There are a few basic formatting rules when writing a letter of recommendation.
For example, phrases such as “To the best of my knowledge,” or “As far as I know,” have the (perhaps unintended) consequence of distancing yourself from the student, suggesting that you do not know them that well at all. Follow typical business letter format. More detailed rules regarding spacing, alignment and salutations can be found on the Purdue OWL by clicking here. Always address the recommendation letter to the appropriate person. Your student should provide this information for you. “To Whom It May Concern” is a last resort. Print your free recommendation letter out on the letterhead of your school, reinforcing your professionalism and authority.
Letter of Recommendation
Recommendation letters, like any other genre of writing, typically follow certain conventions. The recommendation letter template usually consists of four major parts (To glib). While genre conventions should never be followed formulaic ally, certain pieces of information are necessary and should be mentioned up front, such as for whom you are writing and your relationship to them.