Free Resource: References vs Recommendations Cheat Sheet

When you’ve got students applying to different university countries around the world, it can be tempting to use the terms “reference” and “letter of recommendation” interchangeably.

Unfortunately, it’s a rather common mistake - and a pretty serious one! Universities use them to judge how well a student will acclimatise, in terms of academic performance and overall contributions to campus/student life - especially in countries like the UK and the US!

Because they play a vital role in your students’ chances of acceptance, it’s therefore so important to stay up-to-date with changing conventions and requirements - which is sometimes easier said than done.

With an overview of US & UK conventions, this free Cheat Sheet explains the differences between References and Recommendations and unlocks tips on tone, structure, and content... along with some real-life examples.

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