The office of Admissions requests letters of recommendation fromschool counselors and academic teachers so that to better understand applicantsin the context of the classroom and in their school community at large.
The most compelling letters of recommendation offer information that either expands upon something learned from the student's application.The best recommendations are not checklists of what the student has accomplished; the best recommendations expound upon these accomplishments.
Keeping in mind there are several ways to approach a recommendation letter, those writing on behalf of a student might consider the following topics:
Recommendations may also include any anecdote that epitomizes the student's abilities, character, and persona. Overall, letters of recommendation should provide more detailed sense of the student in and out of the classroom.