Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Draft of Recommendation Letter

On the demand of many readers I have prepared two recommendation letter drafts. These recommendation letter drafts would be available to the followers and email subscribers of the blog. Once you subscribe to the blog via email, these drafts would be sent to your email address within 24 hours. The subscription form is in the right sidebar at the top. All you need is to enter your email address and verify it. You can unsubscribe anytime if you find this no longer useful.
Most of the schools ask for 3 recommendation letters. However applicants can prepare third draft by selecting suitable and appropriate sentences from these two drafts. Try to avoid too many same sentences in more than one recommendation letter. It is also the responsibility of the applicant to use the sentences which best fits him because not every sentence fits to every applicant. Remember something which seems to be ‘white lie’ may jeopardize your chances of securing admission. So make sure you don’t lie. Even though recommendation is supposed to be written not by you but the Professors, however the admission committee knows that in most parts of the world an applicant prepares the draft for the same. So it’s you responsibility to include only relevant and appropriate stuffs which shows you a suitable candidate for PhD. Focus on your strengths and get it substantiated by your recommenders.  

Any comments and feedbacks are also welcome. If someone wants to add some specific information to his recommendation letter but he is not sure about it, feel free to get feedback on it.
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  1. >I have been following your blog for more than a month now. As the applying time is approaching would you like to provide any suggestion on applying online or via regular mail?Thanks for the great job.

  2. Can I get two drats you mentioned in this post? I've already been subscribing your blog. BTW, this post's really helping me a lot! Thanks for your contribution.

  3. The link to recommendation letters drafts has been posted in another post. The url of the post is

  4. Hi

    I have been working for last 4 years post my Masters. Out of the 3 recommendation letters, can 2 be academic and 1 be from my senior research supervisor at my place of work?

    I work in Industry research, so I guess that should be helpful.

  5. This is a letter coming from someone whom you have worked with or under. It has a certain importance for other employers, because it talks about you as an employee and that is what the recipient is interested in.