2.3 Assignment: Letter of Reference
Based on the feedback you received from the Reflected Best Self (RBS) activity (responses from Assignment 2.4(new tab)), this assignment is to write a letter of reference…for yourself! Your primary objective is to incorporate the strengths and skills that you have learned about from the RBS responses into a recommendation letter that would be used to seek employment or entry into an academic program. Approach the assignment first by taking a very objective approach to crafting the letter. In other words, assume you are someone who is not you as you reflect on what you should write about the person who was described by the RBS email responses.
As for formatting the letter, you have the flexibility to create the letter based on your preferences. However, the letter should fill most, if not all, of a page. Feel free to consider reference letter templates you might prefer based on Internet searches. What is important is that you apply what you have learned!
Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:
· Demonstrate your strengths and skills by crafting your own letter of reference.
· Evaluate self-concept, including components such as identity, emotional intelligence, and self-efficacy, and how these influence your leadership competencies.
1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
2. Review the responses you received from others as part of Assignment #2.4.
3. Using that feedback, write a reference letter that focuses primarily on the strengths you’ve learned about yourself. Include reasons (and even examples) of why you are recommending this person (you!).
4. Consider the recipient of the reference letter you are writing to either be a prospective employer or a university admissions officer.
5. Inasmuch as this is a reflection paper, first-person voice is acceptable.
6. When you have completed your assignment, submit using the Assignment submission link section of Brightspace by the end of the workshop week.
7. Papers must be logical, well organized, grammatically correct, and have correct spelling and sentence structure. Write in complete paragraphs of at least three sentences in length.