Approaching Professors for Letters of Rec.

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Approaching Professors for Letters of Rec.

Postby CCM4 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:08 pm

Currently a 1L, applying for a scholarship (have one from the school, but this is from a donor) that requires two letters of rec. from professors. My professors seem to like me and I have all A's and B+ after this first semester. However, I guess I'm still in that phase of being slightly terrified of my professors so I'm wondering how to ask for the letters.

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Re: Approaching Professors for Letters of Rec.

Postby Avian » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:17 pm

Just send them an email and ask. This is a very common request so professors are expecting students to ask for these. Pick professors whose class you got an A in or connected well with, preferably both. Be sure to specifically ask if they are willing to write a positive/enthusiastic letter of recommendation. If a professor seems hesitant for some reason it's best to try and find someone else because you'd rather get a good letter of rec. than a tepid one.

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Re: Approaching Professors for Letters of Rec.

Postby Chevron Deference » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:39 pm

It is common to request a letter of rec. Your professors are not the "bogeyman"

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Re: Approaching Professors for Letters of Rec.

Postby CCM4 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:55 am

Chevron Deference wrote:It is common to request a letter of rec. Your professors are not the "bogeyman"



I know I know, I guess its some silly 1L nervous thing. I'm thinking of transferring so now I am not sure if I should apply for the scholarship at all. -OP

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