jpatel

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ask for another reccomendation letter?

When I asked for a letter to two of my proffessor, I did not have anything on my resume besides grades. And when they asked for a personal statement, I provided them with a ****ty paragraph which i made up the night before. They did not know anything about me except for the fact that I was a stellar student in their class.

Now that its been a year, I have volunteered and done a lot of stuff that i can put on my resume. and I can provide them with a nice personal statement.

Is it OK to ask another reccomendation letter? I am just really embarrassed.
 

typhoonegator

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Have you seen the letter? Some professors can write a pretty stellar letter with just a little information, if they really like you. I'd make sure it can be improved upon before I asked for another. Just tacking on some extracurriculars might not be worth it (for you or for them).
 
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Have you seen the letter? Some professors can write a pretty stellar letter with just a little information, if they really like you. I'd make sure it can be improved upon before I asked for another. Just tacking on some extracurriculars might not be worth it (for you or for them).

No I have not seen it. May be if I had provided them with a good personal statement and showed little effort, they could have made it more stellar?
 

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You can always ask to see if they'd be willing to update your old letter? And give them your new resume and PS to work with? I did the same when I had to reapply and everyone I approached was fine with it.