Essay about The Duhem-Quine Thesis in Economics: a Reinterpretation

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Letters of recommendation are used to gather additional information about a candidate for employment, graduate study or other opportunity. It should give an overall picture of the candidate's: personal characteristics performance experience strengths capabilities professional promise

Preferably, the person writing the letter of recommendation has been in a working or academic relationship with the applicant. It is recommended that the student provide you with a copy of their resume, along with the job description they are applying for. The letter should be about one page in length and generally consist of three parts: opening, body, and closing.

Two questions to ask yourself BEFORE
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The body of the recommendation should provide specific information about the candidate. Information may include: 1. Personal characteristics such as poise, confidence, dependability, patience, creativity, etc. 2. Teaching abilities such as knowledge of the subject area, problem solving abilities, ability to manage students, ability to work with colleagues and parents, curriculum development, etc. 3. Specific areas of strength or special experiences. The candidate may have some exceptional strengths such as a very high energy level or excellent communication skills.

The closing of the letter should briefly summarize previous points and clearly state that you recommend the candidate for the position, graduate program or opportunity they are seeking. The recommendation letter should be written in language that is straightforward and to the point. Avoid using jargon or language that is too general or effusive.

See Page Two for a Sample Recommendation Letter
Kaiser, L. (2001) Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation. Retrieved from:

Legality Issues to keep in mind
State in the reference letter, “This information is confidential, should be treated as such, and is provided at the request of [name of student or applicant], who has asked me to serve as a reference.” Statements

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