As a high school counselor this time of year is spent writing numerous college recommendations for my seniors. I have developed a system in which i first intereview the student. Soon after i mind map my reflections from the interview and also add information from anything else a student has provided me i.e., list of acitivities, results of personality inventory, etc. I then do a brief outline and then finally type a first draft. I then show my studentss a close to complete draft before finalizing. The whole process takes about 3.5 hours per student * 45 students. As you can see, it is a lot of time for a one page document that may or may not be read by admissions folks. I'd like to think it helps so as a result i try not to "cookie cutter" each one by using a template.
From a GTD standpoint just wondering if indiv rec itself is a project or Recs as a whole is a project. Also, i am trying to streamline the process as it is not the only thing i am responsible for so if anyone has any tips i would appreciate it! I do have another 160 students to take care of.