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Letters of recommendation for college help? Topic: No one to write letters of recommendation
June 16, 2019 / By Lorelle
Question: There's a counselor at my school who writes really good letters of recommendation, so I was thinking about asking her to write one for me. The only problem is, she doesn't have that high of an IQ (she'll be retiring soon). I mean, she writes excellent letters but her speaking skills are deplorable.. (if you were to talk to her on the phone, you would think she was a mentally disabled 7 year old child).. My question to you all is this: Is it a good idea to ask her for a rec, even though she writes really good ones? What if the college calls her and hears her talk? They might see her as an unreliable source.. What are the chances of them calling her anyway? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help, guys. Person She's going senile, Jeez!
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Kat Kat | 5 days ago
Wow, you want her to write you a rec letter but you criticize her? Wtf is wrong with you? I wish she was aware of how you felt about her. And she doesn't have high IQ??? Obviously she's more intelligent than you think if she can write well. I don't know how you measure intelligence but I can tell you have no idea of what you're talking about. My answer, no. Don't ask her. You don't deserve a rec letter. You need to humble yourself. You'll fail if you don't.
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Kat Originally Answered: Letters of recommendation for college help?
Wow, you want her to write you a rec letter but you criticize her? Wtf is wrong with you? I wish she was aware of how you felt about her. And she doesn't have high IQ??? Obviously she's more intelligent than you think if she can write well. I don't know how you measure intelligence but I can tell you have no idea of what you're talking about. My answer, no. Don't ask her. You don't deserve a rec letter. You need to humble yourself. You'll fail if you don't.
Kat Originally Answered: Letters of recommendation for college help?
You ungrateful lil ****, no don't ask her b/c you're a bytch, and to think she would be doing your lil azz a favor!

Hazel Hazel
You ungrateful lil ****, no don't ask her b/c you're a bytch, and to think she would be doing your lil azz a favor!
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Hazel Originally Answered: Am I asking to many reference letters?
As a college instructor, my gut instinct would be that it depends on two things: A) Your relationship with the professor. You say you're 'very close' with him. How many classes have you had with him? If you have had multiple classes with him, then you shouldn't worry at all. B) How much lead time are you giving him for these letters? Imagine he's got 20 other letters from other students (which he very likely does not, but regardless) -- Are you giving him two days to write the letters? If so, that's not long enough. Anywhere between two weeks to a month (err on the longer side) would be enough, depending on the length of the recommendations. All in all, though, two recommendations aren't overkill. If you were asking him for nine, that might be a little much, but two is doable. Some caveats: Even though you're sending out form letters, be sure to advise him if there are any special conditions to any of the submissions (ie, if Tech State wants the letter addressed to Jane Smith, the Admissions Coordinator, and Central Polytechnic wants it addressed to your department chair, and Small Lib Arts College wants it addressed to the Freshman Dean, then he should be made aware of that.) Also note that summer programs' competitiveness may/may not be different than the transfer schools -- make sure he knows if he has to give you a more basic recommendation for one and a more forceful recommendation for another. Hope that helps!
Hazel Originally Answered: Am I asking to many reference letters?
So, based on what you said, in total you are asking him for 2 letters only right? That's not too much. Although, I don't understand why you need 2 different letters for the summer programs and the transfer schools. Just get him to write one general testimonial - wouldn't that be better?

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