Request for Reference (Letter of Recommendation)
I teach a lot of students. I want to provide references and recommendation letters that are informative. As a result, if you would like me to complete a reference form or write a recommendation letter, please email me the following at least 4 weeks before the first due date.
For each course you took with me, please list:
For each reference form (or letter of recommendation recipient), please provide:
The Most Important Part
In approximately one to two paragraphs, please answer the following question: What do I believe Gazzale can say on my behalf?
Rationale: The first thing the admissions committee is going to do is look at your transcript. This means that if the only information I can provide is the grade that you earned in my course, my reference is worthless. I would thus love your perspective on the value added by my reference. You should definitely assume that I do not remember anything, so please do remind me about that great conversation we had about Uber's surge pricing, the topic of your great essay, or how you came to live in office hours after that disappointing term test result.