Writing a letter of rec. for myself; for my busy professor

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BriaTharen
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Re: Writing a letter of rec. for myself; for my busy professor

Postby BriaTharen » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:23 am

Fark-o-vision wrote:I can't believe that more people haven't had this experience.

There are actually tons of people that have had this experience. Threads like these crop up every cycle. Do a search and you'll get the arguments for or against.

Main thing it comes down to is it is overall better ot just make notes about yourself and what you want the professor to hit on, and get him to actually write it. It isn't good to have a PS and a LOR that have extremely similar writing styles.

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Re: Writing a letter of rec. for myself; for my busy professor

Postby awahoya » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:50 am

oldhippie wrote:i had the same situtation - i sent her my resume, my PS, and a bullet point list of the things that i thought she would want to include in the letter. she turned it into a letter within a few hours.


This.

Plus I wrote out the reasons that I wanted to go to law school and even went so far as to send him papers I had written in both his classes (with summaries)...sounds a bit overboard I know, but this dude is super busy (head of think tank dept AND a prof)...




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