My apologies but the search isn't helping me locate the info i need about letters of intent. I'm curious about two things. Firstly, what is the general consensus on the effectiveness of these letters? How are they viewed by admissions committee; do they make you look desperate (which I am, lol) or sincere, etc. And second, I would really appreciate any pointers such as format and content, little tricks or whatever, that anybody knows. thanks.