I was just sitting down to write the first1 reference letter that I have ever written and realized that I have never read a reference letter and have little idea of what should go into one. This particular letter is for a graduate student applying for a fellowship. Short post, but any suggestions?
Maybe I should start tweeting.
1 This is actually the third reference letter I’ve written, but the first was to be read by a close friend in the math department and the second was to be read by me.