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Please help!! Are my Recommendation Letters too long?

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Mar 29, 2008
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Student or Learner
Hello everybody! :)

I am preparing my application package for applying to a Master programme.

I have my academic recommendation letters from my professors, but they seem to be a bit long, according to some people.
The problem is that I like the RL the way they are and cant decide which sentences to delete in order to make them shorter! :S

Their length is a page and half including the university header, salutations, dates, addresses, Yours faithfully...etc!

Are they too long? :-? Pfff... if so, it will be tough to make them shorter.!

Thanks for your help! :)


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Jan 14, 2008
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Short and sweet . . .

To whom it may concern,

This letter is a recommendation for Mary Smith to attend __________________

She was a student in my class, _____________________ during ___________________. In that class, I found her to be __________________________, and ______________________. Her work was _____________ and _____________________. One of her outstanding attributes is ________________________.

I feel she will make a fine student at your institution. For more information, contact me at the above address.
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