Question: Who should I ask to write my recommendation letter?
Answer: Ask faculty, administrators, and supervisors who know you well and are in a professional capacity in which they can evaluate your qualifications for graduate study. Your letter writers should know your work and be able to proivde examples to support their points. They should hold a positive view of you and be able to describe your potential for academic and professional work. Aim for a set of letters from several individuals who can describe your range of skills. Letters should cover your academic and scholastic skills, research abilities and experiences, and applied experiences (e.g., co-operative education, internships, related work experience).