Letter of recommendation plays a very good role in assisting students to get what they want, it could be written by a school teacher or head of the department or anyone who stands the position of knowing very well about the student so as to pin down their recommendations.
Unfortunately, so many students still don’t know what a letter of recommendation looks like, they have asked us “how do I write a good letter of recommendation?” and also to provide them with some editable samples of letter of recommendation from a teacher to students.
What is a letter of recommendation?
According to Wikipedia, A letter of recommendation or recommendation letter, also known as a letter of reference, is a document in which the writer assesses the qualities, characteristics, and capabilities of the person being recommended in terms of that individual’s ability to perform a particular task or function. Letters of recommendation are typically related to employment (such a letter may also be called an employment reference or job reference), admission to institutions of higher education, or scholarship eligibility. Recommendation letters are usually specifically requested to be written about someone and are therefore addressed to a particular requester (such as a new employer, university admissions officer, etc.), although they may also be issued to the person being recommended without specifying an addressee.
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There are several events that could probably lead to asking for a letter of recommendation from a student’s school teacher or guardian. You may want a letter of recommendation for admission or a letter of recommendation for scholarship and even more.
Whichever one you want, you can select from the available letter of recommendation samples contained in this post, copy-paste it to a word editor and then modify it to suit your need.
Let’s dive in!
Letter of recommendation for student sample (free download)
What do you write in a letter of recommendation? Below are samples that will enable a student to know what he/she is expecting from a teacher and also to enable the teacher to find the process easier and fast.
Letter of recommendation sample #1
Tips: Edit the words in yellow colours to what you want, you can have a totally different copy too, just be creative.
Letter of recommendation sample #2 for students seeking for a job
Before you could be employed into a company or an organization, your employer might request for a letter of recommendation from a reputable institution which your school is always the first option where your teacher/head of department stands the eligibility to do so. Here’s a sample of job recommendation letter from a teacher to a student.
Tips: Edit the words in braces “” to your choice.
While writing a letter of recommendation you have to be true and never say what a person is not in order to help him/her gain recognition. State very well as given in the sample, how well you know the person and your personal observations. Hence this stands to be true, it simply means that it’s not wise for you to write a letter of recommendation behalf of someone you know less or nothing about.
At this point, I believe I have been able to provide students with the formats for the letter of recommendation hoping that both students and teachers will find this post helpful in any situation where a letter of recommendation is necessary.
Over to you!
Have you written or seen a letter of recommendation template before? if you have, then it should be no way far from the samples contained on this post, so let’s hear from you through comments and also remember to share this post with friends on social media.