The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Writing Recommendation Letters

Learn how to write effective and honest recommendation letters for students.


Do you feel unprepared when asked to write letters of recommendation for your students? Are you uncertain about how much you should say, how many details you should include, and what tone you should take? In this workshop, we'll look at samples of letters from a number of disciplines written for various purposes, and we'll offer advice about writing letters that are honest and effective.

Intended Audience

This workshop is designed for faculty, teaching assistants, and staff who are writing recommendation letters for students.



1.25 hours

Schedule for Fall 2016

Wednesday, 11/2, 2:00–3:15 (Sec. 1)

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