Letters of recommendation are an important part of many grad school applications. They help admissions committees learn more about your character and personal strengths than they could from just reading your transcript or resume, and they show grad schools that you have people willing to vouch for you and tell others what a great candidate you are.
But just how do you go about asking for a letter of recommendation for graduate school? How do you know who to ask? Should you tell them what to write or let them decide? In this guide, we’ll explain how to choose the best people to write your letters of rec, exactly how you should ask them, the information you should give them, what you should do after you ask them, and more! Getting for grad school letters of recommendation can be nerve-wracking, but we’re here to walk you through every step of the process.
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