I collected a few sample letters of recommendation (LOR) from current students in the United States.
It’s usually a good idea to provide a rough draft of your letter of recommendation to the professor or lecturer from whom you plan to get recommendation.
But before you continue reading this article, I strongly suggest you first read, Letter of Recommendation – Do’s and Don’ts.
If you don’t provide the outline, some professors or manager might not have any clue on what to write about you. So giving this input to them and explaining how you want it to be written and what topics to include are important.
And make sure that your LOR complements the information that you’ll write in your statement of purpose.
If your LOR explains about your leadership skills, try to include more details about that in your statement of purpose [sample sops].
Someone asked me –
Does it matter from whom we get letter of recommendation, i.e., professor, assistant professor, or lecturer, maybe manager?
Yes, it does matter a lot. If the professor is known for his research in a particular field, then it will help you to get admission.
And almost everyone writes that the person they are recommending as among their favorite students.
So as to allow universities to recognize the value of recommendation letters, the designation of the recommending persons plays an important role. So don’t forget to include it.
Free Letter of Recommendation
I have asked a few of my friends and family members to share their recommendation letters and any letters of recommendation samples they had collected through the years. Here are a few of them:
- Recommendation Letter Example
- Sample Recommendation Letters
- Recommendation Letter Templates
- Free Letter of Recommendation Example
More Samples Recommendation Letters
I have listed 4 samples reference letters here that will help you create your own template and give it to your professor or anyone who is giving you their recommendation, but don’t copy them exactly.
Try to get the idea behind them and use them to suit your situation. Some U.S. universities do provide templates in pdf format and also accept the ones that we submit.
If colleges have reference letter templates, then find what skills they are looking for and try to include them in your recommendation letter.
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