Reminding professor of LOR Help

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boosane
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Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby boosane » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:08 am

Last month on October 1st, I asked two of my professors if they'd be willing to write me LORs, they all agreed. I handed them my folder of transcripts, graded work, LSAC form, etc. I asked them to mail them out by Thanksgiving. Since that day is soon approaching, I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to give them a quick reminder through email sometime this week?

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby famousblueraincoat » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:37 pm

I actually just emailed reminders to my recommenders :p. This is part of their job and they have already agreed to vouch for you, so they won't think you're horrible for asking for a status update. Especially if the deadline that they agreed to is approaching.

Wishing them a happy Thanksgiving should make the email less awkward. Try something like "...wanted to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you again for agreeing to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf... I also wanted to confirm that, per our previous correspondence, the letter would be sent before (?) the Thanksgiving holiday thnx"

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby phillywc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:48 pm

this reminds me of someone i know

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby Kimikho » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:13 pm

phillywc wrote:this reminds me of someone i know

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you are fine emailing them. you didn't mention giving them an envelope with postage though--maybe include in the email that you are dropping by to drop that off, too?

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby phillywc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:03 pm

scoobers wrote:
phillywc wrote:this reminds me of someone i know

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you are fine emailing them. you didn't mention giving them an envelope with postage though--maybe include in the email that you are dropping by to drop that off, too?

Wasn't talking about you

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby boosane » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks for the help guys. The professor said he will mail them out by the end of this week. Is it in good etiquette to reply with a simple thank you? or should I just stop right here before I further clog up his inbox?
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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby Kimikho » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:12 pm

boosane wrote:Thanks for the help guys. The professor said he will mail them out by the end of this week. Is it in good etiquette to reply with a simple thank you? or should I just stop right here before I further clog up her inbox?


Just email back "Thanks!" so he knows you read it.

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Re: Reminding professor of LOR Help

Postby boosane » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:32 pm

scoobers wrote:
boosane wrote:Thanks for the help guys. The professor said he will mail them out by the end of this week. Is it in good etiquette to reply with a simple thank you? or should I just stop right here before I further clog up her inbox?


Just email back "Thanks!" so he knows you read it.


Just sent. Thanks!




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