EVOC 503 WA5
Letter of Recommendation

Specific Information and Criteria

OBJECTIVE - Each EVOC 503 scholar will write, a professional Letter of Recommendation, in accordance with the six criteria indicated below.

RATIONALE - Good instructors are frequently called upon by both students and fellow instructors to write letters of recommendation. Such letters can be very important to the people for whom they are written. Every instructor who is asked to write such a letter has a professional responsibility to clearly and accurately describe the best qualities of the person about whom they are writing. In order to focus on what really needs to be included in a good letter of recommendation, each scholar will first describe someone whom he/she might ask to write such a letter. They will then write a letter (about themselves) as if they were the person whom they might ask to write the letter.

CRITERIA - It is expected that each scholar will:

  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

  2. Provide the real name and title of a person whom you might ask for a letter of recommendation from. This should be done as part of the cover memo.

  3. Write the letter of recommendation as if you are the person indicated in #2 above.

  4. Limit the letter to not more than ONE PAGE in a standard busuness format. Do NOT refer to anyone in the letter by only their first name.

  5. Include explicit information about who you (the letter writer) are and the circumstances under which you know the person (yourself) for whom the letter is being written.

  6. Include specific information about the best qualities (only) of the person for whom the letter is being written.

RESOURCES - Solicit information from an Office Occupations teacher. Visit the library and/or use an online search engine to look for information on "business letters" and "letters of recommendation." Take a look at Fred Fudrucker's WA5 Example to see what a correctly formatted WA5 Letter of Recommendation should look like.

One point is associated with each of the six criteria listed above.

This assignment may be submitted via e-mail, posted on a Web site or turned in as a hard copy document. Under all circumstances it should be completed on or before the date indicated on the EVOC 502/3 Class Schedule.