Friday, September 30, 2011

Letters of Recommendation

This is a line from a resume I was given recently:

 Effective communications skills – Written two research presentation

This is a from a native English speaker that just graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in a scientific field.

I have a hard time telling students I can't help them, it is afterall "officially" my job. But what do you do in cases where the students are mediocre and didn't get an A in any class in college? Would you write a letter of recommendation for them? Do you just say sorry, you should have tried harder? What if they did try their best? Can I just highlight what they did well, say that they are hard working, and not mention their shortcomings?

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