2+ Year Member
- May 27, 2017
The common advice is to go to office hours and make a good impression. I'm having trouble understanding how much of an impression I need to make. I'm confident all of my professors know who I am. I sit up front and I participate in class. I go to each professor's office hours once or twice. Not more because I have limited time and if I understand the material I feel awkward dropping in for no reason, especially if it's clear they're busy with research or other things. Is it enough for them to know me? Is the LOR supposed to say "I know so-and-so, they got an A in my class and they have a decent personality" or is it supposed to wax poetic about how I was in office hours every week and I asked profound questions constantly and they saw me rescue a puppy from a burning building once?