….it just might exist


Now that you are seniors and have gone through (or will go through) the process of seeking out a willing teacher to write a recommendation for you, it is time for you to turn that high-powered, life-altering weapon on yourself.

For this blog post you are required to compose your own letter of recommendation from the perspective of someone who knows you well. (The specific person – real or unreal – is unimportant.) This, oddly enough, is a growing practice in the academic and professional worlds: writing the first draft of your own letter of recommendation so the person you’re asking to write a real recommendation of knows you better.

This post is to be no fewer than 400 words and must take the form of a real professional letter of recommendation. Format, word choice and honesty are being graded here. If you don’t know what a letter of recommendation looks like, click here

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