Write a Formal Letter
FORMAL LETTER: Request a Letter of Recommendation from Your Instructor. See Unit 3, Module 9, pp. 126-137
When submitting your prospective letter and resume from above, imagine you also wish to include a letter of recommendation from the instructor of this class. Create a formal letter that requests such a recommendation. What information does your instructor need to include? You would want to indicate the company and the position. It would also be good to include accomplishments that you would like included and, in particular, what you have done in your instructor’s class that makes you a good candidate for him or her to recommend.Refer to pp. 202-203 for information that should be included in a letter of recommendation.Also, see 12.21 Items “A” and “B” on p. 213.
Here are some additional pieces of information you would likely want your instructor to address:
- What information you would like to see included in the letter
- To whom to send the letter
- When the letter needs to received
- Where to send the letter