joker937

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How can I thank my letter writers? I don't know if I should send them an email or create them a nice thank-you card. But how do you get them the thank-you card? One of my professors is retired and doesn't have an office at my school anymore. For the other two, I don't know when they are ever in their office since they are not teaching this summer. Do you just email them and ask for their address like this:

Dear Dr. ________,

Hello! Thank you, etc. etc. I was wondering if you could share your address with me?

Do I need to state why I want their address? What if they find it an invasion of privacy?
 
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To be honest, I have never thought of sending thank you to them. But if you want you can just e-mail them if this is the way that you usually use to contact them. I think it would be silly if you send them email saying " send me your address so that I can tell you thank you".
Professors usually don't like to give their personal address or phone to students anyway.
 

sarriball

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Shoot them an email thanking them. Or send it to their university mailbox. Or stop by in person and thank them again.
 
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I thanked them when they agreed. Then I sent a really nice letter once I got accepted. I think they really enjoyed getting the letter and hearing how the whole process went. They all reached out to me and thanked me for the nice letter. :)
 
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I will be sending out handwritten thank you cards with a small gift (gift certificate etc. something along those lines).
 
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I will be sending out handwritten thank you cards with a small gift (gift certificate etc. something along those lines).
I just understood your username :rofl:
 
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How can I thank my letter writers? I don't know if I should send them an email or create them a nice thank-you card. But how do you get them the thank-you card? One of my professors is retired and doesn't have an office at my school anymore. For the other two, I don't know when they are ever in their office since they are not teaching this summer. Do you just email them and ask for their address like this:

Dear Dr. ________,

Hello! Thank you, etc. etc. I was wondering if you could share your address with me?

Do I need to state why I want their address? What if they find it an invasion of privacy?
Email is best. Like Rekker said, you can drop it off their university mailbox.

However, I personally would not say anything until you get that coveted acceptance letter. I'm personally thinking of leaving like a $20 gift card to their favorite place or something, IF I get that acceptance!

Also, how would you know that your recommenders wrote you a generic or fantastic LOR?

But before I stop rambling, I understand the whole courtesy thing about saying thanks, but the reality is that these professors have likely written hundreds (maybe thousands if they've been teaching for 40+ years?) of LOR's.