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How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2008, 12:49
A month ago I gave my recommender a rec form in pdf format but told that it is just a sample and that he would need to do it online later.

I added him to the online app system yesterday in the morning.By the time I went home in the evening,I saw that my recommendation was submitted.

Should I be worried that he did not spend much time on the rec?

How much time shud a recommender spend on the rec letter?
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2008, 13:01
be happy he submitted it so soon :) I wouldn't worry too much and it's out of your hands now anyway
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2008, 13:23
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A month ago I gave my recommender a rec form in pdf format but told that it is just a sample and that he would need to do it online later.

I added him to the online app system yesterday in the morning.By the time I went home in the evening,I saw that my recommendation was submitted.

Should I be worried that he did not spend much time on the rec?

How much time shud a recommender spend on the rec letter?


haha same thing happened to me. as terp said, there's not much you can do about it now...however i would still discuss with your recommender what they included so you can make sure your other recommenders don't re-iterate the same points.
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2008, 16:28
Hmmm..how can I ask what he mentioned in the rec letter? Is it proper to do so?
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2008, 16:57
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Hmmm..how can I ask what he mentioned in the rec letter? Is it proper to do so?


What does it matter now? If he is going to write more letters for you, it might be worth while asking, but I think your impact will be minimal. He isn't going to suddenly start writing really good letters if they sucked before.

One of my recommenders submitted the morning he got the emails. I'm pretty sure he did a good job (he said it took him 2-3 hours each), he's a smart guy and I provide a number of "cheat sheets" on what to include and what to avoid.

Either way, it's too late now, so....

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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2008, 18:32
I talked to my other(second) recommender and asked him feedback about my performance.

I believe both my recommenders would talk about the same +ves/-ves.
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2008, 19:01
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Ugh I envy your position.

I approached both of my recs in mid-August. One of them took painstaking care to write the perfect rec. The other hasn't even started. My first rec is due on Friday and I'm sweating bullets.

Honestly, I'm guessing the rec is the least-weighted part of the app. They have to know you have no control over how thorough your recommender is going to be.
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Re: How soon did your recommender submit your rec? [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 12:17
Mine have been submitting them very very close (some an hour or so) before the deadline. I trust all of them though to turn it in on time but it is still nervewracking :)
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