Monthly Archives: October 2019

How to request letters of recommendation

Requesting letters of recommendation I frequently write letters of recommendation for students I know well, e.g. those I have mentored in the laboratory or taught in several courses.  Strong letters can help you compete for fellowships and awards, enter into graduate programs, or land jobs. When you approach a faculty member about writing a letter of support remember that you want a STRONG letter from someone who knows you well.  Letters that are weak or written by someone who doesn’t know you well are generally Continue reading →