To write you a good reference letter, I will need the information listed below, ideally via email, but on paper if necessary.
- A list of deadlines and places/emails to send the letters
- Your recent resume
- Some of your great points that I might mention
- Signed authorization form to mention any non-directory information (i.e. birth date, religion, citizenship, disciplinary status, ethnicity, gender, GPA, test scores, grades, standardized test scores, marital status etc.).
- I suggest you check off all items. If I don't mention the listed information, the letter will look suspicious.
- I also suggest you waive your right to review. The reason for the waiver is that many places rightfully don't trust a letter that can be seen by the subject. You aren't obligated to submit this to me, but without it your letter will be very vague and ineffective.
- If you're worried about something I might say, then either tell me or ask someone else you trust more to write the letter.