Quote from: LuckyAC on July 18, 2007, 11:42:20 PMI just e-mailed two last night, both of whom I've never met. One already agreed, just asking for a PS and resume (ouch).uh, that is so TTT
I just e-mailed two last night, both of whom I've never met. One already agreed, just asking for a PS and resume (ouch).
I've actually gotten three to agree by e-mail now. Unfortunately, I have never actually managed to get one to send a letter. One I met in person and I have some hope for (since that was just a week ago), but another hasn't responded to four e-mails over a period of a month and a half now. I just got another one to agree two days ago, but he said it would be " very short", obviously code for "bad". If he thought that would scare me off, he was terribly misinformed, and I e-mailed back to thank him effusively. I can only hope he has more commitment than the last one. Even if I get just the one (which I am not counting on), at least I can apply to NYU, Michigan and Georgetown.
Lucky-- with a reluctant recommender like that, you should provide them with a little bit about your accomplishments either in their class or in college in general. They probably just don't want to think about and come up with unique things to write about. They will probably come pretty close to copy/pasting what you give to them to reduce the amount of work they have to do.