Writing a character reference is an honor that includes specific examples of respectful and admirable characteristics, and it should be written with the utmost attention to grammar, spelling and details. Write a character reference with tips from a writing instructor in this free video series on writing.
Hi, I'm Laura from YoungWritersWorkshops.com. I'm going to talk about how to write a character reference. If someone has asked you to write them, to be a character reference, I kind of consider that an honor. And you want to do a good job of communicating what it is that you respect and admire about this person. Begin by saying how long you've known the person to give some context of how you're able to give this reference. Include some specific examples of things that you respect or admire about this person. I'd include a work related example if it's a job reference. Or if it's just specifically for the person's character, one example of something that they've done that you appreciate or admire. Be sure to proofread your reference carefully, it reflects on the person if you don't use proper formatting or misspell words. So carefully review your work and sum it up by reviewing or summarizing what you, it is that you respect and admire about the person. So there's some things to remember about writing a character reference.