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# My recommender asked to answer a question

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Intern
Joined: 06 Nov 2011
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 50

Location: Germany
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT Date: 03-10-2012
GPA: 3

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29 Dec 2011, 05:13
Hi all,

a former professor has asked me to answer one question from a form.
It has something to do with commenting my strengths and weaknesses related to my future career in management.

My question is, there is not enough space to write more than 4 sentences.
I know my strengths and weaknesses (and I want to tell this to my professor), but when I start writing it, I end up with more then 10 sentences and I think the b.school don't that much. Even a professor don't want to write that much.
I am a little bit confused about that.

Any ideas?

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 50

Intern
Joined: 03 Mar 2011
Posts: 29

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.6

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29 Dec 2011, 07:51
M3tm4n wrote:
Hi all,

a former professor has asked me to answer one question from a form.
It has something to do with commenting my strengths and weaknesses related to my future career in management.

My question is, there is not enough space to write more than 4 sentences.
I know my strengths and weaknesses (and I want to tell this to my professor), but when I start writing it, I end up with more then 10 sentences and I think the b.school don't that much. Even a professor don't want to write that much.
I am a little bit confused about that.

Any ideas?

If you can't get your strengths and weaknesses into four sentences how are you possibly managing to stay within the word limits of the essays? I'd say just give him three strengths and a weakness in bullet point form and let him figure out how to make it fit. It also saves you from writing something that sounds like you wrote it and not the recommender (which of course would be the case). Just take a quick look after he's drafted the language to make sure that he's on point.

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Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 127

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30 Dec 2011, 00:18
Are you still in undergrad? Based on every school I have applied to they all stress not to use a professor as your recommender. The only exception to this that I am aware of is the HBS 2+2 program. If you're currently in the workforce you may want to reconsider your choice of recommender.

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