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How long should a LOR be?

How long should a LOR be?
« on: June 22, 2007, 04:05:05 PM »
How long should a LOR be? I just got one back that is a couple of paragraphs long>

Re: How long should a LOR be?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 09:13:36 PM »
Anna Ivey stated that a good LOR should be at least 500 words long, which is about 2 pages double spaced.

Re: How long should a LOR be?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 03:50:46 PM »
Do you have a link?

n/a

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Re: How long should a LOR be?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 03:57:00 PM »
Little less than a page single spaced in 12 font is about adequate

Re: How long should a LOR be?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 04:24:24 PM »
Do you have a link?

no link, it was in a book.

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Re: How long should a LOR be?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 04:42:38 PM »
Hey Fellow Cougar,

An LOR with only a few paragraphs of information might be cause for concern.  Damning with faint praise if you know what I mean.  The LOR will definitely will hold some weight, however, if it's from a BYU professor.  They're some of the best in their respective fields.

HTH