Whether you are writing a recommendation letter or requesting a recommendation letter, you should know what to include; every recommendation letter should include 3 key components:
1. A paragraph or sentence that explains how you know this person and the duration of your relationship with them.
2. An evaluation of the person and their skills/accomplishments. If possible offer specific examples that illustrate the person’s strengths and qualifications.
3. A summary that explains why you would recommend this person and to what degree you would recommend them.
The content of your recommendation letter will depend upon the needs of the person who is requesting it, but there are some common topics that you can address: