How to Write an Effective Letter of Recommendation


Mar. 1, 2019, 12pm to 1pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 208A


Faculty are asked to write a variety of letters of recommendation and review for students and our colleagues. Producing these letters can be time-intensive, and yet faculty receive little to no training in how to efficiently produce an effective letter of recommendation (and we rarely see how others construct letters). This discussion will (1) outline the structural elements of an effective letter; (2) how to judge whether to accept or decline when asked to write a letter; (3) provide tips on information you need to produce a compelling narrative; (4) suggest current best practices on letter content; and (5) share model letters. Dr. Clemens Heske, Professor, Department of Chemistry, will lead the workshop. Register using this link.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to all.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Sharon Young

External Sponsor

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)