Additional Resources for Writing Recommendation Letters
The following resources may help you get started when preparing to write strong, detailed recommendation letters:
- Writing Recommendation Letters Online. In this online handbook, Joe Schall details best practices for writing recommendation letters. He touches on ethical issues to consider as well as tips for students pursuing national, competitive fellowships. For quicker reference, you can also consult Schall’s 10 Commandments for Writing Recommendation Letters.
- 10 Tips for Writing Recommendation Letters from Inside Higher Ed by Manya Whitaker.
The Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources (GOFAR) is also happy to answer any questions or provide additional guidance on writing recommendation letters for particular fellowships. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.