Use these free letter samples as templates for your formal notification.
There are several reasons why a student may need a letter of recommendation from a professor. The student may be applying for a scholarship, a new job or for admission to graduate school. If the student already knows the professor, speaking in person gives the professor a more personal reason to give a good recommendation and allows him or her to include details that show the committee that the student made a good impression on the professor. An email request need not contain all the pertinent information. The student may attach a CV to the email if they think it will help or they can request a meeting.