Automatically fill in the first and last names of recommenders when sending letter requests to multiple letter writers
When requesting letters of recommendation from multiple letter writers, you can set ByCommittee to automatically personalize the message sent to each recommender. It is quite easy to set this up, and only requires that you cut and paste a couple lines of text into the salutation of your message.
Open the recommendation request form from the profile page of the applicant
Add the names of your recommenders
Enter the salutation of your message
Copy the variables from the "Help with Messaging" box to the right of the page
We have provided variables for first and last name. You can use one or the other, or both if necessary.
Paste the variable(s) into the message
Don't forget to add a comma at the end.
You may want to include the title if you know all of your letter writers will share a title such as "Dr." or "Prof."
Fill in your message and click "Preview" to see how it will appear to recipients
The preview displays an example of how the message will appear in the inbox of all recommenders:
Note the writer's name in place of the variables you added.