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access to recos [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 16:28
Just wondering how many of you have access to your recommendations. I dont have access to my recommendations. So I am little nervous about what my recommenders have written.

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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 17:32
I don't have access because I heard it looks better if you waive the right.

However, I also read on the "Ask Chicago Adcom" thread on the bw forums that the adcoms don't care less either way.

Plus, if I could read them, it would just give me one more think to worry about!

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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 17:50
You should definitely waive your right to them. Adcoms will say they won't care, but it's sort of an unwritten rule...or at least I thought so.
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 05:42
yea I agree. definitely looks bad and shows you have something you are scared of them saying.
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 07:31
ditto. I'm also giving my recommenders packets designed to help them write the recommendations...so I have some idea of the types of things they'll be covering. how well it's executed? No idea :)
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 13:13
ac8706 wrote:
ditto. I'm also giving my recommenders packets designed to help them write the recommendations...so I have some idea of the types of things they'll be covering. how well it's executed? No idea :)


I did the same. I trust my recommenders on the execution part...we'll see how it plays out - I might be singing a different tune if I have 5 rejections at the end of January.
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 14:13
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You should definitely waive your right to them. Adcoms will say they won't care, but it's sort of an unwritten rule...or at least I thought so.


Even waiving the right is no brainer. You can waive the right but still has access to your recommendations from your recommenders. Waiving the right just give them assurance that you can never get an access to recos after you are granted an admission. But if you are denied admission who cares about what your recommenders had written.
So waiving the right does not guarantee that you have not seen your recommendations. For me, not waiving the right shows how curious I am to know what crap my recommenders have written... :)
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 11:14
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ditto. I'm also giving my recommenders packets designed to help them write the recommendations...so I have some idea of the types of things they'll be covering. how well it's executed? No idea :)

Any guide on the recommender packets?
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Re: access to recos [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2010, 18:34
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ditto. I'm also giving my recommenders packets designed to help them write the recommendations...so I have some idea of the types of things they'll be covering. how well it's executed? No idea :)

Any guide on the recommender packets?


One of the older posts on this topic had a sample guide that a user posted - I used that as a starting point.

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Re: access to recos   [#permalink] 12 Sep 2010, 18:34
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