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How do I ask for an LOR?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by savvysearch, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. savvysearch

    savvysearch Senior Member
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    Jul 14, 2002
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    When you ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation, what to you do/bring exactly? Do you just ask them and that's it, or should you write up a resume or essay or something about yourself and give it to the teacher to help write the LOR? And what you do write? Thanks in advance.
  2. UBTom

    UBTom Class '04 official geezer
    10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2002
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    My experience:

    I would approach an instructor about writing me a rec. They would tell me what they need from me, usually background info like my resume, who to address the rec to (I usually ask for just a general rec addressed to no specific institution), and ask to have the rec sent to my school's pre-dental advising committee (for inclusion into the composite LOR package).

    Seems to have worked for me... :D

    You can go the extra mile and ask the instructor for tailored letters addressed to the specific schools you are applying to too. Depends on your situation I guess.

    Good luck!
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