Any tips on asking for letters of recommendation through email?
I graduated two years ago and I've recently decided to go and apply for graduate programs. I haven't had contact with any of my undergrad professors since graduation, and there was only one professor that I had any interaction with outside of class. It also has to be through email as I no longer live close enough to the school to ask face to face. How should I go about asking for a letter from professors who probably don't remember me?
Are you applying to the same school you did undergrad?
For the professors you didn't see outside of class don't worry that they didn't remember you. Mention specific projects you worked on in their class and how they helped prep you for the graduate program. And how you would appreciate any insight they have into the specific program you're applying to (if applicable) and how you think a letter from them would have an impact, if they have the time.
Another option is to try the head of the department you got your degree from. Even if you didn't have any interaction with him or take a class from him he is still going to have a bit of interest in your future, enough to plug your name into a letter of recommendation template anyway.
by Lynsey Harte 3 months ago
Do you prefer to receive a letter or an email?Personally, I love getting a hand written letter or postcard from friends. What are your opinions? In the days of facebook, skype and emails, snail mail is growing to be a distant memory. I wonder if there are any people out there who, like me, try to...
by Tiger Mom 6 years ago
What do College Admissions look for in a high school student?What is more important? Rigor of your coursework? GPA? Extracurriculars? Personal Essay? Teacher Recommendation?
by Tiger Mom 6 years ago
How much weight does this letter of recommendation carry in your college application? Should you waive the right to review it before it's sent?
by Whitney 8 years ago
I have had many personal requests that stem from this feature. Sometimes I am not sure what the person is asking because I'm not sure what hub they came from.A question that just says "my reptile," doesn't help me answer the question because all reptiles are different, and I have hubs on...
by Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago
I am constantly being cut off in mid sentence in answers. 250 is really not enough especially since you are the one asking the question and need to respond to ones that come in in enough language to understand each other and I really and truly wish everyone would urge HubPages to increase this! It...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|