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Maine Adult Education Association

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Nineteen Gartley Street • Lisbon, Maine 04250 • (207) 353-3037

Frequently Asked Questions

What should be included in my letter of recommendation?

If you are asking your employer or volunteer supervisor for a letter of recommendation for the purposes of earning a high school diploma credit, the letter must contain the following:

  1. The name and full contact information for the author of the letter (e.g first and last name, physical and mailing address, phone number, email address),
  2. The position and a statement of the author's authority (e.g. Harry Potter, Director of Potions: responsible for overseeing the frog legs gatherers),
  3. Details of the student's title and responsibilities within the organization,
  4. A statement of the duration of the student's service to the organization,
  5. A brief assessment of the student's performance while in the position,
  6. A statement of the specific qualities for which the author is recommending this student,
  7. This letter must bear the seal and/or appear on letterhead for this organization and must be word processed.

If you have any questions about the requirements for the letter of recommendation, contact Sara at

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