Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:
I encountered a particular problem with my recommenders.
Inititally I selected four of them, with priorities 1 to 4, and they all agreed to write recommendations and were very supportive. However, when I tried to contact each of them again to give them the information about the the schools and the points to emphasize, I was not able to contact recommender No. 3. Hence I sent a mail/left a message and redistributed her schools to the other recommenders. After a week, she contacted me saying that even though she was too busy till then, she now wants to write the recommendations. I told her that she didn't have to write and that I'll manage it with someone else, but she insisted. I didn't have the heart to tell her that she can't and that her slots were given (after all she was kind enough to agree to help), so I submitted her name as the third recommender to a couple of the schools.
Now I don't know how I can explain the third recommender in my application.
Moreover, since recommender no.3 is busy, I am not sure if she will write a good recommendation or a new perspective.
I wanted to know how this spoils my chances.
See if you can use this recommendation as just a *general* recommendation for jobs and what not. If you're not confident that it will be a strong b-school recommendation, then you definitely don't want it.
My recommender will be filling it online. So, how can I prevent it from being read by the admission commision?
Under normal circumstances, I would've said that she will give me a strong recommendation. But she just moved to a new job, and she seems to have a lot of responsibilities there, which might be more important to her than writing me a recommendation letter.
If it's online and you can't "intercept" it before she submits it, then I would ask her to NOT do a reco for you. I know you don't want to insult her or damage the relationship, but a lukewarm reco is far more damaging!
Ask her to write a reco for Fake University and hand it to you on paper...