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LOR dilemma [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2005, 13:55
Linda, just wanted to get your opinion on what to do if one of your LOR's asks you to virtually write the whole letter and then give it to him for approval. The problem is, I would rather have a letter from him than anyother person. This is a terrible situation. Should I just get another letter from someone else? The problem is, I don't have any other recommenders as good as him.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2005, 19:36
Yeah one of my reccomenders has hinted that this is what will happen. But look at the bright side you can craft a reccomendation that complements your positioning effort perfectly. What could be better than that?

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2005, 20:07
I read on Yale's website that they make all applicants sign a pledge that they haven't had anything to do with writing the letters of recommendation. So if you're applying to Yale, best not do that option. I'm not sure what other schools have similar policies.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 07:15
The adcom makes you do quite a bit of writing, and can compare the LOR to your essays.

They can tell and will know. You're not the first person to do this. I'm in the same situation.
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Re: LOR dilemma [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 13:30
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Linda, just wanted to get your opinion on what to do if one of your LOR's asks you to virtually write the whole letter and then give it to him for approval. The problem is, I would rather have a letter from him than anyother person. This is a terrible situation. Should I just get another letter from someone else? The problem is, I don't have any other recommenders as good as him.


The schools are very critical of this practice. They hate it. They condemn it. They would love to ban it.

For a suggestion on how to deal with the situation, please see "Letters of Recommendation:The You-Write-It-I'll-Sign-It Dilemma"

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