Archive for August 19th, 2012
When you hear the word academic letter, you perhaps think about college or university admission letter, scholarship and grant proposals or recommendation letters to get an internship opportunity. Indeed, all of those letters are important and each student will at least get a chance to write one or two specific purpose letters during his or her study time. However, there are some types of academic letters that may not be too familiar, yet some students find it difficult when they suddenly must write these letters (especially because the condition that makes the letter’s background is not always experienced by all students).
One specific purpose academic letter that many students feel as a difficult letter to make is hardship letter. Basically, this is a detailed personal letter that aims to get loans, delay in semester fee payment and delay in school loan repayment based on unavoidable problems such as financial difficulties. This letter is difficult to make because it requires sensible and convincing reasoning that can make your request being granted or at least considered. You also need to know about how to write an autobiography that explains about specific hardships you have experienced in order to make yourself qualified. It becomes more difficult because this letter should emphasize more personal approach than common academic letters, something that many students do not associate with academic letters.