•Most programs require 3 letters
•Waive your right to see the recommendation
Requesting the letter
•Don’t be afraid professors write these all the time! They are usually more than happy to write a good letter to students who did well in their classes and helped out in their labs!
•Simply ask “Dr.XXX would you be willing to write me a good letter of recommendation for me.”
How to avoid stress!
•Give them all info they would need to write letter
•Give them LOTS of time to write the letter