Should I send another LOCI?

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fingersxd
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Should I send another LOCI?

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 9:34 am

SO I've been out of school for a few years and while I work have been taking part-time MBA classes (I won't finish the program -- giving it up for law school
). That said, I did have two mroe classes this semester and did great in bot. I know grad school grades are inflated like crazy and since I won't eevn have the degree in tiem for school in the fall it might not matter, but is it worth sending these along to schools were I am still on the waitlist? How much value would it be gained or would they just dismiss it as useless paper?

Also, I have some additional LOR's I could potentially send, but I'm reluctant to do so because I don't suspect they will be particularly good -- by which I mean it will be a positive recommendation, but I think it will just be sort of canned and formulaic (knowing the person I got it from) so I've had it sitting in my back pocket and haven't sent it...now that I'm still on the WL should I just go for broke? I don't want it to hurt me as lukewarm/boring LORs at this point might be the difference.

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Re: Should I send another LOCI?

Postby saito816 » Wed May 11, 2011 10:09 am

I don't think sending in another LOCI at this point will really help or hurt at this point. Grad school grades seem, from what I've heard, to be a pretty irrelevant soft. As far as another LOR goes, it depends on how many you've already sent. Once waitlisted I sent in another one to several schools, for a total of 3. If you already have 3+ in at that school though, I'm not sure how much another will help.

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Re: Should I send another LOCI?

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 10:14 am

Yea, I sent 3 right away (I've been out of school for a few years so I had 2 work, 1 professor) -- that's why I'm not sure if any additional ones will ahve any real valuable (particularly if it isn't some sterling, glowing, original letter -- as much as they can be, at least).

same reason I'm hesitant on grad school grades. It's a weak soft, but there's not really much else new I have. I really want to get off the waitlist but somehow I don't think the periodic e-mails just to keep in touch are doing much, ha.

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Re: Should I send another LOCI?

Postby TTH » Wed May 11, 2011 1:05 pm

the extra LOCI isn't going to help you for the reasons you articulated. Sorry.

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Re: Should I send another LOCI?

Postby fingersxd » Wed May 11, 2011 2:41 pm

TTH wrote:the extra LOCI isn't going to help you for the reasons you articulated. Sorry.


Fair enough. But that being said, what CAN I do to improve my chances? The whole idea of sitting ony my hands and waiting is not appealing, and again, the periodic e-mails, phone calls, etc. just aren't going to do it, I don't think.

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Re: Should I send another LOCI?

Postby LawSuccess » Wed May 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Use what you have. The things you mentinoed may not help a whole lot, but they won't hurt either, and they'll demonstrate continued interest. Don't you want to know that you've done all you could and didn't hold anything back?




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