How do I remind my professor to write that letter of recommendation?
January 24, 2008 11:28 AM Subscribe
Now that I've asked for all of my letters of recommendation for graduate school, how do I politely remind one of my professors that he had agreed to write a letter for me?
I asked a professor to write a letter of recommendation for me in early December, with a deadline of January 15th as a concrete date. My school provides a reference letter service that collects all of my reference letters and then sends them to the necessary places, and I can see online that the professor has not sent my letter in yet. I know that he is extremely busy, and I am not pressed for time on my application deadlines (yet), but I'd like to make sure that my letter hasn't been lost or forgotten about, and to get it in to the service as soon as possible. He is not a current professor of mine. Should I go in to see him during his office hours? Should I send him a quick email? In either case, what do I say, and how do I say it politely?