1. Dear Dr. Johnson,
I was in your Methods and Materials class last spring. I am applying to graduate school this semester and was wondering if you would be willing to write me a letter of recommendation? I would greatly appreciate a recommendation from you as you were one of the better teachers that I have had throughout college and I felt that you did a good job at challenging me in class.
2. Dr Johnson,
I just wanted to take the time to let you know how much I appreciate your help this summer. Even though you are leaving I just want you to know that you have had a significant impact over me this past year. I was originally discouraged by the idea of completing a thesis and was not sure if it was even worth the try. You have not only motivated me to continue my research and move forward with this thesis process but you were the one who encouraged me in the first place. Through my research this summer I have found something I am passionate about in the field of speech language pathology and am grateful for this opportunity. Due to my research this summer, I have now opened the door for endless opportunities for myself. I am now no longer on the fence about continuing my education to get my doctorate, but I am certain that I will be continuing and have already begun looking into schools I can attend upon completion of my master’s degree. I cannot thank you enough for working with me this summer and look forward to keeping in touch with you in the future. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. I want you to know you had a tremendous impact on me for which I will forever be grateful.
3. Dr. Johnson
I will do all of that! Thank you SO SO SO much not only for all your help but also for your speedy response. I appreciate it beyond belief. You have been such a great professor this entire semester and I appreciate everything you have done to help us all.
Thank you again,
4. Dr. Johnson-
Thank you for the kind words. I am disappointed that I will not be working with you next year! I will be sure to keep you updated in all that I do professionally. I have been applying for positions within the field and I have consistently used you as a reference. I enjoyed working with you in the past and I value your professional advice and perspective. Good luck in your future endeavors and please feel free to keep in touch. Hopefully, our professional paths will cross in the future.
Thank you for everything! Good luck!
5. Hi Dr. Johnson,
I'm sorry to hear that you won't be here anymore. I was really looking forward to working with you as your GA in my final semester. Best of luck with all of the research projects you are doing! And thank you for all you have done and for all of the guidance you have given me the past few semesters!!