Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation by Paul BodinePerfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation by Paul Bodine

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation

byPaul Bodine

Paperback | January 5, 2010

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Expert advice for helping an applicant’s chances of acceptance by choosing the right words and phrases

As a teacher, professor, or an employer, you are often called upon for letters of recommendation--and probably as often find yourself stumped about what to say. It can be a daunting task when someone’s future is in the balance. This book, written by a writing expert, will help you find the right words--and avoid thepitfalls--of creating a letter of recommendation.

Author Paul Bodine explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.

Paul Bodine is a seasoned business editor and writer with 25 years of experience in business, technical, scholarly, and educational editing and writing. He is a senior editor at, America's most respected admissions consulting firm. Paul has helped hundreds of clients earn admission to the world's top business, law, medical...
Title:Perfect Phrases for Letters of RecommendationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.51 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071626549

ISBN - 13:9780071626545


Table of Contents

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation
Chapter 1: Why Recommendation Letters Matter
Chapter 2: Perfect Phrases for Recommendation Letter Instructions
Chapter 3: Perfect Phrases for Strengths
Chapter 4: Perfect Phrases for Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
Chapter 5: Perfect Phrases for Weaknesses or Areas for Improvement
Chapter 6: Perfect Phrases for Integrity, Character, and Ethics
Chapter 7: Perfect Phrases for Potential and Goals
Chapter 8: Perfect Phrases for Other Recommendation Letter Topics
Chapter 9: Perfect Phrases for Conclusions
Closing Thoughts