard from me
before then, please contact me a week before the deadline.
that every semester in school you choose one
assignment in at least one class and
do an absolutely outstanding job on it, and talk to the teacher about it. This way both you and your teacher can use this when
it comes time to getting a reference.)