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Choosing And Asking For Letter Of Recommendation For Scholarship
One of the requirements when you apply for scholarship is the letter for recommendation. Here, the person you have asked to write this should support you as you keep your hopes to win the scholarship.
This is why, making sure that you approach the right person would definitely increase your chances in making it towards the free education you’ve always wanted.
When you choose the person to write the letter of recommendation for you, it does not necessarily mean that you approach the person whom you know for a long time. It does not necessarily mean that the person knows you very well. Since the aim of the letter is to give an affirmation to you as an applicant for scholarship, the person you should choose should be the one who can give genuine assessment of your skills and capacity.
He or she may not be a prolific letter writer. He or she may not have the greatest title before his name. He or she should know how to put his or her thoughts into paper. Choosing the person to write your recommendation letter should also have the capacity to produce the letter on time since most scholarship applications have definite timeframe in filing every requirement.
Once you have determined who will write your letter of recommendation, approaching him or her it your next task. Keep in mind that you should inform that person why he or she is the one you have selected. Explain to the person the reason and purpose of writing a recommendation letter. Also remember that a good approach will lead to better result and better letter content. The key is: be polite.
Keep in mind that letter of recommendation is a job that should work perfectly so your involvement is necessary. This means that once you have asked someone to write a letter of recommendation, you don’t leave him or her with the question, “What am I going to write about him?”
Make sure you provide him or her the details about you. List some your extra-curricular activities you think would be a great plus for you. Give the person every detail he or she has to know about you. And provide the person with the copy of your essay so that he or she would have an idea of the type of approach you make. On his or her part, knowing all these will make it much easier for him (her) to finish the letter early.
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