What are references?

Answer: 

References are written about an experience you had with another person through thePOOSH.org. They should be informative and honest. In essence, a reference is a way for a third-party person to get some information about a person before meeting them. There are three types of references -- positive, negative and neutral. When writing references, please be aware that they are taken seriously and will reflect not only upon the person you are writing about, but upon yourself as well.