How best to ask a former prof for a recommendation by email?
November 2, 2005 6:39 AM Subscribe
I need to ask a former professor for a letter of recommendation for grad school. Because I live several hundred miles away, I can't ask in person. What is necessary for me to put in (and keep out) of my email to this professor to ensure that I am asking appropriately?
posted by robynal to Education (18 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Additionally, it's been about two years since I've been in contact with this professor, and my future field of study is a bit different than what it was as an undergrad. I don't want to burden this professor, but I also don't want my request to come across as unconfident. Any ideas?