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10 Sep 2008, 17:28

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10 Sep 2008, 18:32
I don't have access because I heard it looks better if you waive the right.

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

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10 Sep 2008, 18:50
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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11 Sep 2008, 06:42
yea I agree. definitely looks bad and shows you have something you are scared of them saying.
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11 Sep 2008, 08:31
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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11 Sep 2008, 14:13
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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11 Sep 2008, 15:13
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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.

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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12 Sep 2010, 12:14
isa 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

Any guide on the recommender packets?
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12 Sep 2010, 19:34
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isa 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

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.

I'm reattaching it for convenience.
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