(Closed) Social anxiety/ADD and need a letter of recommendation…within a week!!

posted 5 years ago in College
  • poll: Which professor, if any, should I ask for a recommendation for the honor society?
    1) The professor I emailed last semester and never got a response : (0 votes)
    2) The Dean that already wrote me another letter : (2 votes)
    33 %
    3) My *math* professor that is really nice, but has already done me the favor of the indep. study : (2 votes)
    33 %
    4) Fall 2011 professor. A class of about 20, not much group discussions, maybe doesn't remember me? : (0 votes)
    5) Fall 2011 prof that I just saw today but didn't say hi to her because I panicked. : (0 votes)
    6) Fall 2011 prof with an AM class that I was late for a lot. She loved my discussions, but gave B+ : (0 votes)
    7) Summer 2011 prof. Friendly. I never kept in touch...probably should have! Lol. : (1 votes)
    17 %
    8) Winter 2011 science prof. Loved me, but has had lots of students since then. : (0 votes)
    9) Fall 2010 prof that I just saw a few wks ago. He knew me.. Should I "save my favor" for grad app? : (1 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Follow up with 1, maybe go to her office and leave her a note after an email.

    And as far as 2, I would ask her asap because usually they save your letters of rec and they just tweak it and reprint. Easy peasy.

    As far as your other teachers maybe shoot one or 2 that you feel closest too and see if you can get one quickly. 

    Post # 5
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    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @shinythingsrule: No problem, I just did this not to long ago. Yeah, it can’t hurt and if what you need is speed then it will be nice if you have multiple optinos.

    Post # 6
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    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re way overthinking this!  I know it’s stressful, but just email a few of them.  Apologize for the late notice but say you were just invited to be a part of the honor program (or whatever) and that you need a letter of recommendation.  If it’s a professor from awhile back, say “I was in your (semester) (class)” and if possible, something that would make them remember you.  Generally, you should also include info that will help them write the letter- what you would like to be covered, which accomplishments should be mentioned, etc.  

    Edit- it sounds like you’re still at school.  Why not just show up at office hours shortly after sending the email?  Then you can say, hey I just sent you an email to see if you could write me a letter of rec.  No major conversation needed, but you can force them to acknowledge you. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Def number 2 or 3. As a grad student I ask for these all the time. I hate it, it is super uncomfortable, but it is just part of school, and frankly, part of their job as a prof. Go with #2, bc it is usually pretty easy to edit an old letter. #3 sounds like they know you well so try that as  well. Good luck and congrats on the upcoming graduation!

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