Recommendations on recommendations

John M. Alongi, Deanna Haunsperger, Gail Nelson, Eric Westlund

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Writing letters of recommendations for students is one of the many important duties of a college professor. The letter must accurately portray the experiences and abilities of a student. The recommendation should be positive but truthful — fair to the student, to the person receiving the letter, and to the writer. Here we share some advice for professors on writing a recommendation, present a handout for students seeking recommendations and provide two sample recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-382
Number of pages9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1999


  • Recommendations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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