Letters of Recommendation

How do I get letters of recommendation?
How do I get letters of recommendation?
The following tips should be used for a teacher, friend, community leader, etc.

•Choose carefully the person you want to write the letter of recommendation for you. Choose someone that knows you well and can write a meaningful assessment of your performance.
•Ask the person if he/she is wiling to write the recommendation(s).
•Allow the person plenty of time to write the letter - at least two (2) weeks if possible.
•Provide the person with a resume of yourself (for their reference).
•Explain clearly the dates the colleges/scholarships require the letter.
•If there is a format/questions to be answered be sure the writer understands what they are.
•Provide an envelope for the recommendation with mailing instruction and postage if needed.
•Follow up shortly before the due date to make sure the recommendation has been completed.

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