I am REALLY nervous about trying to get my LOR's, anyone else?? Mainly because I don't have a relationship with any of my professors. I go to a really big school (top 25 pub), and my upper div classes are all 100+...usually 200+. I'm in a major that doesn't really require me to seek help from the professor at all really (history), so I never really had the need to talk to any of them. Now that I need LOR's, and time is running out (applying this fall), I am starting to get really nervous. The idea of walking into their office, them not recognizing me at all, and me asking them to write a glowing LOR. How the hell do I do this? Should I try to force myself to visit them a few times, make some small talk, then ask them?? Or just ask them straight up the first time I meet them? By the way, I only know of 1 prof to ask this summer (since I took her other class in the spring), but is it to late to ask a prof in the fall?? My history classes are normally only midterm/final...somtimes a paper or two...but I will have no graded work by Oct....even late Oct. Can I ask someone to write me a rec who I have never written anything for?? Would be ok to provide a writing sample?
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