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ChlorasepticRelief

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What should I do? Help Needed!
« on: October 05, 2005, 12:45:44 PM »
OK... I gave one of my professors my LOR stuff in August. He said he needed a dealine or he would never get it done, so I chose September 5th. Unfortunately, he has yet to write it. He keeps saying that he's busy and that he'll get right on it. One month has passed!

What should I do? I don't want to bug him too much, because he could single-handedly ruin my chances of getting in anywhere. I ask him after class every now and then, and I've sent him emails. However, I'm beginning to think that the only way he'll do it is at knife-point. ???

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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005, 12:48:01 PM »
I guess what I'm asking is if an email or a call (since we are now on fall break) tlling him how important it is would seem desperate/pathetic/pushy?
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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005, 12:49:28 PM »
At this point I'd consider somebody else.
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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005, 02:16:50 PM »
Try giving him a Thank You card for writing your letter. It could serve as a reminder.

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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005, 02:19:44 PM »
I would definitely ask someone else that you think would do a decent job quickly. If the other guy gets his act together and completes his, great, if not you've still got an LOR.

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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005, 02:22:33 PM »
Yeah have a back-up professor in case the first one doesn't follow through.  That is so rude though, if you don't have time to write one, you should tell the person that it would be best to ask someone else.  >:(

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005, 02:27:58 PM »
Maybe he is just passive aggresive and this is his waying of saying "please get somebody else."
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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005, 07:24:14 PM »
Yeah, I'm with these posters, find someone else.  Even if he does wind up writting one, given his lack of passion, it probably means he won't write a great one. 

Try hitting up one of your professors in your major.  Usually they are more than happy to help out since where you go will reflect well on his department.  Even if you don't know them that well, you are looking at two possible OK recommendations, but one that may at least been written on time.

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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2005, 07:27:23 PM »
Get a new reccomender. He obviously doesnt care if you get into law school or not.

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Re: What should I do? Help Needed!
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005, 07:54:48 PM »
Get a new reccomender. He obviously doesnt care if you get into law school or not.

Set a deadline.  Just say "I hate to do this, but we agreed on a deadline.  If you are unable to write my recommendation by the end of the week then I will have to ask someone else."