Let’s consider a well-drafted sample letter of recommendation:
It is carefully divided into paragraphs:
- The first paragraph introduces the student and his academic records that validate his other documents submitted and sets a premise for the relationship if the recommender and the applicant
- The second paragraph is the major content holder that narrates an incident and tries to build an image of his character while subtly pointing out to his interests, achievements and major involvements outside of academics
- The last paragraph concludes with a very impactful end to the story that will set a new image of the applicant for the admissions committee
How to format an impressive Letter of Recommendation?
First impression is the last impression. Period.The last thing you want is for the admissions committee to struggle through your letter in printing or your letter missing basic legibility. It should be formatted in a very formal and polite - yet appealing way. You should leave no room for the admissions committee to judge or form a negative opinion of you based on a – not so rightly done – format of the letter.
You must remember – not just ‘what’ is being said, ‘how’ is it being said is just as important. We hope this will help you in drafting a well-formatted letter of recommendation for your application.