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Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

⦿ Letter of recommendation, abbreviated as LORs, is a written document provided by your previous professors, research theses supervisors or your organization manager.
⦿ It is a document which validates your technical abilities related to your research or professional skills, validates your resume and the statement of purpose, and reflects upon your accomplishments in undergraduate and/or postgraduation.
⦿ For United States, 3 LORs are required for a PhD or a master’s application and in the rest of world, 2 LORs are required for a PhD or a master’s application. Although, it is advised to check the admission requirements before arranging your LORs.
⦿ Often, LORs must be sent electronically through the e-mail, but some universities do accept LORs in a pdf format as well. Therefore, it is recommended to get the LORs in both electronically and Pdf format.
⦿ The general structure of a LORs is:
    1. Opening/Introduction: You must write about sentences related to purpose of letter, Nature and length of Professor-student relationship, Professor’s experience in teaching (how often, how many students).
    2. Body: Share specific details about the student’s academic performance, skills/Personal qualities, Use specific examples.
    3. Closing: You can write conclusion with a summary of all the above points, clearly state that you recommend the candidate.

⦿ Write well and correctly: Be grammatically correct. Type and proofread your essay very carefully. Many admissions officers say that good written skills and command of correct use of language are important to them as they read these statements. Express yourself clearly and concisely. Adhere to stated word limits.
⦿ Length and Format: Generally, the personal letter world limit varies through universities. You can expect writing up to 500-700 words or 1 to 1.5 page. Fonts should be Ariel or Times new roman with font size 10-12

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