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krystal82

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email request for recs?
« on: July 08, 2007, 02:17:51 PM »
I have a few people in mind for my recommendation letter, but i'm not sure if it would be ok to email them rather than ask in person. I should've requested them before I  left for the summer but i didn't =(. If I  wait to ask in person it would have to be in Sept. I don't want to wait, but would email be too impersonal?

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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 02:27:09 PM »
I emailed 3 professors asking for LOR.  One said no, another said yes, and the last asked me to come in for a chat so that she could write a more personal letter.  FWIW, I got into a few reaches.
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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 09:41:38 AM »
I emailed one of my recs only because they have a really busy summer schedule and it was just easier to contact them that way.  I ask the other two in person.  All three said yes. 

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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 01:13:49 PM »
I emailed 3 professors in the last week and they all said yes. If you're not on campus, hopefully they'll appreciate the fact that you can't speak to them in person without delaying your applications.

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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 06:47:11 PM »
hey guys could you post a sample of your email request? I've never requested them by email before and I'm not exactly sure what to say besides will you write my rec? lol

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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 10:21:16 PM »
what did you SAY in your email? I'm writing mine now and panicking...!!
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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 10:27:43 PM »
hey,

would u write me a LOR? i know this is late notice, sorry (lol)

tyia,
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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 10:29:18 PM »
ah... yeah... no.

anyone?
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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 10:32:06 PM »
It depends how well you know the professor and if you've emailed them in the past.

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Re: email request for recs?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 10:42:12 PM »
I know her well. but's been a WHILE (about a year and a half now!)
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