recommendation letters

Minimize Unconscious Bias in Recommendation Letters

by Kelle December 7, 2011

‘Tis the season for recommendation letter writing and a friendly reminder of an important issue that letter writers, readers, and requestors should all be aware of. (Also see last year’s Recommendation Letter Writing Round Up.) While writing letters is a task that is generally taken with great care for all mentees, there are some things […]


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Recommendation Letter Writing Round Up

by Kelle December 21, 2010

‘Tis the season for writing letters so I thought I would highlight some resources: How Do You Write Effective Letters of Recommendation for Grad School Applicants? and 5 Principles for Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for Grad School Applicants Post with useful comments and the roundup. Tips on Writing Letters of Recommendation Video from Oberlin […]


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Writing Better Recommendation Letters

by Kelle November 9, 2010

Two great links on writing recommendation letters. First, a post with some very general advice. A great place to start if you’re new to writing letters and/or you haven’t seen very many as a committee member: Writing Badass Letters of Recommendation | 3 x 3 in Cullowhee. (via Profahacker.) Second, an article describing the differences […]


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Links: Sexist Rec Letters, ExoPlanet Names, Meeting Times, and more…

by Kelle October 23, 2009
  • How Not to Write a Recommendation Letter | Cosmic Variance
  • Naming the extrasolar planets | astro-ph
  • Burned Out? Take a Creative Sabbatical | Gina Trapani
  • Tuesday at 3pm Is the Most Agreeable Meeting Time | Lifehacker
  • Apple Unveils the Magic Mouse | TheAppleBlog


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