Write letters of recommendation that make a difference.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How to include the most important information that every counselor letter should have
- How to share the unique perspective that colleges want from teachers
- How to avoid the most common mistakes that well-intentioned rec-writers make
- How to use effective recommendation approaches for counselors with large caseloads
- What is the best information to share for counselors with time to write more detailed letters
- How to write letters for those students who just haven’t stood out
- How to structure your letter to make it more readable and more memorable
- Which simple techniques will make for better revising and editing
- When to decline to write a letter, and how to still help that student
Kevin founded Collegewise in 1999 and did all the counseling himself for the first 18 months. He is the author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted, and pens at least one entry every day on the Collegewise blog. A graduate of UC Irvine with majors in English and history where he answered, “What will you do with THOSE majors?” approximately 783 times, Kevin also has a college counseling certificate from UCLA.
Frequently Asked Questions
I know you’re busy. I know you don’t need one more thing to do. But why spend more time struggling, writing, and wondering if your letters are actually making a difference? Take this course, and I promise that you’ll write better letters, you’ll spend less time doing it, and you’ll never have to wonder again if your letters are helping your students.