Admission Letter / December 9, 2018 / Kristy Wall
Get a copy of the requisite for the letter. This information is usually on the college or scholarship application instructions. If it is their first job find out why THEY think they are qualified. Review their resume together for further insights. The letter itself... The recipient their title and the address must be on the letter. Also for college admission letters reference the candidate s name and social security or admission ID number. If you have a job with official stationary use it. It adds a more professional touch. In the opening paragraph confirm why you are writing the letter. For example you could begin with a sentence like this.
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.
Be specific and give examples. A generalized vague letter will not help your student. Writing a personal statement can be one of the most daunting elements of an application process but it is crucial that you invest sufficient time and effort in getting it right. Whilst your grades may allow you to demonstrate your academic achievements the personal statement provides an admissions board with an opportunity to learn about you as an individual. You therefore need to write a personal statement that captures the attention of the busy admissions officer whilst also effectively communicating your strengths ambitions and motivations.