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*Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 09:17
Hey I need your advice. I have already asked my recommenders to write recommendations for three schools but I want to throw one more in. How will it look if I asked them for one more recommendation. This new recommendation has similar questions to the rest. I want to ask them to cut and paste their responses to the other recommendations but I am afraid I'll give them permission to do a shoddy job. What do you think? Is asking one person to do four recommendations stretching it?
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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 15:56
Short answer is it depends on your relationship with that person. For me, my then-current boss wrote 6 recommendations for me. My other recommenders each did 3. Depends how much you think they're invested in your success.

In any case, cutting and pasting is a bad idea.
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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 17:02
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How will it look if I asked them for one more recommendation. This new recommendation has similar questions to the rest. I want to ask them to cut and paste their responses to the other recommendations but I am afraid I'll give them permission to do a shoddy job. What do you think? Is asking one person to do four recommendations stretching it?


I really don't see how this could be a problem, unless you are on uncertain terms with your recommender. If he's done three, he will probably do a fourth.... at least that has been my experience.

Round 2 deadlines are almost 2 months away - why not just make it easy for him? Tell him in person, then send him a thorough email stating the questions he can expect and what you think would be good points to address in those questions. Wrap it up with a bottle of single-malt scotch (Macallan 18 year old is a crowd favorite and surprisingly neutral). If there is one thing I have found in life, it is that people will be your friend in return for exotic alcohol.
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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2009, 21:04
RonMexico wrote:
If there is one thing I have found in life, it is that people will be your friend in return for exotic alcohol.


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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 00:01
Worked for me I sent mine a don perignon gift box with a note saying thanks for your ONGOING support.
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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 11:22
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Re: *Want* to throw one more school in [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 16:40
I agree with everyone (especially regarding the alcohol!) If your recommender already did 3, what's one more with similar questions? He/She should still have plenty of time to get the last school in, especially with 2 months left and similar questions.
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