Admission Letter / December 8, 2018 / Loraine Cohen
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.
I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for "full name" who is applying for acceptance to your university. You want to make sure the recipient knows immediately what this letter is referencing. The body of the letter.. You should identify how long and in what capacity you have know this person. It can be as simple as a "family friend for 20 years". Don t be afraid to point out background information about a strong family foundation. Personalizing the letter makes for a more interesting read. Next outline the accomplishments attributes and interests of the person and relate them back to why these factors make your candidate an outstanding choice.
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.