i think i effed up...

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Am I a Jack@$$ ?

Yes
8
53%
No
7
47%
 
Total votes: 15

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jdhopeful11
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i think i effed up...

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:08 pm

After I received word from a recommender that they would agree to write me a LOR, I got carried away and mentioned that "now I have 4 solid LORs going into what appears to be a very competitive cycle." In retrospect I should have refrained from mentioning I have 4 "solid" LORs, because now I come off like a jack@$$

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby Hannibal » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:11 pm

Yeah, that wasn't smart. But you have 4 LORs. So either trust that they're gonna give you a good one or "just" send three.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:18 pm

The whole email was nicely worded though. It was a well put together email except for that. I really hope she overlooks that.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby Hannibal » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:19 pm

Ah. Then you're probably worrying too much. If it's someone that knows you well enough to write a good LOR, then they probably won't write a bad one just because they feel less special now.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby StrictlyLiable » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:22 pm

I don't think they felt special to begin with unless it was their first recommendation request. In that case, it probably wasn't that sweet anyhow.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby TommyK » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:30 pm

You might still be a jackass, but not because of that.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:33 pm

TommyK wrote:You might still be a jackass, but not because of that.


I'll take that

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby 09042014 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:34 pm

Why do you even need 4? If you are worried this guy will fuck you, don't use his. You already have 3.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:39 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Why do you even need 4? If you are worried this guy will fuck you, don't use his. You already have 3.



I have 2 academic and 3 professional LORs...Hers is 1 of the Academic ones and just so happens to be for the 2 hardest courses I took for my major (Critical Theory, Marxist Theory). If there were any classes that tested my analytical skills its those.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby 09042014 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:41 pm

jdhopeful11 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Why do you even need 4? If you are worried this guy will fuck you, don't use his. You already have 3.



I have 2 academic and 3 professional LORs...Hers is 1 of the Academic ones and just so happens to be for the 2 hardest courses I took for my major (Critical Theory, Marxist Theory). If there were any classes that tested my analytical skills its those.


Ok, you should probably have two academic. I think you are overly worried about LOR, they aren't that important.

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Re: i think i effed up...

Postby jdhopeful11 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:41 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
jdhopeful11 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Why do you even need 4? If you are worried this guy will fuck you, don't use his. You already have 3.



I have 2 academic and 3 professional LORs...Hers is 1 of the Academic ones and just so happens to be for the 2 hardest courses I took for my major (Critical Theory, Marxist Theory). If there were any classes that tested my analytical skills its those.


Ok, you should probably have two academic. I think you are overly worried about LOR, they aren't that important.



Yea I figured that much, that's why I'm not too pissy about it




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