Providing a Good Base for a Good Letter

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What should I provide to the person I ask to write my letter or recommendation.

Providing a Good Base for a Good Letter

Are you having someone else write a college admission letter for you? After a person has agreed to write a letter, be sure he or she is provided with all the information needed to write an effective one. A copy of the requirements for the letter is important so the person knows what to write about. Here are some important requirements:

• Transcripts to show overall academic achievements.
• A resume to help to paint a full picture of you and your achievements.
• A copy of one of your college essays to give the writer some insight into your dreams.
• An addressed, stamped envelope to mail the letter in.

Once the letter is sent, remember to send a thank you note to the person who wrote the letter for you.



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