Supplies to give prof for LoR

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gmreplay
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Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby gmreplay » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:58 pm

From my professor:
"You should give your writers a list of the courses you've taken w/them, the semester and the grade (makes it easier than having to look it up cold), your writing sample, and the name of the schools to which you will apply. "

What exactly is the writing sample I should be giving to the professor? The one I wrote during the LSAT?

So unless I'm forgetting something, I should give them:
A list of classes I took with them
Resume?
Writing sample (whatever that is)
Envelope addressed to LSAC with a stamp
The appropriate LSAC paperwork

Am I missing something?

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JazzOne
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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:01 pm

gmreplay wrote:From my professor:
"You should give your writers a list of the courses you've taken w/them, the semester and the grade (makes it easier than having to look it up cold), your writing sample, and the name of the schools to which you will apply. "

What exactly is the writing sample I should be giving to the professor? The one I wrote during the LSAT?

So unless I'm forgetting something, I should give them:
A list of classes I took with them
Resume?
Writing sample (whatever that is)
Envelope addressed to LSAC with a stamp
The appropriate LSAC paperwork

Am I missing something?

The writing sample could be something you wrote for that professor or perhaps an editorial or article that has been published. If you don't have a good writing sample, just forget it. I never gave my recommenders a writing sample.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:02 pm

Personal Statement is what he is referring to...thesis could work also

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby paratactical » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:02 pm

You could give them your DS or PS to help show them what you're alread presenting to the schools.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby JazzOne » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:03 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:Personal Statement is what he is referring to...thesis could work also

+1

If you have a draft of your PS, that might be helpful.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:04 pm

I wouldn't give a draft, but then again I went to a school wound up in its own reputation, one that the profs bought into

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:30 pm

If he/she wants supplies, this is the only way to go:

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby gmreplay » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:48 pm

I read somewhere that you shouldn't give your PS over because you don't want the PS and LoR to look too similar. Thoughts?

Thanks for the quick responses btw guys.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby 12262010 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:49 pm

offer a transcript.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby sarahh » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 pm

I vote for writing sample = paper from class.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:48 pm

I put some things that I thought it would be good for the prof to include. Like I had one of my recommenders for 3 classes and out of 9 exams I had the absolute highest grade across all sections on 8 and was number 2 on the 9th so I wrote him a letter specifying that with all my saved exams. The other was an upper level English seminar and I provided copies of my final paper. For my 3rd lor (for schools that I thought it might be a boost) I specifically wrote out for my supervisor what law schools wanted to know and some things I though would be good to write about. If you can't write your lor with the person at least let them know what you would like them to touch on.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:50 pm

$$$$$$$$$$$

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby Cupidity » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:51 pm

Transcript with courses highlighted, don't make them dig.

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby masochist » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:02 pm

gmreplay wrote:From my professor:
"You should give your writers a list of the courses you've taken w/them, the semester and the grade (makes it easier than having to look it up cold), your writing sample, and the name of the schools to which you will apply. "

What exactly is the writing sample I should be giving to the professor? The one I wrote during the LSAT?

So unless I'm forgetting something, I should give them:
A list of classes I took with them
Resume?
Writing sample (whatever that is)
Envelope addressed to LSAC with a stamp
The appropriate LSAC paperwork

Am I missing something?


Add a bottle of whisky. Professors are people too :)

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:05 pm

masochist wrote:
gmreplay wrote:From my professor:
"You should give your writers a list of the courses you've taken w/them, the semester and the grade (makes it easier than having to look it up cold), your writing sample, and the name of the schools to which you will apply. "

What exactly is the writing sample I should be giving to the professor? The one I wrote during the LSAT?

So unless I'm forgetting something, I should give them:
A list of classes I took with them
Resume?
Writing sample (whatever that is)
Envelope addressed to LSAC with a stamp
The appropriate LSAC paperwork

Am I missing something?


Yea I did this after they sent them but I think it would have been more to your benefit to do it like a day after you ask them. It wont look quite like a bribe but it will make them write more favorably about you.

Add a bottle of whisky. Professors are people too :)

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Re: Supplies to give prof for LoR

Postby HowdyYall » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:07 pm

masochist wrote:
gmreplay wrote:From my professor:
"You should give your writers a list of the courses you've taken w/them, the semester and the grade (makes it easier than having to look it up cold), your writing sample, and the name of the schools to which you will apply. "

What exactly is the writing sample I should be giving to the professor? The one I wrote during the LSAT?

So unless I'm forgetting something, I should give them:
A list of classes I took with them
Resume?
Writing sample (whatever that is)
Envelope addressed to LSAC with a stamp
The appropriate LSAC paperwork

Am I missing something?


Add a bottle of whisky. Professors are people too :)


I actually did this for one of my professors from study abroad; after the fact of course. He was a pretty cool T.A




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