Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation

by Paul Bodine


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Expert advice for helping an applicant’s chances of acceptance by choosing the right words and phrases

As a teacher, professor, or an employer, you are often called upon for letters of recommendation—and probably as often find yourself stumped about what to say. It can be a daunting task when someone’s future is in the balance. This book, written by a writing expert, will help you find the right words—and avoid the pitfalls—of creating a letter of recommendation.

Author Paul Bodine explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071626545
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Series: Perfect Phrases Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 747,126
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Paul Bodine is a seasoned business editor and writer with 25 years of experience in business, technical, scholarly, and educational editing and writing. He is a senior editor at, America's most respected admissions consulting firm. Paul has helped hundreds of clients earn admission to the world's top business, law, medical, and graduate schools..

Table of Contents

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation
Chapter 1: Why Recommendation Letters Matter
Chapter 2: Perfect Phrases for Recommendation Letter Instructions
Chapter 3: Perfect Phrases for Strengths
Chapter 4: Perfect Phrases for Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
Chapter 5: Perfect Phrases for Weaknesses or Areas for Improvement
Chapter 6: Perfect Phrases for Integrity, Character, and Ethics
Chapter 7: Perfect Phrases for Potential and Goals
Chapter 8: Perfect Phrases for Other Recommendation Letter Topics
Chapter 9: Perfect Phrases for Conclusions
Closing Thoughts

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