Tips for referees to write effective reference letters

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Strong reference letters are key to successful applications for admissions, scholarships and awards. Here are a few tips for you.

See also: Bonetta L. (2009) Writing a letter of recommendation. Addendum to Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, 2nd edition, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Retrieved from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website.