HOW TO WRITE POWERFUL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
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By Susan Whalley. Made to save time for busy educators, this compilation of 52 sample letters comes from a veteran high school counselor. Designed as models to jump start original thinking, letters appear in 12 categories such as pluggers, leaders, marchers to a different drummer, movers and shakers, academic achievers, students who stay behind the scenes, and "the hardest ones to write." For these, the author advises increase the font size and be pleasantly vague. Whalley includes helpful guidelines for composition and a list of descriptive words and phrases. Spiralbound. 8½" x 11". Educational Media. 78 pages. ©2000.