Personal Reference Letter
Personal Reference Letter
The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your performance at the internship site, as well as to evaluate what you have learned. The goal is demonstrate an ability to “speak” to potential employers about your skills.
Based on what you think that you have learned and achieved within the internship experience, write a 1-page letter of reference for yourself. Highlight specific areas of growth and specific value that you experienced through the process of completing this internship.
Indicate how you would translate your experience in your internship into a new work experience and share this letter with your site supervisor for feedback.
You will be graded upon your ability to:
· Evaluate yourself and to promote what you have learned.
· Communicate clearly and effectively and to thus “present” yourself well.
· Persuade a professional reader.
· Coincide with the evaluation provided by the site supervisor.
· Demonstrate knowledge of the “language” of the field (current APA).
Your Personal Reference Letter is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 15.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.