LSAC LOR "description" question

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starrynight62
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LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby starrynight62 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:04 am

When you put in the names of your recommenders, it asks you for a 30 character "description" that will be printed on the LOR form. What kind of description are they looking for? What did you put? "History professor?" "Letter of Recommendation?"
"Dr. X's Letter?"

Sorry if this is a really stupid question.

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capitalacq
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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby capitalacq » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:08 am

just put the professor's name

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby lawduder » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:36 am

If the letter is targeted at one particular school, the name of the school should be fine. For example, if your letter is targeted to Duke then you would just put "Duke" in the description space. If it's a letter you're sending to all schools, you can label it "General." I had this same question before I sent out my LOR forms, when I called LSAC this was what they told me to do.

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby Kronk » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:44 am

+1 to the above. That's exactly what I did. I have "General LOR" "Stanford LOR" etc for each recommender.

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby drake » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:09 am

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby pu_golf88 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:21 am

drake wrote:I thought I'd better just post here rather than create a new thread. So in order to create a LOR form to give to the recommender, I have to put in his name and address on the page that pops up after clicking "Add Recommender?" I am not sure if he would be willing to give me his address. Would it be okay if it's just the school address and his office number?


Yes, the school address and office number would be fine, probably preferred.

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby drake » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:10 am

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Re: LSAC LOR "description" question

Postby Billy Blanks » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:30 am

drake wrote:Thanks. Any other thoughts on this? So a professor's office/school address is favored over his actual address?


I would assume so. If only because your professor is recommending you as a professor, thus his office address is in keeping with the professional nature of the whole thing (if he's writing to say, "we're great friends and hang out all the time," perhaps his home address would be better).




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