What are the best resources for writing a recommendation letter?

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    #145 College Recommendation Letters That Made a Difference

    45 College Recommendation Letters That Made a Difference
    45 College Recommendation Letters That Made a Difference is written by Dr. Nancy L. Nolan, an Ivy League admissions expert. It offers detailed advice on how to write (and get) persuasive letters that highlight the personal, academic and professional strengths of the subject. It also includes 45 examples so you can get inspired.
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    Joe Jackson
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I knew I needed some stellar recommendations to help me get into my dream college but when I asked a teacher for one, she asked me to tell her what I wanted her to say and highlight. I had no idea. I found this book and it gave 45 example letters that were actually used to great ends. With these and the tips in the book, I was able to guide my teacher into writing an amazing letter that highlighted my strengths. "
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    #2Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation

    Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation
    Writing a letter of recommendation can be a daunting task when someone's future is in the balance. This book, written by Paul Bodine, will help you find the right words for each and every scenario. It explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective.
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    Madison Mitchell
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "After I looked through the book it appears to offer great phrases for letters of recommendation. It does not seem to offer actual samples of letters of recommendation which would prove to be very helpful."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Write Powerful Letters of Recommendation

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write Powerful Letters of Recommendation
    The book How to Write Powerful Letters of Recommendation by Susan Whalley, is ideal for teachers and counselors who want to write effective recommendation letters. It has fifty two examples of recommendation letters so you can get the picture and create communications that help your students gain acceptance to their desired programs.
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    Arthur Richards
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "I needed help with writing letters of recommendation for my former employees. I wanted them to do well with their future endeavors but never really figured out how to do it properly, until I came across the book "How to Write Powerful Letters of Recommendation." This book serves as an exceptional guide on how I go about writing my letters now, and is still a valuable resource. "
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    #4A Guide to Writing Recommendation Letters

    A Guide to Writing Recommendation Letters
    This article presents a complete guide on how to write a good recommendation letter. It goes over all the important points you need to know, from who might need a letter of recommendation to all the information you should include in one.
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    Juan Uribe
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "As a high school teacher, I am constantly asked to write recommendation letters for students as they venture out into high school. I was struggling a little bit because I didn't like making my letters all sound the same. It felt kind of robotic, and I wanted to make each letter stand out. I started googling different ways to change up my writings, and found this. This was the best one for me to do, and it provided me the best help. I really feel like it transformed my letters into individual standouts as opposed to robotics. "
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    #59 Sample Excellent Recommendation Letters for Your Job

    9 Sample Excellent Recommendation Letters for Your Job
    This article goes over the details you need to know when you write a recommendation letter, and gives you nine examples so you can clearly understand what they explain.
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    Gerald Rose
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "This is actually super helpful. If I'd read this before writing several of the recommendation letters I've written for others in the past, I'm sure they would've been more effective - especially the section talking about the importance of relaying your own qualifications. The different types of recommendation letters for different scenarios cover a lot of what people may be dealing with in their own lives."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
    This article by Alison Doyle for The Balance explains all the different aspects you should take into account when you're asked to write a letter of recommendation.
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    Harold Carroll
    Written on April 28, 2017
    "I'd written tons of cover letters before to get myself a job, but I'd never written one for someone else. At first I'd just slapped a few sentences in a Word doc, but figured I'd better check to make sure there wasn't something specific I needed to write--I'm glad I did! This article was very informative and helped me to write a much better letter."
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Letter of Recommendation
    This video teaches you the basic structure that all letters of recommendation should have. Once you know how to structure them with the steps explained by Courtney Burback, you'll be able to write them with ease.
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    David James
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "Whenever we are to write a letter of recommendation, we should always create a header first, by addressing the recipient's name, or if we don't know their name, we can write in "to whom it may concern." It is important in the first sentence to identify ourselves and our relation to who we are writing about. The remaining majority of the letter, including the body and the closing, should emphasize the persons skills and strengths and our overall evaluation of the person. Make sure to reinforce any points in the closing and include a signature at the end. "
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    #8Insider's Guide to Writing a Great Letter of Recommendation

    Insider's Guide to Writing a Great Letter of Recommendation
    Douglas L. Christiansen, Dean of Admissions at Vanderbilt University, explains the importance of recommendation letters. He also gives tips for writing effective recommendation letters that will help people achieve their goals.
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    David Caballero
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "I had to write a letter of recommendation for a scholarship for a young man who volunteers at the non-profit organization of which I am the manager. I had not had to do this before, and was unsure where to start. Luckily I found the "Insider's Guide to Writing a Great Letter of Recommendation". It helped me write a great letter of recommendation to my volunteer's university, and he received an extra $3,000 / year scholarship."
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    #9Productivity tutorial: Writing a letter of recommendation

    Productivity tutorial: Writing a letter of recommendation
    This video gives four important facts that you must take into account when writing a recommendation letter: brevity, formality of the document, purpose of the letter, and specific qualities of your subject. Learn more by watching the video.
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    Antonio Camacho
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "This is a great youtube to help you out with this. It probably has all the answers to your questions. I know a lot of people don't like watching, they like reading instructions. But if you are a visual learner, this is for you."
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