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Two quick questions about recommendation letters.

AMGLeagueAMGLeague Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
edited January 2009 in College Admissions
Should he indent for every paragraph?

And should it be double spaced
Post edited by AMGLeague on

Replies to: Two quick questions about recommendation letters.

  • JakaAmalgamJakaAmalgam Registered User Posts: 192 Junior Member
    Your recommender can do whatever he wants that's appropriate for the letter. I mean it's not like a recommendation letter needs to adhere to specific MLA format. Indent when he needs to indent, double space it if you want to fill up a page.
  • pFNMCppFNMCp Registered User Posts: 793 Member
    Okay first of all, it doesn't really matter. This is the real world, where you can do whatever you want within the law if there are no clear guidelines.

    Second, they should know how to do it because they're an adult.

    Third, you don't need to worry about it because it's their letter, not yours. If they mess up, it won't be held against you.
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    I think, personally, it's easier to read if paragraphs are single-spaced justified and separated by double space. Business letter format essentially. But it definitely is personal preference.
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