Sample College Letter of Recommendation
"I am writing in support of X to . . . . I have known X since
September, l986. He was a member of a small . . . tutorial that I taught
in l986-87. . . . X was an active and conscientious member of the class.
He challenged the rest of the class to consider issues from new
perspectives and often asked very penetrating and important questions.
He chose to take on difficult topics and handled them well. His
assignments were well-written, well-supported, organized, neat, and
timely. It was evident that X really desired to learn more and challenge
himself. . . .
X also has interest outside of academics. He has been an active
member of . . . , a Harvard singing group, and a member of the campus .
. . club. He is also a member of the . . . House film society. X's
personality is wonderful. He is outgoing and friendly, but not
dominating. He has an obvious and sincere concern for others. . . .
X would be a wonderful student to have at . . . . He has skills that
he is eager to share, but he is just as eager to learn. . . . I feel
very confident that he will be extremely successful in all his future
endeavors. He is a focussed and determined young man. I highly recommend
him for . . . ."