Etiquette on Letter of Recommendation for Graduate School
June 6, 2005 10:18 PM Subscribe
I am about to embark on grad school applications, but I'm not sure on how to go about asking for a letter of recommendation from a particular professor.
posted by christin to education (13 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
She was my writing instructor for advanced writing for which I received a surprising A for. I did not contact her after handing in the portfolio, but since I am going to go back to my home country in Asia for a brief vacation, I was wondering if it would be appropriate to bring her a gift as a reminder/token before I ask her for the said letter, or even concurrently if it's ok and not seem to brash.
That said, what kind of gift would be appropriate, if at all? Should I ask for the letter at the same time as gift-bearing, and if not, what's the correct "cooldown" time in between each action?
I am also interested in any tips and hints on addressing this topic with other professors and your personal experiences. Thank you very much!