How to Write a Letter of Recommendation


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What are the rules to writing a letter of recommendation?

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1. Why should you write only one page for a letter of recommendation?

2. What are the six basic sections to a letter of recommendation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Letters of recommendation can make or break an applicant's chances of getting a job. These quiz questions will help you brush up on your skills so that you can provide your subordinates with excellent recommendations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the following aspects of a letter of recommendation:

  • Length
  • Format
  • The six basic sections
  • The significance of adding a date

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify that you have drawn the most important information from the related lesson on letters of recommendation
  • Distinguishing differences - identify the individual sections of a recommendation letter and understand which section should be used to inform the reader about the applicant's qualifications
  • Knowledge application - use the content of the lesson to answer questions about crafting a recommendation letter

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called How to Write a Letter of Recommendation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Observe an example of an ideal letter
  • Discuss the 'rules' involved in the composition of a letter
  • Examine each step of the writing process