Vocabulary To Use
If you are writing a letter of recommendation for a girl, be careful in the way you describe them. According to a study by Rice University, people often describe women as potential leaders, or people who take direction well. They found that men were often described as already leaders and have direction. Try not to fall into this pattern if you can help it. Keep this in mind, and know that vocabulary can make or break a letter. Here are a few other important tips about word choice for writing college recommendations.
Powerful Words – Don't be afraid of powerful words. Try stretching your writing vocabulary and use words such as insightful, creative, intuitive, intellectual, and so on. These words tend to pop out more in a letter, and give more insight to what the student is like.
Social Skills – Social skills are important to address when students have these qualities. Be sure to include information such as ability to communicate well, can make quick decisions, or can handle stressful situation well. Try to think of skills critical for college that they already have, and include that in your letter.