How to Write a Character Reference

by Laura Minnigerode; Updated October 23, 2017

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.

About the Author

Laura Minnigerode is a writing instructor and former classroom teacher. Her teaching experience includes public and private schools, as well as writing workshops for adults and children in a variety of settings. Minnigerode earned a master's degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass., and is a credentialed teacher. She is most influenced as a teacher by the week-long writing intensive she took with Anne Lamott in 1991.