I am applying for PhD and I need reference letter from my MsC professor. We made agreement that I write letter with my opinion and he will made changes later if needed.

I have no other "relationships" or "work" with professor except working on a project, actually research which was part of exam. I did research good, get good grade, but that is it. There was no lab, actually it was quantitative research based on interview.

Honestly, I don't know what to write.

I believe there should be description of project, communication with professor...

Any other suggestions?

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    In my opinion, writing a reference letter yourself that is ´updated´ by your supervisor will never be as strong as a convincing letter written by an enthusiastic supervisor that completely supports and knows your work. Perhaps you can ask him to write the letter him/herself? – dsfgsho Jan 4 '15 at 16:29
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    In which countries are you applying? In the US, students are asked to wave the right to even see the letters, so this method might be viewed as unethical. – Chris C Jan 4 '15 at 16:36
  • I am apllying in German spoken countires. – user24258 Jan 4 '15 at 16:38
  • It is 3 years from my Master. So I can hardly remember and I suppose my supervisor remember less. I suggest him that I self write letter and he agreed. @Chris C: I am applying in German spoken countries. On current apply I must provide information about supervisors and they later contact them for letter of recommendation. – user24258 Jan 4 '15 at 16:45