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Writing Letters of Recommendation

These OWL resources were designed for high school teachers and guidance conselors. They discuss how to write effective letters of recommendation for students who are applying to colleges and universities. They also discuss how to navigate the new Common Application, which is accepted at over 500 colleges and universities across the United States. 

Writing Letters of Recommendation for Students

The resources in this section are designed as a quick guide to writing effective letters of recommendation. It is specifically for the high school teachers and guidance counselors who may be asked to write letters of recommendations for students. 

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