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Letters of Rec-asking professors

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bubbles17, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. bubbles17

    bubbles17 Junior Member
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    Nov 3, 2005
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    hi guys =)

    i was wondering how do you guys approach a teacher for a letter of recommendation?

    im applying next year and i realized i don't have any faculty recommendations. ACK! im more of a shy person and i don't want to look like a fool in front of the teacher

    and my school is on a quarter system so we only have classes for 10wks....it seems like such a short amount of time to get to know a professor...

    any advice on how to get to know a professor and then ask for a letter of rec?

    :) and gluck to everyone apply now! you can do it!
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  3. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna
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    Oct 19, 2004
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    I have two words for you, and those words are: "office hours". Okay one more, "lab". These are the times when you can actually get some one on one time with your professor. Ask questions about the material, but also it's good just to chat about general stuff as well so that they can get to know you a little as a person too. As for asking them, just be direct: "I am planning to apply to medical school, and I was wondering if you would be willing to write a strong letter of recommendation for me."

  4. hateroftheyear

    hateroftheyear professional player hater
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    Jul 22, 2006
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    assemble a packet with your grades, personal statement, any other pertinent information. request a meeting. dress nicely. articulate your goals. talk about it. they'll be impressed.

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