What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

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flash21
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What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

Postby flash21 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Hi guys,

I was hoping to get some advice on what I should get my non-academic reference letter to include. One of the schools I am applying to requires one that is NON academic in nature.

Thanks.

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hillz
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Re: What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:10 pm

I would ask the LOR writer to discuss the following:

- Intellectual curiosity and promise
- Analytical skills, particularly ability to read textual material carefully and present reasoned conclusions in writing and orally
- Problem solving and independence of thought
- Motivation, commitment, maturity, professionalism, and self-confidence
- Leadership ability and organizational skills
- Concern for others

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LET'S GET IT
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Re: What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

Postby LET'S GET IT » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:31 pm

Have you had a real job? If so, a letter from a boss about work ethic, loyalty, likeability, ability to worth well with others, leadership, etc. I think would be good.

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Re: What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

Postby bluchai » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:25 pm

hillz wrote:I would ask the LOR writer to discuss the following:

- Intellectual curiosity and promise
- Analytical skills, particularly ability to read textual material carefully and present reasoned conclusions in writing and orally
- Problem solving and independence of thought
- Motivation, commitment, maturity, professionalism, and self-confidence
- Leadership ability and organizational skills
- Concern for others


Maybe ability to overcome adversity, if applicable?

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Re: What should I get my non-academic reference letter to includ

Postby Kratos » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:46 pm

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